Originally Posted by iammatt
It is the shape of the tie and the knot more than anything else. This is what Angelo of the LL and Noveporte said. I don't disagree with him, although I find his words stronger than what I would say myself.
n.b. I had to post this for Ed's sake
In my opinion Rubinacci' s ties are among the most beautiful ties to wear; it is not possible to understand immediately
the quality of their artisan handcrafting as well the peculiarity of their shape and design. Mariano has started again now in manufacturing ties according to the same criteria used in his Naples Via Filangieri Premise more than half century ago.Indeed they are generally unlined and give a very small knot as the diameter of the anterior tie leg is around 8 cm and no > 8.5 cm . In my opinion they represent the arrival and not the starting point along a gentleman's journey in the world of elegance, and need a superior good taste to be loved
, differently from Marinella' s ties that are much more easily appreciated. A sophisticated connoisseur will distinguish them among all the others.
Jesus, when I read stuff like that it makes me want to choke the person. I don't know Angelo and he's probably a nice guy but give me an effing break. "You are too stupid to understand why these ties are great and your lack of taste and sophistication is why you wear crap like Marinella"
Originally Posted by threadbare
Excellent collection. Who makes the fourth from the left that looks like a grenadine?
Brioni I think. All the ties in the pic are either Brioni, Borrelli or Holliday and Brown