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CMT Custom Ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gopherblue, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. gopherblue

    gopherblue Senior Member

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    I just returned from a trip to Japan, where I picked up 1.5 meters of a floral "Hello Kitty" Liberty of London cotton fabric that I'd like to make into one or more ties (including a bowtie if more than one tie) and maybe a pocket square (don't worry--I will never wear the pocket square with the tie).

    Any suggestions on where to have custom ties made, on a CMT basis? I am in NYC, so local would be most convenient, but happy to send out to Hober or another maker if that would be a better choice.

    Also, I am not sure which fold-type of tie is best--I typically wear standard 8cm bladed ties from Drakes. Any suggestions?

    Finally, the fabric is Liberty "Tana lawn" 100% cotton--picture below--will this sort of material be ok for ties? (Obviously spring/summer, based on the material and print.)

    Thanks!
    Goph


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  2. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Distinguished Member

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    Hermès did a collaboration with Liberty a couple of years back.

    They also used a "Tana Lawn" floral cotton which actually looked very similar to the one in your post.

    The tie was a 3-fold construction and produced a woefully flat and lifeless knot.

    I would wait to see what the tie makers say but I would say that 3 fold probably isn't the way to go.
     


  3. gopherblue

    gopherblue Senior Member

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    Bump. Can anyone recommend a custom tie maker in NYC?
     


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    taxgenius Distinguished Member

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    Tiecrafters.
     


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    Shirtmaven Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    rough pricing?
     


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    Shirtmaven Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    i do not quote other vendor's prices.
    contact him directly
     


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    clee1982 Distinguished Member

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    understandable, will do.
     


  9. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    hard to say without seeing the fabric but based on most liberty prints I've seen in the past, the fabric will be far too thin for a tie even at 7 fold (prob why it didn't work in the past like Malford said).
     


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