Cappelli Ties: What's the Hoopla About?

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  1. ltontheqt

    ltontheqt Senior member

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    There was no real need, but out of curiosity I decided to purchase two Cappelli ties directly from Naples. The ties are solid with good, heavy silk and appear to be well-made. However, I can't coax a dimple out of them. Anyway, I wore one and did get a compliment. Still, even though the ties are nice I seem to have some that are just as nice including - and I know this is blasphemy - a few from Brooks Brothers. Why are Cappelli's so special? Educate me. (By the way, the two Marinella ties I own tie a better knot.
     
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    Cappelli and Marinella both make excellent ties. I have a preference for Marinella, as I find their construction and fabrics to be a bit more substantial (and I like a tie with some heft to it).

    Cappelli, by contrast, specializes in a lighter, less constructed, often unlined tie with slightly more evidence of hand stitching throughout. (It will "show its seams" a bit more, and seem ever so slightly imperfect in that made-by-hand sort of way). The faintly rusticated, hand-made aesthetic is currently en vogue amongst the iGentry, and so it's no surprise that Cappelli is having its moment in the sun here.
     
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    That, and they just opened an eStore. Which just went on sale.
     
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    Yes, but the "hoopla" has been going on since well before they opened the store. The eStore has only intensified that which already existed.
     
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    ltontheqt Senior member

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    In fact, the e-store was the impetus for my purchase. The sale gave me license to give them a try with a relatively small expenditure. Jackie, interesting that you describe the ties as lightly constructed. Here I thought they were heavy. But that just may be in comparison to, say, Charvet and other ties I own.
     
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    jsqfunk Senior member

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    there are several different options w/ lining, # of folds, etc. which did you chose? maybe that was the wrong one for what you where looking for?

    for my money they are nice, but could be constructed sturdier
     
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    brb. fanks dude.:slayer:
     
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    I received my first two Cappelli ties last week. I dipped my toe in the water with a couple of the "Outlet" ties, which are standard length 3-folds. They're great.

    I can't get on the site to order more. Is it working for anyone else?
     
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    To those who are interested, you can also get Cappelli ties through NsM on their tours - same deal, you can specify whatever construction you want, look at all the swatches, etc....you don't have to pay shipping, but then you also aren't getting anything on sale. I ordered one on my last meeting with Mina and Dino, will probably order several more next time if the first one comes out looking as I expect. The silks they have are gorgeous.
     
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    Just tried to check out the sale and it seems that once again SF has broken the internet.
     
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    for whatever it's worth, my experience with cappelli ties has been the same.
     
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    That is very strange, I haven't had that problem with either of the cappelli ties I have recently worn. To the contrary, I've been very surprised that they almost naturally dimple more than any other tie I own (ranging from Drakes to Rubinacci to Hermes) and I'm quite fastidious about symmetrical, balanced dimpling since I'm most often wearing ties in court.
     
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    Tell me more about this logic.
     
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    And your defense attorney's attire is also nice, I assume?
     
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    There is little logic to it other than I strive for my physical appearance, including my tie's dimple, to be as clean as practicable.
     

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