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Does anyone actually pay full price for neck ties?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ChicagoJohn, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Like everything in my closet, it depends. If I see the perfect tie at a place such as Bergdorf Goodman or Sid Mashburn (when I am in Atlanta), I will buy it for full price. If I see some nice ties that I like, but don't feel I need right away, I'll wait for a sale. This works well at Ralph Lauren, for example, where things can be had for half off or less. I have also found ties at Filenes Basement and other cut rate places, but you have to sort through a lot of junk.
  2. HHD

    HHD Senior member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Paris, France
    Yes. I have a couple of Drakes ties I've paid full whack for, as well as a few more I've found in sales.

    They're not outrageously expensive, and the classic/boring colours and patterns I prefer don't end up discounted very often.
  3. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

    Jun 7, 2008
    If you're going to take the time to accent "Hermès," you might as well use the right kind of accent and put it on the right syllable.
    French is a language that I intentionally bastardize. [​IMG]
  4. Bounder

    Bounder Senior member

    Mar 14, 2009
    Only from Carlo Franco.

    Apparently there's a really long waiting list, too. But I'm sure it will be worth it.
  5. academe

    academe Senior member

    Feb 14, 2008
    Initium sapientiae timor domini
    Yes; I have most of my ties made now, so there really isn't the option of a discount.
  6. distant virtue

    distant virtue New Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    I pay full price for little or nothing in terms of shirts and ties. Like many on here I suspect I have a decent wardrobe in terms of quality and quantity as it is and don't "need" anything so won't allow myself be ripped off and full price marque ties are rip offs more often than not.

    Shirts and ties I usually buy in the 3 or 4 for whatever Jermyn St. ( Lewin/H&H ) deals or when in Rome where one can find great deals in the streets off Via dei Condotti if not on the street itself.

    I'm comfortable enough to be well dressed butnot rich enough to subsidise the fanciful full prices for Canali etc. No sir.

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