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My First Order With Cordone 1956 Su Misura

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by in stitches, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I happened upon a picture of a tie that I really liked, on tumblr, a few weeks ago. I decided I wanted it, and I tracked down the original blog post. It came from an Italian, Bespoke shirt and suit maker, by the name of, Cordone 1956. I found his website, linked in his blog post, and on his website, was his email address.

    I emailed him, and asked if the tie was available. He said that they are bespoke only, that he would send pictures of swatches, and I could decide if I wanted one. There were about 20/25 different colors to choose from, and I decided on one of the browns.

    From the time I ordered the tie, to delivery, was about 2 weeks. He answered all my questions via email almost immediately, the only time he took more than a couple hours to reply, was due to the time difference, if it was late at night in Italy. He was very patient with me, especially for a relatively small order, and in general seems to be a pretty cool cat. His english is a bit shaky, but that just ads to the fun.

    The tie is fantastic. Wonderfully constructed, unbelievably soft cashmere, and a great texture and drape. I could not be happier.

    The only snag I had, was that I originally sent my payment via bank wire, and his bank must have deducted a fee, and he required me to to complete the payment. So as not to run into the same thing twice, I asked if I could PayPal him. He did not have a PayPal account, but he set up an account to accomodate my request, and the final payment went without incident. So if you do order from him, I recommend paying through PayPal.

    Below are, his website, his blog, the tie that inspired my purchase, some pictures of my completed tie, and a few pics of his shirt making. Have a look at the blog, he really makes some great looking stuff.

    I hope someone finds this interesting or helpful. :)

    http://www.cordone1956.it/eng/index.html

    http://cordone1956.tumblr.com/

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  2. NoCleverName

    NoCleverName Senior member

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    Great tie stiches. Did you order just the tie? Or the shirt in the last picture as well?
     


  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    thanks. just the tie. i would love to have that shirt. maybe another day.
     
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    davesmith Affiliate Vendor

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    That is a cool story!
     


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    Wow, amazing, mind if I ask general pricing?
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    thanks, dave, i thought so.


    thank you, J.

    sure. tie was 200 euros, shipped. about 250 USD, based on todays conversion rates. was 270 when i made the wire. i know, i know, its a lot for tie. i am a weak man.

    shirts are 250-350 euros. about 320 - 445 USD, based on todays conversion rates.
     


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    Great thread stitch! Thanks for sharing with the SF world.
     


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    +1 although a bit high for me.
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    thanks, guys. was a bit high for me too, but i could not resist.
     
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  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oooohhhh, cashmere.........


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    Nice find, thanks for the post.

    But for those prices there had better not be a red dot anywhere near the garment.
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    thanks!

    red dot? if you mean in the pic, it was a stray thread, probably from the red stitching.
     
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    Ah, was a reference to the Seinfeld clip posted above, cashmere, etc.
     


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    lol, :facepalm: for me.
     


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