Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by in stitches, May 24, 2011.
The light's all wrong for photos, but just took delivery of two new ties for winter: black challis wool and midnight blue cashmere.
^ Get that light right for the pics -- especially of the two side by side! Would be great to see.
Midnight cashmere this afternoon:
Argh. I was waiting for my new credit card to arrive (in 2-3 days) to order a tie made from this cloth, and now it's out of stock (yesterday there was enough for "2 item(s)")
I hope it's available again soon....
^ David said that fabric will be restocked. FWIW, I ordered that cloth in a bow before thanksgiving-it appeared to be in stock until david confirmed it wasn't.
I have it in navy which is also very nice
Love that fabric, also have my eye on a tie made from it...
Just ordered my first two ties from sam hober, a dark navy satin and a ligh-coppery macclesfield houndstooth pattern.
I can't speak to the quality until I receive the goods, but I can chime in and agree with the numerous praises of David's patience and excellent customer service.
Eagerly awaiting the ties, and will add pictures and comments when they arrive.
David's the best. Looking forward to taking delivery of my next tie from "Thailand." Makes perfect sense to my kids --
Is the contrast loop stitch on the tie default or by request?
David, any plans on expanding the scarf range to silk/cashmere reversibles?
One such type by Drake's
I live in Norway, so while beautiful, I fear a pure silk scarf would be the death of me.
I'll admit I've never worn a silk scarf in a blizzard, but what I imagined when I said it was as you described, a thin scarf from smooth woven silk which for some reason doesn't sound particularly warm to me. I suppose the weight is probably the biggest issue, but also smooth surfaces tend to be more heat conductive than fuzzy ones. The wind resistance I can easily imagine, which is why it sounds so wonderfully comfortable with fuzzy soft cashmere on one side and smooth tightly woven silk on the other.
How heavy is the silk used in your silk scarves, and what construction do you use, tubular? Are the ends fringed? How cold was it in Denver when you tried yours out. Think it's about -15c (+5f) here now.
Keep in mind long underwear has traditionally been made from silk too. Silk definitely has some decent warmth-retaining characteristics.
Just placed the order for my wedding tie gentlemen. I went with the wedding/formal silk #1. I also got myself a Carlo Riva white line/cotton square for the wedding. it took me a while to order the tie as I got swatches and made the decision with my fiance.
To celebrate the occasion, I ordered a bitter chocolate piccola for myself. Both ties I ordered as 7-fold, untipped, hand rolled edges.
Needless to say I'm excited.
Thanks to everyone for all the help. I will post photos when they arrive!
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