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post #16 of 22
Tdial - interesting. If you have access to a scanner or can get a closeup I'd love to see it better.
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tdial, is it silk?
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tdial, is it silk?
It is indeed silk, which posed some problems for the artist, since silk was really hard for her to sew by hand.
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 Sounds as if this Brioni you described falls into a simliar category (although possibly an Ahmish used-car salesman?).
I grew up amongst the Amish, and never met one that sold cars.
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Most of the 7-folds I've seen are ugly, with the exception of Chuck's. I'm not sure that the designers remember that these ties are generally meant to be worn with a suit as business attire.
I have seen many wonderful iterations of the seven fold, but maybe it is only a matter of taste and location? Marinellas, and Kiton amongst others. As for a tie being worn as 'business' attire, many tie wearers are not in the usual 'business' field, and thus have more liberty to play around with textures and patterns.
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I have to add here that I think Talbott's 7-fold series are truly some of the ugliest designs I have seen (although a few are nice). Do they do this to try to show that these ties are exceptional? A poor way to accomplish that.
I on the other hand find some of Talbott's 7 folds quite exquiste, granted not an everyday tie, but colour, pattern, and execution are meticulous. Yes, many of their ties are too baroque or overly busy (such as watermarked wovens)... but the skill required to make the patterns is something to be marvelled. I would pick one of Talbott's 7 fold over most of the boring repps or neat prints any day.
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(linux_pro @ Feb. 20 2005,15:12) Sounds as if this Brioni you described falls into a simliar category (although possibly an Ahmish used-car salesman?).
I grew up amongst the Amish, and never met one that sold cars.
Uhm... maybe used horse buggies? And did someone say there is a quilt museum? Is this true? Is it a sort of art gallery / quilt museum?
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(Stu @ Feb. 20 2005,19:02)
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Originally Posted by linux_pro,Feb. 20 2005,15:12
Sounds as if this Brioni you described falls into a simliar category (although possibly an Ahmish used-car salesman?).
I grew up amongst the Amish, and never met one that sold cars.
Uhm... maybe used horse buggies? And did someone say there is a quilt museum?  Is this true?  Is it a sort of art gallery / quilt museum?
Actually I knew a few that sold used farm equipment. Funny story, last year they nabbed an Amish guy in Goshen, Indiana, for setting up a global scheme where he was somehow moving money around the world and ripping people off. What's funny is he was driving a Mercedes and a Porsche, both purchased with cash, and the AMISH DON'T DRIVE. Could the guy be just a bit more obvious. As for quilting, it indeed is a very fine art. My grandmother has done some fabulous quilts over the course of her life. Now she is 96 and her fingers are too arthritic to permit her to quilt anymore, but quilts are a wonderful indigenous American art, just like jazz, blues and bluegrass. Grandma and some other ladies once did a quilt with some kids from a nearby school that had the words 'We the People on it," as tribute to the 200th anniversary of the Constitution. The kids went to the White House and presented it to President and Mrs. Reagan. I think it is in the Reagan Library now.
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