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The Official Vanda Fine Clothing Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 7, 2011.

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    So a few months ago, I had mentioned in WAYWRN and the Recent Purchases threads that I had a new custom tiemaker. I was more than pleased with the results of my first purchase, and have gone back for more. Gerald has been so kind to let me "introduce" his wares to the forum - although I dont think he needs much of an introduction, as most of you know him already as gshen.

    The ties are made from some incredible fabrics, and are all done by hand. They are all 6/7 fold ties and unlined, which for me took some time to get used to, but the light, airy weight of them is really a pleasure, especially for warmer climes. He has access to some really, really amazing fabrics, but will do up a tie for you if you provide the fabric as well.

    Anyhow, heres my latest batch straight off the plane from Singapore - enjoy! Hopefully Gerald will be along shortly to answer any of your questions. I cant wait to get these suckers on my neck - thanks again G!!

    Fabric deets:

    Gunmetal with white dots and solid blue reppe are from Vanners, made to his exact specs by Vanners. They describe it as their "highest quality 350E pure dye silk warp, with 7ply pure dye silk weft."

    Houndstooth silk: 100% silk (raw), made in Italy

    Gunclub: 50/50 linen/wool, made by E. Zegna
     
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  2. LesterSnodgrass

    LesterSnodgrass Senior member

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    Nice. Is it appropriate to ask how much they cost?
     
  3. TTO

    TTO Senior member

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    Ace...!
    Will be Kopping!
    -TTO
     
  4. Navi

    Navi Senior member

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    That houndstooth is da bomb!
     
  5. gshen

    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks a ton, Spoo! The extremely talented (and very hawt) girlfriend and I have been working on this project for quite a couple of months now, and we are equally excited to finally start putting these up for sale.

    Out for breakfast now, but we'll be back shortly with more stories to tell!
     
  6. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    Wow, those are some stunning ties.
     
  7. bringusingoodale

    bringusingoodale Senior member

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    Nice. I bet they smell good too.[​IMG]
     
  8. softy

    softy Senior member

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    This is a big deal! [​IMG] Love the blue.
     
  9. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    He has access to some really, really amazing fabrics, but will do up a tie for you if you provide the fabric as well.

    How much cloth is need for a tie ? How many can be made in 2 meters of cloth ?

    Great work, gshen
     
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    alphaO888 Senior member

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    Very nice ties, however I'm more curious as to where you get your stash of TF ties.. =)
     
  12. JakeLA

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    The problem I have with 7 fold ties is the folds leave an imprint on the fronit of the tie. it's especially apparent on the blue reppe -- that ridge running along the middle. Is there anynway to avoid this?
     
  13. Lightbringer

    Lightbringer Senior member

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    The best is yet to come.
     
  14. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    Bravo. Can't wait for deets on how to Kop.
     
  15. ThinkDerm

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    would love to hear about pricing and like to know about the navy.

    Navy is grail.

    I have a MBTieMaker as well, unrelated to the forums... will unveil soon as well.
     
  16. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Thanks a ton, Spoo! The extremely talented (and very hawt) girlfriend and I have been working on this project for quite a couple of months now, and we are equally excited to finally start putting these up for sale. Out for breakfast now, but we'll be back shortly with more stories to tell!
    You can't make a post like this without the obligatory "pics of your girlfriend" response!! [​IMG] Good luck on the venture!
     
  17. blahman

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    Nursing a semi from seeing that navy! So awesome one dimple is not enough it needs two!
     
  18. softy

    softy Senior member

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    You can't make a post like this without the obligatory "pics of your girlfriend" response!! [​IMG]

    Good luck on the venture!


    Can we get a tie with a print of your girlfriend's face? [​IMG]
     
  19. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    had this for a while, and been meaning to post for a while
     
  20. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Congrats to you and your girlfriend, gshen. The ties look great, and I look forward to hearing more about them.
     

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