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i like it as well.
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Thread Starter 

I can't wear anything but beanies and baseball caps. Seriously. I wish I could. But I can't.

 

#bigheadproblems #foo #rudals

 

But I definitely like that hat, and since it's being used for practical purpose rather than affect, purchase away.

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What are your thoughts on solid wool/cashmere ties? I don't see them often around here. Are there always better options (grenadine?) or do they have an optimal place because of their seasonal character? I guess they would go well with structured clothing such ad heavy flannel, but beside that?
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I just like the texture sometimes, and not always with a heavy wintry outfit.  If the colour is appropriate, for example a light blue cashmere tie I have, I like the rougher texture with a casual summer fit just as much.  

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Here's a topic this thread hasn't covered yet: hats. I get sunburned very easily, and I sometimes forget reapplying sunscreen during the summer. So, I was thinking of getting a hat for the summer months to provide me with some shade. What do you think of this sisal hat? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




http://dieworkwear.com/post/56889446362/a-sisal-hat-for-summer

Go for it! I recently got a Panama hat and couldn't be happier. Sisal/Panama are both great options imho, depending on what you plan to wear them with. The good thing about summer hats is that they don't require as much gravitas, as a felt hat might, to look un-affected.
Edited by EFV - 5/27/14 at 6:33am
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Thank you all for your replies. I don't know much about hats, and I didn't think I'd ever wear one, so it's nice to have some outside opinions. A hat would be very practical for holidays to warmer countries and the couple of weeks it's sunny in the UK, so I think I'll purchase it.
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Typical YMMV applies. I ordered one of the Rubinacci shirts a while ago. The collar was ridiculously small, contrary to what was depicted in the photo.

If that's the case I better order one. I wear 16 to 16.25 collar so it may actually work, satisfying my Rubinacci curiosity even though it's RTW.
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If that's the case I better order one. I wear 16 to 16.25 collar so it may actually work, satisfying my Rubinacci curiosity even though it's RTW.


I'm not sure if this is "curiosity," but I'm always tempted to pick up a Rubinacci tie on eBay just so I can own something from them. Dumb, I know. But I'm always leery of their suspiciously low prices (not that they'd be fake, but that they really aren't all that good) and iffy designs.

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I'm not sure if this is "curiosity," but I'm always tempted to pick up a Rubinacci tie on eBay just so I can own something from them. Dumb, I know. But I'm always leery of their suspiciously low prices (not that they'd be fake, but that they really aren't all that good) and iffy designs.

When I started browsing this forum and read conversations between mafoofan and the rest of the world, I became intrigued so I've always wanted to satisfy my curiosity some how. But to be honest I know the shirt is probably made by one of the bigger shirt factories e.g. Giampaolo (current Borrelli manufacturer), but I just want to own one Rubinacci branded stuff (it's a shame and I know). This is dead stock from the second unsuccessful attempt for the brand to go RTW and worst case I'll lose $6 if it doesn't work out.
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Thread Starter 

Ain't no shame if we cop to it.

 

NWT/NWOT ties seem to go for 80-90 bucks. Used go for 10-30. I wonder why there is such a big drop off between new and used. Granted, most of the used look super dated, but some are interesting nonetheless.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USED-TIE-CRAVATTA-MARIANO-RUBINACCI-LONDON-HOUSE-NAPOLI-FLAX-LINEN-/201096511301?pt=US_Mens_Ties&hash=item2ed2493f45

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USED-TIE-CRAVATTA-MARIANO-RUBINACCI-LONDON-HOUSE-NAPOLI-/201096511770?pt=US_Mens_Ties&hash=item2ed249411a

(a handrolled, unlined, burgundy stripe. I doubt it'll go for more than 20 bucks. If I didn't already have a few burgundy stripes, I'd be on this like white on rice)

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I think the brand just isn't well known enough to the general public to retain any value, second hand or unsold NWT, probably the reason they've failed twice going RTW. In the menswear bespoke geek world on the other hand...
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Formosa shipment status update: 

 

05/27/2014 7:05 A.M. Out For Delivery

:bounce2:

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Getting it at the office? If not, is signature required for delivery?
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I mostly ship to my office and they sign for it at the mailing department. I usually get it in my office around 11 am. 

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Clags - I am sure there is a hat for you out there.

Don - I have some wool, cashmere, silks (regular, shantung, granadine...), and blends. They all serve different purposes and I wouldnt want to be without any of them.
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