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This is amazing. Could we have some details and even more close ups? I want that suit.

@veremund, coincidentally, this is a Suit Supply LaSpalla suit, cut from an E.Thomas cashmere wool mix.
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portrait, watch and shoes (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

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I like that jacket's shoulders on you, Don.

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Righteous jacket, Murl!

 

:cheers:

 

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I like that jacket's shoulders on you, Don.

 

 

+1

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Good morning gents,

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Brovsko

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Going to the biggest local horse race today. Seersucker, obviously.

 

 

 

 

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Really like the color palettes, Brovsko and CM.  I'd have been tempted to break out an "easter egg" tie with Caustic's fit, but the navy brings a nice bit of contrast to cool things down. 

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Details (Click to show)

Suit: Burberry

Shirt: Isaia

Tie: Viola Milano

PS: Vanda

Shoes: EG

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@DiplomaticTies nod[1].gif I do like the tie especially, what's your experience with VM I don't have one and I'm curious. Thanks in advance if you have the time.

@heldentenor I'm not sure what you mean about an "Easter Egg tie"? smile.gif Do you mean something a little more colourful?
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@DiplomaticTies nod[1].gif I do like the tie especially, what's your experience with VM I don't have one and I'm curious. Thanks in advance if you have the time.
 

 

Thanks. I tried VM early on because I thought it would be interesting to try a Swedish (I believe that nowadays they are a Swedish/Dutch) brand that was quickly making a name for itself. And frankly I initially felt that they were overpriced. Not that there was anything wrong with their ties, just that they were very similar in quality with brands that usually cost 20-30€ less (some of which are active in this forum...). But something happened a couple of years ago. I think I read somewhere that VM invested in their own factory in Italy instead of relying on the same producers that serve many other brands. Anyway, the quality of their ties took a significant step upwards. Today I think they justify their pricetag. In terms of quality I would put them just below brands like Kiton, Charvet and Marinella, and on a similar level of brands like Borrelli, Drake's and Cappelli.

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Thanks. I tried VM early on because I thought it would be interesting to try a Swedish (I believe that nowadays they are a Swedish/Dutch) brand that was quickly making a name for itself. And frankly I initially felt that they were overpriced. Not that there was anything wrong with their ties, just that they were very similar in quality with brands that usually cost 20-30€ less (some of which are active in this forum...). But something happened a couple of years ago. I think I read somewhere that VM invested in their own factory in Italy instead of relying on the same producers that serve many other brands. Anyway, the quality of their ties took a significant step upwards. Today I think they justify their pricetag. In terms of quality I would put them just below brands like Kiton, Charvet and Marinella, and on a similar level of brands like Borrelli, Drake's and Cappelli.

Thanks DT, appreciate you taking the time. smile.gif

Interesting 'league table' of tie makers you have there too...
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@heldentenor I'm not sure what you mean about an "Easter Egg tie"? smile.gif Do you mean something a little more colourful?

 

Yes sir--brighter pastels in pink, lavender, blue. 

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Yes sir--brighter pastels in pink, lavender, blue. 

Yep, I get that and see your point. I might have gone with a solid blue. Those socks though...
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Thanks DT, appreciate you taking the time. smile.gif

Interesting 'league table' of tie makers you have there too...

 

Just a few examples. Ties are a hobby and there are not many quality tiemakers in the world that I haven't at least one "specimen" of in my collection. But it comes down to personal taste of course and I'm sure there are different opinions in the forum about tiemakers. Also depends on what we discuss in terms of quality. A brand like Drake's for instance is probably world leading right now in terms of styling, influence and innovation. But do they make the best constructed ties? Is a Drake's tie on par with, say, a Kiton 7-fold? Are the fabrics Drake's use on the same level as the woven silk ties from Charvet? Probably different views in the forum about that.

 

But coming back to VM, they are clearly aiming for the Napoli greats (like Kiton, Attolini, Marinella) in terms of construction. So if you decide to try them out that would give you an indication of what type of tie you'll get.

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My first MTM suit (well second really, but the first was a real blunder 7 years ago. I'm not counting that one). 

 

Suit - Orazio Luciano La Vera Sartoria Napoletana MTM, ordered through SPIGA 3. 

 

Shirt - RTW Finamore 

 

Tie - Bespoke Passagio Cravatte 

 

Pocket square - Viola Milano

 

Shoes - Edward Green Cadogan in dark oak 

 

Sunglasses - Moscot 

 

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