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2.75" Tie

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by squelchy451, May 26, 2010.

  1. squelchy451

    squelchy451 Senior member

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    Hi

    Where's a good place (online store) to buy 2.75 inch ties for at most $50 dollars? JCrew has nice ones but for me $50 is too much...buy two and you already spent $100 TT_TT

    Thanks!
     
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    stant62 Senior member

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    J. Crew ties seem like they're always on sale for ~$25.
     
  4. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    What patterns do you want? I've got a coupe I want to get rid of. Ebay is also a good bet. A good tie collection can be easily amassed without paying retail.
     
  5. squelchy451

    squelchy451 Senior member

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    @StephenHero Solids, stripes, polka dots, maybe paisley....send pics plz thanks!
     
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    silvercitynyc Senior member

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    Bump - it seems like 2.75" / 3.0" ties are the hardest to find, yet probably look the best on most people (not too wide, not too skinny).

    Any ideas for online or brick & mortar retailers of this tie size?
     
  8. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    If $50 is too much for one tie then you need to head to a store like Macy's.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Disagree. This is on the skinny side. 3.25"-3.5" are the more classic middle of the road widths (although it's not like skinny ties are anything new, they have been around for a long time - but 2.75" is definitely on the skinny side).
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    2.75 is my favorite width. For high end, Drake's makes 7cm widths. I think Ralph Black Label ties are 3". J Crew used to do 2.75" but I think they are even narrower now. Brooks Bros used to make a "University" line which was 2.75". Those show up on eBay sometimes.
     
  11. TM79

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    They're not that hard to find at all.

    Thom Browne, Black Fleece, Engineered Garments, Brooks Brothers slim, and there are several others escaping me at the moment.

    Problem is, it's gonna be hard for OP to find any of those for 50 beans.

    Black Fleece goes for about 50 bucks on Ebay. Probably BB slim, too, but I've never looked. The others will still cost over 50.

    Also, I think 2.75 is definitely considered a skinny tie and agree with the person who said 3.25 is basically your middle of the road tie width.
     
  12. silvercitynyc

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    It all comes down to your body size. For decently "average" male body types like me (6'0" and 185lbs), 2.75-3.00" is pretty much spot-on perfect...it's not too wide, but not too skinny. Best way to describe it is a "modern fit" tie width. A far cry from the 2.0-2.5" skinny tie.

    It's truly wild how that 0.25"-0.5" makes all the difference.
     
  13. silvercitynyc

    silvercitynyc Senior member

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    Also can add Hugo Boss to the list. I remember seeing 3" ties there as well.
     
  14. mymil

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    The Knottery sells 3" knit ties made in Italy for $30, and they're pretty great.
     
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    Are you sure? I thought The Knottery's knit ties were made in China? I bought one last year and I didn't like it, though ymmv...
     
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    I'll have to check when I get home, but I'm pretty sure, at least for the ones I own and that they're currently producing. I know that they have transitioned to better manufacturers since they first opened shop.
     
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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    You can't really sell a $30 knit tie made in italy, even a cheap one and make a profit, to be honest. So it's definitely not surprising they are made in China. 2.75 inches are harder to find, but 3 inches is a bit easier (well all the ones we make are 3 inches wide anyway). 3 inches is a good middle ground IMO.
     
  19. silvercitynyc

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    Any suggestions for quality ties in a 3"-3.25" blade width? Does Hermes / Feragamo even make ties in that width? I feel that all the ones I see are 3.75"+...

    Any suggestions more than welcomed -- I need to buy a new sky blue tie within the next 3-4 hours!! [​IMG]
     

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