Expensive ties- how can people tell?

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  1. Jumbie

    Jumbie Senior member

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    Charvey? [​IMG]

    It's a freaking typo. "Y" and "T" are adjacent.
     
  2. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Did you recently pay $60 for yours?[​IMG]

    Memorial Day sale, plus good customer coupon brought the price down to $22 [​IMG]
     
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    Memorial Day sale, plus good customer coupon brought the price down to $22 [​IMG]
    $22? Pfft, I bought a crate full for $12, Marinella!!!
     
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    high sheen and loud color patterns

    You might want to look at some Talbott 7-folds. They're loud and expensive. You might also want to ask yourself why you want something purely to show off how expensive it is. Those who you are trying so hard to impress might consider you a gauche fool.
     
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    It's interesting that I rarely notice an expensive looking tie on someone but I never forget a cheap looking one.
     
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    Manton +1
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    Film Noir Buff +1

    Beautifully stated, both of you.
    I can add nothing.
     
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    It's interesting that I rarely notice an expensive looking tie on someone but I never forget a cheap looking one.

    This is exactly what I was going to post as I was reading through this thread. A cheap tie shows itself from 20 feet away. I agree with all the other sentiments about an expensive tie being hard to spot. If the "2%" who care about clothes would recognize the difference between the solid navy tie I got in an out-of-town emergency one day for $10 and my solid navy tie I paid $100 for, I would be surprised.
     
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    Sir,

    I have the perfect solution to your quandary. I will sell you a Charvet tie, and in magic marker write the price on the front, that way everyone will know you are a baller when it comes to ties. Failing that I can bedazzle a tie with rubies. Your choice.
     
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    Once you get your expensive tie, make sure to leave the label on the sleeve of your suit too.
     
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    No "regular" person is going to be able to tell. Even the people here will not infallibly be able to tell a $150 tie from a $50 simply by observing it on the wearer.

    I've just noticed that the typical cheap brand ties dont knot very well, while its certainly not infallible.
     
  12. Bird's One View

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    Charvey? [​IMG]

    It's a freaking typo. "Y" and "T" are adjacent.

    A pity; I found it rather amusing.
     
  13. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Leave the price tag on, if you're that set on showing people how expensive it was.

    +1
    And staple some bills to it.
     
  14. FidelCashflow

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    at least the OP is honest about what he's looking for. Wear a Hermes tie, people will either get it or they won't. LV also makes ties that almost always incorporate the logo in some way or another.

    Ties aren't really meant to be flashy and signal how much money you have. They're supposed to be like little pieces of art, the cheap stuff and expensive stuff are almost indistinguishable to the untrained eye. Also cheap ties form shitty knots.
     
  15. SkinnyGoomba

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    agreed, thats where watches work best.

    IMO, almost anyone can afford even the most expensive ties. It depends more on price threshold then buying ability.
     

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