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How much do you spend on a tie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieselman89, Jan 17, 2012.

How much do you spend on a tie?

  1. $30-50

    56 vote(s)
    21.9%
  2. $51-70

    43 vote(s)
    16.8%
  3. $71-99

    73 vote(s)
    28.5%
  4. $100-$125

    39 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. $125+

    45 vote(s)
    17.6%
  1. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Whoever said that silk ties don't last is talking out of their behind. Almost all my ties are 2nd hand or NOS of varying degree of vintage, whether wool, silk, linen or some combination. And I am pretty sure I have never paid more than $50. I don't object to paying more, but I just don't need to. Sure, anyone can treat tie badly and pull threads etc. but if you look after a tie, there is no reason why it won't last a lifetime or more.
     
  2. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Well-Known Member

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    The borrelli 11 folds are supposedly $600+ lol
     
  3. Klobber

    Klobber Well-Known Member

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    I would like to see an 11 fold in my hands, bet that ties a decent knot.
     
  4. cptjeff

    cptjeff Well-Known Member

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    This is wrong, at least with any tie that's not complete crap or horribly abused.

    And yes, a lot of the ties at your average thrift store will have problems. But not nearly all of them, or even most. In fact, many seem to be donated because the person donating them never really liked 'em much, and as such rarely wore them.


    I have spent retail on ties before, but not often. Almost all of mine are from thrift stores, in great shape and classic patterns.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2012
  5. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Well-Known Member

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    hahaha

    Thanks for all the responses guys. How are the ties from tiebar? I've never purchased from them but they look like they have a good selection. Are the on par with Brooks Brothers or Polo?
     
  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    Tom Ford ties are $285 retail
     
  7. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Well-Known Member

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    You are paying to wear a label at that point. Also, nobody knows you are wearing a Tom Ford tie except yourself. It seems silly to pay that much for a tie IMO. Does the tie, tie itself?
     
  8. Klobber

    Klobber Well-Known Member

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    I agree on $285 being overkill for a tie, but even if you have a skilled hand at making great knots, a cheaply woven tie wont dimple as well nor allow for thicker knots unless one goes beyond the four in hand. I have a few Tom Ford ties, all purchased in and around $110 - and at that price, worth the money IMO.
     
  9. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Well-Known Member

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    $245, not that it would make it a better deal or anything lol
     
  10. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    I can get my hands on one, should you want to see it first hand. :)


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  11. celeste_pista

    celeste_pista Well-Known Member

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    i buy ties i like...some are $20, some are $150...as long as there is craftsmanship to apreciate and style that suits you...why obsess?
     
  12. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Well-Known Member

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    kiton and stefano ricci much more,
     
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  13. swiego

    swiego Well-Known Member

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    $50-100 is a fair price point for me. Plenty of excellent options in that range, and I've picked up too many good condition, nice pattern ties from Kiton, Ricci, etc. at that price point to believe that I absolutely need to go higher.
     
  14. davesmith

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    Thanks! Hopefully more Battisti coming soon, they made a new line without the button & pocket. I wonder if they will sell as well as the others...

     
  15. Klobber

    Klobber Well-Known Member

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    Brown with white or black poka dots, length 60", I dibs that one this time if they have that pattern. Last time I missed out on it some guy got it before me.
     
  16. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Well-Known Member

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    :(
     
  17. cptjeff

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    Utter bullshiat, IMO. Yeah, there are low end ties that don't tie well, or deform with use, but there are also plenty that don't have those issues. And it's true that high end ties shouldn't ever have those issues. But the quality difference isn't nearly that great, and certainly not enough to justify spending hundreds on a bit of silk and wool with no functional requirement to do anything but tie around your neck and look pretty. If you as a designer can't mass produce something that hangs straight and uses a wool interlining that won't deform after 5 wears for under $50, you fail at life. Lots of other makers pull it off with ease.

    Talking about quality differences in ties like they actually mean anything is rather hilarious. If a tie isn't complete crap, it's gonna be fine. It hangs around your neck and look pretty.

    Also, thickness of the knot is reliant on the thickness of the wool interlining or the knot chosen, both of which are unrelated to quality. You can have lower quality thick interlinings or high quality thin ones. For that matter, the wool used for high quality thin interlinings probably has to be longer staple and thus more expensive.
     
  18. blahman

    blahman Well-Known Member

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    How much did conne pay for his ties?
     
  19. Prada_Ferragamo

    Prada_Ferragamo Well-Known Member

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    The answer is nada. But he makes money by selling them on B&S.
     
  20. jamesny

    jamesny Well-Known Member

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    Nothing more than 150.
     

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