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Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    What tie brand would you recommend for someone whose no #igent but still wants something decent?
     


  2. freedblackslave

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    I really like Sam Hober ties, although back when I ordered the website was web 1.0 and difficult to use. High quality with heaps of styles. Great customer service and advice. You can get swatches easily which is really helpful.
     


  3. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    +1 for hober. Website is poor but quality of products and customer service is top notch.

    I hear the $69 SUSu ties are alright, at least based on feedback and fit pics in that thread.

    Lastly Conrad Wu ties are solid but on the pricey side with current piss poor exchange rate.
     


  4. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Second this his Grenadines are first rate.
     


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    crdb Senior member

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    +1 for Hober. Got married in the black and white houndstooth. Standard construction which was fine but if I were to do it again I'd spring up for 6-fold, more delicate but I think a slightly more interesting knot.
     


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    Not super keen on a panama. Do non #menswear gents really wear them?
     


  7. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Sam Hober is a bit out of my price range.

    I've been buying from TM Lewin of late. I've been considering trying the tie bar but their shipping is a wrought.
     


  8. Journeyman

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    I don't know if I'm a #menswear gent, but I wear a panama hat in summer.

    I've also got a similar, but more casual, hat that's made from woven paper that I got in Japan a few years back. It's crushable and rollable, so you can easily pack it into a bag and then just jam it on to your head and it regains its shape.

    If you're not keen on panama hats, then I'm not sure what else you can wear. Flat caps or newsboy caps generally look odd with a suit or odd jacket and trousers and summer's generally too warm for a fur-felt hat.

    There's always the trusty bucket hat, but that doesn't look too good when you're dressed up, either...
     
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    sliq Senior member

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    Oli go to your op shop for ties. No joke. I've got about 100+ which range from Hermes, BB Makers, Sulka, Ferragamo and other brands, all for $2 each.
     


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    +1

    Have to agree with this advice, MonoWillz, especially since your provided reasoning on the single vent.

    Not sure if MJ Bale meet your criterion for full canvassing, however. It shouldn't be too hard to find out. Half canvas would be my guess.
     


  11. California Dreamer

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    Second that. All of my ties are op shop these days. Just today I saw a Canali and a T&A for $5 each. If you like Lewin, you'll find a heap of them.
     


  12. Epicure

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    Spandexter,

    Panama is hardly #menswear gent, unless you bring the game with the rest of your fit. They're fairly ubiquitous even among non-style conscious circles of men from middle age up and probably one of the easiest 'proper' hats to wear. If you can try a variety on, you may be surprised how well they can work stylistically while being incredibly functional.

    Another almost equally functional choice would be the boater, but that will take some serious #menswear panache.
     
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  13. Epicure

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    Oli, the TieBar may not work out badly if you buy enough ties in one transaction.

    It could be helpful to know just what you wish to spend per tie?
     


  14. Oli2012

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    $50-100 AUD with a preference for the former.
     


  15. Geoffrey Firmin

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    If you can't visit Op shops and If that's your price range just shop at the mid year or Xmass sale at DJ's or Henry Bucks . They have a good selection then. That's when I used to stock up on ties.
     


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