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. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Tom Ford ties are $285 retail
     
  2. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    You are paying to wear a label at that point. Also, nobody knows you are wearing a Tom Ford tie except yourself. It seems silly to pay that much for a tie IMO. Does the tie, tie itself?
     
  3. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    I agree on $285 being overkill for a tie, but even if you have a skilled hand at making great knots, a cheaply woven tie wont dimple as well nor allow for thicker knots unless one goes beyond the four in hand. I have a few Tom Ford ties, all purchased in and around $110 - and at that price, worth the money IMO.
     
  4. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    $245, not that it would make it a better deal or anything lol
     
  5. SpooPoker

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

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    I can get my hands on one, should you want to see it first hand. :)


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  6. celeste_pista

    celeste_pista Senior member

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    i buy ties i like...some are $20, some are $150...as long as there is craftsmanship to apreciate and style that suits you...why obsess?
     
  7. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    kiton and stefano ricci much more,
     
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  8. swiego

    swiego Senior member

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    $50-100 is a fair price point for me. Plenty of excellent options in that range, and I've picked up too many good condition, nice pattern ties from Kiton, Ricci, etc. at that price point to believe that I absolutely need to go higher.
     
  9. davesmith

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    Thanks! Hopefully more Battisti coming soon, they made a new line without the button & pocket. I wonder if they will sell as well as the others...

     
  10. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    Brown with white or black poka dots, length 60", I dibs that one this time if they have that pattern. Last time I missed out on it some guy got it before me.
     
  11. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    :(
     
  12. cptjeff

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    Utter bullshiat, IMO. Yeah, there are low end ties that don't tie well, or deform with use, but there are also plenty that don't have those issues. And it's true that high end ties shouldn't ever have those issues. But the quality difference isn't nearly that great, and certainly not enough to justify spending hundreds on a bit of silk and wool with no functional requirement to do anything but tie around your neck and look pretty. If you as a designer can't mass produce something that hangs straight and uses a wool interlining that won't deform after 5 wears for under $50, you fail at life. Lots of other makers pull it off with ease.

    Talking about quality differences in ties like they actually mean anything is rather hilarious. If a tie isn't complete crap, it's gonna be fine. It hangs around your neck and look pretty.

    Also, thickness of the knot is reliant on the thickness of the wool interlining or the knot chosen, both of which are unrelated to quality. You can have lower quality thick interlinings or high quality thin ones. For that matter, the wool used for high quality thin interlinings probably has to be longer staple and thus more expensive.
     
  13. blahman

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    How much did conne pay for his ties?
     
  14. Prada_Ferragamo

    Prada_Ferragamo Senior member

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    The answer is nada. But he makes money by selling them on B&S.
     
  15. jamesny

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    Nothing more than 150.
     

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