Recent content by paul winston

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    official Chipp Neckwear Thread

    When I joined my dad in 1960, Chipp's largest "personal volume" customer was a brilliant individual who took his grandfather's company and made it the world leader in it's field. Like many individuals , he had one quirk. But first I back up to explain how the number of his personal orders...
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    official Chipp Neckwear Thread

    A lot of water over the dam since 1960. I remember Chipp sold English Silk regimental stripe ties back then for $3.50. The catalogs that now arrive have few ties offered and for those ties pictured $190 - $240 prices are quite normal. Many things have changed through the years. The Sunday...
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    In praise of Sam Hober ties

    For those who are "Grenadine Tie People" - Hober, who makes very good ties and Chipp Neckwear use the same Grenadine Silk from the same mills in Como. Those mills have announced that there will be a silk price increase. We do not yet know what the increase will be. ( Chipp Grenadine ties -...
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    Ryan, Thank you for your kind reply to my post. Best wishes for the coming hours, days and...

    Ryan, Thank you for your kind reply to my post. Best wishes for the coming hours, days and years. Paul cell 203 559-7653
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    official Chipp Neckwear Thread

    Jack Kent Cook bought a lot of Chipp shirts. We never sold him any clothing- but he really liked our shirts. The first few times he came into the shop my father worked with him - he was the kind of man who wanted to work with "the boss." Sometime they would sit in my dad's office talking - I...
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    bespoke Bespoke ties

    For those who are "Grenadine Tie People" - a shrinking universe ; Hober, who makes very good ties, and Chipp Neckwear use the same silk from the same mills in Como. The mills have announced that there will be a silk price increase when they reopen. We do not yet know what the increase will be. (...
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    bespoke Bespoke ties

    For repairs or re-cuts, Tie Crafters in NYC is where I have sent people for years. My site - chippneckwear - can make ties in any length; we do not vary widths which Hober and Tie Crafters offer to do.
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    official Chipp Neckwear Thread

    When we had the shop in our Brown Stone at 14 E 44th, it was not unusual that someone would call tracking down a customer who they thought might be in the shop. Our telephone operator would make a general page - " There is a call for Mr. -------." My brother Jimmy and I were not above paging...
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    official Chipp Neckwear Thread

    The Cup that Jesus drank from at the Last Supper is not the only Holy Grail. There is a Holy Grail in the men's wear trade. It is an elusive "something" that an individual saw. They didn't buy it. It has bothered them ever since and they are searching for it. They know exactly what it...
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    official Chipp Neckwear Thread

    In my last post I said my next post would return to my "stories". The best laid plans of mice and men......... But something happened about 10 days ago and I am telling everyone about it. My wife is a flower and plant person. Our deck looks like a flower shop. Two big fat Bumble Bees were...
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    Certainly nothing wrong with being a Hober fan. His product is very good. We use the same...

    Certainly nothing wrong with being a Hober fan. His product is very good. We use the same sources for Grenadine. I only offer length variation and small width variation. My made by hand in the in our NYC facility Grenadine is 67.75 including shipping to any address in the USA. There is a $10...
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    I prefer the blue. Visit my site - chippneckwear.com - and look at our blue hand made in the USA...

    I prefer the blue. Visit my site - chippneckwear.com - and look at our blue hand made in the USA Grenadine tie. It will work and cost you less than 1/2 the price. Paul Winston 212 687-0850 cell 203 559-7653
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    official Chipp Neckwear Thread

    With apologies to all - this post has nothing to do with my Chipp experiences or Ask Andy "stuff". Because I am 82 and have some time on my hands I am venting about some of the things that bug me. 1. I am almost computer illiterate. ( When I have something I can't do on the computer, I start...
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    Relenghtening jacket sleeve with working buttonholes

    Take it to a tailor and ask him/her what can be done.
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    First MTM Jacket and overthinking fabrics

    Although I have been in the "business" for many years I know nothing about Empire. I know this about fabric. There are three aspects of all cloth - 1. The raw material - 2 the process of turning the raw material into yarn - 3 The weaving the yarn into cloth. All three are important. A...