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post #526 of 1082
^ that is what I thought too. My main reason for boxing my favorites were to avoid the dry skin snags, dust, and just all around more protective.
post #527 of 1082

Well, I tried buying a Drake's grossa grenadine tie and didn't like it. I guess old habits die hard. 

Selling it for cheap if anyone wants.

post #528 of 1082
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post
 

Well, I tried buying a Drake's grossa grenadine tie and didn't like it. I guess old habits die hard. 

Selling it for cheap if anyone wants.

 

Out of curiosity, what didn't you like about it?  My one Drake's grenadine is far and away my favorite.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #529 of 1082
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

 

Out of curiosity, what didn't you like about it?  My one Drake's grenadine is far and away my favorite.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

The color is great: bottle green.

I never warmed up to the large weave gauze. I have some of the finer ones.

I have a feeling there is a good way to wear them, but it doesn't click for me. Maybe when you need to add texture?

post #530 of 1082
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Originally Posted by suitntieguy View Post

Question:
How do you gents deal with a tie "bubble" where the tie from being folded as stretched a bit and creates a bubble, usually right in the middle of the front blade? Thanks in advance

Not a buble but a nice tie was recently shipped to me that had been folded wrong at the factory when being placed into the protective sleeve for shipment. The result was a beautiful tie with what might be described as an erection with the bottom inch of the big blade poking upward and outward over 45 degrees.

After hanging the tie for a couple days with no benefit, and being scared to death of ironing it (and crushing it's beautiful edges) I decided to give it a steam bath.

First I put on a pot of water to boil. When it was really rolling, I took a slotted spatula and carefully placed the big blade over the end of the spatula with the front of the tie facing upward, i.e. Away from the water.

I would carefully nudge the tip out over the edge of the spatula then pull it back after a bit, keeping the tie from being in the same place on the spatula for too long for fear of baking it onto the metal. I rested the handle on the edge of the pot to help balance it, never allowing the back up the tie to get closer than three inches from the rolling water.

I'm not sure if it was the steam or hot metal or both but after a few minutes I noticed that what I suspected was a wrinkled inter lining must have slowly relaxed because the bend was slowing giving way.

After a few more minutes I hung the tie up to dry over night (though it barely seemed slightly damp on the back of the blade tip and not at all on the front).

The results are great. Only because I know where to look can I barely see any remnant of the "bend." I think no one will ever notice but me.
post #531 of 1082

Hope to see the above post on Vox's twitter shortly.

post #532 of 1082
Thread Starter 

The trick is to take the tie and rap it gently around an Allen Edmonds second purchased just for this purpose.

post #533 of 1082

Anyone familiar with Richel ties? Hand made in Spain. 

 

Thrifted a big lot of various ties, where two of them were Richel. The silk is really outstanding, and the quality seems quite good too. The designs are not for everyone (think Ferragamo and Hermes), but the silk really blew me away. And they go for next to nothing on Ebay too. 

post #534 of 1082
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post


Not a buble but a nice tie was recently shipped to me that had been folded wrong at the factory when being placed into the protective sleeve for shipment. The result was a beautiful tie with what might be described as an erection with the bottom inch of the big blade poking upward and outward over 45 degrees.

After hanging the tie for a couple days with no benefit, and being scared to death of ironing it (and crushing it's beautiful edges) I decided to give it a steam bath.

First I put on a pot of water to boil. When it was really rolling, I took a slotted spatula and carefully placed the big blade over the end of the spatula with the front of the tie facing upward, i.e. Away from the water.

I would carefully nudge the tip out over the edge of the spatula then pull it back after a bit, keeping the tie from being in the same place on the spatula for too long for fear of baking it onto the metal. I rested the handle on the edge of the pot to help balance it, never allowing the back up the tie to get closer than three inches from the rolling water.

I'm not sure if it was the steam or hot metal or both but after a few minutes I noticed that what I suspected was a wrinkled inter lining must have slowly relaxed because the bend was slowing giving way.

After a few more minutes I hung the tie up to dry over night (though it barely seemed slightly damp on the back of the blade tip and not at all on the front).

The results are great. Only because I know where to look can I barely see any remnant of the "bend." I think no one will ever notice but me.


I love this website.

post #535 of 1082

I might add that the best way by far to deal with an unwanted buble is to turn the volume down.

post #536 of 1082
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

I might add that the best way by far to deal with an unwanted buble is to turn the volume down.

smile.gif sometimes my zeal to advance the cause of necktie science outstrips my ability to spell.
post #537 of 1082

Another tie brand: Have anyone here ever seen "Ga Ga" ties? I thrifted one the other day. Extremly hefty 7-fold tie...Nice silk, though it makes a gigantic knot even with FIH. 

 

"Ga Ga

piazza dei mortiri 

NAPOLI" 

post #538 of 1082
Quote:
Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

Not a buble but a nice tie was recently shipped to me that had been folded wrong at the factory when being placed into the protective sleeve for shipment. The result was a beautiful tie with what might be described as an erection with the bottom inch of the big blade poking upward and outward over 45 degrees.

After hanging the tie for a couple days with no benefit, and being scared to death of ironing it (and crushing it's beautiful edges) I decided to give it a steam bath.

First I put on a pot of water to boil. When it was really rolling, I took a slotted spatula and carefully placed the big blade over the end of the spatula with the front of the tie facing upward, i.e. Away from the water.

I would carefully nudge the tip out over the edge of the spatula then pull it back after a bit, keeping the tie from being in the same place on the spatula for too long for fear of baking it onto the metal. I rested the handle on the edge of the pot to help balance it, never allowing the back up the tie to get closer than three inches from the rolling water.

I'm not sure if it was the steam or hot metal or both but after a few minutes I noticed that what I suspected was a wrinkled inter lining must have slowly relaxed because the bend was slowing giving way.

After a few more minutes I hung the tie up to dry over night (though it barely seemed slightly damp on the back of the blade tip and not at all on the front).

The results are great. Only because I know where to look can I barely see any remnant of the "bend." I think no one will ever notice but me.

Don't know if this is real and don't care. HOF post.
post #539 of 1082
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

I might add that the best way by far to deal with an unwanted buble is to turn the volume down.

 

I was subjected to some unwanted buble at lunch yesterday. Fortunately, the check arrived just as the buble did.

post #540 of 1082
I'm having covetous thoughts about this Vanda: http://shop.vandafineclothing.com/collections/neckties/products/green-cream-striped-shantung

I know shantung is typically seen as a S/S tie, but I feel like this one could bridge the gap to be four-season. I'm pretty much just rationalizing a cost that goes above anything I've spent for a tie before... anyone want to talk me out of it? And does anyone own it and have in-the-wild shots?

I really love the color.



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