Yes, you will soon learn that Zegna ties are just for beginners around here (just kidding -- a Zegna tie would probably be the third best tie in my closet). Â If you are looking on Ebay, I'd say that Talbott Best in Class is a good value and a good tie. Â If you want pure luxury, go with a seven fold tie. Â Borrelli's can be found for around $70 on Ebay, with Kitons being too pricey IMO. Â Hickey Freeman makes a nice tie I think, and can be found cheaply.
Surely you'll agree that there's a difference between Zegna's "regular" ties and their Nap. C. ties. I have a dozen or so of the latter, and I'd say they stack-up nicely against my Borrelli's et al. JV