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    May 21, 2012, 12:26 AM - Re: Neckties! #401

    Indy Magnoli said: View Post
    We've found a new (and more reliable) factory to do the PS shirt replica. The cloth is in preproduction now and I should have news by late June.
    Oh good, I was wondering what had become of this! I shall have to keep an eye on the website
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    May 21, 2012, 1:48 PM - Re: Neckties! #402

    Oh man! The Voight-Kampff tie! I love it! Ordering one as soon as payday gets here!
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    May 23, 2012, 4:55 PM - Re: Neckties! #403

    Pattern on the I tie looks fine, as does the color. The shape of it is important - should be a narrow not to be confused with a slimline.
    Could you post a pic of the fabric next to something for size reference?
    Looks good to me! And now that I can tie a bowtie very well, I'm excited to get this!
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    May 23, 2012, 6:34 PM - Re: Neckties! #404

    Pattern looks good, but I'm not sold on the color at all - is that final?

    Compare this:


    With this:
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    May 23, 2012, 10:25 PM - Re: Neckties! #405

    Agreed with e-wan.
    The "I" needs to be a dark blue, and the background a very dark (almost black) blue.
    That reference photo also is good for showing the overall size and shape the tie needs to be.
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    May 23, 2012, 11:35 PM - Re: Neckties! #406

    I'm working on getting some better shots of this. Here is an older sample we worked up (the pattern is slightly off, but you get a better idea of the color):

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    May 24, 2012, 12:05 AM - #407

    Thanks Indy, that definitely looks better but it still looks too "ice" blue when it should be more indigo.
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    May 24, 2012, 12:12 AM - Re: Neckties! #408

    I agree, needs to be darker. Also despite the lack of scale reference, from the thread/weave I'd say that pattern looks too big, the I's should be smaller. Can't say that for sure though without something to compare it to.
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    May 24, 2012, 12:56 AM - Re: Neckties! #409

    Not only does it seem to bright, it might also be a bit too shiny? Or is that just me. The color needs to have a slightly purplish undertone too, which that color lacks.
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    May 25, 2012, 4:55 PM - Re: Neckties! #410

    I think the scale is about perfect:

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    May 25, 2012, 6:04 PM - Re: Neckties! #411

    Yep, the scale looks near perfect. I still hold to my note on the color, though.
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    May 25, 2012, 7:22 PM - Re: Neckties! #412

    Agreed. Tweaking the color now.
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    May 25, 2012, 9:34 PM - Re: Neckties! #413

    Looking good so far - agreed on the color, but it sounds like you have it under control.
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    May 26, 2012, 6:52 AM - Re: Neckties! #414

    Antother thing i'm curious about is the weight/stiffness of the fabric, because if you look at the real one, it's not only quite stiff, but in the middle it has a rather ditinct fold/crease. But that might all be thanks to interfacing. Also the shinienss, because if you look at the real one, it's either very dull or very shiny. Like you can see her, the line is veru distinct: . Alsooooo, the weave on the real one seems to "jump out" more, but that might just be this picture.

    Here is also some reference for how sharp the bow-tie is around the corner
    It might also be tricky to get it to be so flat around the sides.
    Last edited by HaroldVonBraun; May 26, 2012 at 6:58 AM.
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    May 26, 2012, 2:10 PM - #415

    Indy Magnoli said: View Post
    Agreed. Tweaking the color now.
    Great, thanks Indy! Can't wait to see the revised colors.
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    May 26, 2012, 2:29 PM - Re: Neckties! #416

    Can we maybe see a picture of the tweaked color, once it's made, in some different lighting situations. Since the real one also changes color quite a lot, according to the lighting.
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    Jun 3, 2012, 8:38 PM - Re: Neckties! #417

    Here is the latest pattern and color for this bowtie:

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    Jun 4, 2012, 2:47 AM - Re: Neckties! #418

    That looks great!
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    Jun 4, 2012, 1:42 PM - Re: Neckties! #419

    Neeeehhhh, the contrast seems to low IMO. The brighter blue seems too blue, and it lacks the strange purple-ish undertones that the "real" bow-tie has. Sorry were so picky.
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    Jun 5, 2012, 12:55 PM - Re: Neckties! #420

    Yeah the "I" tie simply isn't blue it is purple. Just as the stripes on the "Utah" shirt aren't blue but lavender.

    I've not seen a single photo of the "I" that suggests it is blue.

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    Jun 5, 2012, 1:50 PM - Re: Neckties! #421

    Pattern's great though - this will be a nice tie when it's done.
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    Jun 5, 2012, 3:58 PM - Re: Neckties! #422

    Ok guys... I'm going to leave you to discuss this. Earlier in the thread it is stated that this tie is blue and the purple tones are from the lighting, etc. Now modernboy says it's purple, not blue. I need to know what you guys want before I make a ton of these. So, start discussing, and let me know the consensus.

    Kind regards,
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    Jun 5, 2012, 4:02 PM - Re: Neckties! #423

    Hey Indy hopefully I didn't offend you at all. I think we're all looking for the most accurate tie and definitely don't want you to waste your time.

    Personally i think if you ca get the colors to match the reference picture I posted you'll be aces. The pattern you have is great so it really comes down to color.

    Cheers.
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    Jun 5, 2012, 5:26 PM - Re: Neckties! #424

    No, it's the silent ones I worry about! I've had other projects where I share updates, get a few people saying "good work" then, after spending thousands on development costs, the "experts" pipe up after production pointing out all the problems! I'd really like to get these right the first time so... if anyone else has any comments, please let me know.

    I'm all about giving the collectors what they want. If you want purple, I'll do it purple... if you want blue, we'll make it blue. BUT, we can only do one, so I need the consensus and then we can move forward.

    Thanks,
    Indy
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    Jun 5, 2012, 5:52 PM - Re: Neckties! #425

    In my opinion, its a lighting thing.