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post #196 of 258
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Difou. Decided that for thirty bucks, this was worth a gander. Cotton, made in Korea (so also I'm a bit biased there, I guess).

 

 

Don't like that I can see the stitching, but, well, 30 bucks for an unlined tie. I'll report back when the product actually arrives. I'm not holding my breath for anything wonderful. They don't use wool lining for most of their ties, and the knots in their pictures don't impress.

Any word on this tie?

post #197 of 258

I went for a grenadine bow tie, will be interested to see what it's like.

 

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I'm going to try out some of their bow ties. The designs are awesome. Grenadine and shantung are pretty scarce materials in bow tie-land...

 

 

post #198 of 258
Subscribed. Awesome thread!
post #199 of 258
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@justridiculous

It isn't actually unlined: it's partially lined. The lining is cupra and not wool, which is why I wanted to get an unlined tie.

However, even with the cupra lining, it ties a great knot very easily. Only had one wear, so we'll see how it holds up, but I'd have no qualms buying from them again (and most likely I will) if other ties are as decent-good as this.
post #200 of 258

Speaking of Korean ties - Clags whatever happened with Frui?  did that turn out to be a no-go?

post #201 of 258
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Communication breakdown. They offered a group discount for SF, I think we were ordering more than they expected. Suddenly they informed me that they'd already sold everything (at a non-discounted price).

At least, that's how it felt to me.

Cleav got his, though, and felt the quality didn't justify the price.
post #202 of 258
Sold without wearing. Okay in itself but not really for me as it was
post #203 of 258

well, that takes it off the list, for sure

post #204 of 258

My small order arrived from Poszetka --- a grenadine black bow and a pair of navy silk knots. The tie's pretty nice, and I'd wanted a second bow for black tie events for a while. It's also substantially easier to tie than smooth silk, because it doesn't slip when being tied. It also means that us Europeans have an equivalent source to Chipp for cheap grenadines (ie. €56).

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post #205 of 258
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post #206 of 258

Has anyone bought any of the new berg & berg ties? I like some of their new fabrics, but due to bad experiences posted here in the past....

post #207 of 258
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Has anyone bought any of the new berg & berg ties? I like some of their new fabrics, but due to bad experiences posted here in the past....

 

Not sure it's worth full retail, but I'm happy with it for the price I got it at. Not bad for a whimsical silk olive donegal tie.

 

post #208 of 258
I'll see if it goes on sale then, thanks!
post #209 of 258
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@Darkside

You get your Difou tie yet?
post #210 of 258
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@Darkside

You get your Difou tie yet?

 

Got it on Monday, and wore it yesterday. Didn't have an opportunity to snap any pics.

 

I've never owned a 100% cotton tie but this one tied a great knot and the design/color is surprisingly tasteful. The cotton feels closer to wool than silk, but is slightly stiffer which gives it a casual touch. I think it's a great option for informal wear. One of my buddy's saw it and immediately ordered one as well.

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