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For Sale:
F/W tie: Bespoke Cappelli Challis

Will Ship To: CONUS

NB: you must be active in this forum or have good B&S feedback. Good eBay feedback is ok, but send me your eBay name and I will contact you therein.

 

Prices include shipping Conus with tracking and fees. I might consider international, but you'll have to cover shipping. Prices below include shipping and fees (about $5)

 

I'm 20 ties and that's it. New ties in mean new ties out, but now, we're at the core of my collection. Each tie out is one that pains me to let go of.

 

Tie worn sparingly; look in as if new condition.

 

1. Cappelli blue medallion challis, tipped $95 3.5 x 61 inches (see below on length)

 

The first is a Cappelli bespoke challis tie, tipped, 3.5inches by 61 inches. I'm surprised it's that long as I'm sure I said 59 inches. But no matter; it ties like my other ties which are 59, i.e. it isn't long (back blade not longer than front blade), but measure your own wool ties to be sure. I'm sure you'll find several at 60-61 inches when they are listed at 59. The wool takes up some of the additional length [Edit: see below on length and measurements of tie when tied].

 

The base is a dark blue with red and green medallions. It's a beautiful, muted tie. The medallions don't pop out but are more subtle. I just have an indigo medallion that I wear more, so this is duplicative.

 

This fabric never made it to the website. Patrizio Cappelli sent me a picture of a couple of swatches and I chose this one, one of my first from him. It's unique and delectable. 

 

 

 

 

On the length: In general, many of my wool Drake's RTW ties are longer than I expect, 60-61 inches, sometimes longer (longer than the listed length). I've not had a problem with the length of the blade though, the wool sort of eats up the extra length when you tie it.

 

Update: I tied the above Cappelli. Hitting the mid point of the belt-line of mid rise trousers (HYount USA cut trousers), the front blade measured from top of the knot (highest part) to the tip of the blade is 21 inches approx with two inches difference with the back blade. It ties like my 59 inch silk ties. You can tie it a bit shorter say a touch longer than 20 inches with just a touch difference with back blade.

 

Please note the careful folding on the fabric at the tip (beautiful symmetry), the sort of care you find in a bespoke article of clothing from a top maker.

 

 

 

Anyway, should tie like a normal 59 inch tie if you tie those without a large difference between the two blades. Happy to answer questions.

 

Please note this is a good deal on a like new tie, worn carefully. You avoid shipping charges, duties, Fedex fees, store uncharges etc. And yes, I paid more than the price above for this tie.

 

 

Ask away as there are no exchanges. I am happy to answer all question or provide more photos.


Edited by TweedyProf - 8/1/16 at 5:56pm
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This made the latest round of The Best of B&S (Someone Should Buy This!)
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Good stuff
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This made the latest round of The Best of B&S (Someone Should Buy This!)

Thanks Razl!
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Good stuff


Thanks for that!

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I love that Drake's tie. 

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I love that Drake's tie. 


Thanks...it's for sale you know :)

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Thanks...it's for sale you know :)

A bit out of my current price range. 

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A bit out of my current price range. 


I was just kidding of course. Keep your eye out on this one though. You never know; it might hang around for a while.

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I've updated with some information about the Cappelli tie length.

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Just to update on the Cappelli pricing as there was a question.

 

Please note that the price is less than I paid for the tie, after currency conversion, the 12% duties that I was charged for it, Fedex processing fee (duty charges seems to me arbitrary and in that case, was bizarrely high). I am covering fees and shipping on the tie to the buyer. Basically, you avoid all that plus needing to buy 4 ties to get free shipping from Patrizio.


Edited by TweedyProf - 7/27/16 at 12:31pm
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Would consider a trade of the Drake's for a sparingly worn navy shantung cream stripe tie from a similar quality maker (Vanda or Drake's).

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Drake's tie has been moved here, with price drop:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/527559/high-quality-ties


Edited by TweedyProf - 8/11/16 at 5:38pm
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Drop to $89

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