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British ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by PocketCircle, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Sam Hober

    Sam Hober Well-Known Member

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    Apparently, they do. At least, they sell ties that are labeled exclusively as 'Atkinson's Irish Poplin'. O'Connell's sells them.
    Mafoofan, Yes, Atkinsons do indeed make ties in Ireland and they have for many years. They are a wonderful family style company that really is a pleasure to work with. They used to sell some fabric to tie makers, but currently Sam Hober is the only company in the world that Atkinsons sells Irish poplin to. We are also the only makers of bespoke Atkinsons Irish poplin ties including 6-fold ties and pocket squares made from Atkinsons Irish poplin. If "British ties" include the UK then I would cast my vote for Atkinsons Irish poplin as the best British ties, based on the wonderful quality of their Irish poplin as well as their history and tradition. I am not sure but they may possibly be the oldest maker of ties in the UK. If not the oldest then one of the oldest.
     
  2. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    I've seen some recent H&B made in England (only the 50 oz silk though) but not sure if they still make any there. RJ ties, N&L are all made in Italy too.

    Is Oscar Udeshi still making ties (and shirts)?

    RJ ties are now made in Italy? A great artist dies in me.

    Udeshi is a designer. A very talented one, who has high standards for the quality of the items he sells.

    I can't stand their ties.
    I thought you had a favorable blog post about them? Or at least their pocket squares, which could make FNB blush...

    You've introduced your OWN line and didn't tell us? But, of course they would be nice. Any medieval tapestry designs?
    The only RJ-branded spinoff I launched was the late RJ cat. Join the Posse. OBEY feline.
    You would like the ties at A l'escalier d'argent in the gardens of the Palais Royal.
     
  3. AnGeLiCbOrIs

    AnGeLiCbOrIs Well-Known Member

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  4. BAB

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    How are Harvie&Hudson silk ties?
     
  5. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    The ones in Henry Poole look nice too.
     
  6. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Well-Known Member

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    RJ ties are now made in Italy? A great artist dies in me. Udeshi is a designer. A very talented one, who has high standards for the quality of the items he sells. I thought you had a favorable blog post about them? Or at least their pocket squares, which could make FNB blush... The only RJ-branded spinoff I launched was the late RJ cat. Join the Posse. OBEY feline.You would like the ties at A l'escalier d'argent in the gardens of the Palais Royal.
    Where can you see Udeshi and RJ ties? Actually a couple of the Seasick and Squirm pocket squares are alright.
     
  7. idfnl

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    Seems the clear consensus here is for T & A and Drakes. I personally like the T & A ties alot. Their weight and heft is excellent. They seem pretty durable as well. Very little experience with the Drakes ties but they are about equal in my mind.
     
  8. sartorialexecutive

    sartorialexecutive Well-Known Member

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    So who makes the best British ties?

    Drakes
    Turnbull & Asser
    Vanners
    Rayner & Sturges
     
  9. RSS

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    What about other Jermyn St brands?

    We have mentioned Turnbull & Asser, New & Lingwood, Hilditch & Key ... there are others?
     
  10. voxsartoria

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    Do Budd still make their own neckties?

    - B
     
  11. RSS

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    Do Budd still make their own neckties?

    Earlier in the thread ... someone (RJman?) mentioned that Budd do not.

    Edit: Actually he said they are machine made ... so perhaps they do.
     
  12. Will

    Will Well-Known Member

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    You would like the ties at A l'escalier d'argent in the gardens of the Palais Royal.

    But it's the waistcoats that are their raison d'etre.
     
  13. RJman

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    But it's the waistcoats that are their raison d'etre.

    The waistcoats could make FNB blush.
     
  14. RSS

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    The waistcoats could make FNB bush.

    Ã l'impossible nul n'est tenu
     
  15. LeonM

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    Where can you see Udeshi and RJ ties?

    Apart from Selfridges, where can i see Atkinson's in London?

    Leon
     
  16. voxsartoria

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    Earlier in the thread ... someone (RJman?) mentioned that Budd do not.

    Edit: Actually he said they are machine made ... so perhaps they do.


    RJ is elliptical. When he says something is "machine" made, he might mean machine, or he might mean robot whore.

    I heard that Budd was stocking some great ties last year under their name made up from Evans/Adamley faux Madder, and was wondering about those. And surely, the sized formal bows are in house still.


    - B
     
  17. LeonM

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    ^Ah, bow ties.
    Where can i get sized bow ties, that aren't miserably mean in width and height (in London)?

    Leon
     
  18. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    How do British ties knot in comparison to Italian.
     
  19. ManofKent

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    How do British ties knot in comparison to Italian.

    There's no constant - some of my T&A ties have a decent knot some a bit thin, ditto my Italian ties.
     
  20. SkinnyGoomba

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