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Romp: Thanks for the pic - the drakes ties win out imo. 

 

Gerry: What sort of soles do you have on your RMs?

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They're the dynamic flex comfort boots and have the combination leather and rubber sole.

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Quick pic - sorry probably not the best quality.
Left to right= 1) Herringbone (made in italy) 2) Vanda 3) Drakes for PJohnson 4) Drakes bought in their London store 5+6) Henry Carter ties

Observations. Both my Drakes ties are 7cm width. HC ties were both 8cm width - same as herringbone and vanda. The taper on the HC is more as both HC and drakes narrow to the same width at the centre.

To my hand the drakes ties have more life as they are lighter and use less (or softer?) lining. The Vanda has no lining. HC is probably on par with Herringbone or a Rhodes + Beckett tie in terms of lining but even between the two that I have the thickness varies and obviously should as different materials should be lined differently.

The silver check tie is thicker than the green with white spots. In terms of blade length Im not a big fan of Vanda as I can only tie a single FIH knot without it looking uncomfortably short. My favourite tie is a P Johnson plain tie of mine. Its 155cm and ties the best knot out of any of my tie collection. 

Allow me to set a few things straight with my ties. Bar the knits there are basically 3 different construction methods I've used. First is the classic construction, far right on Robs photo. It's a standard lined tie (pure wool lining). Second is the self tipped 7 fold, which the silver check one is, this isn't lined per se but rather the tipping runs very far up and essentially takes the place of lining. It's the thickest out of all because of that. The third is a 7 fold un-tipped. A much thinner tie due to no tipping but it has a light wool lining to give it some drape, but compared to the rest is the lightest out of the 3. Has hand rolled edges and I've done a few of these for summer because they are nice and light.

So what does it all mean, not much really! Even between all of those factors you still have varying grades of thickness depending on the silk used, which differs from tie to tie. Having worked for Heringbone and owned a heap of their ties (including the one Rob displayed in his photo), some are great and some are crap. The one pictured I incidentally love and still have.

Regardless of the construction, all of mine are completely hand made in Naples by the same small family company and I have no plans to change that. This same company makes ties for both Brioni and Polo Ralph Lauren also. I'll also note that I own a couple of drakes ties and love them, but at full price are almost double the cost of one of my 7 folds.

Hope that helps.
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Guys, had a bit of luck at the op shop today.

Would anybody like a NWT Zegna suit? Solid black, SB 2 button, single pleat on the pants. EU56, drop 6.

Picked up a NWT TM Lewin tie and a Corneliani tie for next to nothing at the same time. Not bad.
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Allow me to set a few things straight with my ties. Bar the knits there are basically 3 different construction methods I've used. First is the classic construction, far right on Robs photo. It's a standard lined tie (pure wool lining). Second is the self tipped 7 fold, which the silver check one is, this isn't lined per se but rather the tipping runs very far up and essentially takes the place of lining. It's the thickest out of all because of that. The third is a 7 fold un-tipped. A much thinner tie due to no tipping but it has a light wool lining to give it some drape, but compared to the rest is the lightest out of the 3. Has hand rolled edges and I've done a few of these for summer because they are nice and light.
So what does it all mean, not much really! Even between all of those factors you still have varying grades of thickness depending on the silk used, which differs from tie to tie. Having worked for Heringbone and owned a heap of their ties (including the one Rob displayed in his photo), some are great and some are crap. The one pictured I incidentally love and still have.
Regardless of the construction, all of mine are completely hand made in Naples by the same small family company and I have no plans to change that. This same company makes ties for both Brioni and Polo Ralph Lauren also. I'll also note that I own a couple of drakes ties and love them, but at full price are almost double the cost of one of my 7 folds.
Hope that helps.

Good info jason!

Good taste re same tie .. Incidentally your ties always make for a better knot than any of my herringbone ties and better value.
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They're the dynamic flex comfort boots and have the combination leather and rubber sole.

How have you found the dynasty have worn? Mine are very smooth, and the leather arch is a bit frayed after I spent some time in the snow.
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A picture dusty brogues for Dusty Brogues:

 

 

My Florsheim Imperial v-cleat longwings.

 

Evening Gerry, l wished l owned those bad boys smile.gif

Must say you have a phenomenal shoe collection, great cross section of style they are all killer no filler... Love the Carmina suede loafer in the Simpson Last, C & J in Guilford last, R & L Lindrick, seriously the whole lot!

What's the oldest pair you own? db

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What's the oldest pair you own? db

 

Thanks for the kind words! In terms of age, it would be the dusty brogues (tm) in the picture which I got second hand. The first pair that I got was the RM Williams in black.

 

ps. The Guildford is on the 348 last, same as the Lowndes and the Monkton.

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How have you found the dynasty have worn? Mine are very smooth, and the leather arch is a bit frayed after I spent some time in the snow.

 

So far so good but I haven't used them in extreme conditions.

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ps. The Guildford is on the 348 last, same as the Lowndes and the Monkton.

 

348, l will keep that in the bank, fantastic last mate...

 

I'm tempted to use your dusty brogue as my new avatar biggrin.gif

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You're welcome to use it as your avatar if you like, DB. The pic *was* taken with you in mind smile.gif

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Charlie: which of your ties are the thinner/lighter design?

Gerry: do you have shoe trees for your RMs?
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Oli: Shoe trees but not boot trees.

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Gorgeous day in Melbourne today. Early start with a walk along the beach with the family. Have a great day all!
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Just as well the weather's looking good. Terrible start to the day otherwise. Wallabies caned by the French ... Beale shouldn't be at no 10..
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