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So what happened to the SF tie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by imageWIS, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    We were all excited and geared up but the SF tie was never produced. What happened?

    Jon.
     


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    Ambulance Chaser Distinguished Member

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    Didn't you hear?  We decided to go with the SF thong instead.
     


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    And while I offered pictorial possibilities in that particular thread, you are on your own here... (and that Junior, is why we have IMAGINATIONS) [​IMG]
     


  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    Funny boy.

    Seriously though...

    Jon.
     


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    I'd be happy to do it at my cost.  When it was discussed before there was a lot of discussion from some who suggested that I should donate it etcetera and it looked like a great way to get myself flamed and abused in exchange for putting time and effort into the project.  

    I'd be happy to do it, front the cost and work with J on setting up a price that would support the forum.  We could do it as a seven fold or a self-tipped/looped standard tie.

    What some folks (or folk, singular) did not realize when opining on what I should do with my time and money is that there are some costs involved that I'll go over with J and document if need be.  We'd also need to see how many are wanted because there are some fixed costs (around 350 Euro) just for a pattern setup.  Not a big deal when ordering 200, a very big deal when ordering a dozen.

    I don't intend a profit off this, I intend to donate my time. I'll email J and talk about details.
     


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    StagRaven Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't around for round 1, but I am now, and I'm for it.

    and I'll pretty much ditto what CT said.
     


  7. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    Since I brought it up, I'm definitely in.

    I'll try playing around tonight with some designs and post them on the forum to see what you think.

    Jon.
     


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    I don't remember from the old thread what kind of price point you think this will be, Chuck?

    Are we talking $50-100 or $100+ ?

    I'm definitely interested.
     


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    Sounds good. I'd still be interested.
     


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    Methinketh....

    1. Construction: Make it a double 4-fold, price it at $100. That's a little more than some folks like to spend for a tie but I would hope people see it as "J pays good money for this bandwidth hog, I've saved thousands by reading/learning here and I want to say thanks to the forum owner by helping out with the costs" I'll take the risk, front the funds and do the work without profit.

    2. Pattern: Simple, clever, conservative and classic. Red with black/white to match the forum. Perhaps some can look at ways to combine S and F cleverly where you have to LOOK to see it in the pattern. Pattern should be small and mostly red. Mostly red works with anything, small doesn't scare the conservative dressers. Naturally this will be woven, not printed.
     


  11. globetrotter

    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    I would buy one
     


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    If Chuck is going to donate his time and effort, then he should be the one - the only one - to offer the pattern alternatives. There aren't many of us who don't have a copy of Photoshop and can spend our spare time playing with tie designs - but IMHO I would prefer to see the suggestions of the professional who is doing the work. IMHO, what made the tie not happen last time was the profusion of designs and thus the inability to select. So how about it Chuck? Can you come up with something nicer than those boring Carlo Franco rags? Something of SF caliber? Oh - and much as I hate ties which, by nature, cover the centers of my shirts (for me, the ideal tie width is 1/16") I suppose I'll have to take one of the damn things.
     


  13. FIHTies

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    Or you could go with the SF Thong...

    I think that might be 1/16th TOPS...
     


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    LOL I think FIH just said that you only need a 1/16th inch thong Alex, hope he did not mean the front. FIH - he is good with scissors and pins and lives near you... just sayin.... I will work a little photoshop magic (well, a little Jacquard weaving software magic exported to photoslop) and present some alternatives for a vote. I remain against the idea of Alex in a thong, regardless of coverage. Keep America Beautiful - say no to thongs, seven fold or otherwise.
     


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    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    what is a "double 4 fold"?  

    is there a chance to do a SF Manzier? (Bro)?

    seriously, are there any colors people WON'T want? i haven't worn a tie in a year and don't expect to for a long time, but i'd support it b/c i like this forum and you guys. i like lots of color though, thus my question.
     


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