Silk Handkerchiefs

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Postby Kevin Fox » 10/18/04 10:43 AM

I have been looking for heavy weight silk handkerchiefs for a silk & coin routine, size approx 18in x 18in most are to small, I have one
I picked up in NewYork last year but can't seem
to find a supplier, ( it's type you have in your breast pocket of your suit)
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Postby Carl Mercurio » 10/18/04 12:29 PM

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Postby Guest » 10/18/04 12:57 PM

Silk King is out there. Never bought anything from them, but perhaps they can help.
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Postby Guest » 10/18/04 02:36 PM

I replied once before but it must have been deleted. I searched for opague silks for coin tricks about a year ago. I finally found them at Men's Wearhouse (sp?). They are close to 18" square and they have several colors. I assume they still sell them. Tom
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 10/18/04 03:55 PM

Originally posted by oldguy:
I replied once before but it must have been deleted. I searched for opague silks for coin tricks about a year ago. I finally found them at Men's Wearhouse (sp?). They are close to 18" square and they have several colors. I assume they still sell them. Tom
Sorry Tom, stunned that a reply about finding pocket squares at a clothing store would be deleted.

Richard, Dustin, was there a problem?
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Postby Guest » 10/18/04 06:35 PM

Yes, there is a problem...two days of posts were lost from the Genii forum, I believe...
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Postby Guest » 10/18/04 09:15 PM

Go to web page . I have

seen his set and they are available for $30.00

made of the same material as Slydini's were made

of.....Mike
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Postby Guest » 08/30/05 08:47 AM

Yep! There are deals available on silks you use for magic.

Often I get questions about "thick" or "heavy" silks. (I have been in the import business since 1969.) There are silk rugs available over 5/8" thick and over 400 years old. Making things thick from silk is hardly new! Frankly, making silk thicker usually defeats the advantages of silk. As the importer of magicians' silk, my most basic recommendation to magicians is to use the lightest silk you skill will allow.

You'll find that most pros use 5 momme silk in the 24" size. (Did you know that 8 momme silk takes 60% more space than 5 momme silk? A 24" silk in 5 mommme only takes the space of an 18" silk in 8 momme. To the audience an 18" silk is simply half the size of a 24" silk. Thus it just emphasizes that it is a smaller production or act. Being opaque convincingly destroys much of the mystery that makes the magic, magic.)

Now off my soap box!

If you want thick silks for opaqueness to cover cards, coins, rings, etc., the bargain is at Burington Coat Factory Outlets. There in the Men's shop they are $3.50 each and in some good colors. (Thick silk takes much less skill to sew! The sewing still costs more than the silk. Now you know the importers' secret. If I used thicker silk, I could save money on labor! However, it would not solve problems for magicians.)

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Postby Bill Mullins » 08/30/05 10:47 PM

Bob was kind enough to do a lecture on silks for us at the SEAM here in Huntsville (everyone left with a new white silk). It turns out there is more to silks than how many will fit into a thumbtip.

Plus, he had some great deals on silks in the dealer room (nice mis-made flags, streamers, etc.). Thanks Bob!
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