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How do you stack RLPL ties in the world...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Luckyguy, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. epa

    epa Senior member

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    I am personally very fond of Ferragamo ties. I think that they often feature quite original and nice designs, if compared to other brands. IMO, most brands insist on very boring designs (sure, they may have class, but I still find them a bit boring). Some Ferragamo ties also have a very nice texture, like the white/blue/turquoise blue silk one that I am wearing right now, bought for EUR 55 (USD 70, aprox.) during sales at the Munich airport.
     


  2. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Don't forget Nicky and Breuer.
     


  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Correction, the Charvet ties sold in the US tend towards flash. Their shop sells ties from the most conservative prints which could bore a Marinella owner to incredible jewel tones... to a stock of seven folds Chuck Barris would have worn.
    Yes that is correct. Sorry about that.
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Purple Label ties are made of terrific quality silk, by and large, but the patterns are cut too narrow for me and the ties are too short. I don't like the knot they make. This is a recent trend. I have some from the late '90s, early 2000s, and the cut was different. Fashion must have whispered in Ralph's ear that it was time to go back to narrow.
     


  5. Luckyguy

    Luckyguy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot, guys. I really appreciate your feedback. So Purple Lable ties seem to be in pretty good company. I personally like the PL ties in solid color or just simple stripes. I am in agreement with Manton in regards to their silk quality.

    By the way, whnay, what make you feel it is worth it to pay at full retail for Charvet and H&B?

    Thanks.
     


  6. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    I would recommend the Massimo Bizzocchi ties and you can find them cheap on STP.
     


  7. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    So true. I believe Ralph got started with wide ties ironically...
     


  8. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    My tie rankings:
    Kiton
    Brioni
    Stefano Ricci
    Charvet
    Ferragamo
    RLPL
    Turnbull & Asser
    etc
     


  9. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I currently like Mulberrywood and Charvet MTO and Nicky.

    Kitons are too long for me and Borrellis too wide.
     


  10. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    ...and the ties are too short.

    Yeah, but aren't you just about tall enough to be Yao Ming's twin?
     


  11. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    One of my favorite ties is a PL knit in an outstanding shade of slightly grayish blue. (Agnelli is shown in Roetzel's "Gentleman" wearing a somewhat similar tie.) In general, I'm not all that crazy about PL ties. And don't get me started on the Polo ties. Vastly overpriced.

    My favorite tiemaker remains Charvet, though many of the patterns are very ugly.

    In terms of ties available on the cheap, I have two Fabio Ferretti ties I really like. Two of my favorites, really. And I bought both at Marshalls for less than $20.
     


  12. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I believe Altea makes for RLPL.
     


  13. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I believe Altea makes for RLPL.

    And is available at my local Marshall's for $16.99.
     


  14. JR_Rider

    JR_Rider Senior member

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    One of my favorite ties is a PL knit in an outstanding shade of slightly grayish blue. (Agnelli is shown in Roetzel's "Gentleman" wearing a somewhat similar tie.) In general, I'm not all that crazy about PL ties. And don't get me started on the Polo ties. Vastly overpriced. My favorite tiemaker remains Charvet, though many of the patterns are very ugly. In terms of ties available on the cheap, I have two Fabio Ferretti ties I really like. Two of my favorites, really. And I bought both at Marshalls for less than $20.
    I have some Fabio Ferrettis that I got from Marshall's and TJ Maxx. Are those good quality. Recently I have purchased alot of ties from TJ Maxx and Marshalls that are "Made In Italy", but from what I understand, that doesn't really meant a whole lot. And about Polo ties, they have those at my TJ Maxx also, for $14.99. The Altea ties are $16.99.
     


  15. Chris "Italia"

    Chris "Italia" Senior member

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    No one has ever brought an Italo Ferretti tie?

    The makers for Brioni and Stefano Ricci...

    Why buy Brioni and Stefano Ricci....


    Of course, I have one tie I would love to have: Attolini Napoli 7 fold.
     


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