I assume that there will be a few people on the current t list who will have dropped out. My other concern is that once a price is announced we may lose more people but I am hoping everyone will still be up for this project!
Please put me down for 1.
I've spoken to Luigi and sounds as if they are still in shock re Tom Fords total departure.
They are expecting the new structure / roles / individuals in place by May.
Maybe then we can see if "Projects" will be considered.
Tbh who knows,we were ver lucky with our TF connection as most of these size companies really don't care.
But I will stay close to Luigi and do my best to keep / re-instate the links
I hope that Luigi will still be involved and that they continue the projects going forward especially the polo, scarf and harrington. In regards to Tom Ford leaving his brand I am not surprised especially after his husband passed away. He has a young son so he probably wants to spend more time with him.
Probably not the thread for this but with Ford out of the picture you have to wonder who will do the suiting for Bond 26. It's possible Lauder may value the 007 connection for its "Tom Ford" brand more than Ford himself did. What happens with this project in the coming months may give us a hint of what is to come.
I think the 007 association with TF was probably done regardless anyhow with DC finished as Bond
I'd like to be added to the list, it would be good if we could get above the magic "50" number, so as a group we're in position to order and pay for the polo shirts if the project goes ahead. I appreciate that with the re-structuring at Tom Ford this might not happen, but hope springs eternal!
I've kept in regular contact with Luigi and exchange messages regularly. The Tom Ford takeover and internal wranglings are still ongoing with high level changes still and looking likely to continue carrying on
To this end there is presently no way of even broaching special projects.
From Luigi -
"Many changes will hit us soon.
For the moment that project is not discussed and not easy to discuss soon"
My honest view is it's likely they won't happen again and we should be grateful for the amazing assistance we received on Tie / Harrington projects.
I will keep in touch with Luigi though and if we ever get a different appetite I will update the thread.
That is a real shame as it's not like they're aren't making money off of these projects but hopefully they'll be more receptive in the future.
Obviously sad and never say never, etc, but also seems an appropriate time to reiterate thank you to everyone who invested not insignificant time and resource into making these projects happen at all. The results have and continue to bring me a great deal of joy. Thank you🍸️
We certainly had a great run on these projects.
The polo would of been great but amongst the unique ties and amazing Harrington it was the lowest priority for me since we have the Sunspels.
Thanks for the update Mark!
We kind of forget that Tom Ford is a major luxury brand that has gone above and beyond to help us, in comparison to other companies (both large and small) who have dismissed us, and Luigi is an eternal friend of many of us for his efforts.
Agree with Welshboy that the Polo is as it is, a Sunspel Riviera is a great alternative and a Bond brand.
Thank you again Mark for all of your hard work on the most recent projects, these aren't easy, and your patience has been brilliant.
We've had a great run and thank you to everyone who has participated in all of these projects
Just sayin’.. check out the John Smedley Noah Polo, it’s remarkably close to Spectre TF one
I have the Tom Ford polo from Spectre, found on eBay for $1000, I had originally said it was the QoS but I confused them both. My mistake