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How much do you spend on a tie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieselman89, Jan 17, 2012.

How much do you spend on a tie?

  1. $30-50

    56 vote(s)
    21.9%
  2. $51-70

    43 vote(s)
    16.8%
  3. $71-99

    73 vote(s)
    28.5%
  4. $100-$125

    39 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. $125+

    45 vote(s)
    17.6%
  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    you spend on AVERAGE 250-300 per tie? In what currency?
     


  2. davesmith

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    Thanks for the mention. Much appreciated.

    Head over to my website please and make your wallet feel very comfortable.
     


  3. EBugatti

    EBugatti Senior member

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    Range = $100 - $250. Average prob. around $150 - $175
     


  4. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    me work it out in U.S dollar.

    me like buy tie in person,
    me not like buy tie online
     


  5. davesmith

    davesmith Affiliate Vendor

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    Where are you located?? I'm sure we can work this out.
     


  6. Gorpomon

    Gorpomon Well-Known Member

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    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.
     


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    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.
     


  8. The Thin Man

    The Thin Man Senior member

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    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.
     
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  9. Metlin

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    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! :)
     
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    I don't really splurge on ties, less than a $100 is fine for me.
     


  11. Saigonesque

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    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.
     


  12. CYstyle

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    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.
     


  13. Threadbearer

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    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.
     


  14. Lear

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    My ties are longer than those found in shops. Have all made to length in London. Problem is the wait time.

    Lear
     


  15. dorolf07

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    It's almost sinful to buy more than $500 on ties alone.
     


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