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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    Better, thicker, more expensive ties produce a more pronounced dimple. Tie the tie slightly shorter than you're trying to, the wider part provides for a better dimple. As you tighten it, try to do it in a way that doesn't prevent the dimple from forming. Finally, practice a lot.
     
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    My technique for a nice dimple: Tie your tie to the point where you feed the broad blade through the knot, but don't cinch it down all the way. Pull a few inches of the broad blade back out, crimp it with your fingers, then feed it back through while holding the crimp in place and tighten. You should have locked your dimple in place. If you try to form it after feeding the broad blade through, it'll usually fall out.

    This is much easier to do with a high quality tie.
     
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  4. Spurious

    Spurious Senior member

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    Damn, some of them look great, but as a Euro, it's too expensive :(.
     
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    Okay so I found a website with the history of the ACWA Union tag in the coat which would place the coat between 1962 and 1976. It looks like a quality piece but I'm really no expert (hence my posting here). So, can anyone provide additional insight, maybe an educated guess as to the company (or companies) they might have produced for in those years?
     
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    Thanks - I actually went to the place in Tokyo where I got them hemmed and he showed me an example of what he would do, and the results were very impressive so he so go the job. If it all goes tits up then I'll pack them off to Denim Therapy I guess.
     
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    Do you guys know anywhere that sells ties in the 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 inch range? The only place I can seem to find ones in that size is J Crew, but I'd like to try something else.
     
  8. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    thetiebar.com is very decent for the price.
     
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    Two related cobbler questions:
    I have some dry eraser dust ground into my shoes and they've ruined the finish. What can I expect to pay for stripping and refinishing?
    My local cobbler had a price list that included "heel and full sole --$55". Is this similar to recrafting? Is this a reasonable price for this service?
    Thanks!
     
  10. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Lands End Canvas are mostly 2.75"
     
  11. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I need to rationalize an excuse not to buy this bag. My old bag - from customhide.com - was very nice and I'd be happy to buy another one, but it was stolen when hoodlums broke into my car. I need a new briefcase, and I'm having trouble finding an excuse not to spend $2k on this bag.

    http://www.swaineadeney.co.uk/products/west3_dc/index.html
     
  12. JubeiSpiegel

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    Hoodlums will just steal the new one as well, hope that helped :D
     
  13. Harold falcon

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    Fortunately my insurance covers loss of valuable property from the vehicle, up to $10,000. I'd just get a check for a new briefcase.

    Thanks, but no dice.
     
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    so is the bag really 2K then, or just 1.8K? considering insurance.
     
  15. Harold falcon

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    Yes, good point. I did receive a check for the stolen bag.
     

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