Originally Posted by RunningBeagle
KBW should be banned.
I assume you're joking. In any case, the tie is nice enough that it can withstand some negative commentary without it being hurt. I think KBW's initial post wasn't really directed at this particular tie, per se, but more at the perceived clout of Hermes in general (and, I have to agree that in many cases Hermes is like De Beers in creating the sense that their items are superlative, rare, and to be coveted when this may not necessarily be the case). Nevertheless, probably his opinion should have been placed in a new thread in the general discussion forum about the relative merits of Hermes, as opposed to a sales thread, but in general I don't see the big deal or calls for his blood. In any case, if we start banning for giving out opinions about a listing, then half of the senior members here will probably be in the first group to go. Good luck with the auction and sale, Osprey Guy; you continue to have some pretty interesting items for sale (though none will probably surpass your vintage Versace goodies)!