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Ben Silver Ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by senator1214, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. senator1214

    senator1214 Well-Known Member

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    Drakes I believe.
     
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    nmoraitis Senior member

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    Drakes unfortunately only makes a small handfull of there ties while the rest are made by some other maker in the UK I believe.
     
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    Very colorful, I like. how much do they run, I do not see any prices on his website.
     
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    I don't know that they're made in the UK. In fact, I think I recall there being a bit of a fuss over the whole "London" thing, precisely because of that lacking affiliation nowadays. I'll have to check on that, but I do remember the conversation here on King St. not too long ago.

    As far as cost, you can get the basic regimentals for around 85, other 'seasonable' ties for around 115-125, and the Drake ties at about 130-135 or so.
     
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    Do you mean the Ben Silver regimentals are made by Benson & Clegg? Are you sure about that?
     
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    Related question...

    I got a pile of ties from my grandfather and one of them is Hill & Drake.

    Did Charles Hill and Drake tie companies make ties together at some point or am I off base?
     
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    Could I get some "guidance" on these? Decent ties? The paisley is $33 and the natte weave is $48 right now.

    Those natte weave ties (purple, orange, pink) have been on sale forever. Makes me think they have some issues???

    Can anyone help a brotha out?
     
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  11. GHo

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    like this one too.... unlined silk shantung is chocolate.

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    i have one of the $85 regimentals...great color scheme but couldn't get the tie to hold a dimple like most of my other ties. I'll stick with Drakes, et cetera.
     
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    I am not a big fan of those. They are likely on sale, because nobody is really in the market for paisley or pink ties these days.
     
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    Contrary to nmoraitis' post above, most of Ben Silver's non regimental/university ties are made by Drake's. Or at least that's what their SAs tell me...
     
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    Interesting. I saw that above but no one really "confirmed".

    So these ties are up to Drake's standards? I really like that chocolate tie at less than $40.
     
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    Yeah I was in there a couple months ago for their warehouse sale and all of their neat and patterned ties were made by Drake's according to the SA I was talking to. I know Spoo spelled out which were and which were not Drake's when the sale was on but I can't hunt that thread down for some reason.

    Either way for under $40 I'm not sure why you don't just pull the trigger. IMO ties are like pocket squares. If you like then buy. You're not buying a suit or a pair of black cap toes that will likely feel your wrath hundreds of times throughout their lives. For a tie, if you like it and the price is right then I say buy. Sometimes we get too caught up in "quality" and "craftsmanship" when it isn't that crucial... myself included :embar:
     
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    I don't know about "most," but a fair number are. I think the chocolate shantung is one of them.
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Most of their ties are not made by Drakes but the ones they sell for around $135 are.

    A Drakes tie costs the same at wholesale with or without the Drakes label, and no merchant can sell them for $85.

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    The vast majority of Ben Silvers dont have a maker or even a country of manufacture on the label. The drakes are a small % of their offering.

    My guess is a US maker. They do use English silks for the vast majority if their ties.
     
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