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post #24061 of 57839
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Only the drakes are 7cm
the cashmere and 7folds are 8cm and 8.5cm in width icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

I agree with CEP - 1cm width difference isnt that bad .. in fact its not just the final width but the gradient at which the tie narrows that also dictate how "skinny" or phat a tie looks


True, my 7cm Kent Wang tie is not that noticeably different to my 8cm HC tie - except that it narrows substantially earlier. So it is much narrower at the point where the blade of the tie goes into the knot. Thus it doesn't dimple very well.

To achieve a good dimple, I think that having a tie that stays fairly wide right until the knotting point is crucial. Otherwise there simply isn't enough material to make the dimple "W" shape.
post #24062 of 57839
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post #24063 of 57839
I must admit that before I started the business I had one of the Kent Wang pure cashmere ties and had the same issue getting it to dimple. It simply wasn't wide enough at the knot point and you make a good point about it not being the width of the tie so much as the width at the knot area that gives a good knot. Wasn't helped by my height also.
post #24064 of 57839
Yeah if you're tallish you're going to have more issues with ties that narrow quickly, good point.
post #24065 of 57839
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Not on everything it seems. Just took a suit to Katrinas and they're charging me the same ($40) to take up sleeves as MJ Bale charged me last time. Should have just left it with them! Was expecting Katrinas might be close to half of that, but they're very busy lately and it looks like they may have bumped their prices accordingly, I've not been there in a while.

$40 is cheap for sleeves. Most tailors will cost you $45 to take in sleeves in Sydney.
post #24066 of 57839

here is my list of ties that knot well.

 

PJohnson, HC, Marinella, Paolo Albazatti, Frasi, old HB made in italy

 

Not so good:

HB new range, R&B, Vanda standard length (FIH good but not a DFIH due to length - customs from now)

 

Drakes im hit and miss - depends alot on the material and some do appear thinner than others although the final width is the same (weird)

post #24067 of 57839
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post


There both my ties so I'm biased either way, but I reckon the navy is a lot more versatile than the brown, because it can be worn with black shoes. The brown could too I guess but I wouldn't personally. I think I remember you saying you are a lawyer or becoming one so i'll assume black shoes will be a decent part of your shoe wardrobe?

 

The chocolate brown is very beautiful though. Unfortunately Ludlows ran out :(

post #24068 of 57839
Yeah they go through them pretty quick. They have a very good market there Ludlows.
post #24069 of 57839
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Does anyone here play club cricket? smile.gif

I do. Quite badly though.

post #24070 of 57839
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

here is my list of ties that knot well.

PJohnson, HC, Marinella, Paolo Albazatti, Frasi, old HB made in italy

Not so good:
HB new range, R&B, Vanda standard length (FIH good but not a DFIH due to length - customs from now)

Drakes im hit and miss - depends alot on the material and some do appear thinner than others although the final width is the same (weird)

Yeah the old Herringbone made in Italy ties were very good quality, especially how they tied a nice dimple. What's happened to HB's ties is a bloody shame really. Can't remember what full price was on the old stock but on sale they were pretty reasonable too (about $90 or so?)

MJ Bale ties have some ok designs but they aren't a patch on the old HB ties, with a few exceptions. Mind you I think they are a lot better than 3 years ago... Certainly they don't tie anywhere near as nice a knot in my experience, but they are also a lot cheaper with their 2 for $100 deals and so on.

Country Road believe it or not used to have some nice Italian ties a few years ago. Don't know what their current range is like... The Tie Rack also used to have some good quality gems though it's increasingly more and more poly rubbish... hunting for nice ties in TTR is about as close as I ever got to thrifting!
post #24071 of 57839
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Country Road believe it or not used to have some nice Italian ties a few years ago. Don't know what their current range is like... The Tie Rack also used to have some good quality gems though it's increasingly more and more poly rubbish... hunting for nice ties in TTR is about as close as I ever got to thrifting!

Yes, unfortunately all of CR's ties are absolute rubbish nowadays, but I picked up a navy tie with red dots a few years back that is very nice.

I also picked up a few faux-grenadines from the Tie Rack a few years ago, as well as a couple of reasonable printed pindot ties, but the last time I looked in there it was largely a wasteland.
post #24072 of 57839
The TM Lewin ones don't look half bad.

Lotsa traditional solids, stripes, neats and spots in the collection at Myers.

Not sure how well they knot though...
post #24073 of 57839
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

The TM Lewin ones don't look half bad.

Lotsa traditional solids, stripes, neats and spots in the collection at Myers.

Not sure how well they knot though...

Personally I think they knot quite nicely, and on sale are exceptional value. Not in the same league as HC, Drake etc of course, but for GBP20-30...
post #24074 of 57839
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Personally I think they knot quite nicely, and on sale are exceptional value. Not in the same league as HC, Drake etc of course, but for GBP20-30...

Sounds like great value.

If I were a younger man just starting to build his work wardrobe, I'd definitely get some of the spots and neats on navy are dark red grounds.
post #24075 of 57839
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

The TM Lewin ones don't look half bad.

Lotsa traditional solids, stripes, neats and spots in the collection at Myers.

Not sure how well they knot though...

I find that some of my best knots come from my older Lewin ties (probably about 3 or so years old). The trick with Lewin, in my work place anyway, is to try to avoid getting the same tie that half the floor is wearing.
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