Originally Posted by F. Corbera
I like your avatar.
What you get with a Drakes tie is excellent construction and the safety of someone else's good taste.
All it takes is buying a few ties that you never wear to make the marginal difference of a great but expensive tie a comparative bargain.
You can substitute the word "tie" with most items discussed on SF and yet maintain the truth of what I'm saying.
No question that I have bought more than my fair share of ties I never wear. They are truly a waste of money. However, I have to think that Drakes' ties are no better that David Hobers, if as good. David uses great materials, has nice silks, wools, cashmere, etc., and custom makes them to my specifications. In addition, David's a great guy, gets really involved in the process, calls me from Bangkok whenever he has questions about my order, and just makes the buying process so enjoyable.
I think I will stick with David for my ties and an occasional Tom Ford from Spoo.