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Vanda Navy/midnight Shantung Six-Fold Tie (summer staple)

Discussion in '2011-2017 Classic Menswear' started by TweedyProf, Feb 18, 2016.

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  1. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    1 tie in/1 tie out . Reluctantly letting this one go but too many navy/midnight ties and others coming in.

    This was from SF member Pingson on a trade. He found it too short and wore it a couple of times. I've worn it a small number of times so great condition.

    Buyers: please be either one of the following:
    1. active SF members in discussion threads in good standing or
    2. stellar SF B&S feedback or
    3. stellar ebay feedback.

    It is Vanda pre-label era (i.e. does not have the Vanda label), but is a six fold, hand rolled edges and as far as I can tell is unlined which is typical of Vanda. Knots well.

    3.5 inches by 57 inches (standard Vanda size).

    Will consider trades for a Vanda or Cappelli. Price is firm.

    Otherwise please note price which includes shipping/fees CONUS. More pics in reply post #1.

    The knot and texture.

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    Details of tie (expertly rolled edges and 6 fold)


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    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Bit of a photo dump here but did it for a potential buyer who is first in line

    I'm a tie nerd so forgive me...

    This shows the knot and the visible portion of the tie when you wear a coat.

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    Maybe this one is closest to IRL color (but it's clearly a blue tie, just dark).

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    Here's tie against dark herringbone, light grey flannels and mid brown shoes.
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    The loop stitch (hand stitched single thread running through the entire tie). Helps the tie's flexibility and recovery after wear.

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    Beautiful tight hand rolling, indeed hand rolling up the edge of the tie which is a lot of handwork.

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    This last pic below makes it more navy than midnight so not accurate for color.

    The only thing I would point out is that you can see the handrolled edges here against the fabric. That's one consequence of not using an interlining. Vanda compensates for this by making it a six fold rather than three-fold, but you do see the hand rolling, done up the length of the tie. Impressive as it took a lot of time.

    I think it's part of the charm of this Vanda, and it doesn't bother me, but just pointing it out to buyers.

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