Originally Posted by slaavwmr,June 16 2005,08:45
Originally Posted by T4phage,June 16 2005,07:32
I see quite a few Breuer ties here. Â They run the gamut from stripes to wovens. Quality wise I would put them a step below Altea.
What is Altea? How do they compare to Marinella?
altea = 2-3 steps below marinella. At Breuer's price, that makes it an awful value in this country. Â $100 is a lot for a sub-Altea (perennial Filene's basement staple) tie.
I'll throw a dissenting view in on that. I consider Breuer as the equal to the majority of the top end tie makers. It's not quite Drake's, but I think it's pretty close. I would certainly consider it superior to the Altea ties I've seen/owned. I'd rather have a Breuer than an Hermes. Of course, I will add that I don't pay retail for ties, and wouldn't pay $100 for a Breuer, either. Plain Clothes in Birmingham carries Breuer, btw. Shaia's across the street has Altea.