The "Actively Discovering 'New' Brands" Thread - Page 17
Difou contacted me on Instagram after seeing a recent post wearing a Difou tie. He'd also read this thread.
Anyway, he sent me ten ties for me to take pictures of for use on his Instagram account. I asked if it would be okay if, after taking pictures, I gave away eight here. He agreed. So. Yeah. I'll be giving away eight ties to anyone who wants one. The only condition is that you gotta Paypal me $6 to cover the padded envelope and shipping. If you want to post your thoughts about the tie after receiving it, please feel free to do so. JP is a good guy (or at least, made a good impression on me as a really polite individual, and maybe I lived so long in Korea that I really value politeness).
Thanks for thinking of me Claghorn. Very kind of you.
I own one Difou tie (I think only one) and while it’s OK for the money, I doubt I’ll buy another; it’s a silk blend block-stripe. It makes a decent but not great knot and it requires a bit more work than I’d like to tie it. And while this wouldn’t be a deal-killer for me if there were compensating factors, I also don’t much like the feel of the thing: it’s rather unpleasantly stiff (as opposed to nicely crisp, say).
The notion of “OK for the money” is tricky, because it’s got to be relativized to the individual. For someone starting out his collection with a limited budget, Difou is worth taking a look at for staples. But that doesn’t describe most of us here.
Here are the ties available. All are either wool, wool/silk, or wool/cupra, with one being linen-silk and one being silk. Standard width and length.
B C D
E F G
This is the order of the people who posted/message:
Edited by Claghorn - 10/6/16 at 8:38pm
I'll do all the Paypal stuff when they are ready to be shipped.
I'll start dwelling on that if they stay relevant for another 15.
Regardless, I've never let fandom interfere with a realistic assessment of my teams' chances, even on the years where there was a toss up.