Quantum of Solace Bond Tom Ford Polo: Update in Post 440

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  • 007JBDCMWR007JBDCMWR Posts: 2,167MI6 Agent

    Yes I would agree with Mike.

    The other issue, certainly with the tie projects is that the suppliers of fabrics have gone out of business, so they have to start from scratch each time....

    Skewered, one sympathises...

    1. CR. 2. TSWLM. 3. LTK. 4. GF. 5. SF.
  • mb1101mb1101 Posts: 4MI6 Agent

    Would it be possible to add me to the list for the Tom Ford polo

  • MrEMrE Can't be too careful Posts: 513MI6 Agent

    All are welcomed and can be added to this list.

    Every time I've corresponded with Luigi, he has always seemed very excited about making this project happen. So I know he will do what he can.

    And unlike the QoS tie project, TF already has the fabric and everything needed to move forward with this project, the only thing they have not had is the minimum number of orders to green light it. Due to Covid, I haven't even bothered Luigi as it would me a moot point. Probably not even worth taking a head count and reaching out to him until 2022.

    A friend of mine recently went to Las Vegas, and he told me that mask orders were lifted everywhere he went, and in all businesses with the exception of Tom Ford. This particular company has and is taking the pandemic very seriously and like others have stated, special projects most likely won't even be on the table until 2022. And that's me being very optimistic.

    Besides the pandemic, the most difficult aspect about this project has been the price of this polo. The cost changes depending on how many orders we get, the more orders, the lower the cost, but without being able to really nail down an official price, I understand why some would be hesitant to get onboard. Our goal right now is to have 40-50 confirmed orders. If we get that, I'll take that information to Luigi and see if we can get a locked in price.

  • MrEMrE Can't be too careful Posts: 513MI6 Agent

    And for the record...

    This is still David Zaritsky's project. I just grabbed the torch for a moment as these projects can be a bit tedious.

    Ultimately, it all comes down to Luigi and us hitting the appropriate numbers. Stay optimistic!

  • Royale-les-EauxRoyale-les-Eaux LondonPosts: 355MI6 Agent

    Thank you for the update and stewardship.

  • MrEMrE Can't be too careful Posts: 513MI6 Agent


    Don't thank me, thank the 25+ members on here who have stayed diligent and committed to this project for over 2 years now.

    If this happens, it's because EVERYBODY made it happen. You are welcome for the update though!

  • mb1101mb1101 Posts: 4MI6 Agent

    Thank you

  • CMAESSCHALCKCMAESSCHALCK Posts: 15MI6 Agent

    Is there any chance of another run of the ties?

  • MikeG77MikeG77 Posts: 1,590MI6 Agent

    Are you talking about the Skyfall ties or the Quantum of Solace ties?

    I know where you keep your gun!
  • CMAESSCHALCKCMAESSCHALCK Posts: 15MI6 Agent

    Skyfall

  • MrEMrE Can't be too careful Posts: 513MI6 Agent


    I stand corrected...it seems 007JBDCMWR is making some serious progress on the QoS tie project...let's see where the chips fall with that project and if it looks like things are back on track, we can do another head count for the polo project.

  • CMAESSCHALCKCMAESSCHALCK Posts: 15MI6 Agent

    Is there a separate thread for that project. If so can you post a link. Thanks.

  • MrEMrE Can't be too careful Posts: 513MI6 Agent
    edited July 5


    Update:

    Since it looks like the TF special projects are getting traction again, I decided to contact Luigi. He is going to get back to me and let me know if the minimum can be lowered to 40. He is also going to get back to me on what the official price would be at 40 orders. Expect this polo to be expensive since it is a special order, the original fabric had to be sourced, and it's made in Italy, not Portugal like most of TF polos. It's also a linen / cotton blend, and will be 100% screen accurate. You can always add your name or remove your name, but for now just to get things moving again, I told Luigi I would take an accurate and up-to-date head count. So...without further ado...here we go again!

  • MrEMrE Can't be too careful Posts: 513MI6 Agent
    edited July 6

    Once I get official word on price, I'll let everyone know

  • chriscollins007chriscollins007 North Somerset , England Posts: 1,094MI6 Agent

    As always thanks for the update Mr E , count me in again 🍸️

    007 reporting for duty
  • sw17sw17 Posts: 28MI6 Agent

    I'd like to be included as well, thanks!

  • 007JBDCMWR007JBDCMWR Posts: 2,167MI6 Agent

    Still in ! Might need to change my size decision if I get much older, think I've shrunk since this started 😂

    Skewered, one sympathises...

    1. CR. 2. TSWLM. 3. LTK. 4. GF. 5. SF.
  • sw17sw17 Posts: 28MI6 Agent

    Can I jump in on this? Thanks!

  • Royale-les-EauxRoyale-les-Eaux LondonPosts: 355MI6 Agent

    Was there any word on this - conscious of your notes on the other projects.

  • MrEMrE Can't be too careful Posts: 513MI6 Agent

    I hate to say it...but it looks like this project is done for. Luigi is focusing on the 2 projects that already have the green light. The problem with this project is that we get close but we never hit the numbers needed to move forward. The price of the polo has always been ambiguous which doesn't help. We could take another count, but there's no way we're going to hit 40. Too many people have backed out. And I don't even know what the price is at this point. Most likely it's around the $650 mark. It seems like everyone's thrown in the towel. If anyone has any brilliant ideas on how to increase the numbers, feel free to share, but as of right now, I'm winding up to throw in the towel myself.

  • 007JBDCMWR007JBDCMWR Posts: 2,167MI6 Agent

    QoS ties X5.

    QoS Harrington rerun

    Skewered, one sympathises...

    1. CR. 2. TSWLM. 3. LTK. 4. GF. 5. SF.
  • CMAESSCHALCKCMAESSCHALCK Posts: 15MI6 Agent

    Is the tie project accepting new backers do you know?

  • StiffassBritStiffassBrit United KingdomPosts: 203MI6 Agent
    edited July 28


    I'm sorry......that last hand...nearly killed me
  • StiffassBritStiffassBrit United KingdomPosts: 203MI6 Agent

    Really sorry to hear this project is being wound down. I had hoped that, like the other projects, it would gain momentum as things return to a hint of normality. Thanks to MrE for trying to get this project going again and also to David Z for starting this project in the first place. I think we all appreciate how difficult and consuming it is to start these projects and keep them going. I would hope that in the future, this project will again resurface as I certainly, like many people here who have supported the project from the start, have not given up hope that one day the reproduction of the QoS TF polo might be realised. Thanks again to everyone who supported this and hopefully we can try again in the future.

    👍️

    

    I'm sorry......that last hand...nearly killed me
  • MikeG77MikeG77 Posts: 1,590MI6 Agent

    Go to the QOS tie project thread or drop a PM to 007JBDCMWR and express your interest.

    I know where you keep your gun!
  • chriscollins007chriscollins007 North Somerset , England Posts: 1,094MI6 Agent
    007 reporting for duty
  • Royale-les-EauxRoyale-les-Eaux LondonPosts: 355MI6 Agent

    Not unexpected on any project given the last 18 months. So thank you for all the hard work and stewardship. I'm definitely one for the list hoping it resurfaces at some point.

  • MrEMrE Can't be too careful Posts: 513MI6 Agent
    edited August 2


    You know what...let's give this one last shot! Just keep in mind, the higher our numbers, the lower the cost of the polo will be.

    Add your name if you're in. (I've already added those who confirmed last month and this month)

    One last stab at it!


    1. MrE
    2. MrE
    3. Mb1101
    4. chriscollins007
    5. Sw17
    6. 007JBDCMWR
    7. StiffassBrit
    8. Royale-les-Eaux
    9. Royale-les-Eaux (friend #1)
    10. Royale-les-Eaux (freind #2)
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