It would help a lot as I'm rebuilding my wardrobe, and go really well with my new navy suit I received from the tailor yesterday:slayer:
Edited by jgeldner - 8/18/12 at 11:12am
Not sure if this is going to make it or not, but I loved the site and the tie collection- I'm glad I got to see this great website!
Here's the tie that I most admire:
This textured burgundy tie immediately stood out to me as a tie that I must have in my collection. At 25 years old and a recent graduate school grad, I have started building my professional wardrobe, and a textured burgundy tie is LITERALLY at the top of my list! Plus, with fall coming up, I think this would be a great addition to my wardrobe at this point in time.
Anyway, thank you for running this giveaway! I look forward to visiting your website more often :)
Been looking to pick one of these up for a while.... would be so perfect with my new Polo Blue blazer and slacks. Think I'm a little late to the party.
Looking forward to a few of the lucky people to leave some good reviews of the ties to help out all us other SF members. Great prices on them.
3" is the sweet spot for me.
I think variety in widths is as important as variety in colors/patterns/materials. 3.5" is just too wide for me.
I see a few 3.25" ties which would be tolerable, but I wish the site had a means to search by width. Or if it already does, that I could find that feature.
Thanks for your comment! Most of our ties are 3.25 inches wide. We will be adding more narrow ties (most of them 2.5 inches) over the next few months. I will post as soon as a new collection of skinny ties comes in.
Please send me a PM with your mailing address and the tie will be on the way shortly.
Really most are 3.25? Among non-knit ties it looks like most are 3.5".
Hi William H
You are right, most of our ties are 3.25 inches wide and our skinny ties are 2 - 2.5 inches wide. We are expecting a new collection of ties that are right in between at about 2.75 inches. I will post once these are available. Thank you for your feedback!
Well, let me be more exact. Our ties are produced in cm dimensions. The width for all our standard width ties (not skinny) ranges from 8 - 8.5 cm (= 3.15 - 3.35 inches). About 80% are 3.35 inch. Looking at the descriptions, I think we got some updating to do. Thank you for pointing this out.
Haha! Great tie you picked out. And yes, we are feeling generous. Please send me a PM with your shipping address. All ties will be shipped out on Monday. Have a nice weekend!
Tie: Extra-long Cherry Red Polka Dot - Item number SB2402L at www.ties-necktie.com
Kicking myself for missing the chance here, but if this ship's sailed maybe I will just have to order anyway! Maybe if I write it nicely, you'll take pity on me! Either way i'm impressed, and this site deserves some quotable comments:
I have two main frustrations about ties. One is down to myself - and maybe I'm not the only one - but I tend to keep buying the same tie. Sounds crazy? Well, not exactly the same tie, but the same format of a blue or purple, with a fine texture or small pattern. Now I like all those ties, and I have a dozen at least in that category. They go with all my suits, they're serious enough for business, and nice against a white or blue shirt, maybe with a light blue or white pocket square. So far, so traditional. But looking through my tie rack I came to an important conclusion. I don't have enough red. Not bright red, you understand, serious red. A warm, manly tone of red. Wine. Burgundy. That kind of thing. So I go to the few shops where I live, then give up, then online to see what I can see.
Which brings me to my second tie frustration, which is down to the tie vendors. How can a shop that offers shirts in three or four different shapes or fittings, with several different collar shapes and lengths, as well as the usual range of collar sizes, only sell one kind of tie? Sure, the patterns, fabrics and styles are all there, but in one size. If they did that with any other item of clothing, they'd go out of business. But they do. One tie, for one neck, or one body. And here I have a problem. I'm average height at about 5'11", but whether in my skinny youth or my stouter condition at present, I've always had a larger than average collar size. This presents a problem with shirts off the peg, especially when I was younger: a collar over 17" and I'm wearing a tent. The shirt vendors have addressed this to some degree with slim fits etc. And I now have my shirts made (although my tailor took three attempts to get over the same issue!). But with a collar of 17.5" or 18", and a preference for a firm, triangular grown-up knot in my tie, I'm invariably left with a little stub to try to manage with a tie clip. True, some better quality makers tend to make slightly longer ties as standard, but still, it's not enough.
Enter, then, the tie above. My dream in silk. A neat, classy, cherry-red polka dot that will be long enough to go round my neck, round itself a couple of times, down to touch my trouser button, and still leave enough to tuck into itself. Simple as that. What's more, at under $40 online (about £25/ E32), it's the price of a standard offering in a chain store. I have to have it. Yes, with a clean white shirt and navy suit for business-standard, as suggested. But also with my new tailored three piece linen suits in beige and light grey. With a white or light blue shirt, and white pocket square. The tie then picks up the colour of an age-patina'd pair of shiny burgundy derbies from Northampton. Business in "the tropics", done. And no need to worry about hiding the back of the tie. We all know we need shirts in our own size, or shoes or suits. Thanks, "Ties-Necktie", for realising that we also need our own ties.