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post #46 of 166
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I am intrigued by the response to this subject. I would propose something more unique......a handpainted logo in a to be determined signature color of Style Forum. In Como I work with the best in the business, when it comes to transferring original art onto silk. Also I have resources to make the tie as luxurious as anything in the market. I would be willing to source the tie and foot the bill. The membership would be able to buy the tie at a fraction above my cost. I am not interested in anything as traditional as the images posted, I pride myself in being a clothing artist not a DE-signer. Celebrating clothing as Art, Dutch Master.
Gentlemen. Why don't we take this man seriously? Please come up with a proposal (7-fold, blue and red) . Paul (From Holland)
post #47 of 166
Two friends and I designed a tie -- in three colorways -- for my institution (a library and museum); the result is quite nice (it was made in England by Ben Silver) but it was not easy, and if cufflinks and pocket squares are also possibilities, the margin for chaos is very large. I suggest that a very small number of members make the decision/s.
post #48 of 166
"1Dgaf - Think about it in context. There are some 1300 members if memory serves. An extremely unique group of gents in that we are not only extremely interested in fine clothing, but so interested that we take the time to read, question, and opine. AskAndy aside, there probably isn't so strong a force in the top-end clothing field anywhere else in the world. Hence, though an endorsement may seem trivial to those who journey here daily, with proper marketing and PR it could become immensely important to an upscale wholesaler or maker." I suppose so, though I do wonder if the StyleForum brand would have to be spun so that people don't think of it so much of an internet site (which I think for some could trivialise it) as more of an influential resource that happens to be online.
post #49 of 166
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Why not a pocket square. Affordable, subtle, and only _we_ would know of our cabalistic membership, once it is rolled and stuffed in the pocket.
Perhaps Kaga is concerned about spilling some of his Kitchen Stadium creations on a tie. I think the pocket square could work well. Perhaps something like an Hermes pochette gavroche. Alternatively, a silk could be created that could be made into four-in-hands, pocket squares and (yes.) even bow ties. Each member would be required to sign a pledge never to wear the pocket square and tie at the same time.
post #50 of 166
might I suggest a crested tie? and I like the idea of sourcing it with Ben silver. the other advantage is that we don't take the chance of using the same colors of an existing regiment or club. I would suggest mignight blue base with a dark red crest - possibly a medival guild mark for tailor, with a modern twist (such as a cigar). another suggestion - let everyone throw out some suggestions and let the adimistrators choose a 3 person committi to decide.
post #51 of 166
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might I suggest a crested tie? and I like the idea of sourcing it with Ben silver. the other advantage is that we don't take the chance of using the same colors of an existing regiment or club. I would suggest mignight blue base with a dark red crest - possibly a medival guild mark for tailor, with a modern twist (such as a cigar). another suggestion - let everyone throw out some suggestions and let the adimistrators choose a 3 person committi to decide.
I agree with the small commitee.
post #52 of 166
a couple of points: pace Alexander K, I use not only my full name (first and last) but my title as well as my city of residence and occupation. After all, if you can't attach your name to an offered criticism or opinion, you probably ought not give it. And if any of us really wanted to be anonymous, we wouldn't be spending time on this board now would we? Tokens of membership, in my experience, tend to evoke strong opinions from different people. Some love to proudly display their affiliation or affection with a group (how else do we explain the stubborn refusal of team jerseys and little Polo playing men on horseback and crocodiles and LVs to disappear from view?) and some eschew all manner of such branding. I say that those who are interested should proceed full steam ahead with the plan, with the proviso -- and I think we can all agree here -- that some non-trivial fraction of the proceeds should be tendered to J for his hard work in sustaining this virtual community. In the event he is uncomfortable with making a profit from the members (or for some other reason he declines), it should then be donated to a worthy cause of his choosing. Those who wish to display their styleFORVM credentials can do so; those who don't will keep giggling. Some of us just might do both. After all, let's face reality here: we all know that 98% of us are going to wait to see how the damn thing looks before really committing to a purchase. Like any of us need another hideous tie?
post #53 of 166
How about a patch for the old blazer pocket. Back when I lived in the (former) colonies, my school uniform required wearing the blazer with the school badge everyday. If you distinguised yourself, you got to wear "colours" (similar to letters the US collegiate athletes win). So a pretty cool embroidered patch may be an option. The pocket square is also an excellent idea. If we have a pattern in mind we could have them made in a variety of colors. Another possibility is to have some pocket squares made in wool or wool/silk material. How often does one see that. I have a few english and Italian wool silk ties and they have a different texture. I have yet to find any wool wool/silk pocket squares. -
post #54 of 166
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The pocket square is also an excellent idea.  If we have a pattern in mind we could have them made in a variety of colors.  Another possibility is to have some pocket squares made in wool or wool/silk material.  How often does one see that.  I have a few english and Italian wool silk ties and they have a different texture.  I have yet to find any wool wool/silk pocket squares. -
NB if they are wool they ought to be significantly smaller than normal 17" x 17" pocket squares as they likely would be significantly bulkier. That is how good woven heavy silk pocket squares I have seen are. Perhaps different colors for different numbers of posts a la ebay feedback? Blazer patches might be hard for non-Brits to carry off without looking as if trying too hard -- a bit like having a styleforum signet ring.
post #55 of 166
I like the idea of the cufflinks, tie and "pocket square" ( ). I don't know about patches, crests, etc. Ideally, IMO all the items would be distinctive yet not obvious, i.e., would look like something tasteful that one might buy anyway, but unique and recognizable. Please, no logos. As of yet SF is not a "brand", and if it were, I don't know who would approve the items sold under the brand. Me? At most I could see having something a little more obvious woven / printed into the lining of a tie, for example. As for the money involved, I think it would be best to keep costs down to a reasonable level. Perhaps a minimal portion could go to the forum, but as the items will have to be of the highest quality to pass muster with the members, keeping them in an accessible range would be best, to ensure that no one is left out of getting one of them. I don't want to do the PBS thing where you pledge $500 and get a tie or $1000 and get cufflinks; I'd much rather have a lot of them sell and increase the chances of spotting one someday. That would be worth much more to me.
post #56 of 166
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(Alias @ 26 Nov. 2004, 8:53)
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Originally Posted by Alexander Kabbaz,26 Nov. 2004, 8:08
3] Finally, referring back to the 'Where do you keep your collar stays' thread of a couple months back, how 'bout this: We could have bottle green Tupperware containers custom-made with grenadine colored rep-striped lids and individual sections for various length collar stays.
Can Chuck get us some collar stays in bottle green MOP?
How about transparent metal?
HAHAHAHA. Josh, gone but not forgotten. Jon.
post #57 of 166
My 2 cents. I'm with Alex about the ties. It strikes me as a rather juvenile idea, at best (like a secret handshake) and a pretentious one at worst (like, well, the Harvard Club.) Something completely out of sight like special SF collar stays, I might be in favor of. BTW, some of us are not completely anonymous (after all, our mugs are in the HOF threads). And I much prefer to recognise a fellow member by his confident style than by some tie. A few times, I've seen a stylish guy and asked him if he knows of the forum. If he doesn't, I tell him he might want to check it out - I've done this a few times - resulting in new members.
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I note that Ben Silver is offering Balliol College, Oxford ties (which I am fully entitled to wear).
My brother is there right now. PM me your name and year. Would love to have him look you up in the photos.
post #58 of 166
I think blazer patches are a bit over the top. Pocket squares seem to me like the best option so far. They're distinctive and discreet at the same time. Of course, I don't see a problem with a tie, either. It won't have a flashing "Style Forum" feature. To the rest of the world it would simply seem an elegant tie, like all the rest you own.
post #59 of 166
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My 2 cents. I'm with Alex about the ties. It strikes me as a rather juvenile idea, at best (like a secret handshake) and a pretentious one at worst (like, well, the Harvard Club.) Something completely out of sight like special SF collar stays, I might be in favor of. BTW, some of us are not completely anonymous (after all, our mugs are in the HOF threads). And I much prefer to recognise a fellow member by his confident style than by some tie. A few times, I've seen a stylish guy and asked him if he knows of the forum. If he doesn't, I tell him he might want to check it out - I've done this a few times - resulting in new members.
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I note that Ben Silver is offering Balliol College, Oxford ties (which I am fully entitled to wear).
My brother is there right now. PM me your name and year. Would love to have him look you up in the photos.
the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys ...
post #60 of 166
Ascots. Yup, How about SF ascots??
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