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This A&S (charcoal) arrived the other day in readiness for cooler times ahead, liked it so much I ordered the blue one too. Really impressed.





Sorry for the cross post
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Very interesting TP, my shantung's measure as new

Without measuring I know my Drakes grenadines have stretched, I accept Sartodi is likely right that it is my fault. Nevertheless, my EGC grenadine (of a similar construction) have not and are treated in the same casual manner.


Thanks Cleav. Good to know that your shantungs are stable. My newest tie (Drake's) measures at least two inches longer than the listed measurement on the seller's site. Puzzled by the variance I'm seeing.

post #858 of 1082
Going through ties to weed out some I rarely wear. This is one I picked up in berg and berg sale a year or so ago. Wool/silk grenadine mix I think, at the time I thought I would wear but have perhaps once? Thoughts on it? Also how to wear? It's thicker than my other olive grenadine tie and doesn't tie as sleek a knot, not particularly wild about it.

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Ugly colors. Throw it to the wolves

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matka versus linen...comment and contrasting pictures please. Both have the advantage of not being a slubby as shantung, but there's often a subtle streakiness that I like.

 

Please post if you have ties in both fabrics, and note maker too.

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matka versus linen...comment and contrasting pictures please. Both have the advantage of not being a slubby as shantung, but there's often a subtle streakiness that I like.

Please post if you have ties in both fabrics, and note maker too.

Brown irish linen (random ebay tie) / Chive Matka (Vanda). The matka is definiely softer and pills more; weave seems to be a bit larger/looser.





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Thanks @jcmeyer 

 

I wasn't expecting the pilling. What do you think about the longevity of the matka then?

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both nice @jcmeyer, you had them on them recently?
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Thanks @jcmeyer
 

I wasn't expecting the pilling. What do you think about the longevity of the matka then?

Definite piling, but I can't remember whether it was already there when it arrived or has happened since. I've worn it maybe 6-8 times. I guess in comparison to linen or other types of fabric it may not stand the same test of time but I really have no idea; I've never worn a tie to its final demise before!

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both nice @jcmeyer, you had them on them recently?

I don't think I have any pics of the brown linen on; it's pretty skinny so I don't reach for it all that often. Here are a couple pics of the Matka:



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Definite piling, but I can't remember whether it was already there when it arrived or has happened since. I've worn it maybe 6-8 times. I guess in comparison to linen or other types of fabric it may not stand the same test of time but I really have no idea; I've never worn a tie to its final demise before!
I don't think I have any pics of the brown linen on; it's pretty skinny so I don't reach for it all that often. Here are a couple pics of the Matka:




Ah, I do remember now very good indeed. Shame about that brown linen, looks good. Cursory searches/purchaese on the Bay et al can often reveal real great finds, keepers but not in a real rotation and others that can be binned. I've surfed all of those waves!
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Brown irish linen (random ebay tie) / Chive Matka (Vanda). The matka is definiely softer and pills more; weave seems to be a bit larger/looser.





 

 

I did last year for a client with the exact same fabrics but were 7 fold instead. Here I go:


Edited by SartodiNapoli - 8/13/16 at 12:37pm
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A really great video for tie lovers, can anyone comment on wether other brands also have the built in pressing feature? 

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I've never seen someone yank on a slip stitch like that nor does it seem necessary to "press". The fabric should settle when you hang it as that stitching allows. Anyway, my understanding is that all the quality tie makers hand sew that stitch.
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Going through ties to weed out some I rarely wear. This is one I picked up in berg and berg sale a year or so ago. Wool/silk grenadine mix I think, at the time I thought I would wear but have perhaps once? Thoughts on it? Also how to wear? It's thicker than my other olive grenadine tie and doesn't tie as sleek a knot, not particularly wild about it.
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In general I do believe that Berg & Berg offer some of the best value for money on the market, but the problem you describe is one that I have encountered more than once with their ties. The fact that some of the fabrics they use are simply too heavy. Combined with lining and the rather big loop they use these ties are very difficult to get to look right. I'm always cautious with their wool ties.

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This A&S (charcoal) arrived the other day in readiness for cooler times ahead, liked it so much I ordered the blue one too. Really impressed.

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Sorry for the cross post

 

Looks very nice. Do you buy them from their online shop? I've bought a few when I've been in London but they seem to have a bigger selection online nowadays.

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