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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

3 and 4 are also good. 2 as well probably (though I don't wear navy neats since Inrately wear gray suits). Colorwise, I dislike the idea of a tie "popping." I like subtle. And the yellow and lavender just aren't that. Anyway, what sets those apart is going to be color rather than pattern or material.

The lavender is better than the yellow, which I don't think looks good, generally, against white OR blue, though for different reasons.

An aside: before I read that it was what I had recommended, I thought to myself, "oh, six is nice." So at least I'm consistent!

Haha good to know you are consistent smile.gif I ended up buying all those ties you recommended. I love the color and pattern on the ones that have arrived so far. The quality difference is very noticeable (the tie above is J Press I think) - the Kiton and Marinella ties are some of the nicest feeling silk I own while the J Press is far more standard.
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I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the advice so far. You have all made a huge difference to my wardrobe already and will continue to do so over the forthcoming weeks as my many online orders arrive. I appreciate it immensely (though my wallet doesn't I must confess!)
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How does the J Press knot?

 

In general, I doubt any standard brand is going to compare favorably with Marinella. I've actually not liked Kiton all the much. The two that I have owned, the lining was too thick for the seven fold construction. I've long since parted with these.

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Hear hear Cleav!
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How does the J Press knot?

In general, I doubt any standard brand is going to compare favorably with Marinella. I've actually not liked Kiton all the much. The two that I have owned, the lining was too thick for the seven fold construction. I've long since parted with these.

I haven't worn one yet but I'll let you know once it does. I quite like the weight of the kiton ties but I also love unlined
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I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the advice so far. You have all made a huge difference to my wardrobe already and will continue to do so over the forthcoming weeks as my many online orders arrive. I appreciate it immensely (though my wallet doesn't I must confess!)

cheers.gif
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There was a big sale in Toronto and a few folks here snagged some Drakes ties for $29 a piece. Apparently someone is reselling a big haul on ebay. They're authentic and brand new I snagged a bunch myself (do ask about pulls though! I found many with them while parsing through the bins)

 

 

@EliodA

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/merchant/firstladyofsong?_nkw=drakes&_sacat=&_ex_kw=&_mPrRngCbx=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_sop=12&rmvSB=true

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Nice link. Note that they all appear to be seconds though, with very visible runs. Definitely work the pick up if the run is elsewhere but the front blade.

 

Where was the Toronto sale? And please don't say Toronto.

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Nice link. Note that they all appear to be seconds though, with very visible runs. Definitely work the pick up if the run is elsewhere but the front blade.

Where was the Toronto sale? And please don't say Toronto.

Holt Renfrew.

Can those type of runs be fixed? That is, can you cut one end of the run to pull it out to make it look good?
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careful of those pulls/snags. not in good places. may be wrong but they've got some years on shoulders, to coin a phrase nod[1].gif
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Holts is probably the most expensive store in Toronto. They usually err towards very fashion forward brands and my best guess is that Drake's isn't exactly a top seller. They are new, but with that caveat. 

 

I actually got three in perfect shape, thought this listing might have had as much luck (apparently not!)

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Holts is probably the most expensive store in Toronto. They usually err towards very fashion forward brands and my best guess is that Drake's isn't exactly a top seller. They are new, but with that caveat. 

 

I actually got three in perfect shape, thought this listing might have had as much luck (apparently not!)


Next time, get everything and sell on B&S :devil: Most won't mind paying a small mark up.

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Originally Posted by akoustas View Post

Holts is probably the most expensive store in Toronto. They usually err towards very fashion forward brands and my best guess is that Drake's isn't exactly a top seller. They are new, but with that caveat. 

I actually got three in perfect shape, thought this listing might have had as much luck (apparently not!)

I would say "V" in yorkville is the most expensive. They have attolini, Kiton, etc...
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Yes, definitely for mens. That being said you can get a $20,000 dress at Holts. Quite frankly I don't make a habit of going to either.

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The Holts sale has completely changed how much I'm willing to for a Drake's tie now. Now even when I see a Drake's for between $70-$100, I still think it's too much.
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