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Ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ernest, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    How are the Vacca house ties?

    koji
     
  2. Giona Granata

    Giona Granata Well-Known Member

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    My ties are all Marinella bespoke.

    Manton, in Milano they are at 90€. Cashmere at 120€. 3 weeks for bespoke, you choose the fabric that is sent back to Napoli.

    Marinella in my opinion has the better silk on the market; and they do not do just prints, also woven especially on the bespoke.

    Another service that Marinella does - I didn't hear of anyone else doing this - it's washing ties; well, they will dismantle completely the tie, specially wash the silk and ruibild it from scratch, so it does look new.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Giona: most (at least 90%) of the Marinellas sold at Bergdorf in New York are prints.  But they are good prints.  I do have one woven, and one repp from them as well.
     
  4. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    Just relying on memory (in no particular order):

    Brioni
    Battistoni
    Kiton
    Zegna
    Charvet
    Talbott
    XMI
    Bizocchi
    Ralph Lauren

    Have more Brionis (all purchased a deep discounts.) than anything else.

    Bow ties:

    Talbott
    Beau Ties
    Ralph Lauren
     
  5. Horace

    Horace Well-Known Member

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    Press
    Brooks
    Sulka
    Andover
    Talbott
    Polo
    Tripler
    Cable Car
    a few Brit. stores
    a few dept. store labels

    in repp, grenadine, dots, solids. In silk and wool. In madras plaid. In linen. In knits.

    I think I have a Liberty tie somewhere.

    I had a few others, but tossed them.


     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Fair enough.
     
  7. ernest

    ernest Well-Known Member

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    We? Please do not include yourself and say "you" as you obviously could not.
     
  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Your English skills fail you again.
     
  9. gorgekko

    gorgekko Well-Known Member

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    I have a few myself...they do look nice.
     
  10. Horace

    Horace Well-Known Member

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    We? Please do not include yourself and say "you" as you obviously could not.
    Your English skills fail you again.
    Yeah, but you he did have a point. Sort of.
     
  11. paul44

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    I like to keep my ties at a minimum, but certainly I wear Drake's and Charvet most, as they're versatile and hold up well, hold their own.  

    I would like to try a Marinella, though, just to see what it's about.
     
  12. StagRaven

    StagRaven Well-Known Member

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    Just starting to dress like I should [​IMG] , sooooo... Remington Alvin-Dennis x2 Dean-Mar Alexandre Ralph Lauren Hmm, perhaps this is one case where one should not complain about getting ties for holidays [​IMG]
     
  13. Panzeraxe

    Panzeraxe Well-Known Member

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    Pretty good actually - original price is $175 but I picked up a 4-fold puppy for $90 a few months ago during their sale. Love it, though not worth the full $175 asking price.

    Panzer
     
  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    (LA Guy @ Feb. 20 2005,01:28) Quote We? Please do not include yourself and say "you" as you obviously could not.
    Your English skills fail you again.
    Yeah, but you he did have a point. Â Sort of.[/quote] He was just fighting the Battle of the Bulge (German side. Also, see other threads from last night.) History repeated itself in an unconsequential fashion. The French, ernest included (and apologies to Fabienne) can't fight their way out of a wet paper bag.
     
  15. ernest

    ernest Well-Known Member

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    And what about chineese?

    As you seem to be full of prejudices about foreign people, can you confim us their reputation = hypocrital, stingy and dirty ?
     
  16. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Yes, we (and I speak for all Asians now, not just those of Chinese origin) are all of the above.

    And to make it clear, I don't have actually have prejudices against the French - a good number of my colleagues and friends are French, and I appreciate lots of things about France and French culture. Ironically, that you are allowed to live your useless life is something I admire about the French welfare state (although sometimes I think the concept is taken too far - the French Civil Service, for example, is stifling to academic advancement.) I was merely stating a fact. In the history of modern warfare, France has not been much of anything but a hindrance to its allies. There are exceptions dating back to the American War of Independence; but since then, Frenchmen have seemed capable only of defeating other Frenchmen. It *is* funny.

    You, on the other hand, and not just from this post, seem to subscribe to a number of rather viscious stereotypes, primarily about Asians and Americans. Makes one wonder.
     
  17. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Well-Known Member

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    Zegna
    Burberry
    Thomas Pink
    Borrelli
    Brooks Brothers
    and
    Nautica (from a previous life)
     
  18. ernest

    ernest Well-Known Member

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    Does Pink worth his price or is it like shirts?
     
  19. Styleman

    Styleman Well-Known Member

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    I've seen a number of Pink ties which I liked the designs and colour schemes of a lot. However, I have never bought, what with the mentioned quality issues.
     
  20. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    You would do much better with your existing choices of English made ties than with Pink, some of which have interesting patterns, none (that I've seen) of which are of good quality and workmanship.
     

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