The trouble with a one-in/one-out rule for ties is that you get to those that you'd be happy to keep. Prices are firm for now...I'm happy to keep them. Each worn less than 10 times.
- Here are two chosen to make room for two coming in. Prices include CONUS shipping with tracking.
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- As no returns, please ask all questions. I'm happy to take more measurements, provide more pics etc.
1. Drake's rust tweed, hand rolled edges, lined. 3.5inches x 62 inches $90 SOLD
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Just a beautiful rustic tie, softly woven though feels tweedy (slightly coarse) in hand. It has undertones of green, and is a thick substantial fabric.
The only issue I have is that it ties a big knot but see pics below. I love this tie but as I'm working towards "perfection" it's knot for my collars is slightly less than perfect (i.e. slightly too big). Would recommend to those who have more "tie space" in their collars.
It sounds long (I was surprised by the measured length), but with wool ties, since the knot doesn't cinch so tightly, the extra length "dissipates", especially in this thicker fabric. I wear my bespoke ties at 58-59 inch length but this tie ties similarly in back blade length. Let me know if you have concerns, and I can tie it and give precise back to front blade "distance" at tips.
This shot I think gives the best sense of the color though the tie is just peeking out (daylight shot)
Indoor shot...look at the subtle variegated color...just fantastic.
2. Conrad Wu iconic tan shantung regimental. 3.25 x 59 inches $75
Indoor lighting shot (the rust tweed looks much redder here...see daylight shot below).
I suppose this is one of the standard bearers in Conrad's collection. Has reappeared once perhaps.
It ties an effortless knot, a great spring/summer tie with a navy blazer.
NB: This is from the first round, and Conrad's first tie maker in NYC, which I understand to be a well-known one. That said, the one issue with my two Wu's is that the tip is asymmetric as you can see. I didn't let this bother me, and in a way, given the casualness of the fabric, it sort of fits. No one will notice it, but I mention it here.
This shot makes the tie more gold than it is
Edited by TweedyProf - 3/22/16 at 2:28pm