E.G. Cappelli Store now LIVE!

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  1. unbelragazzo

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    It's a fair question - answer: they have 5 ties in stock right now, but the best way to make sure you get what you want is to follow them on Tumblr - they announce a couple days ahead of time when they'll release a new collection (it's usually every other Monday or something close to that).
     


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    Everything is in stock - in Spoo's house!! [​IMG]
     


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    I hope that he raises the shipping charge to 75, so that people can just STFU.
     


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    I emailed Patrizio.
    He said EUR 10 within the EU and EUR 25 to the US.

    I don't know what FX rates people are using but this seems very reasonable.


    More important question - is his silk twill really the exact same (except for design) as Hober's Macclesfield?
    And Drakes and Marinella use this exact same silk, too?

    I can believe Drakes and Marinella are the same but my one Cappelli (small timer alert) from ASW seems to use a much "crisper" silk than Drakes or Marinella. I like it a lot. It is almost like Irish Poplin in hand.

    I do not have any Hobers in Macclesfield twill.
     
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    None of these companies uses a single source for silk. Also, even from one supplier the fabric can be different from lot to lot. These guys are capable of weaving at different weights, twill sizes, etc. Most of my Cappellis are made from tight twill that resembles Marinella silk and for all I know it is from the same supplier. It's also possible that one maker specifies a different finish on the silk than another.

    I think, as well, that Cappelli (whose production is much smaller than Marinella's) is always on the hunt for small pieces of vintage and deadstock whereas such would be a lot less practical for Marinella, except as part of the bespoke business.
     


  6. F. Corbera

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    This is horrible news.
     


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    One other thing, "Macclesfield" traditionally referred to a tight WOVEN silk, not a printed twill. At least that is they way I have heard the term used for the past 20 years.
     


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    I wonder how many emails Cappelli got referencing this thread threatening a boycott if the shipping price wasn't reduced.
     


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    There's nothing more worrisome to a luxury retailer than an iGent threatening to continue his non-patronage.

    Perhaps it would save time if our correspondents both expressed their outrage and inquired about the next sale date, and if there will be additional markdowns.
     
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    Can someone with experience with Cappelli's wool ties suggest a good configuration? In particular, would a lined 5- or 6-fold wool tie be very bulky?
     


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    All of my cappelli wool or cashmeres are 3 fold, light lining, no tipping. That is what they make by default I think.
     


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    Thanks
     


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    T minus three weeks to the first SF, "I returned a Cappelli tie, was only refunded the original purchase and shipping costs, NOT my ship-back cost!" thread.
     


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    I meant in terms of quality, but yea', I'm hoping they have a new batch in the works.
     


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    Eustace Tilley, Roughly speaking you are correct. Macclesfields are printed very nicely on twill silk and wool challis by David Evans/Adamley in Macclesfield. Names are something that Europeans are more particular about than Americans. The printers in Macclesfield consider that which is printed in Macclesfield to be a Macclesfield. I understand that some people have different thoughts but I am sensitive to people who earn their living printing silks and follow their thoughts - as I work with them and am concerned about their families. The matter becomes even more complicated when you consider that some of the Macclesfield archives have been licensed to Italian printers. So what do we call Macclesfield style patterns that are printed in say Como? As a point of reference - only - champagne style wines in Napa? Note, I am not making a personal comment only raising questions. As for limited editions of 4 prints this is in most cases a sartorial myth in that the cost to produce the screens and setup for printing is probably higher than the price of 4 ties. Others in this thread compare various makers - some random thoughts; Most tie makers have high markups and make a nice profit. With only a few exceptions most tie makers do not make ties slowly and even fewer make custom/made bespoke ties. The main difference in the luxury ready made tie market is the designs. The silks are almost all beautiful and the sewing pretty good. Cappelli has a nice classic sense of design which I love - he offers made to measure ties as does Drakes and a few others which is also very nice. His new website is clear and although not complete looks easy to use. I think if he has the design that you like and price is not an issue you should order from him without hesitation. If you order from one of the few bespoke makers left you need to allow more time and plan on more interaction to get just what you want. Most of the time the big names will charge more as is normal - but if you travel around Italy you will be able to find small tie makers whom if you have time and the communication skills you can order ties from at prices lower than the famous makers. Prices not to far off from our prices. We are able to charge a low price because we are very organized and have been making clothes for 50 years as well as weaving silk for longer - and we have a very low profit margin because we love what we do. "None of these companies uses a single source for silk. Also, even from one supplier the fabric can be different from lot to lot. These guys are capable of weaving at different weights, twill sizes, etc. Most of my Cappellis are made from tight twill that resembles Marinella silk and for all I know it is from the same supplier. It's also possible that one maker specifies a different finish on the silk than another." Manton, In general you are correct but the trend is away from printers weaving their own fabrics. In the past printers like Adamley/David Evans wove their own twill silk in "sheds" outside but typically do not do so anymore. Weights such as 36, 40 and 50 oz are old terms that don't mean what they sound like. Instead they are more likely to be a weight over 10 yards of fabric. Different finishes are available which effect the drape and texture. Actually, the finishes are perhaps more important than designs in what makes the tie makers discussed in this thread different but that would be for a different thread and time...
    Dave Smith, The big brands as you I am sure you know - have simply built their brand based on many things over the years and they are worth it in the sense that people are willing to pay the price. As for whats special about our ties - we simply put more time and effort into the small details of custom tie making as it was done by small makers many years ago. I have never seen or heard of any current tie makers at any price point which equal what we do. I have never seen a Vanda tie but they seem to have a very nice operation in that they make their ties themselves - which is very special in this day and age - which along with their personal touch makes them better than Charvet to me. Panta again has a wonderful personal touch and Ed has a great selection of textured fabrics which he has obviously spent a lot of time finding/designing - he is better than Brioni to me.
    Quar, In general smaller makers will have better sewing as they will tend to put more time into the small details - I do not know the Vanda makers but I would guess that they are working very hard to produce "value added" ties... Thank you for your kind words about our sewing - it reminds me of a story about a gentlemen from Ireland who ordered ties a few years ago. He emailed me commenting about our one piece silk ties - but his tie was not from one piece of silk - it was sewn very carefully so that you really needed to look carefully to see any sewing at all.
     
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