Tom Ford Quantum Of Solace Ties Special Order - PROJECT IS GO, please read post 289

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  • 007JBDCMWR007JBDCMWR Posts: 2,165MI6 Agent
    edited March 2020
    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


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    Skewered, one sympathises...

    1. CR. 2. TSWLM. 3. LTK. 4. GF. 5. SF.
  • JET007JET007 Austin, TXPosts: 167MI6 Agent
    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.
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  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,218MI6 Agent
    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. {[]
    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • BrackleyBondBrackleyBond Oundle, NorthamptonshirePosts: 79MI6 Agent
    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!
  • Agent EternalAgent Eternal Athens, GreecePosts: 115MI6 Agent
    edited March 2020
    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!
  • JTMJTM Posts: 2,977MI6 Agent
    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.
  • 007JBDCMWR007JBDCMWR Posts: 2,165MI6 Agent
    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.
  • Agent EternalAgent Eternal Athens, GreecePosts: 115MI6 Agent
    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!
  • TFTF Colorado, USAPosts: 5MI6 Agent
    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.
  • Westward_DriftWestward_Drift Posts: 2,575MI6 Agent
    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.
  • TFTF Colorado, USAPosts: 5MI6 Agent
    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.
  • 007JBDCMWR007JBDCMWR Posts: 2,165MI6 Agent
    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.
  • unshaken 91unshaken 91 Posts: 115MI6 Agent
    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.
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,907MI6 Agent
    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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  • 007JBDCMWR007JBDCMWR Posts: 2,165MI6 Agent
    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.
  • MGoAwayMGoAway Posts: 2MI6 Agent
    I'm going to assume the list is closed?
  • MikeG77MikeG77 Posts: 1,590MI6 Agent
    MGoAway wrote:
    I'm going to assume the list is closed?

    See post #193
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  • 007JBDCMWR007JBDCMWR Posts: 2,165MI6 Agent
    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.
  • cs007cs007 Posts: 82MI6 Agent
    At this stage due to the exchange rate I’m probably going to have to sit this one out sorry.
  • km1fdmkm1fdm USAPosts: 143MI6 Agent
    cs007 wrote:
    At this stage due to the exchange rate I’m probably going to have to sit this one out sorry.

    Just curious - Which exchange rate? Euro to USD is almost 1:1.
  • Enjoying DeathEnjoying Death Toronto, ON CANADAPosts: 1,139MI6 Agent
    edited May 2020
    If he's Canadian like me, the exchange rate with anyone is really going to hurt. Right now 1 Euro = 1.53 CAD. X-(

    If it gets any worse before we have to pay, I may have to drop a tie or back out completely.

    Not working in over 2 months during the shutdown has really put a HUGE dent in my finances and working on contract in the construction industry means I usually don't get paid for at least 2-3 months and sometimes longer after project completion.

    It could be 6 months since my last cheque came in before I see another one and that means needs come before wants unfortunately.
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    Bond: “I must be dreaming.”
  • JTMJTM Posts: 2,977MI6 Agent
    1 Euro - 1.67 AUD...so I’m in the same boat :s It’s recovered a little from what it was in March—1.87 AUD!—but I don’t think it’s at the stage yet where I could grab the full tie set unfortunately.
  • cs007cs007 Posts: 82MI6 Agent
    Aussie dollar for me to unfortunately. Slowly climbing but can’t see it getting back to where it was.
  • 007JBDCMWR007JBDCMWR Posts: 2,165MI6 Agent
    All

    I guess with the pandemic everything is up in the air, timescales, pricing, past commitments etc.

    Nobody need feel bad if needing to withdraw. That is a necessity sometimes, family and finances come first.

    I as much as anyone else enjoys the clothing side of this hobby, but if weve been taught nothing else through the last few months, there are certainly more important things in life.

    Once I hear from Luigi and we are at a stage to move forward I will update the thread.

    At some point I will be sending Luigi the details of who / which ties. So if before that time you are convinced you need to pull out, please feel free to PM me.

    If unsure, there is no true commitment until we place orders, but obviously a mass drop off may mean a certain tie or even the whole project is dropped.

    So in summary try to let me know if you need to pull out which will enable us to keep a tally of each style tie required...

    Cheers and stay safe all

    Mark
    Skewered, one sympathises...

    1. CR. 2. TSWLM. 3. LTK. 4. GF. 5. SF.
  • cahcah Terrigal, AustraliaPosts: 19MI6 Agent
    Hey Mark, thank you for your considerate and thoughtful post, totally understandable. That said, I’m still in. Cheers
  • CommandantCommandant Posts: 1,278MI6 Agent
    Thank you Mark for the heads-up.
    I hope you and your family are well.
    Stay safe -{
  • unshaken 91unshaken 91 Posts: 115MI6 Agent
    edited June 2020
    Hope everyone is well,
    just out of curiosity, what is the likelihood of this project moving forward and being completed?
    And do we need to confirm, or are we only contacting Mark if we need to pull out?
    Thanks
  • MikeG77MikeG77 Posts: 1,590MI6 Agent
    Hope everyone is well,
    just out of curiosity, what is the likelihood of this project moving forward and being completed?
    And do we need to confirm, or are we only contacted Mark if we need to pull out?
    Thanks

    The project was approved by Tom Ford as we had the #'s needed for each tie but things are at a standstill because of COVID. I think Mark said he'll reach out to Luigi with order details and we'll have a finalized price. If you need to back out then just let Mark know!
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  • frommeyerfrommeyer ChicagoPosts: 403MI6 Agent
    I don't know if it makes a difference at this point but put me down for London and PTS!
  • MikeG77MikeG77 Posts: 1,590MI6 Agent
    frommeyer wrote:
    I don't know if it makes a difference at this point but put me down for London and PTS!

    Please send a PM to 007JBDCMWR to let him know what ties you want.
    I know where you keep your gun!
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