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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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    PLUS ONE!!

    Derm - you cool with atlas' offerings?
     
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  4. ThinkDerm

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    sure.

    for those angling for the YH goodies, please put in equal or better value than what you take (ie - at least two great ties +/- pocket square for one NWOT YH).
     
  5. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    how do I join this?
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    by asking to join and providing examples of what you have to offer. :)
     
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    So whats the current status of the box? Going to/from etc
     
  8. ThinkDerm

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    exactly. this round is full, but you will get in on the next round.

    Atlas, PM me so we can arrange for the box to get to you.

    Currently, the box is going from mymil to stitch.
     
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    I will adhere to the rules and wait till the next box (snicker snicker).
     
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    :(
     
  11. ThinkDerm

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    hey stitch. box arrive yet?
     
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    nothing yet. :(

    USPS says expected delivery by the 5th, but that it was still in san antonio on the 5th. hopefully i will have it monday.
     
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    according to usps it is now in baltimore. i would guess it should be delivered today or tomorrow based on past experience.
     
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    box arrived. hopefully pics tonight.
     
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    sounds awesome.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    all lines are listed l - r

    what i plan to take.

    sartoria partenopia and YHN

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    what i plan to give

    ties - samuelsohns (brand new) and isaia 7 fold (worn 3 times iirc, pristine condition)

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    PS - Battisti Napoli hand rolled. used once

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    what is staying as is

    PRL x 3, RLPL, battistoni

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    harvey and hudson, luigi bianci, BB x 2, NM house brand, zegna

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    charvet, armani, corneliani, saks silk/wool house brand x 2, YHN

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    PSs

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    who is next?
     
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  17. in stitches

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    gents, the box is getting a bit weak, imo. not cool.

    even though i dont like the looks of many of the ties, im not going to speak to taste. different people like different styles, and maybe the ties i put in, that i think are nice, others think are ugly. but the zegna tie has a huge stain on the front, the pink knit is stained, and some of the others have pulls or just look old and and icky. im just saying this isnt a garbage can for unwanted ties, its an opportunity to swap quality for quality to spruce up your tie game. share and share alike please.
     
  18. tobiasj

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    I find this tie swap box a fascinating window into human psychology. Everyone decries what others put in while convincing themselves that the ties they're contributing are PURE GOLD. And, over time (and it's not a long time), the standard of new ties drops. It is utterly inevitable, and it amounts to a pyramid scheme, every time.

    My only question is, why can't we accept that it's a bad idea and just drop it? It's not as if there isn't an already existing and far superior method for 'swapping' ties. (Ebay, for the slow of mind.)
     
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    i dont think thats the case, and i think you are being overly, and incorrectly, condescending.

    im simply asking that people do not put in ties that look like they were used as a bib at some point in time. i think many people here have a solid stash of ties, and have some they are just bored with, or just find that they dont wear for some reason. that to me, is what this box is about. not an opportunity to pick up a sweet tie for free and replace it with something that is ruined.
     
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    I was being deliberately provocative. But nothing you've said contradicts the point I made. You shouldn't need to tell people not to replace a nice tie with a less-nice one. But (on average) they will, while telling themselves they aren't. I'm sure I'd do the same thing. So...why bother?
     

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