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post #46 of 154
I don't have one, either. I can't justify the expense with as many ties as I have compared to how often I wear them. I understand if you go bespoke with Charvet it's best to indicate explicitly if you want a self-keeper.
post #47 of 154
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Originally Posted by gdl203
I dislike Charvet ties. Their electric sheen blinds me. I cannot think of other high-end ties that would fit the word "tacky" better
Uhh... Stefano Ricci?
post #48 of 154
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Originally Posted by RJman
Uhh... Stefano Ricci?

Tacky, man other than some of those god awful ricci dress shirts with stripes I'd say Artoli is a world leader in the 'witches' wear:
http://www.artioli.com/html/collec/foto7.jpg
Tacky Elite
post #49 of 154
IMHO the best ties I own are (in no particular order)

Hermes - what's with Hermes here ? I wouldn't wear all of their models, but in Europe, understated Hermes in typical colors (navy, light blue, red and blue) are definitely part of the wardrobe of any classical dresser. I like their knots (small), and IMHO the way their patterns (made from animals or objects) look almost geometrical from the distance is second to none. Excellent silk, good construction. A bit overpriced, but still very reasonable in comparison to others.

Breuer - patterns are a little less conservative (I love their assymetrical patterns -i.e., a small pattern disseminated over the tie seemingly at random), nice knot, nice fabric. The ties I own are definitely narrower than others (comparable to Hermes, IMHO).

Borrelli - nice fabric (but extremely fragile), nice knot, nice construction. Not to be bought at full retail value!

La Foderata - a totally unknown label I think, it's a tie I bought by coincidence at a reputable men's store in Brussels. Nice construction, subtle pattern, knots beautifully.

New & Lingwood - very good construction, nice patterns, nice knots. The classical tie itself.
post #50 of 154
My favorites are:

1. Bvlgari 7-folds (Although some of their patterns are just plain awful)
2. Luciano Barbera 7-folds (Rare, great designs)
3. Canali Exclusive Label (Perfect knots)
4. Charvet (Great knots, but very delicate)
5. Brioni (Perfect length for me as I am 6'3" and Brioni tends to cut longer)
6. Alcione Milano (Don't know anything about this brand, never seen
them before or since, but I picked up a few last year and they
are awesome)

And my favorite ties of all are two limited edition Tino Cosma 7-folds. IMO they are head and shoulders above any other tie that I have ever seen in terms of silk, construction, and design. They are the ultimate 7-folds.
post #51 of 154
iammatt: I really like that Rubinacci you posted. Is that yours? I might try googling Rubinacci.

As an aside, sometimes I hate coming here because it tempts me to buy more. And, that hurts my wallet.
post #52 of 154
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Originally Posted by bachbeet
iammatt: I really like that Rubinacci you posted. Is that yours? I might try googling Rubinacci.

As an aside, sometimes I hate coming here because it tempts me to buy more. And, that hurts my wallet.

Yes, it is my tie. From what I know, you can only buy them from his shops in London, Milan, Rome and Naples. I am sure that they would ship to you if you so desired.

Without a doubt, it ties the nicest knot of any tie that I own.
post #53 of 154
Best Ties: Tino Cosma.
post #54 of 154
Another vote for Bizzocchi ties. Very well made by hand and tasteful patterns-some beautiful repps at Mark Shale here in Atlanta.

I also like Kiton seven-folds. The silk is a heavy twill that knots perfectly and works well with my spread collar collection.

I like Hermes too but only the patterns that don't scream "I bought an Hermes tie".

I have a few Brionis but their design selection is often way too flashy Roman for me. I have a few Best of Class Talbott's are they are very good but finding a classic pattern in their styles is tricky at best.

I have seen a few recent Charvets I like a lot but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
post #55 of 154
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Originally Posted by Chris "Italia"
Best Ties: Tino Cosma and Italo Ferretti.
How do you know?
post #56 of 154
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Originally Posted by RJman
How do you know?
Yeah, I don't even think he's started a thread asking who makes them yet.
post #57 of 154
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Originally Posted by Chris "Italia"
Best Ties: Tino Cosma.

The Tino Cosma ties that I had from when they had a store on 5th Ave. were very nice patterns and silk but the construction was shoddy.
post #58 of 154
Drakes, Marinella, Luciano Barbera, Hardy Amies (also made by Drakes I suspect), Battistoni

People here love Udeshi and Nicky - I am lukewarm on both brands
post #59 of 154
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
I've tried hating Charvet. I hate that I love their weaves better than anyone else's. I hate that I love the knot they make. I hate the way they come apart if you are not careful. I hate the way they have gone up in price from what I used to pay for them at BG. I've found some good ties (Drakes, Turnbull, Borrelli, Marinella) in my quest to forget Charvet. But alas, love is love . Charvet's weaves are untouchable in their beauty. I've never felt so exquisitely dressed as when I wear Charvet. Women are frozen in their tracks, horses' manes stand on end, the corner falafel guy gives me the chicken from last week instead of the month-old..... I just can't quit Charvet.




im so lucky to have a charvet as well, although , i havent worn it yet!


anyone know where i can take a look at mulberrywood ties? i want to look at their paisley collection
post #60 of 154
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
He used to do some RTW for Barney's etc. The ones I am talking about are only sold out of his bespoke ateliers. They are a whold different ballgame.

Here is a picture. The edges are all hand rolled like a pocket square and there is no lining whatsoever. His selection of silks is conservative but lovely.

Nice looking tie Matt.

Are Anna Matuozzo's ties at this level as well?
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