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Opinions on these ties?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gruenburger, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. gruenburger

    gruenburger Member

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    The ties, from left to right:

    1. J.Crew grey wool tie
    2. Giorgio Armani silk black
    3. Giorgio Armani silk black
    4. Paul Smith tri-color stripe
    5. Gucci blue with "G" print
    6. Gucci

    Please click on them to see the details. The Giorgio Armani and Gucci ties were from my father and I want to get them reshapen and slimmed to around 3 inches. What do you all think?




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  2. Anden

    Anden Senior member

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    I would only consider using no 3. But to get them resewn sounds like a costly project.
     
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I really like the J Crew.

    The rest, not so much (though the third is tolerable)
     
  4. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

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    1) OK
    2) Logo tie - not my thing
    3) Kind of OK
    4) Stripes like that are generally OK, but this appears to be very shiny (not sure what effect the flashlight had...)
    5) Logo tie - not my thing
    6) Terrible

    Of course, that comes from someone who does not know which emotional value those ties have for you (with some being gifts from your dad)
     
  5. CosmeDaniel

    CosmeDaniel Senior member

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    I think I have that same J.Crew. I personally like it.

    Agree that the third tie is nice as well but am personally not a fan of the rest.
     
  6. Elegantly Wasted

    Elegantly Wasted Senior member

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    #6 looks like a fine tie. I guess you could use it for parties, just be aware that somebody could recognize it as fashion from past years.
     
  7. rajks

    rajks New Member

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    Wow beautiful collection .Thanks
     
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  8. Xenon

    Xenon Senior member

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    #3 and 6 are dreadful. Actually #3 is beyond nasty. The color/pattern remind me of wallpaper found in a 50s/60s american split level home just before it gets bulldozed.
     
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    Patek Senior member

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    #6 would be great for a Halloween costume as a mid-eighties pimp in Miami. Wear with white over-sized suit and a fedora. :slayer:
     
  10. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Do not like. If you want them re-crafted and slimmed, check out Tiecrafters.
     
  11. HughJ

    HughJ Senior member

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    I don't think any of them are worth altering, but the J Crew one isn't bad looking.
     
  12. gruenburger

    gruenburger Member

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    Thanks for the responses! A few things... these ties are not sentimental to me, so don't worry about hurting my feelings. Also, the Paul Smith isn't as shiny or saturated in reality—it's just a shitty camera phone picture.

    Anyways, I decided to keep the two Gucci ties. I would totally wear #5 if it were a bit slimmer and I am going to keep #6 around.

    More opinions are welcome!
     
  13. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Same here. It's a pretty expensive process for ties that it sounds like you're marginal about to start with.
     
  14. gruenburger

    gruenburger Member

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    Good point. You are completely right. I guess I will alter #5 for now since that is the only one I truly like. How expensive is the process? From my research, it is around $15.
     
  15. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I imagine you'll get what you pay for with something like that. I suppose any drycleaner will think they can do it.

    I'd guess that Tiecrafters (the only one I'd trust) would be about twice that but I've never actually looked into it.

    I've certainly saved ties for sentimental reasons - like when I told my grandpa I liked his tie and he took it off and gave it to me - but haven't felt the need to wear them.
     
  16. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    I like numbers 1, 3 and 5*. I only like 5 if those are dots. If those are "G's," then take it out of the list.
     
  17. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    1, 3, and 4 for me. 5 and 6 are awful- 6 is ridiculously tacky, and I absolutely hate in your face branding like 5. It's a way of saying, "I don't have taste, so I'm showing you how much money I spent on this instead."

    1 is a classic wool tie, 3 is a classic and useful pattern, and 3 (again, providing it's not that shiny in real life) is a fun stripe, though perhaps a tad wide.

    However, I wouldn't try to have them narrowed. Tiecrafters gets good reviews on here, so if you were to insist on it, I would go to them, but I wouldn't trust a local alterations shop or dry cleaner- ties are tricky things to mess with.
     
  18. skokiekid

    skokiekid Active Member

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    1 is ok. 3 is a maybe depending on the color in real life. As Vinny said, 5 is ok if dots. Those are wearable for a change of pace or to try something different, but not something I would wear or recommend for an important occasion. For $15-30, you can buy nicer ties here or on ebay.
     
  19. Schadenfreude

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    The J.Crew tie is pretty cool, the rest are a bit "local news".
     
  20. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Welcome to Styleforum gruenburge. Get rid of the Paul Smith (4) altogether and have the Gucci (5) slimmed down but not less than 3.25 inch width as the pattern is rather chunky for a thin tie.
     

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