I try to always go for the cheaper ones with great style. ANything less than $50 would be great.
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no. They are $15, you can't expect them to be the same quality as a polo. That said the silk is quite nice. The lining is cheezy and there are occasionally loose threads in the stitching that can be cut off without issue.
I'm happy enough with the quality, I won't get pissed if I ruin one, and nobody is looking at the lining anyway.
They are fairly thick so they tie nicely in my opinion.
I agree on $285 being overkill for a tie, but even if you have a skilled hand at making great knots, a cheaply woven tie wont dimple as well nor allow for thicker knots unless one goes beyond the four in hand. I have a few Tom Ford ties, all purchased in and around $110 - and at that price, worth the money IMO.
One of the best dimpling and knotting ties I have is my free Modern Tailor tie. Dimpling and knotting has more to do with thickness and width of the tie than anything.
Edited by Peurist - 1/20/12 at 9:10am
1. Heft/weight - I like thicker ties
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Rarely spend more than $30-45 on a tie. Given, I buy all my ties at places like Daffy's, Century 21 and the like, but they are the same high quality stuff you'd be spending $100-$200 on at a regular retail store (for example, Altea, Ferre, Moschino). And for those that like Drake's ties, I've seen those pretty regularly at Neiman Marcus Last Call stores for under $50 (leftovers from Bergdorf's). Often with this kind of stuff, as many have mentioned with thrift stores, it's more where you buy than what you buy that makes the price differential -- quality can be had for cheap, you just need to know where to look and have patience.
Most I have spent on a tie building my new collection has been $22. Been scoring deals at Macy's and other department stores. I buy ties based on if I like the look and if they are affordable. I realize there are some ties I want that are expensive, about $100, but I don't need them. I find that some of my favorite ties are the ones I picked up at Kohls on the 90% off rack for $3. Hopefully I don't get shot for saying that.