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Bought my first Marinella!!

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After hearing manton harp on forever about the quality of Marinella ties, I decided to drag my ass over to BG's this weekend - only to browse of course. Naturally, my little window shopping experiment mutated into a buying spree as I plunked down $310 on 2 beautiful Marinella ties - one in a gorgeous red and the other in a very dark navy. The quality is impeccable, and the styling is very 'aristo' - I love them. That brings my total tie count to over 80 - and that's after giving away 20+ Brooks Brothers ties to my friends last week. Time to make an appointment with Imelda Marcos' shrink... Panzer
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Do they have any wovens to chose from? I find most of their prints a bit staid and boring, but their wovens are second to none. And if they offer the bespoke service there, try it. Contrary to some, bespoke offers you the choice of linings, length, etc.
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The selection for bespoke is (as one would expect) infinitely better than RTW.  And there are a great many wovens.  For some reason, the vast majority of Bergdorf's selection is always prints, sometimes exclusively so. They do bespoke out of Bergdorf once (maybe twice) a year.  The price is staggeringly high: $250.  If you ever get to Europe, you can save almost half that by ordering in Naples, a third by ordering in Milan.
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The selection for bespoke is (as one would expect) infinitely better than RTW.  And there are a great many wovens.  For some reason, the vast majority of Bergdorf's selection is always prints, sometimes exclusively so. They do bespoke out of Bergdorf once (maybe twice) a year.  The price is staggeringly high: $250.  If you ever get to Europe, you can save almost half that by ordering in Naples, a third by ordering in Milan.
Interesting - have you tried their bespoke tie service? I have always been intrigued by bespoke ties - seems somewhat exaggerated as there are only a very limited number of elements that one can customize in a tie. Am I incorrect on this? Panzer
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have you tried their bespoke tie service?
No; too much money.  Next time I am in Naples or Milan, maybe.  Plus, I have been generally quite satisfied with RTW ties.
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I have always been intrigued by bespoke ties - seems somewhat exaggerated as there are only a very limited number of elements that one can customize in a tie. Am I incorrect on this?
1) Shell material: anything you want (that they have in their swatch books).  Printed and woven silks, plus linens, woolens, cashmeres, and blends. 2) You choose length, width and dimensions (i.e., if you like a "bottle" shape, which has a lot of fullness under the knot, or the more traditional "angular" shape). 3) You choose the thickness and softness of the lining Basically, you can end up with a tie that ties the exact size and shape knot you want, at the perfect length for you every time, and whose front blade is the precise shape and width you want.  And that also "feels" either as thick and heavy or thin and wispy as you prefer.
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That's very interesting - I have always been very particular about width so this service may be helpful. Doesn't justify the $250 price tag, but the $90-$125 cost in Italy is certainly palatable. Thanks, Panzer
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ok, I am very very pissed - I landed on monday afternoon in Milan, and due to easter monday (thanks a lot guys) the store was closed. First thing tuesday morning in a meeting that lasted until half an hour before my 9:30 pm train to Vienna. After I had braced myself for the expence of a couple of bespoke ties, missed my chance for this quarter. I may be back in a few months, we'll see. I already told my distributor in Budapest that I will only meet him after my appointment at Vass on Friday...
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Does Marinella have a shop in Rome?
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Does Marinella have a shop in Rome?
No. But Rubinacci does, and they make fine bespoke ties.
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(Roy @ Mar. 30 2005,16:53) Does Marinella have a shop in Rome?
No.  But Rubinacci does, and they make fine bespoke ties.
Ok great, another addition to my shopping list
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