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What exactly make charvet ties so good?

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Is it just me, or do these ties really worth the hype? None really impressed me as much as the price tags: they come with a lot of acetate, the silk looks thin and doesn't seem to drape really well, no self-silk loop, etc. I believe that they are hand-made, but still doesn't make me see much of its beauty. So please enlighten me. Are they woven or printed ties, btw?
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I have quite a few Charvet ties, and they are among my favorites. While the detailing (no self-loop) is certainly not the best on the market (and they are often exhorbitantly priced), I find their unique colors and designs to be quite appealing. I have never had a problem with drape, and find that they form a nice, neat knot. To my knowledge, the majority of Charvet ties are made of woven silk. As for the price, I have purchased Charvet ties at department stores' end-of-season sales, priced at $65-80, which is far more palatable than the standard $135-145.
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As for the price, I have purchased Charvet ties at department stores' end-of-season sales, priced at $65-80, which is far more palatable than the standard $135-145.
This is quite true, but you have to be careful. By virtue of their woven designs (lots of basket weaves and such), Charvet ties and especially susceptible to pulls. After sitting on those tables in the middle of the aisles at a Neiman Marcus Last Call sale for a couple of days and being pawed by half of all humanity, a lot of them get damaged. You need to examine them carefully before you buy.
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By virtue of their woven designs (lots of basket weaves and such), Charvet ties and especially susceptible to pulls.
This is a very good point.
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I like 'em but greatly prefer Richard James of Savile Row (which are similar) - softer, tie better, more colours, more iridiscent, more modern designs. Of course, for me, I much prefer wovens to printed ties.
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Danny, I read your other postings about RJ ties at andy's forum. Do you happen to know any online seller who sell their ties? Thanks a lot.
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