[HELP] Looking for a specific tie... at a lower price

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  1. Taranking

    Taranking New Member

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    Hi guys

    So I bought my self a new suit during xmas and now I need a tie for it. Since I usually wear the eldredge knot, and to match the colour of the suit and shirts I'll wear with it, I opted in for a pale satin pink tie. One I make my mind up I end up obsessed. And here's my dilemma... there's nothing to be bought!

    I checked preety much every place in the area [dublin] and there was only one place [j.m. lewin] that had what I was looking for, but the tie was too short for the knot.

    The exact tie I'm looking for is pretty much this:

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    http://www.paulsmith.co.uk/uk-en/shop/mens/accessories/ties/men-s-pink-narrow-silk-tie.html

    I just cannot afford to pay ~140euros to get a tie, so if anyone knows a place where I can get EXACTLY this, I'd really appreciate it.
     


  2. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Okay, you want a pale pink satin tie. And it shouldn't be too short for the knot you prefer. And you don't want to pay 140 euros for it.

    I don't know what shopping's like around Dublin, but I do know that a few seconds searching online turned up MANY pale pink neckties. I mean, they're practically everywhere.

    Most of them cost far less than 140 euros. Many are satin. Many are pale. Most are in normal lengths, but some are available in longer lengths. And I'm 100% positive that a fair percentage of these retailers would ship to you.

    So, what's the problem?
     


  3. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Nothing about the above sounds very appealing.
     


  4. Taranking

    Taranking New Member

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    @Michael - Problem is that alot of them are not pale enough or come with a different weave. I did find some places in UK that would have what I need at the price I can bear with, but they don't deliver outside of UK.

    @Veremund - why is it not appealing?
     


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    GBR Senior member

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    If you want that "EXACT" tie then you must pay the €140, if you cannot then you must do without. You might find many similar ties, but not the "EXACT" one.
     


  7. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Eldridge knot. C'mon. I just can't even.
     


  8. pine tree

    pine tree Well-Known Member

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    It is an attention grabber. Although for a pink tie this would look overdone.
     


  9. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    The Eldridge itself is overdone. It's absurd.
     


  10. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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    Light-colored satin weave ties look hideous. Look at Donald Trump or this guy (no offense meant):
    http://s417.photobucket.com/user/brendonbulb/media/DSCN0398.jpg.html

    Well-dressed men either do not wear them, or have them as their one piece of sprezzatura. If you want a pink tie, try it in a grenadine weave silk, or a linen-silk blend.
     


  11. pine tree

    pine tree Well-Known Member

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    In my experience, the unusual attracts more attention than the traditional and contemporary. I have worn the eldridge knot as well as many others and have gotten positive feedback as opposed to wearing some regular knot that no one acknowledges.
     


  12. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    It's your goal to have others acknowledge your knot?
     


  13. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    C'mon man, what's not to like?

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  14. pine tree

    pine tree Well-Known Member

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    I invest a lot into my appearance. I think it would be nice to have some positive feedback for my effort. It isn't a priority, but it is something I consider. If I didn't care about that, I wouldn't be here.
     


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    @EliodA C'mon man. I was trying to eat breakfast.

    @pine tree You need to rethink that decision. That knot is awful.
     


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