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  1. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    But what is the Italian term for "neat?"
     


  2. davesmith

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    Fantasy, I believe.


    I've never had any problems dealing with Patrizio and I don't speak a word of Italian.
     


  3. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Did these include things that aren't shown on his website?

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  4. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Of course in English "four in hand" can refer to either a knot or to the tie itself.

    I don't know if there's a similar ambiguity in Italian.

    Cheers,

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  5. TweedyProf

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    I can't say for sure, but I think so. I asked about a brown raw silk, and he sent me a pic of a brown cotton/silk. Beautiful fabric but not slubby enough (and this is where there might be a language barrier).

    @davesmith Shaya, I suspect that's because you've talked to him in person, looked at fabrics together, and he knows what you're after.

    @xizenta The issue for me is to convey to him what knot I tie so that he can adjust for certain thicker wool fabrics. I'll try "four in hand."

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    Top is what I wanted, but alas, is sold out.

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    Slubby but too light. But I'd love a jacket made of this material for summer!

    The bottom is the fabric that he suggested when I asked about a darker brown.

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    This next one is also what he suggested in place of the top.

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    I just want a bit more texture as in the beige.
     
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  6. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Incidentally, here are three brown wools. I have to clarify which are from the website. They are all herringbone, I think, though faintly so, and seem to decrease in "red" as you go down.

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  7. unbelragazzo

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    I think "fantasia" refers to almost any pattern. Like big paisleys that we wouldn't call "neat".
     


  8. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    When Patrizio says "unlined" does he really mean untipped? 20 euros more for hand rolling makes more sense.
     


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  10. TweedyProf

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    Does he fold the edges or roll them? My Bigi ties are folded but Vanda and Drakes are rolled.
     
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    Rolled
    He doesn't make it himself
     


  12. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wow, Patrizio is a really nice guy.

    I've settled on two initial ties for the first run

    http://www.patriziocappelli.it/cata...cts_id=1778&osCsid=svh70uuigbnjh2hhv6odkobs06

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    Dark brown, more subtle herringbone, 100 cashmere. Patrizio suggests this for a more elegant knot, a lighter fabric. Fills a gap in my wool tie collection, a need for a dark brown.

    Then this linen/silk

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    which will replace a Borrelli I'm selling which is too wide for my frame/taste. All ties will be 8.5cm wide. I'm not sure hand rolling is necessary though I do love it in ties. Confirming details but will post when they come.
     
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  13. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Since we are building up a glossary, Patrizio tells me that "sfoderato" is Italian for untipped (when he says "unlined"). Assuming we've understood each other.
     


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