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Under 10% of COGS.
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Originally Posted by dukedishin View Post
 

E.G. Cappelli, Drake's, Sam Hober, Vanda...not sure about a fifth. I love a Charvet knot but find most of their ties ugly.

For me, move Hober to the end and insert Panta (I just bought my second and love them).

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I wear ties under 10 times a year, but based on what I've handled:

 

1. Ricci

2. Kiton

3. Brioni

4. Marinella

5. RLPL

 

Pretty boring...I'd like to try some of those other brands like Panta, Yellow Hook, Hober, just have yet to get my hands on them.

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fwiw i really won't wear jacquard, embroidered, etc ties. i find them to be like fancy upholstery lol but i do appreciate loom craft and they look great in the fits that i see. maybe modern worsted suiting begs for textural relief, i dunno... for me i like a nice thick repp but more and more i'm really enjoying the light silk twills and prints. 

 

nobody's mentioned hermes or ferragamo but i'll go ahead and say it. plus there's a lot that goes into a clever, difficult screen print. my favorite tie right now is actually a Chanel.

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I'd be interested to know everyone's value (ie less expensive) brands, the ones that don't garner a lot of attention but are well constructed and come in nice prints. 

 

So far for me, that would be:

 

Italo Ferreti

RT BOC or Estate (I actually don't really like most of the 7 folds I've come across from RT)

PRL 

Paul Frederick

Charles Tyrwhitt

post #33231 of 57990
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by joshmick View Post

I'd be interested to know everyone's value (ie less expensive) brands, the ones that don't garner a lot of attention but are well constructed and come in nice prints. 

So far for me, that would be:

Italo Ferreti
RT BOC or Estate (I actually don't really like most of the 7 folds I've come across from RT)
PRL 
Paul Frederick
Charles Tyrwhitt

By far and away vintage Robert Talbott, especially italian madder and english block printed, there is no greater value in the tie market.
vintage english made brooks brothers, if only they were longer
ben silver
polo
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


By far and away vintage Robert Talbott, especially italian madder and english block printed, there is no greater value in the tie market.
vintage english made brooks brothers, if only they were longer
ben silver
polo

co-sign

 

also for me..

 

John Comfort

Charles Hill

Vtg Sulka

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The BOCs I've picked up are nice, but they're all jacquard stuff that I mostly wouldn't wear.

I have bought a few Kenneth Gordon ties. They don't flip well, but quality seems good and patterns are nice (madder mostly) so I kopped for myself.
post #33234 of 57990
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker 
By far and away vintage Robert Talbott, especially italian madder and english block printed, there is no greater value in the tie market.
vintage english made brooks brothers, if only they were longer
ben silver
polo

Makes me sad because I bought beautiful a dark purple paisley wool vintage RT, then discovered a hole that turned out to be dead center on the knot when I tied it. Lining is black so I wore it once to get my money's worth before re-donating.

Do you find that Italian polo ties are significantly better quality (or at least thicker) than USA made?

Of all the polo ties I've had, the few Italians seemed a step above the rest.
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Do you find that Italian polo ties are significantly better quality (or at least thicker) than USA made?

yes, the italian specimens are more stout for sure. 

 

the shame of it is that italian-made Polo doesn't do the super splashy prints that you find on the older US-made ties. the hunting, sporting scenes etc. love those.

 

in terms of value Tyrwhitt grenadines are pretty attainable and seem decent. i understand it's the same gren fabric as drakes etc but sort of lightweight guts.

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Pillows came. Best 30 bucks spent prolly all year. inlove.gif
Um what I gotta do to get some of those chairs?
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Trafalgar haul



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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

The BOCs I've picked up are nice, but they're all jacquard stuff that I mostly wouldn't wear.

Not BOC, like this.
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Originally Posted by kbadgley84 View Post

Um what I gotta do to get some of those chairs?

Aint happening homie, but thought of you!
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Not BOC, like this.
Aint happening homie, but thought of you!
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Um what I gotta do to get some of those chairs?

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