Price Drop!: Quality ties (NB: Drake's tie added): Borrelli, Eidos, Drake's
Will Ship To: Conus
New ties in, old ties out. Most of these are duplicates of new ties.
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Many staple ties here. Measurements are approximate. All are tipped.
1. Borrelli Napoli six folds, herringbone silk, $75 each
Bronze 3.375 wide (8.5cm) x 59 inches and slate blue (3.375 x 60 inches).
I had these narrowed from 3.75 inches by Tiecrafters in NYC. They did a very good job, preserving the folds and hitting the exact width requested. I've duplicated these with other ties. First quality ties I bought (back when I thought 3.75 was a classic width). They knot fantastically.
Here are a few fit pics:
2. Eidos Napoli four fold brushed cotton glen plaid $70
Good representation of the color:
3.375 x 62 inches.
Bought from last summer's collection. A really cool tie. I'm keeping a brown version of this. It's blue and grey with a light olive (I think) overcheck. I'm getting another blue glen plaid by my tie maker. It's long but I tie it with a FIH (my normally tie length is 58-59) and it just works (the back blade is just shorter than the front). Note: Antonio, the designer of Eidos, purposely makes his ties to be tied with a double FIH so you could do that. Self-tipped.
The material is a soft brushed cotton, almost feels like a challis tie. Wearable in summer and fall.
2. Drake's donegal grenadine $90 (3.25 x 59 inches, really closer to 8.5cm, so a touch wider than a typical Drake's)
Fantastic Drake's for Carson Street. There was a push last year for donegal grenadines, which sounds odd, but I actually like them so I bought this one. The donegal look casualizes the grenadine and the weave has that much more of a rustic feel. Again, this just duplicates a blue tie that I reach for more.during the winter even though I've worn this.
This has a coarser, thicker feel than your standard grenadine. Still, it knots well. It has the casualness of a knit tie but in a grenadine grossa weave. Perfect for cold seasons.
The right is a Cappelli that is offered in a different post (see my sig).
3. Paul Stuart BB1 pattern $30 SOLDWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
3.25 x 56 inches
Again, have duplicated this tie. A touch short for me but not a big deal. Thick silk, knots well, classic pattern.
4. Ralph Lauren Blue Label black/white Glen Plaid with Blue Overcheck $30Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
3.25 by 58 inches.
Love this tie but again, have now duplicated it with an incoming tie (see my Instagram). I should say that this was also one of my early purchases so originally at 3.75 inch classic width. I had my tailor narrow it and he did a poor job as you can see in the back in that the folds don't come together (cf. the Borrelli's). That said, I have worn it many times on occasions calling for a wedding tie, and the blue overcheck adds a nice dimension to your standard black and white GP. Thick silk that knots very well. It's a lovely tie and I have no problem wearing it.
When the party gets going and wine flowing, not much to worry about.
Edited by TweedyProf - 7/31/16 at 1:44pm