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Vanda - not only excellent merchandise but AMAZING customer service

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Big A, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Thanks for the info. Will def try a Vanda out. But does Vanda make ties for other brands aswell?
     
  2. Sanguis Mortuum

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    Afaik they're a pretty small operation so I don't think so.

    I'd consider buying from them but it looks like all their ties are 3.5", I can't really wear anything wider than 3"...
     
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  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Email them, they'll work with you.
     
  4. applky

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    As mentioned, they'll definitely MTM a tie for you if you e-mail them. Noblesse has the correct MTM charges above.

    It's really an amazing deal for what you get. And even if it weren't a "deal," they'd still be some of the absolute best ties out there. I have 7 bespoke/MTM Vandas currently and 3-4 more on the way. I don't really see myself buying other ties in the future except off price Rubinaccis and Cappellis. I feel much better about supporting Gerald and Diana anyway.
     
  5. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Compare to Rubinacci and Cappelli do you feel Vanda is better?
     
  6. applky

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    ^ It wasn't my intention to imply that one was better than another. Rubinacci and Cappelli are known for their handmade, hand-rolled, unlined six- and seven-fold ties. Vanda has similar aesthetics and construction. They're all absolutely in the same league in terms of quality, details, and fabric used.

    Foo has a great blog post on Cappelli that contains a lot of comparisons with Rubinacci and Marinella. You may find it useful! The article was written before Vanda launched in late 2011, though, so there's no mention of Gerald and Diana's work. http://tweedinthecity.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/e-g-cappelli-tiemaker/
     
  7. Hampton

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  8. Noremedy

    Noremedy Active Member

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    In terms of knot-ability, how do ties of this ilk tie in comparison to say Kiton or Borrelli ties?

    I really appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into these types of items, and will look to pick one up to see for myself.

    I'd appreciate your thoughts on what merits / detractions you perceive between top-tier 'brands' and enthusiasts such as this lovely couple.
     
  9. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    ^ Also want to know this answer.
     
  10. GothamRed

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  11. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    That's just tease... don't do this to me.
     
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    I had one Kiton tie a while back and ended up selling it to buy a tie from Vanda, if that's any indication. I like that many of Vanda's are unlined or lightly lined. To me, this allows the knot "sculpting" to be more interesting and easier. I felt like the heavier lining made the knotting experience a bit too "dense" and heavier, if that makes any sense. It's just my preference to have something lightly or completely unlined. I've actually been gradually selling off my other ties (several Drake's) and buying Vanda's instead.

    And, yes, Vanda's customer service and politeness is superb. They've always answered my emails promptly and were helpful with questions I had. After seven ties, I've yet to regret a purchase or think of parting with one.
     
  14. Noremedy

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    I definitely understand what you mean. I even find that I'm preferring 3-folds to some 7-folds, purely because they're a bit "lighter."

    I'm trying out a few of the higher-end Italian brands, as I feel I should explore before going to the end-game.

    Even if I were in a position to go A&S, Charvet and Edward Green, at age 20; I have my whole life ahead of me!

    Cheers!
     
  15. kuslamb

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    Anyone mind posting some pics of their lapel pins - Good on the tie front right now, but intrigued by the pins.
     
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