Sulka

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  1. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    I was wondering where I could find new and not used Sulka items..
    Sulka has been shuttered for several years but you still may be able to find NOS (new old stock) on eBay. That's about it.
     
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    did SA make most of the jackets/suits for Sulka?
     
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    If I'm not mistaken Sulka ties are regarded very highly and in the same class as top tier brands like Brioni.
     
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    I know a dealer who has over 100 New Old Stock Sulka ties in boxes. I think they're from the '50s and '60s.

    And just who might that be? Do you have contact info? What are the prices like?
     
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    If I'm not mistaken Sulka ties are regarded very highly and in the same class as top tier brands like Brioni.

    Granted, I've never seen a Brioni tie in person, but I can attest to the fact that they were as well constructed as any tie I have seen, and they used wonderful silks.
     
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    Sulka has been shuttered for several years but you still may be able to find NOS (new old stock) on eBay. That's about it.

    and for some reason at Filene's Basement sometimes.

    Apart from the ties (and maybe the robes), I have to say the Sulka stuff from the very end of its reign can be somewhat disappointing.
     
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    Good Lord, Carl, is there anything you don't know?
     
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    Good Lord, Carl, is there anything you don't know?

    I believe we had a "Stump Shirtmaven" contest on AAAC some time ago. No one could do it without trick questions. He does knows everything.
     
  10. EL72

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    For many years Sulka's ties were made on 32nd st between 5th and 6th.
    I forget the name of the factory. Same building as Chris-arto.
    The sulka tie had a stitch that went in the portion of the tiie under the collar.
    This gave the tie more stability.


    I bought one of those Sulka ties with the stitching on eBay a few years ago and it's truly beautiful. Made in France though, not USA.

    p.s. 6 years has to be the all-time thread revival record!
     
  11. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I bought one of those Sulka ties with the stitching on eBay a few years ago and it's truly beautiful. Made in France though, not USA.

    The French-made ones were the ones I had. I bought them from Syms, back in the days when Sulka was owned by the Syms family and sent their overstocks there. One of them was my favorite tie ever, and though worn out, I have kept it out of sentiment. They were very good, but I think that high-end tie construction has improved over the years as people have paid more attention and makers have tried to differentiate themselves. Other than the unique stitching in the collar-band area, I can't think of anything that made them any different than a dozen other high end makers' output, and there are several makers who make better stuff today.
     
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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I believe we had a "Stump Shirtmaven" contest on AAAC some time ago. No one could do it without trick questions. He does knows everything.

    Here it is: The Shirtmaven Challenge!!
     
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    I bought one of those Sulka ties with the stitching on eBay a few years ago and it's truly beautiful. Made in France though, not USA.
    I have the impression that the older Sulka incarnations sourced goods from different places, and I know for a fact that the last Sulka ties trickled in from France, possibly made by Boivin.
     
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    And just who might that be? Do you have contact info? What are the prices like?
    It's a person who deals in midcentury items. I've asked him for an inventory and some photographs, but get ready for some really dated swank things like Moire Silk Ties and narrow ties with embroidered fleur de lis on them.
     

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