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post #91 of 129
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Where would you put Sam Hober?

I would also like to know.
post #92 of 129
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Where would you put Sam Hober?

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I would also like to know.

Top tier, no question. Superb quality fabric, construction, attention to detail.
post #93 of 129
Since this has been resurrected I hope you don't mind me responding to some old posts:
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Instead of the best tie brands, let's go for broke:

The top ten individual neckties ever made.

I have three. The rest of you can squabble over the remaining seven.
Pics, please.

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

Short of going bespoke, who makes a tie with very little 'body'? Are Drakes normally quite substantive?
post #94 of 129
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Since this has been resurrected I hope you don't mind me responding to some old posts:

Pics, please.


Eh, wot?

Short of going bespoke, who makes a tie with very little 'body'? Are Drakes normally quite substantive?

^^

I have a striped 6 fold cahsmere Kiton that I would put up against anything here.
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Also, I have an 11 fold Charles Thyritt which is so nice I cant even wear it. I only stare at it and then decide I cant take the risk.
post #95 of 129

Let me try to revive this old thread.

From those of you who have experience with any of the following tie brands, I would love to have your opinion on their overall quality:

 

Aquascutum

Burberry

Bvlgari

Dior

Dolce &Gabbana

Edsor Kronen

Egon von Fürstenberg

Gant

Gianfranco Ferre

Gucci

Joop!

Kenzo

Lands End

Lanvin

Marks & Spencer

Monti

Next

Olymp

Paul Smith

Pierre Balmain

Pierre Cardin

Pucci

Renato Balestra

Roccobarocco

Thomas Pink

Tommy Hilfiger

Trussardi

Versace

Yves Saint Laurent

Zadi / Andrew’s

 

(These are the brands that I have read quite contradictory reviews about.)

 

You may use the rating introduced by heard546 at the beginning of the thread; Tier 1 being Kiton, Borrelli or Marinella, Tier 3 being Hugo Boss or Armani, and let’s call the cheapest Asian tie brands Tier 10.  Or just give your opinion, plain and simple.

 

(Please do not base your rating on the colors or patterns of the ties, rather on the „more objective” qualities, such as material, durability, workmanship etc. Price or value / price are not significant.)

 

It would be kind of important for me to know, so I thank you in advance for any response.

post #96 of 129
Thanks for the bump this thread is fantastic!

As for your question, I've got a Thomas Pink 7-fold, a regular Thomas Pink, and have seen a few more. I like them quite a bit, although I will say the 7-fold, while nice and thick, gets wrinkly very easily. I don't really agree with how all the brands are tiered in the OP, but I'd say they're good to very good. Outside of that 7-fold they feel quite nice and have been durable thusfar!
post #97 of 129

I am a rabid fan of Thomas Pink. Own about 15 or so. They do produce a lot of crap, color and pattern wise, but you shift through the muck and you find some sterling examples of their work. Great weave and they tie fantastic knots. They drape well (not as well as T&A or Dunhill). They aged well (with one exception)

 

I'd go with Kent Wang for you basics, Thomas Pink for anything you want to be both interesting and conservative. Drop the conservative part and I'd probably go exploring other brands.

 

Definitely Tier 2. I have several Hugo Boss and an Armani...and the best of them is maybe comparable to my worst Thomas Pink...and it's one that's in my rubbish tie pile)


Edited by Claghorn - 10/6/12 at 8:18pm
post #98 of 129
RE the list above....


Aquascutum - quality varies widely

Burberry - quality varies widely

Bvlgari - generally good, especially the 7 folds

Dior - the high end are nice, made in France

Dolce &Gabbana - come from the same factory as many other brands ehre

Gianfranco Ferre - good durable ties

Gucci - generally very good

Kenzo - average

Lands End - good value

Lanvin - quality varies widely

Marks & Spencer - average, lots of polyester

Paul Smith - generally quite good, especially the made in england ones

Pierre Cardin - the high end are nice

Pucci - good quality, crazy patterns

Renato Balestra - average

Thomas Pink - older ones are great, france, italy, england, lately they have been manufacturing in cheaper locations and quality is not as good

Tommy Hilfiger - average

Trussardi - average

Yves Saint Laurent - quality varies widely

Zadi / Andrew’s - generally good quality and good value
post #99 of 129
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Thomas Pink - older ones are great, france, italy, england, lately they have been manufacturing in cheaper locations and quality is not as good

When did they start doing this? But I have noticed the best Thomas Pink ties I have are over 3 years old (at least). I've also purchased a few used that were made in the late 90s very early 2000s, and they were also not quite as nice.

 

Also ordered some cheap (price not quality) ties from you last nightbiggrin.gif.

 

EDIT: Yup, my most recent purchase from them was made in Morocco. It feels fine, but we'll have to see how it holds up.

post #100 of 129
Thomas Pink - I would put them in the same tier as Hugo Boss (which actually are OK design- and quality-wise IMHO) or Armani.

Edsor Kronen - These are very nice ties in my experience. I would put them below Drake's but above Thomas Pink / Hugo Boss / Armani.
post #101 of 129
Shouldn't Drakes be in tier 1?
post #102 of 129
I recently had Kiton make me a stunning navy plain tie. Wait time was less than a month. Love it for the construction and quality. They were able to make it as an extra long 7-fold - I know it ain't really that many folds - for no other reason than I like hearing the word. The silk is medium weight, but.absolutely nothing compared to the 7-folds that Loro Piana have done me. They've got to be the heaviest ties I own.

The folk at the Kiton are a pleasure to deal with.

Lear
post #103 of 129
Dunhill 7 folds are excellent
post #104 of 129
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Shouldn't Drakes be in tier 1?

would think so too.
post #105 of 129
Carlo Franco should be in tier 1. I have ties from Kiton, Isaia, Charvet, and Hermes. The Carlo Franco ties are equal to or better than any of them.
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