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post #241 of 258
Clag - any spots left? I'm in if so.
post #242 of 258
Thread Starter 
Yup. I think there are now three ties left. I'll post the ones available this afternoon and folks can claim em in the order they posted here or messaged me.
post #243 of 258
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

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).

 

@Caustic Man and @Academic2, y'all both come to mind. I'll post pictures of the ties shortly. Right now I have a football game to watch.

 

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.

 

Thanks again.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #244 of 258
Thread Starter 
Yeah, it's definitely best suited for people starting out and/or non-hobbyists.

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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.

A


B C D


E F G


H


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This is the order of the people who posted/message:

@2942 F
@flvinny521 A
@justridiculous E
@usctrojans31 C
@Procrastination
@chejinsun B
@Claghorn G
Edited by Claghorn - 10/6/16 at 8:38pm
post #245 of 258

The tipping looks :uhoh:, but i am also surprised a tie at that price is rolled/unlined/whatever term people use.

post #246 of 258

Thanks @Claghorn. Can you tell me which are pure wool? I'd prefer to avoid since I'm in a hot climate. If it's too much trouble then don't worry about it, I can't be too picky for a $6 tie. I'll wait for @2942 to make his choice.

post #247 of 258
I'll go with F. @Claghorn, please send me a message with your paypal info and I'll send you the payment. Thank you.
post #248 of 258
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post

Thanks @Claghorn
. Can you tell me which are pure wool? I'd prefer to avoid since I'm in a hot climate. If it's too much trouble then don't worry about it, I can't be too picky for a $6 tie. I'll wait for @2942
to make his choice.
I think E and F are 100% wool.

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I'll do all the Paypal stuff when they are ready to be shipped.
post #249 of 258

I'm going with A, please.

post #250 of 258
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No, I like U of H quite a bit. I'm just not one of those "because I like a team I assume they'll beat everybody." Even as a hardcore Spurs fan.

That's smart...considering the Warriors exist :smarmy:

post #251 of 258
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

That's smart...considering the Warriors exist mwink%5B1%5D.gif

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.
post #252 of 258

Totally fair. I keep waiting for the Spurs to drop off (this year might be the year!), but then I realize that's been the consensus line of thought since about 2008 lol.

post #253 of 258

I'll go with E! Thanks @Claghorn!

post #254 of 258
Standard multiple choice logic. When in doubt, pick C. Thanks!!
post #255 of 258

Hi,@Claghorn,I am here ,I'll go with B &D.Thanks.

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