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post #76 of 129
Does anyone else ever have the problem with Kiton ties that I mentioned in my above post?
post #77 of 129
I am in love with Cappelli at the moment.
post #78 of 129
Charvet rules
post #79 of 129
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Charvet rules
These are among my favorites, though their typical U.S. selection is too flimsy for my taste. They have some lovely prints, which for some reason are hard to find. Also some ruggedly woven silks done in unlined seven folds. I have always like Arnys as well, though you have to be picky to stay away from the too-weird prints.
post #80 of 129
I associate Charvet with long-float wovens that fray too easilty. I also have come not to like the color schemes.

I have to admire the way they have created and maintained a unique signature design aesthetic, however.
post #81 of 129
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I associate Charvet with long-float wovens that fray too easilty. I also have come not to like the color schemes. I have to admire the way they have created and maintained a unique signature design aesthetic, however.
I think that is a vicious cycle that they have created for themselves in the U.S. They have a much wider array of silks but they are harder to find here. My guess is that U.S. buyers seek out Charvet for ties that look "Charvet" so that is what the store buyers stock. One thing that is true is that all their ties are designed to make a smallish knot. Perhaps I will photograph a bunch of my non-Charvet-looking Charvet ties.
post #82 of 129
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I think that is a vicious cycle that they have created for themselves in the U.S. They have a much wider array of silks but they are harder to find here. My guess is that U.S. buyers seek out Charvet for ties that look "Charvet" so that is what the store buyers stock.

One thing that is true is that all their ties are designed to make a smallish knot.

Perhaps I will photograph a bunch of my non-Charvet ties.
They have a great selection at the Paris store. Saks SF has a nice new selection of Charvet ascots, for whatever that is worth.
post #83 of 129
The last time I was at the Paris store, all the ties looked like the same ones I see in the US. This was a while ago, though, and it was a hot summer day with no A/C, so I did not linger.
post #84 of 129
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They have a great selection at the Paris store. Saks SF has a nice new selection of Charvet ascots, for whatever that is worth.

+1

Saks surprisingly has a wonderful Charvet collection, besting Bergdorf's. Charvet also makes the best silk knots, for those into them. I'm on a Matuozzo kick right now, got a few unlined, hand sewn tips coming.
post #85 of 129
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The last time I was at the Paris store, all the ties looked like the same ones I see in the US.
FAIL.
post #86 of 129
I really, really like Drake's- both for the construction and the patterns.
post #87 of 129
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
FAIL.

Maybe I am blind, or have bad a memory.
post #88 of 129
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
These are among my favorites, though their typical U.S. selection is too flimsy for my taste. They have some lovely prints, which for some reason are hard to find. Also some ruggedly woven silks done in unlined seven folds.

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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
I think that is a vicious cycle that they have created for themselves in the U.S. They have a much wider array of silks but they are harder to find here. My guess is that U.S. buyers seek out Charvet for ties that look "Charvet" so that is what the store buyers stock.

One thing that is true is that all their ties are designed to make a smallish knot.

Perhaps I will photograph a bunch of my non-Charvet-looking Charvet ties.

Please do post photos when you have a chance.

The Charvet prints I've seen for sale in Saks and Bergdorf have been uniformly ugly which is a shame since the quality of the silk seems to be about as good as it gets.
post #89 of 129
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
+1

Saks surprisingly has a wonderful Charvet collection, besting Bergdorf's. Charvet also makes the best silk knots, for those into them. I'm on a Matuozzo kick right now, got a few unlined, hand sewn tips coming.

all of the Saks iv'e been to pail in comparison with Bergdorf's selection of Charvet
post #90 of 129
Where would you put Sam Hober?
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