Beautiful ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by PHV, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. PHV

    PHV Senior member

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    I was wondering if you guys could point me to some high quality, beautiful ties. I have a few Farragamo ties that I love, very luxurious, well knotting ties. However when I checked out their current collection, it's mostly all cheesy prints. I have also some Kiton ties that I love, but really I haven't picked out many ties for myself. I've always received them as gifts, and I'm now looking to expand. What should I be looking at (specifically any brands - typically a particular brand has a theme that I like, hence below)? Below you can get sort of an idea what I like for now... I'm into more youthful ties right now as you can see below (what would you wear the white one with, opionions?) I love a lot of the FIH ties, and a friend who was looking over my shoulder yesterday while I was browsing the site is going to definately be making some purchases. Like I say, most of my ties were bought for me by my dad, who shares in some ways, similar tastes to me. The only tie I really don't care for is a red silk Brioni tie, plain... VERY ala Trump. I've never worn it and never will. It just looks like something you'd see at a white trash wedding. What added luxury comes in a seven fold tie? My dad once explained it but I wasn't really listening. Thanks for any advice, and excuse my incoherence. I've been very busy today and am beat. http://www.fourinhand.com/Product....C-05-ST http://www.fourinhand.com/Product....D-VS-12 http://www.fourinhand.com/Product.as...oduct=P44411-1 (and the red one) http://www.fourinhand.com/Product.as...Product=1000-8
     


  2. Dutch Master

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    Your taste appears quite classic. Brioni has a lot of classic patterns, Stefano Ricci is a little more flamboyant. Italo Ferretti is the producer of both these brands, but also markets their own ties. Their factory is superb, their own brand is becoming a little bit more recognizable. Also depends which area you are in. Good luck.
     


  3. PHV

    PHV Senior member

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    Yes, I love luxurious and classic. However classic styling does not to me mean 40 year old. I cannot stand Etro or Paul Smith ties.
     


  4. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Brioni, Barbera, Kiton, Carlo Franco, Talbott, Charvet, Isaia, all makes ties that you make like.
     


  5. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the ties, particularly the third one.

    The big selling point for four-fold and seven-fold ties is that they require a lot more silk and a lot more craftsmanship to make. My four-folds and seven-folds also tie very nice knots, but I've also had regular ties that tie very well.

    It appears that you like stripes, and Ben Silver and Brooks Brothers are both known for their striped ties. Other labels usually have a decent selection of stripes, too. Still, you'll get more tie for your money from those FIH ties than you would from either Ben Silver or Brooks Brothers.

    Some of my other favorite brands are Carlo Franco, Robert Talbott (particularly the seven-folds, Best of Class, and Estate), Charvet, Hermes (yes, I know), and Arnys. For the money, it's really hard to beat FIH and Carlo Franco. Both have top-notch products at very good prices.
     


  6. leroy

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    You can try Raffaello Ties for many designer choices. Seven folds are actually traditonal method of hand-made ties from one large piece of silk fabric. There is no lining involved yet and the fabric is folded seven times to give it a good hand (i.e. provide fabulous weight and texture) solely by the fabric, not influenced by the lining.
     


  7. PHV

    PHV Senior member

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    Carlo Franco has one that I really love. The intricacy is just amazing.
     


  8. Dutch Master

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    I am not familiar with this brand. Can somebody give me some more information?
     


  9. FIHTies

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    http://www.carlofranco.com/ He is the Chuck (screen name "Carlo") that you may have seen myself and others refer to on this forum. JJF
     


  10. clarinetplayer

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    Have you seen neckwear by Breuer? I own a few of their ties and am impressed by the richness of color, unique patterns, and thickness of material. They tie a beautiful knot.
     


  11. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I have a Breuer tie and agree with clarinetplayer as to their quality. Mine is a nice, thick tie. They also make ties for Faconnable (sold at Nordstrom). Of course, they'll retail in the same neighborhood as one of Jon's or Chuck's 7-folds where you're getting a lot more tie for the money.
     


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