Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieselman89, Jan 17, 2012.
you spend on AVERAGE 250-300 per tie? In what currency?
Thanks for the mention. Much appreciated.
Head over to my website please and make your wallet feel very comfortable.
Range = $100 - $250. Average prob. around $150 - $175
me work it out in U.S dollar.
me like buy tie in person,
me not like buy tie online
Where are you located?? I'm sure we can work this out.
Really its about the tie, not the cost.
If its a look I want to try but I suspect might not really like in practice, I'll go TieBar and get out for $15. I've paid $50-ish for ties from J. Press I liked and I've gotten plenty at department store sales for $10-$20
Hopefully one day I can warrant a great tie from Hermes and I'll gladly pay for the quality, but in the meantime will look for a good deal used on eBay.
You're very right, if you like the design of the tie and it cost $20, why not buy it? The same is with a suit, if it fits you nicely and costs $200, that's great. Why are some items highly priced...?? That is thread unto itself.
I like the ratio that Will once presented for budgeting. For every $100 you spend for a suit, spend $40 for shoes, $12.50 for a shirt and $10 for a tie. There is a solid logic to spending proportionally -- if you spend for terrific ties and have shoddy shirts, it's contributes to an unharmonious look.
For my most recent tie purchases, I bought wool and madder ties from Brooks, for about $50 each. My most expensive ties are from Sam Hober, just under $100. But truly, my most costly ties were some $20 ties I got on Ebay two years ago, because they took too much time spent sifting to find.
I used to wonder about this, and had a lot of ties that were good but not great. However, that has changed over the past few years, thanks to SF. I just went ahead and culled a whole lot of my ties, and kept only a handful of good ones.
Now, I am quite picky about my ties, and apply the same philosophy that I follow when it comes to the rest of my wardrobe: I would much rather spend more on a few good items than less on a lot of mediocre items.
That also reduces options and brings a certain amount of discipline to my wardrobe, which has actually worked out great.
And speaking of ties, I do believe I own a purple one that I bought from you, a long, long time ago. Great tie!
I don't really splurge on ties, less than a $100 is fine for me.
These options are all too high: I rarely spend more than $10 on a tie. Thrift stores and consignment shops are a lifeline for my neck.
I typically spend about 75-100$. Usually buy ties on sale. I don't want to spend much more than 100$ because of their delicate nature and diminishing returns.
I've paid as little as $20 for a Tommy Hilfiger on sale at a dept store, and I've also paid full price for a Drakes double warp reppe that just never seemed to go on sale. But those are my outliers. My anchor tends to be about $85, probably because most of my Hobers were around that price.
My ties are longer than those found in shops. Have all made to length in London. Problem is the wait time.
It's almost sinful to buy more than $500 on ties alone.
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