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:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    
    thank you.
     
  2. DerekS

    DerekS Senior member

    Messages:
    8,591
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Location:
    Nashville
    

    fantastic
     
  3. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

    Messages:
    8,518
    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Location:
    El Barrio
    Great idea. I'm in assuming there is a box refresh.
     
  4. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    noted gentlemen. welcome back.
     
  5. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Senior member

    Messages:
    2,041
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
  6. DerekS

    DerekS Senior member

    Messages:
    8,591
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Location:
    Nashville
    

    spoo cant hear you over the roar of his 'rrari
     
  7. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    
    he said yes.
     
  8. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    68,895
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Charm City
    we are just working out the specifics. will update when info is available.
     
  9. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Senior member

    Messages:
    2,041
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    

    Dont you think we should take out the few very good items so we can have more then just a few ties to begin the next round?
     
  10. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    68,895
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Charm City
    as soon as i get pics of whats left, from T_D, i can answer that.
     
  11. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    



    Photos taken of the box. Prepare for uploads gents.

    Also, the idea we had (stitch and I) was to send the entirety of the TSB to Spoo (minus one tie that stitch seeded, that no one took in two rounds that he'd like back) for luxeswapping and then take the proceeds from that and buy as many ties as possible from YHN to reboot the box. Those who have participated in round 2 will have first right of joinage. We'll likely cap at 8.

    The next round would not likely start until August (to give luxeswapping a chance to happen and the tie procurement, also to allow everyone to get re-energized about their potential swaps!).

    I'm going to try and take an organic approach to the box, meaning, that swappage will be done face to face whenever possible. I hope to get the ties from YHN in person from Rob in NY, bring them to Cal, meet up with Atlas, let him ship to MyMil (if interested) who can ship to DerekS, who then ships to Stitch (and if Stitch can get to NY, hold a NY TSB meet up with Red and Shoes).

    For this round, we have:

    ThinkDerm
    Atlas
    MyMil
    Derek
    Stitch
    Red
    Shoes

    How does that sound to all?
     
  12. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    [ATTACHMENT=6588]2013-06-09 08.51.21.jpg (1,509k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]

    My swappage to conclude this round.
     
  13. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    [​IMG]

    My swappage to conclude this round.
     
  14. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    The current contents of the TSB to be luxeswapped (except for the tie Stitch is recalling)

    The remaining pocketsquares from the last round will remain with the box for potential swappage.
     
  15. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    From top to bottom, L->R:

    Top row:
    Brooks Brothers
    Battistoni
    Ralph Lauren PL (NWT)
    Zegna Cashmere
    massimo bizzochi
    Polo RL Blue Label
    Richard James Savile Row
    Thomas Pink

    Next Row:

    Luigi Bianchini Mantova (LBM)
    Sartoriale 7 fold
    Saks NWT
    Polo RL Blue Label
    giorgio armani
    Faconnable
    Exquisite Trimmings
    Charvet

    Next photo:
    Exquisite Trimmings NWOT
    Exquisite Trimmings NWOT
    Authentic English Regimental
    Saks NWT
    Brooks Brothers Makers
    Neiman Marcus NWT
     
  16. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Senior member

    Messages:
    2,041
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    What was the point of the deets on teh box if were luxeswapping it?
     
  17. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Senior member

    Messages:
    2,041
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Also, we may want to consider buying some Cappelli Grenadines from murder Ave, as there are still a few on sale. (http://murderavenue.com/)
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2013
  18. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    

    Understand your point. This is about transparency and to show what was in the box and what will be sent to LuxeSwap. Spoo also wanted to see what was in the box before sending it over.


    The point of buying YHN with the Luxeswapped funds is that YHN sponsored the last round by donating two ties, and we should support their wonderful start up. Let's see what revenue the TSB brings.
     
  19. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    68,895
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Charm City
    !!!!BIG THANKS TO SPOO AND LUXESWAP!!!!

    spoo has agreed to sell the TSB contents pro-bono. so the box will get all the proceeds after pp and ebay fees. this should be a nice chunk of change and we can really amp up the box.


    as a token of thanks, everybody go buy some stuff from LS, right now!!!
     
  20. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    

    +1. this is awesome of spoo. continue to support this man.

    Luxeswap!

    I have also contacted Rob regarding the 2013 Fall YHN collection. the proceeds of the swap shall go towards procurement of new YHNs for the box.

    the following please confirm participation for the next round:

    ThinkDerm
    Atlas
    MyMil
    Derek
    Stitch
    Red
    Shoes
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by