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The Official Vanda Fine Clothing Thread

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

  1. gshen

    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Ah you should've just dropped me a note! Anyway, thank you Aieyric for sharing the picture. The fabric does have a subtle check-like weave to it.. not the best choice of names I'll admit! And cashmere does look like wool from a distance, but it feels much, much softer.

    Just a quick note to let everyone know that we've made some improvements recently - we have relocated our workshop last week, and we've relaunched our website just a day ago! You can now order 15 variations of length and widths as well as custom monograms much, much easier than before. Have a go at the new site and let us know what you think.

    Here's a snap of the retail space in our new workshop:

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    Drop by and say hi you happen to stop by Singapore!
     
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  2. bradp

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    @gshen beautiful space, Gerald! best of luck in the new digs.
     
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  3. applky

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    Agreed with @bradp ! Fantastic new space and a great new website! Congrats to you and Diana on expanding the business.
     
  4. jcmeyer

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    First Vanda order placed! Got these two neck thingies. :slayer:

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    I'm already married, but I figured just in case.

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    Just in case of remarriage? Sounds good.
     
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  6. applky

    applky Senior member

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    Great pickups @jcmeyer!



    lol
     
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  7. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Red and cream raw silk.

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  8. applky

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    Wonderful. Is that a royal oxford underneath it all?
     
  9. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Thanks! The shirt is woven with a dark tick that gives it an Oxford-ish look, but it's actually pretty smooth.
     
  10. jcmeyer

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    Awwwwww yeah....

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  11. clarksdb

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    How do the ties compare to Drakes?
     
  12. jcmeyer

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    I only have one Drakes tie, which is very nice, but you may not get much pro/con discussion in here since this is Vanda's official sponsored thread.

    If you want more opinions you might try asking in either of these threads, which are more heavily trafficked anyway:
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/375309/noodles-good-natured-advice-thread-improving-a-business-wardrobe/
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/508123/neckties-a-discussion-thread/

    I like the designs both makers offer, but what sold me personally on giving Vanda a shot was the ability to choose the width and length, since I'm a small dude and need a shorter tie.
     
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  13. justinkapur

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    I own both. I like my Vandas just for the fact that they are shorter. Both are very well made and styled.
     
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  14. gshen

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    Hi gents,

    We would like to know how we can serve your needs better!

    Please spare us five minutes of your time to complete our survey (link below). To thank you for your effort, you may choose between free regular shipping, or 10% off your total bill, so be sure to click through till the end.

    The survey and discount codes will be valid till 2359hrs on 24 Nov (Tuesday), GMT+8.

    Click here to start the survey now: http://goo.gl/forms/Y9wkneuaMf

    Cheers,
    Gerald
     
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  15. applky

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    Needless to say Gerald and Diana don't weigh in on stuff like this -- and I think this is not a sponsored thread from Vanda, but rather a fan thread? -- but I'll contribute.

    I think Vanda ties are superior to Drakes in both quality and value. I've had a few Drakes and they're great ties, but I've found the handwork and fabrics to be finer on Vandas. I've sold all my Drakes at this point and nearly only buy ties from Vanda. The construction on Drakes is a bit more traditional, and if that's what you're looking for, they're a great option. But I'm more interested in the expression of the fabric than the expression of whatever lining/image the maker has in mind, so I've stuck with Vanda through and through. Gerald and Diana also offer a personal touch that you can only get with a small outfit, which I appreciate. I also find they're extremely creative in sourcing new and interesting fabrics, and have a greater range of textures than most other makers.
     
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  16. justinkapur

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    I agree with this speaker ^

    I have one or two drakes ties and probably 15-20 Vanda ties. They are superior in fabric, construction, knot, style, color, pairings, etc. Everytime they launch new ties I find myself liking more than 1/2 the selection. From the current release I have been eyeing 3 ties and 2 squares.
     
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  18. Mr. Six

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    Forgot to post this one the other day.

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  19. applky

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    I'd say my closet is pretty similar to @justinkapur 's. I have 2 non-Vanda ties I wear regularly and about 20 Vandas I wear regularly. Plus, 10 squares or so. Oh and all my Vandas are 3.25" x 59", my favored tie dimensions. It's just good to know when you put the thing on that it's exactly what you want.

    I should also say that a few of the ties are from their very first collection and look good as new. So I know when I buy one it'll last forever.
     
  20. justinkapur

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    My pictures are really professional quality
     
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