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I hear outstanding rumblings from @UrbanComposition :smarmy:

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I didn't get a chance to change ties for the last two jackets, and I've still got 3 more to go...
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I'm just going to add one to mine, maiden voyage for a very versatile tie

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I didn't get a chance to change ties for the last two jackets, and I've still got 3 more to go...


Take your time, of course. I just saw two very nice previews. 

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Thank you to @TweedyProf for asking me to participate here once again and @Mr. Six for organising it all. I Finally got around to take some pics sorry for the delayed. It's the end of winter here down-under with most of my summer stuff was in storage. Here is my contribution.



Shantung silk from Vanda

Frui silk.

Vanda silk

EG cappelli

Vanda wool and silk

Vanda Shantung solid navy

Vanda navy grenadine

EG Cappelli Madder

Passaggio cravette grenadine

EG Capelli brown silk neat.
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Jacket, suits and trousers are all by BnTailor thru TheFineryCompany
1 London Lounge Irish linen
2 Solbiati linen
3 Drapers wool, silk and linen
4 London Lounge Piuma Pow check
5 London Lounge Piuma navy

Edited by tchoy - 8/17/16 at 5:57am
post #96 of 136
Great stuff so far. Makes me realise I need to improve my summer game.

I'll try and do something shortly. Work and the middle of winter are both equally unpleasant at the moment.
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Great stuff so far. Makes me realise I need to improve my summer game.

I'll try and do something shortly. Work and the middle of winter are both equally unpleasant at the moment.


Well, it's a bit unfair for you guys below the equator, with the seasons flipped. Looking forward to your post.

 

@tchoy great as always. Thanks for digging things out of storage! I have to ask about the jacket details too, of course.

 

It's interesting that's a Cappelli madder as I have a Drake's a few season's back of the same fabric and Drake's has come out with some challis patterns that Patrizio has had for a while. What this shows, I suppose, is that the quality fabric sources for ties are probably concentrated to a small number of mills so that overlap among the best makers is not surprising. Certainly, I suspect this is true for madder.

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Well, it's a bit unfair for you guys below the equator, with the seasons flipped. Looking forward to your post.

@tchoy
great as always. Thanks for digging things out of storage! I have to ask about the jacket details too, of course.

It's interesting that's a Cappelli madder as I have a Drake's a few season's back of the same fabric and Drake's has come out with some challis patterns that Patrizio has had for a while. What this shows, I suppose, is that the quality fabric sources for ties are probably concentrated to a small number of mills so that overlap among the best makers is not surprising. Certainly, I suspect this is true for madder.

It's all good, the weather is warming up it's time to prepare for Spring/ Summer.


All the jackets, suits and pants are bespoke by Bntailor thru TheFineryCompany.
1 London Lounge Irish linen
2 Solbiati linen
3 Drapers wool, silk and linen
4 London Lounge Piuma Pow check
5 London Lounge Piuma navy
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All the jackets, suits and pants are bespoke by Bntailor thru TheFineryCompany.
1 London Lounge Irish linen
2 Solbiati linen
3 Drapers wool, silk and linen
4 London Lounge Piuma Pow check
5 London Lounge Piuma navy

 

Love the SC fabrics especially. BTW, what do you think of Frui in comparison with the other tie makers you know? It's a Korean company?

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I know that Frui is made (or used to be made) by the mother of the guy who owns/runs Frui. Which is a nice story. But I also know that a few members here weren't terribly impressed with the quality/price ratio.

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I know that Frui is made (or used to be made) by the mother of the guy who owns/runs Frui. Which is a nice story. But I also know that a few members here weren't terribly impressed with the quality/price ratio.


I saw that they didn't treat you fairly in an attempted group buy. Sorry about that.

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It kinda sucked, but at the same time, I think it might be a pretty standard risk when arranging group buys. Add the language barrier and the fact that the order was looking like a much bigger one than they anticipated when they agreed to participate (which, given their limited runs, would have cut steeply into their profit), it isn't suprising that it fell through. What was nice is that I got a couple of commiserating PM's from several esteemed members who had had similar experiences.

 

When I handled their ties in person at BnTailor, they seemed quite nice though. A bit light for my taste, but interesting designs for the most part, with varying quality of silk.

post #103 of 136

Beautiful stuff, Tchoy, and I appreciate the full jacket shots.  I like the wider lapels of the third jacket best.  My one complaint is that the patch pockets could be a little longer imo.

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Love the SC fabrics especially. BTW, what do you think of Frui in comparison with the other tie makers you know? It's a Korean company?

Thanks! My favourite tie maker is still Vanda and EG Cappelli both ties a better knot I found the Frui ties a little light weight in construction and the knot ties small, of course this can be adjusted to your liking since it's bespoke.
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Beautiful stuff, Tchoy, and I appreciate the full jacket shots.  I like the wider lapels of the third jacket best.  My one complaint is that the patch pockets could be a little longer imo.

Thanks! My later jackets have wider lapels from BnTailor. Thanks for the input I'll look into the longer patch pockets in the near future commissions.
post #105 of 136

Some nice stuff.

 

This thread prompted me to browse Vanda's website, something I've not done for a year or so.

 

@TweedyProf deserves to get a commission from the sales generated by this thread ...

 

Cheers,

 

Ac    ;) 


Edited by Academic2 - 8/21/16 at 3:41pm
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