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Salvatore Ferragamo ties vs Hermes Ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FidelCashflow, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. ginlimetonic

    ginlimetonic Well-Known Member

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    The moral of that story is to dress appropriately. You don't want your doctor to treat you as if they were a business man, so they shouldn't dress like one when dealing with you.

    I'm not a fan of fanciful ties unless I relate to them in some way. For example I sail, so I like wearing ties with sailboats on them.


    i don't think doctors even know if that the name of the buttons on their cuff is called a "doctor's cuff".

    and getting patient's blood on their best tie is just horrible.

    doctors don't need to dress well, unless you're an admin. Maybe i watch too much House, M.D.
     
  2. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Well-Known Member

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    I think some of the Hermes ties work well for business, I have a couple of the interlcoking style. That said one of the VP's at our company wear one with lambs on it.
     
  3. EuropeanInterloper Redux

    EuropeanInterloper Redux Well-Known Member

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    Hermes ties run in the family so I have my own and have inherited some from my father etc. I find the Hermes designs much more interesting; like vineyard vines ferragamo seems to just have one design printed repeatedly (ie, one 'character') whereas Hermes often has two.
    Not a fan of anything that has an H or a horsebit on it, though; I think that if you buy Hermes you should look for something whimsical, not something that screams "Yes, this is an hermes tie" to the world at large.
    Finally, some people impinge on the quality of Hermes ties. They are very soft and insubstantial. That having been said, to create a fuller knot I twist the hell out of the ties I have and they have withstood my/my father's greatest attempts to permanently wrinkle them for over thirty years. The point of the tie may fray over time, I can't tell you how many tie loops I've had replaced, but the tie itself is still wearable at 30 years and that has to say something.

    EI

    (And now to stir things up I'm going to say that I find a great deal of the Kiton/Zegna etc ties reminiscent of those that obnoxious european waiters wear (especially here in New York). Bold, thick, shiny, and tied like an English footballer's. Not for me.)
     
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  4. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    This thread calls for Lafont's expertise.
     
  5. coverto

    coverto Well-Known Member

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    I avoid Hermes and Ferragamo ties partly because they strike me as TOO conservative and business-like. The little Aesop's fables frogs and foxes and snails etc. are very charming, well-rendered and becoming of high-class gear and all. But all too often, those intricacies are de facto centerpiece of an outfit that lacks imagination. A polite, riskless joke at a dull party.
     
  6. rnoldh

    rnoldh Well-Known Member

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    I like the Hermes geometric ties too ( probably as much as the whimsicals ).

    They are a little thin for my tastes these days, so I hardly wear them, but I like them.

    I'm not particularly impressed with Hermes construction and substance. I have many ties that are obviously superior in construction. The Hermes silks and prints are very nice though.

    The Ferragamo ties I have are more whimsical and I hardly ever wear them. They might be a tad below Hermes in substance, construction, and silk quality.
     
  7. barims

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    Hermes ties run in the family so I have my own and have inherited some from my father etc. I find the Hermes designs much more interesting; like vineyard vines ferragamo seems to just have one design printed repeatedly (ie, one 'character') whereas Hermes often has two.
    Not a fan of anything that has an H or a horsebit on it, though; I think that if you buy Hermes you should look for something whimsical, not something that screams "Yes, this is an hermes tie" to the world at large.
    Finally, some people impinge on the quality of Hermes ties. They are very soft and insubstantial. That having been said, to create a fuller knot I twist the hell out of the ties I have and they have withstood my/my father's greatest attempts to permanently wrinkle them for over thirty years. The point of the tie may fray over time, I can't tell you how many tie loops I've had replaced, but the tie itself is still wearable at 30 years and that has to say something.

    EI


    Thanks for saving me the effort of writing the exact same post, dude. Technically, they are somewhat too slim for most lapels, but I don't think that should really matter. They totally live up to their "conversational tie" billing, which saves me the effort of starting up chats

    Some of their modern designs are interesting - while no sane person should have bought their "Manifeste" screenprint-on-PoW-print tie, I've found it goes over pretty well at parties
     
  8. tl712

    tl712 New Member

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    As a physician (I'm a female, but obviously my husband is a male) I can say that any doctor who wears Hermes ties to work is either a.) lying they are not a physician (doctors don't do this) b.) working in a Beverly Hills dermatology office. or lastly c.) really douche-baggery.
    Even the most conservative of medical specialties can get a bit messy at work. For work related events, i.e. rep dinners, conferences, etc. they are absolutely appropriate - but at the office, no.
     
  9. ckalus

    ckalus New Member

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    As a dedicated thrift store shopper I have picked up many Hermes, Ferragamo, Brioni, Zegna, Italo Ferretti, Stefano Ricci, etc. neckties. But I pay, on average, about $2.00 per tie. Many are new with tags attached. It's so much fun and I can afford to give them away to friends and people I work with.
     
  10. cpmac7

    cpmac7 Well-Known Member

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    I perfer Ferragamo, but this is coming from a guy that wheres a tie probably once a year...
     
  11. Apollotrader

    Apollotrader Well-Known Member

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    Both are classics. Worn in the correct circumstance they do a fine job. They are a lot like bit loafers, not for everybody, especially wannabes. I agree wholeheartedly with the Kiton/Zegna comment.
     

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