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So... I made a tie.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by EFV, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've made a couple of ties earlier, and can really recommend this highly meditative pastime, especially if you live a pretty stressed out life. I'm quite aware it's not Drakes level (yet), but think it's quite a good effort. Your input and thoughts are appreciated though.

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  2. callison

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    Impressive. Nice work. Can I ask how you went about learning?
     


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    Indeed, this is very impressive. Its also something that I've been toying with doing some time. Details on the process would be much appreciated.
     


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    Very cool. I like the creativity and initiative.
     


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    Nice fabric. How much did you need and how long did it take?
     
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  6. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've actually learned by trial and error. If you want a guide this is a pretty good one, although I don't follow it all the way through. Next tie I make I'll try to document the whole process and post it in this thread.

    As for the fabrics used, it's mainly merino wool with cotton tipping (no lining).
     
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    gyasih Senior member

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    Great, I thought so about the guide. I was just looking at it.
     


  8. A.J.V

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    This is really nice!

    Waiting for the next one and documentation of the project...
     


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    Very nice! Where did you get your material?
     


  10. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thank you! I bought it from a local shop here in Malmö, Sweden. I have been raiding da interwebz for fabrics earlier, but it's always an advatage if you can feel the quality of the cloth beforehand.
     


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    Yes, I would imagine that feeling (and seeing) the material first hand would be best.
     
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    OT - where did you get your mannequin?
     


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    Nice work - keep it up and wear in good health.
     


  14. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thank you everyone for the nice words.

    I bought the mannequin from a tailor in Stockholm. They're kind of hard to come by (at least if you want a classic one with a bit of ageing) unfortunately. But if you want good looking ones that are completely new, I'd suggest Stockman.
     


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