British ties

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  1. ManofKent

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    Holliday & Brown are made in Italy. Richard James does ties, not sure where they are made. To me, Turnbull are still the seminal british tie.


    Holliday & Brown wool are (or at least recently were) made in Britain the silk ones are Italian. I've a feeling TA's ties are made for them by one of the specialist tie makers, but I can't recall who.
     


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    T&A makes its own ties. It used to control Charles Hill, but I think that has now been folded into T&A. There is a lurker here who works in the industry and knows what's what.

    I have heard that there are no longer British operations of H&B. There are still a few British tiemakers around -- Drake's, Seaman & Spearm, Peckham Rye, and I believe Cravats of London. There may be others too. I believe that RJ ties are still made in the UK. They are extremely nice. Not sure who makes them.

    N&L have some fantastic ties, the best of them are made in Italy though.

    Most of Budd's ties were machine made when I visited. So are those at Benson & Clegg. Not a knock, just an observation.

    John Comfort made the machine-made ties at H&K, although I believe someone posted that they are now being made in Germany.

    There are some ties branded Atkinson's at ties-necktie.com, which has given some ties to AAAC.
     


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    Cravats of London make very nice ties. Drakes are the best in my opinion though.
     


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    I have had great luck with Drakes also..another voice
     


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    Cravats of London make very nice ties.
    Absolutely. I am wearing one made of dark green wool today. Luckily, they make the RTW ties for my bespoke shirtmaker according to her specs.
     


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    To me, Turnbull are still the seminal british tie.


    How can any maker be more seminal than Semen and Sperm?
     


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    Do they make ties? It thought they just made the fabric and sold it to actual tie makers.

    Apparently, they do. At least, they sell ties that are labeled exclusively as 'Atkinson's Irish Poplin'. O'Connell's sells them.
     


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    How can any maker be more seminal than Semen and Sperm?

    bwahahaha... Having Will stoop to indulge this meme is funnier than a foul-mouthed nun...
     


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    Any idea what the status is of Michelsons?
     


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    I don't like extremely soft and delicate silk, it's easily pulled with my un-manicured fingers. T&A is good in this sense. Most Semen & Sperm ties were too brightly coloured for my taste.
     


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    bwahahaha... Having Will stoop to indulge this meme is funnier than a foul-mouthed nun...

    I bring that out in people.

    Drakes is good ties.

    http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/drakes


    They're ok but they are no Victoria Richards.
     


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    I bring that out in people. They're ok but they are no Victoria Richards.
    Thank you for mentioning that, her ties are also made in England. http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/...respectability You are to sincerity what the Pope is to biscuits.
     


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    Any idea what the status is of Michelsons?
    Was acquired by Mantero along with H&B, which Michelson's owned, back in 2002 or so. I've only seen Michelson's ties in Century 21 after that. Made in China.
     


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