Originally Posted by lilmann40
Hey, I was hoping you guys could help me out...I've been seeing a lot of ties, blazers, etc. by brands that "look" nice, but I just don't know if they are worth picking up. I'm just going to throw some names out and feel free to let me know if any of these are decent...and also, feel free to add any that are not known as much as more mainstream brands.
I mean I see tons of Made in Italy/Pure Silk/Made in Paris, etc.
I know there's more...will keep brainstorming as I remember what I've seen around.
Try not to focus so much on brands. There are less and less out there everyday.
The Goodwill here is now holding everything from Armani to Zegna. Most thrift stores these days are opening their own ebay accounts. The days of finding random Kitons, Hermes, Zegna,... ties are over.
If you are looking for items for yourself, keep an eye out for older Banana Republic, Lands End, Gap, Eddie Bauer, Orvis, Harris Tweed items,... They have little/no resale value on ebay so the pros won't snatch them up.
Some Lands End ties are fantastic. Made in USA, wool lining,... Higher quality than the current Brooks Brothers made in USA ties that retail for $100.
Older made in USA Gap and BR wool sweaters are great too.