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post #136 of 154
In my experience there is nothing that is as distinctive and beautiful as my Rubinacci 7-folds. The silks used while conservative are incredibly unique and unlike anything anyone else offers. The quality of the silk is leaps and bounds better than Kiton, Brioni, and Borrelli.

I share a love/hate relationship along with Ed with Charvet. Personally I think there prints are underrated and there weaves underappreciated. However, the delicacy of them will always be an issue. They do make incredible pocket squares.

I love H&B because I think its a nicely priced alternative to many of the other print brands including Marinella. I just wish it wasn't so hard to find them under 3.5" wide.

For solids I've had good experiences with Altea (RLPL), H&B, and T&A.

http://thelondonlounge.net/gl/forum/...r=asc&start=15
post #137 of 154
Marinella is really great if you go to one of their shops and have a huge choice of silks. If this is not what you are doing, Drakes and H&B are equally good, if not identical to Marinella. I like Charvet prints, not wovens.
post #138 of 154
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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.

I agree with most of what you said with the exception of some Kiton woven 7-folds and Borrelli prints. I'm wearing a kiton woven now and while I wouldn't pay $200 for it, it's a very nice tie for ~ $80 and I don't think you can say it's not as good as others; probably not worth the kiton premium but still nice ties. Also, I have a couple of Borrelli prints and and while the silks don't have the heft of the 50oz twill used by H&B and Drake's (no one else uses that silk I think), it's still great and I will even say that the construction is better than H&B and Drakes.

I just bought this Borrelli 7-fold print (but haven't received it yet) so I'll say more about this when it arrives:





What do you think of this Borrelli though?

http://cgi.ebay.com/NeckTie-Borrelli...QQcmdZViewItem
post #139 of 154
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I agree with most of what you said with the exception of some Kiton woven 7-folds and Borrelli prints. I'm wearing a kiton woven now and while I wouldn't pay $200 for it, it's a very nice tie for ~ $80 and I don't think you can say it's not as good as others; probably not worth the kiton premium but still nice ties. Also, I have a couple of Borrelli prints and and while the silks don't have the heft of the 50oz twill used by H&B and Drake's (no one else uses that silk I think), it's still great and I will even say that the construction is better than H&B and Drakes.

I just bought this Borrelli 7-fold print (but haven't received it yet) so I'll say more about this when it arrives:





What do you think of this Borrelli though?

http://cgi.ebay.com/NeckTie-Borrelli...QQcmdZViewItem

I think that tie looks absolutely phenominal, I've yet to experience a Borelli tie in an intimate way lol but they look like they could be made of the perfect weight!
post #140 of 154
Bumping this thread...its been almost 3 years...what say you all on the tie front?
post #141 of 154
Interesting -- I'm a big fan of Charvet wovens, but don't like the prints. Not a big print guy generally though.


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Marinella is really great if you go to one of their shops and have a huge choice of silks. If this is not what you are doing, Drakes and H&B are equally good, if not identical to Marinella.

I like Charvet prints, not wovens.
post #142 of 154
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Bumping this thread...its been almost 3 years...what say you all on the tie front?

Cappelli.
post #143 of 154
Hermes make the best tie no doubt Louis Vuitton prolly 2nd Gucci 3rd maybe
post #144 of 154
wow, can't believe I wrote such self-righteous bullshit 3 years ago.
post #145 of 154
^I liked the post that ended with falafel.
post #146 of 154
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Cappelli.

Why do you prefer Cappelli over Marinella? I'm curious as I am considering making a switch mostly due to location reasons as Cappelli now comes to the states...
post #147 of 154
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Why do you prefer Cappelli over Marinella? I'm curious as I am considering making a switch mostly due to location reasons as Cappelli now comes to the states...

They seem/feel better made to me, the silks are heavier, and designs are Jurassic in their classicism.
post #148 of 154
Where can one purchase Cappelli in the states.
post #149 of 154
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They seem/feel better made to me, the silks are heavier, and designs are Jurassic in their classicism.

Interesting. I am going to try one next time Mina is here. Thanks.
post #150 of 154
I didn't read all 10 pages, so I don't know if anyone mentioned Barba 7-fold. The non-linen ones are really hefty, which I like. Some people might not like this heft, but I have had feedback from tie guys who have bought several brands and the comments on Barba are always positive. if you don't like heft, though, these wouldn't be for you.
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