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. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    The most expensive tie I have cost £110 (about $165?)

    In future I will probably buy most of my ties from Sam Hober though, as standard ties are too long (and I like them a bit narrower than average too).
     


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  3. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    $15....thetiebar.com
     


  4. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    +1 for Davesmith the Battisti ties he sells are awesome :D. Only got a shirt from Spoo and i dont think ive gotten anything from you lol. I have spent more than 250 for a tie but i really liked it and needed it at the time but usually 70-100ish.
     


  5. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    All ranges for me too. At the bottom end, have scored some knits for ~$20. At the top end, I love Vanda's ties....I think theirs are the most I've spent on a tie, although I've also scored some ties on B&S and eBay that retail for well over $200. Actually, now that I think of it, I've also gotten some Drakes and Cappelli ties from ASW that cost me more than the Vandas. Worth it though, I love those ties.
     


  6. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    Some of my favourite ties have cost less than $50 (generally NWOT second-hand), but you don't see anything nice/notable under $20 very often (online, anyway).

    Some of my other favourite ties have cost more than $100, but not too many of those. I think the most I've ever spent on a tie was around $125 for a Tom Ford grenadine.



    Based on what you wrote, it is all about the cost. If it were all about the tie, you would be buying "a great tie from Hermes" whenever you felt like it, like this risible fellow here:


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    hint: a clue costs less
     
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  7. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    I guess you like collector editions to pay that much. At LAX, saw Hermes ties priced around $175, just what tie brands go to $300? I dont think I have ever seen a $300 tie anywhere in my life.
     


  8. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    OP is asking about neckties, not Allen Edmonds.
     


  9. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    Tom Ford/Kiton seven-fold/cashmere (>200)
    Hermes special editions (300?)
    Brioni/other pleated (300ish?)
    Stefano Ricci swarovski-crystal-embellished (700-1200)

    That's all I can think of, but I'm sure the likes of Louis Vuitton and Lanvin have found ways to charge hundreds more than anyone would expect who hasn't seen the wares in question.
     
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  10. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    Thanks for info. Good to learn something new.
     


  11. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    Whoever said that silk ties don't last is talking out of their behind. Almost all my ties are 2nd hand or NOS of varying degree of vintage, whether wool, silk, linen or some combination. And I am pretty sure I have never paid more than $50. I don't object to paying more, but I just don't need to. Sure, anyone can treat tie badly and pull threads etc. but if you look after a tie, there is no reason why it won't last a lifetime or more.
     


  12. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    The borrelli 11 folds are supposedly $600+ lol
     


  13. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    I would like to see an 11 fold in my hands, bet that ties a decent knot.
     


  14. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    This is wrong, at least with any tie that's not complete crap or horribly abused.

    And yes, a lot of the ties at your average thrift store will have problems. But not nearly all of them, or even most. In fact, many seem to be donated because the person donating them never really liked 'em much, and as such rarely wore them.


    I have spent retail on ties before, but not often. Almost all of mine are from thrift stores, in great shape and classic patterns.
     
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  15. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    hahaha

    Thanks for all the responses guys. How are the ties from tiebar? I've never purchased from them but they look like they have a good selection. Are the on par with Brooks Brothers or Polo?
     


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