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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

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    Stitch and Atlas - the box has the two Yellowhook ties and other goodies. You mentioned that you are both interested in the Yellowhook ties (you can only take one).

    Therefore, post a photo of what you WILL swap for the Yellowhook and keep it moving.

    FYI, to keep this geographically sound, once it goes East coast, the TSB will stay East coast until back out West.

    Let's decide by Friday AM, so MyMil can ship out.
     
  2. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    mymil Senior member

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    I didn't see it, no---but I also forgot to look for it. I'll look again!
     
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    Actually, I think that's a pretty unfair request, especially in light of my having been skipped over twice now. I expressed my willingness to wait for Stitch to get the box ahead of me, but now you tell me that this would mean I have to wait for it to go to everyone on the east coast before I get my turn. Apparently I have a shot at getting it sooner, but only if you approve my offerings in advance after comparing them to stitches'?

    Can't say I'm feeling the love here boys, but I'll gather up a few pieces I've been thinking of putting in.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i think in all fairness, it should go to me, and then atlas, or visa versa, regardless of what our additions are. with priority usps it only takes like 3 days coast to coast anyways. atlas certainly should not have to wait til the end of the round.

    and if atlas is cool with it, it can just go to me, and then off to him. i will take 1 or less YH ties, so he can at least have a chance to see them. i think my track record is pretty good.
     
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    I'm still cool with it going to stitchy first. With his shopping addiction I am sure he will have some sweet additions.

    :D
     
  8. ThinkDerm

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    Atlas - hold on there buddy.

    You asked to be added towards the end of the first round. You were added. Then you disappeared.

    We placed you first this round. Then you disappeared. We waited more than two weeks for you to surface, which you did not. At that point, I asked MyMil to PM me his address. I did this by public posting, and not by PM for transparency. Hope you understand.

    Also, everyone else mentioned / posted photos in the first round of what they were including. Why should you be any different? Please post photos. This is not meant to be an insult, just standard operating protocol.

    Glad you are OK with Stitchy going first.

    And anyone swapping a brand new yellow hook tie should put in something of EQUAL or BETTER caliber.

    You must post photos and get approval of the swap (as MyMil did) before sending the box out to the next person. This is done to ensure that the quality of the box stays high.
     
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    I've got no problem with posting what I plan to put in and take out when I have the box. I have a problem with the idea that the order would be determined by what stitch and I post in advance of getting the box, especially if it could put me at the end of the line. Is that SOP, or are you asking me to jump through an extra hoop?
     
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  10. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    should i chose the YHN, i imagine id replace with one or two of these:

    purple with pin dot brioni, cream with dots 7 fold isaia, wool check samuelsohn, large check TF, striped kiton 7 fold.

    and i think atlas should go after me, and that he can post photos when he makes the swap, as opposed to before even getting the box. i think that is fair, imo.

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  11. ThinkDerm

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    Atlas, no one is asking you to do any jumping. Just keeping this in order (do note the travel schedule we had for the last round - SOP).

    Looking forward to your photos, and welcoming you to the TSB! :D
     
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    Seems pointless to head coast 2 coast twice. Had he not disappeared there wouldnt be any problem. Everyone on the list probably wants the YHT and theres no reason we should slow this box down by sending it from East to West and then West to East coast. TD made a valid point that there was a 2 week hiatus and there's no reason we should back track because you didnt check the thread. Yes given a few days sometimes you cant answer but it was basically 2 weeks. Box should stay on the current list which would be:
    Stitches
    AllAboutShoes
    RedDevil10
    cwh812
    Goomba
    DerekS
    ThinkDerm

    And add mymil back in wherever it makes sense geographically. This box was about efficiency and keeping the standard and given everyone gets busy but check on it once every few days, not leave it for 2 weeks and then complain. Not fair to everyone on the list.
     
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    I dont think its a big deal, and atlas is a good dude, and is new to the box. It will add 2 days max, and if he ships priroty flat rate he can get it back to the east coat the next day for $18.
     
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    OF COURSE allabout shoes wants to skip atlas....that would put him next after stitch so he could snag a yellow hook. FWIW i dont see a problem with him getting back in after stitch. its adding maye an extra day or 2... big deal.
     
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    OF COURSE allabout shoes wants to skip atlas....that would put him next after stitch so he could snag a yellow hook. FWIW i dont see a problem with him getting back in after stitch. its adding maye an extra day or 2... big deal.
     
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    Its not a tie swap box without a little drama...
     
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  17. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    :nodding:

    but its only ok if the box doesnt get fuxxored up.
     
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    I currently have the box on the west coast. I will ship it via USPS Priority (which will take 2-3 days no matter the destination) when the order is finalized.

    FWIW, I posted photos of the ties I was thinking of swapping in for the first round of this TSB before being added to the list.
     
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    Sounds like you guys need someone in the Midwest...to transition the box from coast to coast. Maybe...Omaha? :hide: :embar:
     
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  20. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    well, ill be offline most of the next few days, ill PM you my address if TD decides i am next. which i hope i am. :)


    lol.
     

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