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carlo franco ties -- width?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chocoball, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. chocoball

    chocoball Senior member

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    Hi, can anyone tell me how wide the Carlo Franco ties are? I'm really enamoured of that bright red paisley tie they carry.... [​IMG]
     


  2. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    The ties in my small CF collection vary ever-so-slightly from just over 3.75" to 4".

    They're from different 'batches', which might explain it - and I'd also imagine it's tricky to have an identical width across all the ties, given that they're hand-made and seven-fold.
     


  3. chocoball

    chocoball Senior member

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    Has anyone tried ordering from the Carlo Franco website? Or is it better to buy off their ebay auctions? I sent an email to [email protected] earlier in the week, but still no reply.
     


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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I've ordered a number of times from Chuck on his website, I think he's out of town right now or something.
     


  5. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think that I read that Chuck is on vacation. I'm sure he'll reply soon, and the ties are worth the wait. I would assume that ordering from the website is better. The price and the service is the same regardless, but Chuck doesn't have to pay the eBay fees if you order through the website.
     


  6. JDMcDaniel

    JDMcDaniel Well-Known Member

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    Another width related point about CF ties is that they do not taper very dramatically, so the width immediately under the knot is rather wide.

    If this makes you hesitant about this, I should add that Alex Mocciola at Korshak immediately complimented this feature of the tie upon seeing it. High praise indeed.
     


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    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    i'll post this here because chuck will read this thread eventually:

    why not more solid patterns? i'd think that the solids would sell like hotcakes. i myself would go for a solid black and a navy if they offered them.

    i think they have a solid red twill on their site right now but it just strikes me as odd that he wouldn't offer more of the basics.
     


  8. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I would like a nice silver solid too [​IMG]
     


  9. chocoball

    chocoball Senior member

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    Thanks, I'll wait for Carlo to respond. I just wanted to know how much shipping to Hong Kong cost.

    I'd also like a wider selection of contemporary patterns. Some of the ties are pretty boring.
     


  10. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    It's obvious, Chuck needs to offer more basics and solids and Chuck needs to offer less boring, more contemporary patterns. He must have it about right, then. [​IMG]
     


  11. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    Sorry guys. Ties all vary slightly in width 3.75 +- 1/8"

    I apologize for being slow right now - had a scare with Jill's mom and it's been chaotic. Jill's mom is in year 8 of her cancer and it would appear that time is short so for the praying among you, please send one her way.

    I'm back to work now and will be unpiled by monday morning.

    I need to do some hiring.
     


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