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Yellow Hook Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Imhoff, Dec 21, 2012.

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  1. CLTesquire

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    I have many grenadines (fina and grossa weave) but not one with a herringbone pattern to it. I'm very intrigued to see how the navy herringbone looks in person.
     
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    Did that brown/taupe Zegna silk never make it online?
     
  4. ericgereghty

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    Just the answer I was hoping for. They didn't look like traditional knits, and, consdering I actively avoid knit ties...that's great news [​IMG]
     
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    These are actually being held back as an exclusive collab with Massdrop...if we get the go ahead that we can sell these online without impacting our deal with them, you guys will be the first to know. They're part of a larger group of GORGOEUS streaky Italian Silks that are just sublime....:)
     
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  6. CLTesquire

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    My spring acquisitions have arrived:

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    From L to R: Zegna Bunnacia Wool Linen Silk, Kiton Clay Cashmere Linen

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    From L to R: Zegna Blue Stripe Silk, Zegna Navy Plaid Cashmere Linen Silk

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    The fabric on all of these is truly outstanding and the construction is excellent. All of the ties are super light and airy, which will be fantastic this spring. I'm very, very excited and heartily recommend each one.
     
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    Fabrics are great, but I think that those ties are not symmetrical (look at the tips). Also, the sides don't look straight.

    Is that on purpose or is it a flaw?
    @NewYorkIslander
     
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    In my YH experience, there can be SOME very slight deviation of symmetry (at least at the tip) from time to time. Such is life with handmade products. It's not a flaw in my opinion.

    Also, the curvature further up is almost certainly due to packaging, and something that shakes out after being hung up. That's something I've experienced with far more frequency, and it has never been an issue after unboxing.
     
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    I have a number of YH ties, and a few of them have non-symmetrical tips. This doesn't bother me much as it's not very pronounced. I'm just asking if it's on purpose.
    Regarding the curvature higher up, I also have a beautiful navy cashmere piece that (to my eyes) is almost banana shaped. It's not getting much wear because of this, although admittedly no one in the office ever commented on this, so maybe I'm overreacting. Still, I would prefer straight lines...
     
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    Any curvature to a tie from above is because: (1) they were folded a few times underneath the part you see, (2) I had just taken them out of the package, and (3) because I devoted like 10 seconds to arranging them. [​IMG]


    For instance, here's that first picture taken again when I actually paid attention to how the ties were laying:

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    Now there's not really any curve to the cashmere-linen piece. The tip appears that way because it been folded during packaging. That will shake out.
     
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    A lot of the variation in terms of curvature is simply a matter of how they're stored and shipped. We've found the best way to package them is to fold them the way we have as most guys will hang their ties and the folds will come out, and shape will return. If guys roll them right away, there may be some more of that curvature until they get draped. if it's been curved for a while, a simple shot of steam should bring the proper shape back to the tie. I take a piece of flannel cloth and place it between a warm iron and the tie, then shoot some steam from the iron about 1/2 inch off of the flannel and a quick, light press. As far as the tips, if the tip is clearly off, it doesn't get sent out, or put in inventory. We've had, in the past four years, enough to count on one hand. Some will be "slightly" off, but that is due to the fact that these pieces are completely hand made. We try to get them as perfect as possible, but sometimes there can be a slightly asymmetrical tip, nothing too obvious. Hope that helps.
     
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    Going to be close to 80 degrees today so seemed like a perfect time to debut one of the new spring ties:

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    Damn, looks GREAT! Nicely done.
     
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    Thank you! Wasn't hard. It ties an excellent knot and looks great on its own.

    Random aside, I rearranged my tie rack and overflow tie drawer. Turns out I have 17 YH ties! [​IMG]
     
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    Chocolate flannel.

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    Details on this one?
     
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    Broke out the blazer and tie last night for a charity dinner event, so went with my blue chambray Napoli spread collar shirt. Man I love that thing. Everything about it is great, the style, fit, color, you name it. I wish it had a closet mate in the same fabric but white...
     
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