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post #121 of 154
T4: I have ordered a couple other AM ties from Ian and I agree that they are not like the green one you posted. However, my blue one is. The only difference is the color. Otherwise, it has all the other construction features of you green one. And, it's a great tie. As are the other AMs I have.

Wild pig: I've recently won bids on some of those Verve ties. I would agree with the others that they don't look to be as good in quality as the other ties discussed here, but I decided to be open-minded and looked at the seller's selection. I saw some ties I liked and ordered/won them. They range in conservative styles to fashion forward styles. When I receive them, I will update with my opinion. I figure that even if they are only a third as good as, say, a Robert Talbott tie, they will be worth it at their low price. And, they are no more fashion forward than a Duchamps tie at 1/8th the price.
post #122 of 154
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Originally Posted by bachbeet View Post
I figure that even if they are only a third as good as, say, a Robert Talbott tie, they will be worth it at their low price. And, they are no more fashion forward than a Duchamps tie at 1/8th the price.

Hmm... you know that you can pick up minty to new with tags Talbott ties on eBay for $10 or less any day of the week, right? Talbott BOCs are available for just a lil bit more with some patience.
post #123 of 154
Anna Matuozzo makes very nice ties. I have one from matt that is beautiful.
post #124 of 154
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I would say her 7 folds are as nice...




Extremely nice.

I've seen her ties (and thouh I'm not saying this is unique to AM's ties) I don't think a picture can ever capture how nice her ties really look.
post #125 of 154
Well, I got the ties I won from that ebay site wild pig posted. They are very nice ties indeed and good quality. Especially when one considers how inexpensive they are.

BTW, none of the Talbotts I bid on ended up costing less than $20.
post #126 of 154
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I just got another Isaia tie--my second now. On the basis of these two, I'd have to put them in the top tier at about the same place as Kiton--right at the top.
post #127 of 154
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BTW, none of the Talbotts I bid on ended up costing less than $20.
My local (downtown Chicago) Rack had an enormous selection of Talbott BOCs for 29.99. 150-200, I would guess.
post #128 of 154
I know Alby is probably not one of the top teir tie brands but does anyone know how they compare to some of these "BEST TIES"?
post #129 of 154
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I just got another Isaia tie--my second now. On the basis of these two, I'd have to put them in the top tier at about the same place as Kiton--right at the top.

i have to agree with you Roger,

my isaia 7folds are the best ties i have ever owned.

two from chorse123

a gold/green paisley
a reddish /blue paisley

they are the most luxurious ties and the price chorse gave them to me for $120 total for both was an absolute steal.
that in itself has become my most favorite and memorial sf purchase ever.
post #130 of 154
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I know Alby is probably not one of the top teir tie brands but does anyone know how they compare to some of these "BEST TIES"?

I have an Alby tie. It ties a very nice knot and the one I have has nice surface interest, and being navy with tiny white dots, works perfectly as a text book conservative business tie. I'm no expert on construction, but it feels well made.

One thing that amazes me after reading through this thread, is the almost total lack of respect for Stefano Ricci ties. The one I have is quite possibly the nicest, heaviest silk I have ever felt in a tie. It ties a beautiful knot and again, I'm no expert on tie construction, but it seems to be beautifully made. Some of the comments on here would have you think that all they make are gawdy, tacky garbage. I think this is conservative, beautiful and of very high quality. The one on the left.
post #131 of 154
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One thing that amazes me after reading through this thread, is the almost total lack of respect for Stefano Ricci ties. The one I have is quite possibly the nicest, heaviest silk I have ever felt in a tie. It ties a beautiful knot and again, I'm no expert on tie construction, but it seems to be beautifully made. Some of the comments on here would have you think that all they make are gawdy, tacky garbage.

+1 on Stefano Ricci ties... highest quality silk, beautiful knots -- as long as you bypass the more ostentatious rococo designs, what's not to love?
post #132 of 154
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post
One thing that amazes me after reading through this thread, is the almost total lack of respect for Stefano Ricci ties. The one I have is quite possibly the nicest, heaviest silk I have ever felt in a tie. It ties a beautiful knot and again, I'm no expert on tie construction, but it seems to be beautifully made. Some of the comments on here would have you think that all they make are gawdy, tacky garbage. I think this is conservative, beautiful and of very high quality.
I agree 100%. I have a couple now, and they are just beautiful. Perhaps Stefano Ricci has produced some bizarre/tacky patterns along the way, but so too have some of the other top-rated tie makers. I suspect that this phenomenon arises from pressure to introduce new patterns all the time to sell new ties. Some of these patterns are going to be...unfortunate. From a quality-of-silk, heft, and construction standpoint, I've found Ricci ties to be first-rate.
post #133 of 154
For me as a value guy, I've spent some time trying to find my "sweet spot" in terms of price/quality for ties and in the process I came to the conclusion that some of the most expensive, well known ties (save a few) are not good ties relative to their peers. At the top of the bad value heap I place Kiton, as I feel that there printed and woven ties are really not conparable to many others and at over $200 are just a bad value. I do think they make a very nice cashmere and a nice wool tie. Brioni, I find, is strong across the board. Great printed silks, great wovens, awesome cashmere ties. Kiton can't hold a candle to them. Borrelli makes very nice woven ties, but their printed silks feel cheap. They make very good cashmere ties. Stefano Ricci makes great printed and woven ties, but the patterns are usually an issue. Marinella, for me, does nothing that isn't being done by Drakes/H&B/Battistoni and given the ease of getting those three at a discount and the fact that Marinella's never go on sale here in NYC, I no longer own nor will I be purchasing any Marinella's. Isaia, I find, is weak in ties at least relative to the quality of their suits/jackets. Patterns are iffy and they seem to use a thinner silk than other brands. Also, not a lot of attention goes into their keepers, labels and while that doesn't really matter for a tie, I like to see a well sewn on label and keeper. Charvet is strong across the board, especially wovens, but there is the well known issue of their delicacy. Turnbull makes a great British tie, and their grenadines are as classic as you can get. Ferragamo makes a very nice woven tie and their prints are no worse than the Hermes stuff, neither of which I care for. Bulgari for me makes the nicest Hermes/Ferragamo type prints, but again, just not my preference. As I have stated here before, H&B wovens are my absolute favorite ties and I just have not found anything that comes close to them in terms of price/quality.
post #134 of 154
Any small amount of joy I would have received from reading your post has been negated by your lack of use of something called paragraphs.
post #135 of 154
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Any small amount of joy I would have received from reading your post has been negated by your lack of use of something called paragraphs.

and then you wonder why you are not privy to Committee memos on classic style.
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