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post #6196 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

I saw half vest made of ties recently, god only knows what the fool was thinking and a friend just sent this to me.

Breaking News!
Valmour in France now also ship Saphir Medaille D'Or products ( shoe polish and conditioners etc. ) with the option of choosing normal mail instead of international courier.
It works out to be very reasonable - just under 5 Euros to ship two 100ml tins of Saphir Medaille D'Or Pate Deluxe to Australia.

John Lobb shoe polish is apparently rebranded Saphir Medaille D'Or.

http://www.valmour.com/cleaning-leather-1/medaille-dor-47-shoe-polish-71

Never thought I would be excited about shoe polish. Damn you style forum.
post #6197 of 67946
Just picked up two silk knit ties from the R&B warehouse sale; a solid brown and a solid burgundy – just what I am after and even better at $33 a pop. Still plenty of ties for those late comers like me, not so much anything else unless you are female of the species or inclined to dress that way (not that there is anything wrong with that).
post #6198 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post


Well done. I went into their Sydney (Westfireld) Store and saw that tie. Very nicely matte and a good weight. In Sydney they had it full priced at $100. They only had a very small selection of ties on special for $70 and the only knit was a very shiny Papal purple. PSs were all full priced.

Discrimination.

Sydney R&B Warehouse sale will be on

July 26~27, 8am ~ 7pm
27 Macquarie Place Sydney

Just got a postcard today.
post #6199 of 67946
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Just picked up two silk knit ties from the R&B warehouse sale; a solid brown and a solid burgundy – just what I am after and even better at $33 a pop. Still plenty of ties for those late comers like me, not so much anything else unless you are female of the species or inclined to dress that way (not that there is anything wrong with that).

Good score.

Now tell me, how are you going to go about knotting those there knits? They seem to be too long for a FIH (i.e. the knot doesn't consume enough length), but any other knot winds up being fer-reekishly huge...
post #6200 of 67946
Try a double FIH. I have to use it for one of my ties that is too long for a standard FIH.

Where is the Melbourne R&B sale? The store next to the Rialto, or between Queen and Elizabeth St?
post #6201 of 67946
I have now resigned to wearing long knit ties with the front blade correct length and back blade shoved down my pants. cry.gif

PeeGee: between Queen Lizzy.
post #6202 of 67946
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Just picked up two silk knit ties from the R&B warehouse sale; a solid brown and a solid burgundy – just what I am after and even better at $33 a pop. Still plenty of ties for those late comers like me, not so much anything else unless you are female of the species or inclined to dress that way (not that there is anything wrong with that).
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Originally Posted by xiaoli View Post


Sydney R&B Warehouse sale will be on

July 26~27, 8am ~ 7pm
27 Macquarie Place Sydney

Just got a postcard today.

Cool. I was just about to put out a proxy request as I have dicided I have to have a burgundy knit tie. ...but now I don't have to. I love it when things work out.
post #6203 of 67946
River's online clearance flawed flat front pants $5. Sounds like great pants for activities where dignity is optional. laugh.gif
post #6204 of 67946
Since it sounds like all the burgundy knit ties at R&B are being snapped up by SF members and probably no-one else - that's the one I bought too - it's heading toward being an official SF Oz members tie biggrin.gif Now we just need a recognition confirmation gesture or silly walk for street encounters.
post #6205 of 67946
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


Good score.

Now tell me, how are you going to go about knotting those there knits? They seem to be too long for a FIH (i.e. the knot doesn't consume enough length), but any other knot winds up being fer-reekishly huge...

I haven’t tried knotting them yet – but I have found the R&B ties that I have owned in the past to be a tad on the long side (height wise I am six-foot one), but it’s nothing a double FIH can’t correct. In fact, the only ties I own that I can wear in a double FIH are R&B ties.
post #6206 of 67946
What other alternatives are there to double FiH? With height of 5'8" just about every tie in Australia is slightly too long - more so with knit ties as manufacturers seem to make them the same length as the woven ones instead of slightly shorter. I am finding double FiH to be incredibly hard to maintain for some reason.

Also, the vicious tram tracks of Melbourne has claimed another victim. My Cheaney O'Toole now has a flap of leather sticking out on the top of the toe. What do you guys do to repair it? A little bit of glue and a lot of polishing?

edit: As for official SF OZ tie, I have a Boss Selection wool knit in burgundy, will that be good enough? cry.gif
Edited by blahman - 7/21/11 at 5:36pm
post #6207 of 67946
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Since it sounds like all the burgundy knit ties at R&B are being snapped up by SF members and probably no-one else - that's the one I bought too - it's heading toward being an official SF Oz members tie biggrin.gif Now we just need a recognition confirmation gesture or silly walk for street encounters.

I am in....
Edited by Pink Socks - 11/11/11 at 4:58am
post #6208 of 67946
On knit ties and lengths is anyone else a fan of the blade being the same length as the front? For 'normal' ties I think it just looks messy but on a knit tie without the use of the keeper loop I think it works in a slightly rakish way.
post #6209 of 67946
With knit ties, also tried back blade slightly longer than the front blade too. Not too bad I must say.
(yes, it's another slow day at the office)
post #6210 of 67946
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

What other alternatives are there to double FiH? With height of 5'8" just about every tie in Australia is slightly too long - more so with knit ties as manufacturers seem to make them the same length as the woven ones instead of slightly shorter. I am finding double FiH to be incredibly hard to maintain for some reason.

Just thinking about this the other day - from a design standpoint, I like design that both does its task well and with an aesthetic, and IMO an aesthetic that comes at a price to utility is therefore a poor aesthetic. This has relevance to tie knots - the 4IH seems de rigueur at SF, but for the wrong reasons. A windsor knot is more symmetrical, but for shorter stature men, sometimes produces a large knot because of where its tied on the tie uses the wider material. The type of knot should be determined with how it looks once tied, not by what type of knot it "should" be from the start.

I cant help but suspect that the popularity of the schoolboy knot has more in keeping with a younger reader of GQ/ Esquire who doesnt know how to tie a windsor tight and subtle, and thus simplest is best wink.gif

I'd bet that 90% of men wear schoolboy knot because thats all they can do - or am I totally off the park here?
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