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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Pay Once, Cry Once
Growing up I had a friend whose father, whilst being a great provider for his family, always rewarded himself with great quality items. Whether it was a television, or a new couch, he would make sure that it was exactly what he wanted. In contrast, I grew up in a household where wearing a fake was considered 'thrifty' and for this reason, and to some extent a small amount of shame, I have always sought out quality and the real thing. I believe in what my friends father told him one day 'pay once, cry once'. That is, if you pay the price once, it may hurt in the first instance, but the product will last. By contrast, buy something dodgy and you will always be fixing it.
I am not going to throw bad light onto other companies trying to enter the bow tie market, but I will say this about the bow tie above. It is made of the finest orange mogador silk I have touched. On the contrast side is a black Holland And Sherry modal velvet. The velvet is cut separately to the silk, married together and sewn. What comes out the other side is a bow tie which when tied has hints of the contrasting fabric. On certain angles the orange mogador will appear as piping to the velvet, on the reverse, the orange mogador will seem to be piped by velvet. It is one you will keep for a long time, not just because this bow tie is made from the finest fabrics, but because it was made with care and love and you can't put a price on that.
Pay once, cry once - it's good advice , you should take it.