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The "Actively Discovering 'New' Brands" Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 23, 2015.

  1. usctrojans31

    usctrojans31 Senior member

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    Clag - any spots left? I'm in if so.
     
  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yup. I think there are now three ties left. I'll post the ones available this afternoon and folks can claim em in the order they posted here or messaged me.
     
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  3. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Thanks for thinking of me Claghorn. Very kind of you.

    I own one Difou tie (I think only one) and while it’s OK for the money, I doubt I’ll buy another; it’s a silk blend block-stripe. It makes a decent but not great knot and it requires a bit more work than I’d like to tie it. And while this wouldn’t be a deal-killer for me if there were compensating factors, I also don’t much like the feel of the thing: it’s rather unpleasantly stiff (as opposed to nicely crisp, say).

    The notion of “OK for the money” is tricky, because it’s got to be relativized to the individual. For someone starting out his collection with a limited budget, Difou is worth taking a look at for staples. But that doesn’t describe most of us here.

    Thanks again.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, it's definitely best suited for people starting out and/or non-hobbyists.

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    Here are the ties available. All are either wool, wool/silk, or wool/cupra, with one being linen-silk and one being silk. Standard width and length.

    A
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    B C D
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    E F G
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    H
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    This is the order of the people who posted/message:

    @2942 F
    @flvinny521 A
    @justridiculous E
    @usctrojans31 C
    @Procrastination
    @chejinsun B
    @Claghorn G
     
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  5. WillingToLearn

    WillingToLearn Senior member

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    The tipping looks [​IMG], but i am also surprised a tie at that price is rolled/unlined/whatever term people use.
     
  6. flvinny521

    flvinny521 Senior member

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    Thanks @Claghorn . Can you tell me which are pure wool? I'd prefer to avoid since I'm in a hot climate. If it's too much trouble then don't worry about it, I can't be too picky for a $6 tie. I'll wait for @2942 to make his choice.
     
  7. 2942

    2942 Well-Known Member

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    I'll go with F. @Claghorn, please send me a message with your paypal info and I'll send you the payment. Thank you.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think E and F are 100% wool.

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    I'll do all the Paypal stuff when they are ready to be shipped.
     
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  9. flvinny521

    flvinny521 Senior member

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    I'm going with A, please.
     
  10. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    That's smart...considering the Warriors exist [​IMG]
     
  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'll start dwelling on that if they stay relevant for another 15.

    Regardless, I've never let fandom interfere with a realistic assessment of my teams' chances, even on the years where there was a toss up.
     
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  12. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Totally fair. I keep waiting for the Spurs to drop off (this year might be the year!), but then I realize that's been the consensus line of thought since about 2008 lol.
     
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    I'll go with E! Thanks @Claghorn !
     
  14. usctrojans31

    usctrojans31 Senior member

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    Standard multiple choice logic. When in doubt, pick C. Thanks!!
     
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    Hi,@Claghorn,I am here ,I'll go with B &D.Thanks.
     
  16. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Confirmed.

    I'm going to post again on the Ragged Trouser Philanthropist thread, and if there are no more takers, I'll open it up to second picks, with the first going to chejinsun, who is just starting his business wardrobe.
     
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  17. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @2942
    @flvinny521
    @justridiculous
    @usctrojans31
    @Procrastination
    @chejinsun

    I posted in the RTP thread, but if nobody claims the other 2, Chejinsun will get first pick from the two remaining and one of y'all can nab the other.
     
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  18. justridiculous

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    I'm good with the one I chose. Thank you though!
     

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