1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

The UK/EU tie swap box rises from the Ashes - Reborn Stateside

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ThinkDerm, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,982
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    [​IMG]

    The UK/EU tie swap box rises from the Ashes - Reborn Stateside...

    After culling, here is the UK/EU tie swap box stateside version.

    I know a few people have expressed interest. This is the area to formally do so. The box will be limited to 10 participants to keep it on track.

    Contents roll call:

    Top L->R:
    Corneliani Purple with blue dots wool tie
    Exquisite Trimmings Tan Herringbone tie
    Panta 7 fold Brown linen tie
    Exquisite Trimmings Moss Green linen tie
    Drakes silver with blue dots tie
    Sartoria Patrozi Khaki tie

    Middle L->R:
    Brooks Makers Red Gingham tie
    Harvey and Hudson Pink Wool, Alapaca, Mohair Knit Tie
    Rooster Wool, Alapaca, Mohair Knit
    British Regimental
    Zegna Navy and white striped tie (perfect for recrafting as is wide)
    Borrelli Khaki and blue dots tie (perfect for recrafting as is wide)

    Bottom L->R:
    Massimo Bizzochi green shantung pocket square
    four other no name pocket squares
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012
  2. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

    Messages:
    5,777
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Location:
    Venezia, Italy
    European swapbox, old boy, European. I see my contributions were nabbed somewhere along the line. I wish this box better luck than its predecessors.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012
    1 person likes this.
  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    8,355
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Oh sure why the hell not.
     
  4. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,982
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    
    see anything you like? :slayer:
     
  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

    Messages:
    14,547
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    

    What's the story behind this? Snagged by customs? Walked off with by a member?
     
  6. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

    Messages:
    5,777
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Location:
    Venezia, Italy
    

    This whole idea is a nice one between friends, but not strangers.
     
  7. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

    Messages:
    5,346
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    

    Way to revive it!!
     
  8. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,982
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    
    only one question -- you in?
     
  9. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Senior member

    Messages:
    2,041
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
  10. steveoly

    steveoly Senior member

    Messages:
    675
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
  11. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Senior member

    Messages:
    2,041
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    
    You in?
     
  12. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

    Messages:
    5,346
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Nah, I just dropped by the Drake's sale.
     
  13. steveoly

    steveoly Senior member

    Messages:
    675
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    

    I think I may sit this one out with a bucket of popcorn. I still don't know how these can turn out well without some quality control. Not to get too OT, but have you guys considered a tie exchange Secret Santa or something on that line where you all draw one name and are responsible for sending out one high quality tie? That seems likely to bring out the "I'm going to one-up the others" mentality which would lead to nicer ties being sent around and some accountability on each sender's part. Or if doing the swap, have a small set of approved brands. The swap box became too much of "These four $25 dollar cream colored paisleys most certainly equal this one $100 navy grenadine. And I'll throw in a random PS for good measure" which clearly didn't work.
     
  14. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Senior member

    Messages:
    2,041
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    

    Except: A. you may end up with a great tie which doesnt suit your needs (no pun intended) and B. even with approved brands, a 4 inch Brioni from 1962 would meet the rules for teh box, yet it still shit.
     
  15. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Senior member

    Messages:
    2,041
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Why is no one in on this?!
     
  16. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

    Messages:
    5,777
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Location:
    Venezia, Italy
    
    :hide:
     
  17. SpooPoker

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

    Messages:
    35,873
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    LuxeSwap
    I grabbed this from the box, thanks to whoever put it in there!

    [​IMG]
     
  18. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,982
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    
    Looks awesome. There is hope for the box. I introduced something similar.

    Let's get some more people in for momentum!
     
  19. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

    Messages:
    14,547
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    

    Colors remind me of:


    [​IMG]
     
  20. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,982
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    
    wow
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by