The Official Vanda Fine Clothing Thread

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

  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Recently received my first Vanda tie, and I am very impressed by the quality of construction and fabric. There is bit of snobby tsk-tsk'ing on this forum when Vanda is compared with Cappelli and the like, but I can assure members that Vanda more than belongs in the same arena.

    P.S. - someone (OP / Mods?) really needs to add "Vanda" to the thread title.
     
  2. applky

    applky Senior member

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    Agreed on all counts.

    Do it. Gerald and Diana's work is internationally known as Vanda Fine Clothing now (as opposed to ties by gshen).

    I have 7 MTM Vanda ties with 3-4 more on the way, and 3 of their pocket squares. To me, their ties (and squares) are the perfect, pure expression of each individual fabric. Gerald and Diana, as others have mentioned, are class acts and wonderful to work with over e-mail.

    Too few pics in this thread! Some people post up pics -- I'll try to take some this weekend. A good place to start is the Vanda tag on Spoo's tumblr (hope this is OK to link to): http://lacasuarina.tumblr.com/tagged/vanda
     
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  3. SpooPoker

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

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    Agreed. Theres a whole bunch of Vanda threads floating around anyhow, so this will be the official one by name. :slayer:
     
  4. applky

    applky Senior member

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  5. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    I just hope I get that Spoo dimple on the tie when I buy a Vanda.
     
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  6. SHS

    SHS Senior member

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    I must admit that I have no experience with good ties, so I would like to ask: Why is it that ties with unlined tips are desirable? I would be concerned that it gets too flimsy and light?
     
  7. davesmith

    davesmith Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    It's all about personal taste. There is something about handrolled edges/unlined tips that just get people going.. I personally love it.. [​IMG]

    On certain ties it works better than others, for example, self-tipped grenadines are just way too thick. They need to be untipped or regular silk tipped.
     
  8. SHS

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    Thanks for the reply. The ties look really good, and I can see that the grenadines look a bit more substantial.
     
  9. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    My english way off with this kind of words, what does the marked words mean?
     
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  10. Off My Rack

    Off My Rack Senior member

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    Did Spoo ever actually give an instructional on his tying technique like he has teased for years?
     
  11. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Nope
     
  12. tchoy

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  13. Rich0116

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    I got that red chrysanthemum one myself. Love Vanda.
     
  14. applky

    applky Senior member

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    ^^ tchoy which paisley is that?
     
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  15. Hampton

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    So nice. Enjoy them.
     

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