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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. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Well-Known Member

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    No more than 155 SGD (127 USD). Period. And that's the exception.
     
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  2. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member

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    Your location is in London.. Where do you buy your ties?!
     
  3. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Well-Known Member

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    Haha. Well, apart from you, Drakes, Marinella, and Cappelli that I still use, I also get ties made in Asia. I think there are two tie-makers from Asia who are well-regarded on this forum. Only one is from Singapore :)
     
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  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    I mean this in all sincerity: I love your presence in this thread.

    There was that poster in the beginning who spent 300USD; it gets necrobumped, someone with a London location and a penchant for fine ties posts, and your on it like...I don't know...none of the analogies are flattering...ah...like a world renown cardiologist on a heart attack.

    Next time I am in London...which won't be for a few years ([​IMG]), I promise to visit your store and buy a tie from you.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member

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    Now I get it, those are Vanda's prices.. haha.

    You missed my point, his location is London yet he put prices in SGD and USD, that seemed a bit strange.
     
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  6. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Well-Known Member

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    But Davesmith, do you think there's an uppermost threshold people are willing to pay for ties. For instance, do you think that ties that are priced beyond 130 USD will in all likelihood move slowly compared to those in the high nineties and low hundreds? Pardon my using USD as the currency, everybody on this forum uses USD.
     
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  7. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member

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    IMO, all depends on where they are being sold. Bergdorf Goodman is still is business because of where it is situated. If it was somewhere like (insert poor town here) then they might have a problem shifting Tom Ford and Kiton ties for $200+. The same applies with cheap ties, I have tried to shift ugly Charvet ties for less than $30 and no-one even took a second glance. I'm sure there are people on this forum that could elaborate on what I just wrote ten-fold.
     
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  8. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Well-Known Member

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    ...$30 or less. Personally, I don't see a reason to pay more than that. 99.9% of the time, no one can tell the difference, and in my opinion, the impact of "higher quality" on a tie is minimal.
     
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  9. WillyWonka

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    0. Ties are an anachronism and belong in the late Victorian period with all of the other Victorian junk and useless garbage, like laces on shoes. Clothes should be comfortable regardless of whether they're "dress" or sportswear. We're going to have to bring style and materials into the modern age.
     
  10. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to StyleForvm.
     
  11. qtlaw

    qtlaw Active Member

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    I spend about $125 at the most but have discovered some fantastic Charvets, etc. second-hand on eBay for around $40-50.
     
  12. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

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  13. dragon8

    dragon8 Well-Known Member

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    I've spend anywhere from $5 to $200 on ties
     
  14. dainese

    dainese Active Member

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    Up to $90AUD, but recently 2 for $100 tm lewin.
    I would prefer to draw the line at 50 aud, maybe one day when I make more money..

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
  15. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    ^^liz Hurley unreal hot in that movie.
     
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    Poloboy Well-Known Member

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  17. Poloboy

    Poloboy Well-Known Member

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    You a complete jackass for making your statement.
     
  18. RDiaz

    RDiaz Well-Known Member

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    buy collars that fit. kthx.
     
  19. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka Member

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    Why is it always the lower classes who are attached to these antiquated ideas about dress?Perhaps it may be that they never wore these things when they were kids and it holds a certain fascination for them that they associate with their betters. Who knows, but this attachment to the garb worn a few generations ago and for some silly reason is still lingering on as it dies a slow death is a sign of a prole background.
     
  20. WillyWonka

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    It's an improvement over wearing a noose around your neck or heavy fugly looking uncomfortable laceup wingtips (the official shoe of cubicle dwelling drones and accountants lol) but it's not exactly what I meant.
    A lot of the stuff that men still wear is leftover from the fugly looking Victorian age. The lower classes back then bought used clothes and wore it until it was threadbare and perhaps had 2 shoes in a lifetime that they kept resoling (labour was cheap). The reason that shoes, clothes etc were so heavy and uncomfortable is that the average lower or middle classes had few clothes and the few they had needed to wear like iron.
    The tie is going to go the way of the hat within 5 years.And good riddance.
     

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