Info: Best Ties List

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by heard546, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Where would Thomas Pink fall in this list do you think, tier 2 or 3?
     


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    kaxixi Senior member

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    Salvatore Ferragamo = tier 2?
     


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    Robert Talbott Seven Fold ties should be in Tier 1 no doubt. Hermes and Bvlgari in Tier 1? What does this list use for requirements? Quality or name status?
     


  5. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What constitutes a good tie changes with the whims of time and fashion. The thin, lightly lined tie of yesterday is largely out these days, and the thick, ultra-glossy ones that now command such a premium at Neiman are almost certain to be out a few years down the road. The trends in "weight," "pattern," etc. will all come and go, so buy what you like.

    This is not to suggest that ties should not be made well, and of good materials; I'm just noting that what was considered a "good tie" years ago won't be found sitting next to the Charvets and Kitons of today. The heft, pattern, width, etc. would be all wrong. Yet that doesn't make the earlier ties bad, or lesser, except in that they no longer reflect the tastes of the high-end marketplace. Personally, I would not be caught dead in many of the typical offerings from some of the high-end makers.

    As for price, it largely comes down to the makers asking themselves, "What's the most we can possibly charge for this?" Having a maker like Sam Hober around really underscores, in my mind, how absurd some of the RTW tie prices have become.
     


  6. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Robert Talbott Seven Fold ties should be in Tier 1 no doubt. Hermes and Bvlgari in Tier 1? What does this list use for requirements? Quality or name status?


    Quality, quality quality, IMO
     


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    Limniscate Senior member

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    Where would Paul Stuart fall?
     


  8. antirabbit

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    I am a huge fan of Domenico Spanno ties (Drakes I think).
    I just picked up a 6 fold hankerchief tip, unlined for a song. Basic red and white striped.
    Hot Action.
    Also, I picked up the Oxxford Crest ties at Off 5th for $35 dollars, they are amazing ties.

    So, I think this list would be huge, and way to subjective to construct.
     


  9. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    I would move Hermes from Tier 1 to Tier 2 which shows how subjective this list would really be.

    I dont know why. The construction quality is good and the silks are among the best in the world.
     


  10. 1400PennAve

    1400PennAve Active Member

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    Would it be too much work to put why one tie is better than the other, or at least, why one tier is?

    I agree...It seem like you just listed some brands...not that i'm saying that anyone in here are BRAND WHORES!!!!!
     


  11. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Where would you put Dunhill, Hardy Amies and Liberty?
     


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    AJL Senior member

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    Paging iammatt -- I don't see any Seaman & Spearn.

    I believe you meant Semen & Sperm. Their ties have an unusual, crusty hand, and a vaguely mushroomy odor. Odd.
     


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    I believe you meant Semen & Sperm. Their ties have an unusual, crusty hand, and a vaguely mushroomy odor. Odd.

    LOL... [​IMG]
     


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    RLPL tier 3?

    they have two different lines of PL ties that i know of, one retails $245 and the other $175. I dont have any experience with the $245 ties, but i do own some of the $175 ties, and they're easily of the same quality or better then the Brioni's i've come into contact with.
     


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    idfnl Senior member

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    RLPL tier 3?

    they have two different lines of PL ties that i know of, one retails $245 and the other $175. I dont have any experience with the $245 ties, but i do own some of the $175 ties, and they're easily of the same quality or better then the Brioni's i've come into contact with.


    +1 -- move it up
     


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