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....
Would it be possible to add me to the list for the Tom Ford polo
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.
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!
Thank you for the update and stewardship.
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!
Is there any chance of another run of the ties?
Are you talking about the Skyfall ties or the Quantum of Solace ties?
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.
Is there a separate thread for that project. If so can you post a link. Thanks.
Here is the link for the Skyfall ties project.
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!
Once I get official word on price, I'll let everyone know
As always thanks for the update Mr E , count me in again 🍸️
I'd like to be included as well, thanks!
Still in ! Might need to change my size decision if I get much older, think I've shrunk since this started 😂
Can I jump in on this? Thanks!
Was there any word on this - conscious of your notes on the other projects.
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.
Which two have the greenlight?
QoS ties X5.
QoS Harrington rerun
Is the tie project accepting new backers do you know?
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.
Go to the QOS tie project thread or drop a PM to 007JBDCMWR and express your interest.
I for one second that , well said
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.
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!