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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by matadorpoeta, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    some of you will remember that i asked for advice recently on where to buy ties online. i mentioned at the end that i had ordered a tie from the thomas pink website and i would let everyone know what i thought. i recieved it yesterday and here are my thoughts.

    let me first say that thomas pink sent the tie all the way from england even though they have a store in san francisco 300 miles away from me. i think it very inefficient, especially considering i paid $20 shipping and will probably recieve an additional bill of about $15 for customs.

    the tie itself is nice, and i do like it, although it doesn't look the way i had expected. it is much shinier in person, when what i was after was the matte look shown on the website. still, i like it and i'll wear it happily. as for the quality, it seems no different than my other ties, which are all in the $60-$70 range. the material is much nicer than the $20 tie i recently got at nordstrom rack.

    in short, it's a good tie but nothing special. i could have picked up something similar at brooks brothers for under $60. my favorite is a light lavender labelled "mark pendleton for nordstrom".

    overall the experience left me seriously doubting i will ever buy a tie over the internet again. it's just too difficult to gauge what the thing will actually look like when you recieve it.
     
  2. Zubberah

    Zubberah Senior member

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    The same thing often happens - surely where u live u could've gone and checked out the fabric and construction of a Thomas Pink tie?

    I've said this many times: If u r buying off the internet and eBay PLEASE DO ALL YOUR HOMEWORK FIRST.
     
  3. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    i live in los angeles and the closest thomas pink store is in san francisco. if i could go to a store to check out the tie in person, i might as well had bought the tie in person.

    i've never bought anything on ebay and this is one of the reasons why.
     
  4. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Can someone ban this guy? Edit (Fok) Took out link [​IMG]
     

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