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post #421 of 548
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Originally Posted by gshen View Post

I use our tie boxes to store up to 3 ties rolled, which works fine for me. We've actually been toying with the idea of getting a leather tie case made, since we know a fantastic leather workshop in Spain and a several great tanneries through our other business, Arete Goods.

The problem is that we can't seem to come up with a solution which is space efficient and protective enough for ties. If anyone has any thoughts, we're all ears... and we can make it happen.
Yes, as long as we have enough fabric on hand, we can make a bow tie out of it. We're actually going to photograph a bow tie cutout on some/most of the fabrics to help folks imagine them made up - hopefully that won't be too long from now.

Note that some fabrics will be too thick to make a sensible bow tie.. the wool/wool blends and bulkier fabrics like shantungs and matkas fall into this category. We can still make them, but I doubt you'd like them as a bow tie.

On a semi-related note, what are some traditional bow tie designs, excluding black tie satin/grosgrain?

Been thinking to (slightly) expand my bow tie collection, and realized I rarely see any I like...most come off as garish and kitschy nowadays, in my opinion. That shepherds check is a definite winner.
post #422 of 548
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Originally Posted by gshen View Post


I use our tie boxes to store up to 3 ties rolled, which works fine for me. We've actually been toying with the idea of getting a leather tie case made, since we know a fantastic leather workshop in Spain and a several great tanneries through our other business, Arete Goods.

The problem is that we can't seem to come up with a solution which is space efficient and protective enough for ties. If anyone has any thoughts, we're all ears... and we can make it happen.
Yes, as long as we have enough fabric on hand, we can make a bow tie out of it. We're actually going to photograph a bow tie cutout on some/most of the fabrics to help folks imagine them made up - hopefully that won't be too long from now.

Note that some fabrics will be too thick to make a sensible bow tie.. the wool/wool blends and bulkier fabrics like shantungs and matkas fall into this category. We can still make them, but I doubt you'd like them as a bow tie.

 

Thanks Gerald.

 

On the occasions where a tie(s) is needed as part of my business travels, i have gone with your boxes as well. I think i will hold off buying anything until you guys come up with a beautiful solution.  

post #423 of 548

I think we can put our heads together to think of a new and innovative solution. I believe the trick lies in a scored or hinged piece. Still thinking about it.

post #424 of 548
So I've always been a white linen PS guy (I hardly ever wear my suit jackets so the white linen has been more than sufficient). I recently purchased a couple nice sportscoats to wear at work sans tie so I wanted to get more into PS... Love Vanda's stuff and wanted to get a few, let me know what your thoughts on these PS are and which would be most versatile/easy to wear or if you have any warnings/expectations I should have in regards to any of them... any advice or insight is appreciated! thanks guys

I should note it will be worn with linen/linen blend sportcoats, one is indigo blue/chambray texture and look (primary sportcoat)... the other is more simple mid grey... I also don't plan to purchase all 5, maybe 2-3 and the "big wave" from KW... and any other suggestions you guys might have that I perhaps overlooked

cream-mint
http://shop.vandafineclothing.com/collections/all/products/cream-mint-flowers?variant=9198400771


muted mint-orange garden
http://shop.vandafineclothing.com/collections/all/products/muted-mint-orange-gardens?variant=18811537027


peacocks
http://shop.vandafineclothing.com/collections/all/products/peacocks-peonies?variant=22458086659


cream-violet overprint
http://shop.vandafineclothing.com/collections/all/products/cream-violet-overprint?variant=23252185027


teal orchids
http://shop.vandafineclothing.com/collections/all/products/teal-orchids?variant=23252307395
post #425 of 548
My favorite two out of those is the cream mint flowers and the violet overprint. Im pretty tame on pocket squares. I wear the white linen 90 percent of the time, but also really like this one to pair with navy jackets

http://shop.vandafineclothing.com/collections/pocket-squares-scarves/products/taupe-flowers
post #426 of 548
Cream mint is very highly regarded here.
post #427 of 548

cream mint is great and versatile but looks white/cream from a distance. 

 

if you are looking for color go with something more colorful. 

post #428 of 548
Still have these two beauties for sale, and if you take them both I'm willing to throw in shipping for free – so I can order the red cream racing stripes... and maybe the green and light blue racing stripes as well biggrin.gif


post #429 of 548
I would take both of those ties if they weren't wool - I can barely justify wearing my 9oz linen sportcoats much less a wool tie in our constant heat. Good luck with the sale! Someone in a colder weather climate is gonna LOVE those.
post #430 of 548
I really don't know how to do CM, so please excuse the tie knot, but I just wanted to give a shout out to Vanda and this awesome green/navy linen-silk. It was perfect for a summer wedding.
post #431 of 548
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Originally Posted by atila View Post

I would take both of those ties if they weren't wool - I can barely justify wearing my 9oz linen sportcoats much less a wool tie in our constant heat. Good luck with the sale! Someone in a colder weather climate is gonna LOVE those.

Thanks for your kind words, but I have to mention that they're actually intended for spring/summer wear and I would consider them to wear cooler than silk – especially the wool/linen/silk blend smile.gif
post #432 of 548
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Originally Posted by gshen View Post

@applky, do you mean the far right? We've named the colours Burgundy, Chocolate, Navy and Olive from L-R - it's hard to photograph dark colours accurately without studio light so take the colour impressions now with a pinch of salt. We've done the Navy version before actually - it's the same one Spoo posted here awhile ago!

 

Thanks for this Gerald. Order placed. Went classic with Navy and Chocolate shantungs, and rounded out with the Peacocks and Peonies square. So glad the shantungs worked out, and so quickly. Thanks sincerely for responding so strongly to your customers, and the ringleader/rabblerouser of movement shantung here. Looking forward!

post #433 of 548

In the meantime, and as a thank you to Gerald, a recent Vanda fit. Nearly all linen and hopsack for a very hot week last week (hand in pocket to rumple linen and provoke fit critiques):

 

 

 

Green houndstooth pure linen tie

 

(Non Vanda are Southwick, Gitman, and Hertling for Epaulet.)

post #434 of 548

LOL @applky as I've said before, the fit means nothing to me. That tie is great though...mine has been hanging in my closet unused too long...needs to make an appearance!

post #435 of 548
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

LOL @applky
 as I've said before, the fit means nothing to me. That tie is great though...mine has been hanging in my closet unused too long...needs to make an appearance!

Haha, I'm just joshin'. And thanks! It's a great tie. Wear early and often.
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