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post #166 of 563
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Any idea what this would cost us?


Pure Vicuna is very very expensive. Prohibitively so I think. I'm still working out suppliers and costs.

 

I think a realistic compromise would be a Vicuna/Cashmere mix, of which I have some samples on the way to me. Will post pictures here in the next day or so.

post #167 of 563
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any real life pictures of the navy handrolled grenadine?

 

many thanks.


Now sold out unfortunately, but I will restock it in January in grossa and fina flavours.

 

Perhaps the person who bought it might be kind enough to post photos here. I can PM him.

post #168 of 563
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Now sold out unfortunately, but I will restock it in January in grossa and fina flavours.

Perhaps the person who bought it might be kind enough to post photos here. I can PM him.
mine is in the post!
post #169 of 563
Received my package from Harry today. To reiterate the other posts, I received confirmation of my order immediately, everything was packaged nicely and received in a timely manner. Shipped to the States via Royal Mail, so no hit on customs. Love the drape of the tie that I purchased.
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Received my package from Harry today. To reiterate the other posts, I received confirmation of my order immediately, everything was packaged nicely and received in a timely manner. Shipped to the States via Royal Mail, so no hit on customs. Love the drape of the tie that I purchased.

Fabulous, which one did you get?
post #171 of 563
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Fabulous, which one did you get?

I picked up the Royal Blue 36 oz neat and a linen hank. I'll probably pick up a pindot and grenadine as well.
post #172 of 563
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It seems to me this is an interesting juncture to consider how you'd like to develop your business:
- Like Sam Hober and Cappelli, with an extensive collection of silks that only changes relatively little over time.
- Like Drake's, where you have a collection that changes every half year
- Like Meermin's MTO groups, where every tie is a limited run only available for a short time.

Or a combination, of course smile.gif. At any rate, keep up the good work, I'm very much looking forward to the mogadors.

Hi Roger,

 

My apologies for the delay in responding to this, but it was something I wanted to answer in full as rather an interesting question.

 

I think the short answer is my business model will mix in elements from all of the above. 

 

As far as I can see, I will always primarily offer a RTW collection as opposed to made to order or made on demand, however you wish to describe it. I don't particularly want to hold onto tons and tons of fabrics, for various reasons. I enjoy choosing fabrics, creating a collection and seeing what sells, what doesn't and learning from that.

 

The other side I want to explore more, is discussing here with you guys different options for new designs, fabrics, materials etc that you want to see. And then being able to make a custom run of fabric and have it turned up into a tie. On the subject of mogador and stripes, I have just received the first samples of woven fabric from the mill and wanted to share some pictures with you guys.

 

Please let me know what you think, which colours you like, which scale of stripe you prefer, or thought on how it could be improved. There will be a small run of these in January, in addition to the rest of the Jan collection followed by a full run of stripes probably 10 different colourways in Feb. 


 

Block Stripes (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wide block stripes (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

post #173 of 563
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Hi Roger,

My apologies for the delay in responding to this, but it was something I wanted to answer in full as rather an interesting question.

I think the short answer is my business model will mix in elements from all of the above. 

As far as I can see, I will always primarily offer a RTW collection as opposed to made to order or made on demand, however you wish to describe it. I don't particularly want to hold onto tons and tons of fabrics, for various reasons. I enjoy choosing fabrics, creating a collection and seeing what sells, what doesn't and learning from that.

The other side I want to explore more, is discussing here with you guys different options for new designs, fabrics, materials etc that you want to see. And then being able to make a custom run of fabric and have it turned up into a tie. On the subject of mogador and stripes, I have just received the first samples of woven fabric from the mill and wanted to share some pictures with you guys.

Please let me know what you think, which colours you like, which scale of stripe you prefer, or thought on how it could be improved. There will be a small run of these in January, in addition to the rest of the Jan collection followed by a full run of stripes probably 10 different colourways in Feb. 


  Block Stripes (Click to show)















Wide block stripes (Click to show)











Great post! Really looking forward to meeting my new ties!
Quick question. What kind of printing do Hermes and Ferragamo use for their ties? They just seem to stand out so much in banking!
post #174 of 563
I would happily wear all of those stripes - just make sure you offer them in the English direction.

One other idea: the different silk makers have amazing archives. Depending on the sort of pictures they would allow you to publish, why not crowd source part of your collection? In other words, you could let SF pick a top five of, say, twenty different options and make those.
post #175 of 563
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I would happily wear all of those stripes - just make sure you offer them in the English direction.

One other idea: the different silk makers have amazing archives. Depending on the sort of pictures they would allow you to publish, why not crowd source part of your collection? In other words, you could let SF pick a top five of, say, twenty different options and make those.
Great idea!
post #176 of 563
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I would happily wear all of those stripes - just make sure you offer them in the English direction.

One other idea: the different silk makers have amazing archives. Depending on the sort of pictures they would allow you to publish, why not crowd source part of your collection? In other words, you could let SF pick a top five of, say, twenty different options and make those.

dumb question, what's the English direction?
post #177 of 563
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dumb question, what's the English direction?

English (and European) ties have the stripes run down from left to right, American ties have the stripes run down from right to left.

http://nicetiestore.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/difference-between-european-and.html
post #178 of 563
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I've just taken delivery of some very special solid sterling silver tie pins. These have been specially made for me, so you won't see them anywhere else. The metal has a 'hammered' texture, so it is purposefully not 100% round, but rather charmingly imperfect.

I wear mine to secure my tie to my shirt, but you can equally use it through your collar to create a nice arch in the tie in somewhat of a more preppy style. Some further reading on this style here.






are these stamped 925?
post #179 of 563
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Block Stripes (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Wide block stripes (Click to show)
 

 

 

 

These three are my preferred colors of the choices offered.

post #180 of 563
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

English (and European) ties have the stripes run down from left to right, American ties have the stripes run down from right to left.

http://nicetiestore.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/difference-between-european-and.html

always good to learn something new, thanks!
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