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Is there any way to get onto the list for any of the ties or is it too late now?

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MikeG77 wrote:
007JBDCMWR wrote:

https://i.postimg.cc/sGdVj4FR/image002.jpg

It isnt so much the outright colour of the "Azure", its more that the silk isnt reflecting in the same way as the original

This pic is under direct light and the difference in "normal" eye view / light is negligible. But wanted to post a pic showing the worst case light...

I believe we are at an exhaustive search point now and if we do go with what we have re pts we would market this tie as a "recreation". Best we are ever going to get.

Anyone who has had the ties in hand will confirm they change colour / shade in every light and angle. Hence the almost impossible task of replicating...

With the picture I can see what you're talking about as the sample just seems noticeably brighter. But like you said if I had them side by side in normal light I'd have a hard time telling them apart.

Indeed
But wanted clarity for all.
Also they will tighten up the pattern to match as can be seen on the 4 tie picture, the small samples are just for colour matching really

Skewered, one sympathises...

1. CR. 2. TSWLM. 3. LTK. 4. GF. 5. SF.

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JB1106340 wrote:

Is there any way to get onto the list for any of the ties or is it too late now?

See post 167
No not too late

Skewered, one sympathises...

1. CR. 2. TSWLM. 3. LTK. 4. GF. 5. SF.

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007JBDCMWR wrote:

https://i.postimg.cc/sGdVj4FR/image002.jpg

It isnt so much the outright colour of the "Azure", its more that the silk isnt reflecting in the same way as the original

This pic is under direct light and the difference in "normal" eye view / light is negligible. But wanted to post a pic showing the worst case light...

I believe we are at an exhaustive search point now and if we do go with what we have re pts we would market this tie as a "recreation". Best we are ever going to get.

Anyone who has had the ties in hand will confirm they change colour / shade in every light and angle. Hence the almost impossible task of replicating...

Please feel free to comment as I would appreciate views before I say to TF to go ahead with the pts tie

I can barely see any difference. Looks great

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007JBDCMWR wrote:

https://i.postimg.cc/sGdVj4FR/image002.jpg

It isnt so much the outright colour of the "Azure", its more that the silk isnt reflecting in the same way as the original

This pic is under direct light and the difference in "normal" eye view / light is negligible. But wanted to post a pic showing the worst case light...

I believe we are at an exhaustive search point now and if we do go with what we have re pts we would market this tie as a "recreation". Best we are ever going to get.

Anyone who has had the ties in hand will confirm they change colour / shade in every light and angle. Hence the almost impossible task of replicating...

Please feel free to comment as I would appreciate views before I say to TF to go ahead with the pts tie

PTS tie is one of my favourites. From the pictures you provide the only difference I can spot is a lighter tone in the "azure" of the sample vs the original. If the pattern will be tightened it might reduce the effect (the black may "darken" the overall look of the tie, I don't know if I'm explaining myself correctly).

I'd say if this is the very best that can be achieved, let's go for it. I'd rather have a very close version than none at all. Then again, I don't know if a sample with the tight pattern can be done beforehand.

I'm guessing a video comparison is not an option? Might be helpful in order to better spot the differences.

In any event, I'm 95% in favour of going in with the PTS.

"Enjoy it while it lasts."
"The very words I live by."

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I am salivating. This is amazing Mark, thank you so much for getting it so far along again!

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Thanks Grant

So... Obviously at the moment Luigi and his colleagues are in the midst of Covid19... I have spoken to him and he is presently home based but OK. Im sure everyone joins me in wishing Luigi and indeed all of Italys people well (and anywhere else too for that matter)...

I have discussed the pts tie and as long as the hierarchy at TF agree, we will go with all 5 ties. The pts marketed as a recreation though for clarity that there is a slight shade difference in one strand.

So the spreadsheet has been submitted. 244 ties in total. Ranging between 40 to 53 of individual ties.

Once Luigi is operational that will generate a price, but not expected to be anything more than normal pricing.

And then emails with details / pictures / order process will head out directly from Luigi.

Timescales are now in the viruses hands

Stay safe everyone

I will update on here when I next have any news

Mark


https://i.postimg.cc/4HQp1k1z/DSC-2916.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/GH3XSqsc/DSC-2917.jpg

Last edited by 007JBDCMWR (14th Mar 2020 14:51)

Skewered, one sympathises...

1. CR. 2. TSWLM. 3. LTK. 4. GF. 5. SF.

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Mark, you are the best! Once again, thanks for your hard work and please relay my gratitude and well wishes to Luigi and his team as well. May everyone remain safe and sensible in this trying time.

@JaviTru on Twitter and @TheBondIsNotEnough on Instagram. Occasional contributor to thejamesbonddossier.com

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I have to say, I like these ties so much more than the ones in SPECTRE and NTTD, which imho are just a little too plain and unimaginative. Well done Mark for organising again.  ajb007/cheers

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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These look fantastic, thanks to Mark for the efforts he's gone to on this, and any others that have helped to contribute.

With everything going on I can appreciate that this may take a bit longer to come in to being, but it will be well with the wait!

@danielgaster

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Just noticed this thread! Am i too late to join the club? Interested in all of them but i have no idea what it would cost.

A question for those who were involved with the previous project:  How was the build quality? Were they also made by Luigi?

Thanks in advance!

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Agent Eternal wrote:

Just noticed this thread! Am i too late to join the club? Interested for all of them.

A question for those who were involved with the previous project:  How was the build quality? Were they also made by Luigi?

Thanks in advance!

Build quality of the Skyfall ties was top notch...which is expected, you are getting a brand new Tom Ford tie after all. Luigi doesn’t make them, he’s just the contact between all of us crazy Bond collectors and the decision makers at Tom Ford. I believe he’s some form of sales manager/MTM specialist with them.

Oh and regarding joining, it’s not too late. See post 167 in this thread for details.

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Agent Eternal wrote:

Just noticed this thread! Am i too late to join the club? Interested in all of them but i have no idea what it would cost.

A question for those who were involved with the previous project:  How was the build quality? Were they also made by Luigi?

Thanks in advance!

AE
The final spreadsheet is done but I havent sent it to luigi / TF as yet, but numbers are submitted and Im just awaiting the email reply confirming we are a go. Given the level of the situation in Italy that may be a while and I am obviously not pushing Luigi et Al.

So to Jordans respinse, yes you can still jump in but needs to be quick.

Need Full name / email / ties required via pm

Mark

Skewered, one sympathises...

1. CR. 2. TSWLM. 3. LTK. 4. GF. 5. SF.

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JTM wrote:

Build quality of the Skyfall ties was top notch...which is expected, you are getting a brand new Tom Ford tie after all. Luigi doesn’t make them, he’s just the contact between all of us crazy Bond collectors and the decision makers at Tom Ford. I believe he’s some form of sales manager/MTM specialist with them.

Oh and regarding joining, it’s not too late. See post 167 in this thread for details.

Thanks for clearing this up for me!

007JBDCMWR wrote:

AE
The final spreadsheet is done but I havent sent it to luigi / TF as yet, but numbers are submitted and Im just awaiting the email reply confirming we are a go. Given the level of the situation in Italy that may be a while and I am obviously not pushing Luigi et Al.

So to Jordans respinse, yes you can still jump in but needs to be quick.

Need Full name / email / ties required via pm

Mark

I will pm you right now!

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I just caught wind of the tie project. I just saw the post about the list being final. Is it still too late? I would like to be added to the "Bolivia" and "Greene Party" Tie if possible.

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TF wrote:

I just caught wind of the tie project. I just saw the post about the list being final. Is it still too late? I would like to be added to the "Bolivia" and "Greene Party" Tie if possible.

PM 007JBDCMWR/Mark with all info immediately.

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Westward_Drift wrote:
TF wrote:

I just caught wind of the tie project. I just saw the post about the list being final. Is it still too late? I would like to be added to the "Bolivia" and "Greene Party" Tie if possible.

PM 007JBDCMWR/Mark with all info immediately.

PM Sent.

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All recent additions to list included...

Due to Italy's situation ive heard nothing back from Luigi, obviously, so everyone has made the list!

Update on here when we get some news

Skewered, one sympathises...

1. CR. 2. TSWLM. 3. LTK. 4. GF. 5. SF.

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Is Luigi taking e-mails? I had a question for him, but I want to be very sensitive to his current situation in Italy.
I'd like to keep a sense of propriety intact.
Human life is obviously much more important than designer ties.

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unshaken 91 wrote:

Is Luigi taking e-mails? I had a question for him, but I want to be very sensitive to his current situation in Italy.
I'd like to keep a sense of propriety intact.
Human life is obviously much more important than designer ties.

I have a query with him but decided to leave until TF Milan officially reopen

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No Ive not heard from Luigi. Respectfully not chasing him presently.
Once they turn it around he will be in touch
Best wishes to him and his family friends colleagues

Skewered, one sympathises...

1. CR. 2. TSWLM. 3. LTK. 4. GF. 5. SF.

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I'm going to assume the list is closed?

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MGoAway wrote:

I'm going to assume the list is closed?

See post #193

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MGoAway wrote:

I'm going to assume the list is closed?

Pm sent

Skewered, one sympathises...

1. CR. 2. TSWLM. 3. LTK. 4. GF. 5. SF.

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At this stage due to the exchange rate I’m probably going to have to sit this one out sorry.