Neckties: A Discussion Thread

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  1. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    ^Indeed. Some nice staple fall/winter offerings (burgundy cashmere, anyone?) at giveaway prices.
     


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    That one is no longer available. [​IMG]
     


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    Thick doesn't necessarily mean quality, nor thin the lack thereof.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


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    Not many women are convinced of that.
     


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  6. Sam Hober

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    Ac,

    I agree.

    The idea of trying on a tie in a store is a good one; but keep in mind that long term it raises prices as most men prefer to buy a new tie that has not been tried on.
     


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    Thus what caused me to ask the question, if I knew a tie had been tried on I would ask for a new one to purchase. I guess it comes down to the brand and quantity of ties available.
     


  8. Sam Hober

    Sam Hober Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am not sure what you mean by the brand being an issue unless you mean that you had tried them on before and liked the knot size? But the same brand could have many different constructions/knot size.

    Also I am not sure about the quantity of ties unless you mean that losing a demo tie when you have thousands is not a big issue for the store (probably true).

    In the end it is all about price - if you don't mind paying extra for ties in a store that allows 100% try-ons then all is well.

    I don't think I have ever tried on a tie in a store - but I have measured length and I can probably look at feel a tie and get a feeling about the knot without trying it on.
     


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    What I mean by the brand issue is Burberry gives me free reign of the store, they let me try on whatever I want, wear it around the store, whatever. Hemés wouldn't let me touch anything unless I was paying for it. The quantity issue is just what you described, Brooks Brothers is ok to lose a demo tie, Tom Ford isn't. I usually don't try ties on either but what I'm currently shopping for I'm extremely picky about. Of course when you get to the point where you're buying your ties you probably know what you want and try ons aren't necessary.
     


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    I am sure that Burberry simply factors into their overall cost and profit all that trying on and if that is OK with you then their policy is a good one.
     


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    The question about trying out ties in a store made me realize that it's been many years since I've bought a tie in a store. I wager I'm not the only one here for whom the internet is our tie store.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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    Yep, Ac2. I can't recall the last time i bought a tie in a brick n mortar store. Probably one of the few items of clothing where that is the case.
     


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    Well, I'd make an exception for thrift stores. But paying retail at a brick & mortar? No way.
     


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    I definitely still buy the occasional tie at small, independent shops and more rarely at brooks brothers sales when something catches my eye (last time I bought a tie at BB was about 2 years ago.)
     


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    Most things I hate paying retail for, but ties I can justify, I still pretty much only buy when somethings on sale though.
     


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