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Finding inexpensive seven-folds

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
I realize I have very few ties to go with my great new clothes: does anyone know where I can find inexpensive seven fold ties? I know about Carlo Franco, but I wondered where I can also pick up Kiton and Luciano Barbera ties, which seem very attractive to me.
post #2 of 25
You can buy the Kiton 7-folds as Neiman's for 200 bucks. Oh, you said inexpensive Kiton or Barbera. I guess Ebay's probably a good bet for the Kitons. Don't know about the Barbera ties. During the NM sales, the Kiton 7-folds can be had for ~100-120. But I really haven't seen them for too much less than that.
post #3 of 25
I've seen quite a few Kiton ties on Ebay in the past for no more than $89.99
post #4 of 25
Hey doc, l was just wondering; do you wear a tie [and be-spoke suit to work], or do you wear your old suits without a tie. What do the admin workers and your wife think of your new makeover? Regards: shooman.
post #5 of 25
maybe you should trie tiedeals or carlo franco
post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 
I have been forgoing ties, but I realize, like my habits before, this is due to a poor tie collection (only 4).
post #7 of 25
Hi all. I´m new to this interesting forum but nontheless I hope I can offer my modest opinion. I´ve spent the first 30 years of my life in Italy and I can tell that Kiton is not recognized as the best ties maker of Italy. A brand you may want to try is Marinella from Naples. My 2 cents
post #8 of 25
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Hi all. I´m new to this interesting forum but nontheless I hope I can offer my modest opinion. I´ve spent the first 30 years of my life in Italy and I can tell that Kiton is not recognized as the best ties maker of Italy. A brand you may want to try is Marinella from Naples.  My 2 cents
Strangely enough for a tie maker in Italy, Marinella uses English silks, and in my opinion they are a bit on the too classic side for me. I will leave construction discussions for others as I am biased. JJF
post #9 of 25
wait till the sale. Marinella is really great or try Battistoni, Drakes, Turnbull & Asser, Charvet, Brioni. Remember, a seven fold will never become really cheap. One of cheapest and best: veldhuijzenvanzanten.nl
post #10 of 25
You'll see seven-folds from Kiton, Borrelli, and others frequently on eBay for reasonable prices. Kiton seven-folds do get marked down during Neiman Marcus sales; most of the time, they won't make it to the Last Call sale, but they do sometimes: I picked up a navy shepherd's check Kiton seven-fold tie at a Last Call sale for $70 or $80 a couple of years ago. There's also Carlo Franco and FIHTies. I've never tried FIHTies's seven-folds, so I can't comment on the quality. I have tried the Carlo Franco ties, and I can tell you that they're very good.
post #11 of 25
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There's also Carlo Franco and FIHTies. I've never tried FIHTies's seven-folds, so I can't comment on the quality. I have tried the Carlo Franco ties, and I can tell you that they're very good.
Well then...What the %^*$% are ya waitin for?
post #12 of 25
Kiton, Barbera and Borrelli ties from Louis, Richards and Mitchells are on sale at Filene's Basement for a pittance right now. Too bad that I need ties not at all... and am broke.
post #13 of 25
I've added numerous NWT Talbott 7-fold ties to my collection over the past year by doing occasional Ebay searches.  Retail for these ties is about $195, but I've paid on average $100 by the above method.   While the patterns of these ties are a bit much for some, they are IMO the standard of excellence in 7-fold ties.  This example is for a previously owned tie, but it will give you an example. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....me=WDVW Unless label recognition is very important to you...and I can't imagine why is would be...don't overlook Carlo Franco ties.  While I've purchased only a few, they are among my favorites.  They are of quality silk, well constructed, and marvelously attractive.  And Chuck's prices are simply unbeatable.
post #14 of 25
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. . . Marinella uses English silks, and . . . are a bit on the too classic side . . . .
This sounds appealling.  Has Marinelli a website?
post #15 of 25
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I've added numerous NWT Talbott 7-fold ties to my collection over the past year by doing occasional Ebay searches.  Retail for these ties is about $195, but I've paid on average $100 by the above method.   While the patterns of these ties are a bit much for some, they are IMO the standard of excellence in 7-fold ties.  This example is for a previously owned tie, but it will give you an example. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....me=WDVW Unless label recognition is very important to you...and I can't imagine why is would be...don't overlook Carlo Franco ties.  While I've purchased only a few, they are among my favorites.  They are of quality silk, well constructed, and marvelously attractive.  And Chuck's prices are simply unbeatable.
The Talbott's never appealed to me, but they are very well made. koji
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