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post #46 of 129
How about Itallo Ferretti? I thought they made the Brioni Ties? Dolcepunta?
post #47 of 129
Finollo didn't make the list?!!!
post #48 of 129
Not including Ferretti, without question one of the finest ties in the world, in the original list quite clearly shows the list's merit, or lack thereof.
post #49 of 129
A more productive enterprise that each man should undertake is to identify those criteria he values most in a tie and rank those ties, either in his personal collection or in the marketplace, that most closely abide by that set criteria. Life is too short to wear ties you don't love.

The most important criteria to me is the way the tie knots, followed closely by the quality of silk. I am blessed to own two ties in my wardrobe that have an almost-magical ability to instill women with the desire to touch them. One is a Zegna, the other is a Ferretti. Nearly without fail, whenever I wear one of these ties a woman will remark how pretty it is and casually reach out her hand to feel the silk. Obviously, they are my two favorites.
post #50 of 129
I have ties from many (but by no means all) the brands on your list. I hate to say it - but I think Carlo Franco ties are / were the finest in the world.

Regardless of what happened - one must admit that the ties were sick good.
post #51 of 129
Rubinacci has great ties...Charvet and many others...
post #52 of 129
I don't what all the fuss is about Kiton ties. I've got five of them. They're nice ties, but I would never pay anything remotely close to full retail for them. Never saw how they were in a class above Canali, Brioni, Talbott, Zegna or Bizocchi.
post #53 of 129
It could be more useful to sort and rank ties by country. Given the choice between amazing tie A and equally amazing tie B, maybe I simply prefer the one made in England to the one made in Italy?
post #54 of 129
What does best tie mean here, I wouldn't care if it's 7 fold or not 99% of the time (as long as it's decent construction), color, pattern matter way more than anything else in tie in my opinion. On that basis I found it extremely hard to rate tie base on manufacture.
post #55 of 129
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I have ties from many (but by no means all) the brands on your list. I hate to say it - but I think Carlo Franco ties are / were the finest in the world.

Regardless of what happened - one must admit that the ties were sick good.

I have four Carlo Franco ties. And while they're nice ties in many ways, longevity has not been their strong suit. Each has developed snags (very Charvet-like) and one just about completely came apart on the third wearing.

I'm not particularly hard on my ties. Most are still going strong after several years of regular use. The Carlo Francos are at the bottom of the durability list.
post #56 of 129
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Carlo Franco

Regardless of what happened

Um, what happened?
post #57 of 129
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Um, what happened?

Small company that made ties (and shirts). Proprietors were active forum members. Company tanked, leaving many forum members out money for ties that were never delivered. Not sure if every member waiting for a delivery or refund was ultimately made whole, but the proprietors have not been heard from since.
post #58 of 129
you cant beat isaia 7folds. i have a gold/green one i bought from chorse 2 years ago, and that is still my favorite/go-to tie. rich and decadent and superlative. i got a photo around here somewhere. i got a steal of a price on it too from chorse.
post #59 of 129
I have one Isaia 7 (6-fold) tie. It is well made but is too heavy and knots up too big for my taste.
post #60 of 129
The only 7 fold (6 fold) I own that I like is a Spano from Saks. It is amazing, and not too thick. I had a RT 7 fold and hated it.

The Hermes knit ties with the hanky ends are sweet sweet ties. Far above the prints, mine are grenadine.
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