LET ME MAKE MYSELF ABUNDANTLY FUCKING CLEAR!!!
I AM NOT IN ANY WAY ACCUSING ATLAS OF STEALING OR MISREPRESENTING HIS ADDITION WITH THE SILVERY RLPL TIE!!!!
i trust atlas, i have had dealings and conversations with him outside of this thread and if he says there was no silver with white dots RLPL i 100% believe him.
that being said, i think brands are over rated. niceness is what matters. i never even heard of the brown tie i took this round. it is kind of wide, and wrinkled at the tip (AYO!!!!) but i took it because i liked it, and thought i should take a tie with some shown wear out of the box instead of 2 pristine ones. not to mention, it has been in the box since the entirety of round one iirc, and no one wanted it.
TD says the brand was top notch, and i believe him, but that had nothing to do with why i took it. so, i think the two tie atlas posted above are pretty nice. both simple polka dot ties in non ugly colors, plus the zegna squares. i think that is pretty fair.
BUT HE TOOK A YHNT!!!!!! you will say. yeah, i know. everyone wants one and im glad i got one, but there are only 2 and that means only 2 people can get them. and i suppose that with all the hype about them now, no one will be happy with a supposed YHNT swap because they want it. but just looking at the ties and squares, im cool with the swap. it looks far better than much of what was in the box when i got it anyways.
ill be back.