Luciano Barbera neckwear.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. Bergdorf Goodwill

    Bergdorf Goodwill Senior member

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    I have little experience with Barbera, aside from having looked at some nice shirts/sweaters in stores I can't afford to shop at. I wasn't even aware that Barbera made ties until I came across one in a thrift store today. This tie was absolutely god awful -- it was one of the most thin ties I have ever seen, had no body, formed a poor knot, had an unattractive design, etc. Is this par for the course for Barbera neckwear? I was really surprised by this considering the accolades I have seen heaped on Barbera stuff here...
     
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    T4phage Senior member

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    I have a few Barbera ties from the late 90's.. and they are quite good. Nice hand and heft to the silk, ties a wonderful knot, and has just the right lining thickness. Very nice ties. I haven't bought any since so I wouldn't know about the newer ones.
     
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    Panzeraxe Senior member

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    That's odd - I have a good 7-8 Barbera ties and they're all very substantial and tie a great knot.

    Panzer
     
  4. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    The Barbera neckwear that I've seen in person are among the heaviest silk I've felt.
     
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    demeis Senior member

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    Was it a silk tie? Most of the silk ties i've seen by barbera have been very heavy. The only thin tie i've seen by them is a linen tie that we are selling at the store i work at the is thin, but still ties up nicely.
     
  6. Bergdorf Goodwill

    Bergdorf Goodwill Senior member

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    Silk, yes.

    It had that "Stafford" feel to it, haha.
     
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    demeis Senior member

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    Does the "Barbera Club" line make ties? What color was the label? Could it be of inferior ties like the barbera suits at Century 21?
     
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    Kai Senior member

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    I have a Barbera tie. It is substantial and well made. I wonder if the tie you have is a fake or an outlet specific tie.
     
  9. Bergdorf Goodwill

    Bergdorf Goodwill Senior member

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    I think the label was monochromatic, but I honestly don't remember. I didn't buy the awful thing.
     
  10. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have at least half a dozen and they are B+ neckties. No problems.
     

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