Vanda Fine Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gshen, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Also wearing a Vanda today, and, honest to goodness, I didn't even realize this ha.

    I never use a keeper, so it doesn't matter one iota to me, but I'd bet they'd put one on for you.
     


  2. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    Keepers are soooo not #menswear :D

    But to Eric's point, just ask Gerald on your next order or maybe he'll say yay or nay here. He's extremely accommodating on length/width requests - a huge reason I keep going back (much to the detriment of my bank account; I just ordered 3 more yesterday) :facepalm:
     


  3. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    @jcmeyer I currently have 3 in route [​IMG]
     


  4. Tallcane

    Tallcane Senior member

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    I know it sounds crazy but I work in a fairly conservative area where they look funny at the skinny part being askew. I will have to ask because those hopsack ties are catching my eye.
     


  5. junglcmndo

    junglcmndo Well-Known Member

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    I thought I read somewhere in older thread they don't do keepers could be wrong though, I'd just email them they're pretty fast at responding
     


  6. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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  7. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Today's Vanda.

    Don't think it's crazy at all toga e people notice it. I've worked at places where people would try to force me to put the back blade in the keeper.

    Needless to say, I am no longer at such an abominable place.
     


  8. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    I first ordered a tie from Gerald before Vanda became Vanda, and the tie didn't have a keeper back then, either.

    I asked Gerald about it, and he said that he preferred to make the ties that way, as he felt that it suited their style - light, partially unlined, no keeper and so on.

    Over time, I've become accustomed to it and now, if I find that the back of the tie is flapping in the breeze, I just tuck the shorter, narrower end into my shirt, into the space between the buttons. Another solution would be to use a tie clip.
     


  9. gshen

    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    @Tallcane, @Journeyman got it 100% right - we don't make our ties with keepers because we don't, and feel you shouldn't, use them too.

    I confess we're a little OCD with some things, but pretty accommodating with most other things though!
     


  10. gshen

    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    In case you weren't aware, we can make bow ties out of any necktie fabric as long as fabric is available. Some fabrics (e.g. heavier tweeds) may not make sense as bow ties, but most others would make lovely bow ties too.

    As an example, our Green-White Dots:

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  11. Tallcane

    Tallcane Senior member

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    Okay. I think you are conveying that keepers are out. I will respect that but it helps me to have the keeper and be able to use it as needed.
     
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  12. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    As I mentioned, I just tuck the tail of the tie in-between my shirt buttons to hold the tail in place. Given the light construction of Vanda ties, I don't even notice it's there.
     


  13. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    I actually have this tie from a Vanda MTO 2-3 years ago. I love it.
     
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    Andy57 Senior member

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    It's rare, but I'm wearing one of my Vandas today. They're definitely summer-oriented, at least in my wardrobe, hence have been in hibernation for a few months. But Fresco and Linen season will soon be upon us. Today is a mix of Fresco and lightweight flannel, and I thought this Vanda would look good in that mix.

    [​IMG]
     


  15. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    You thought right Andy, well done.
     


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