Quality of €5-10 ties in Italy?

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  1. seven7seven

    seven7seven Senior member

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    Does anyone know how the ties advertised for €5-10 in touristy shops in Italy compare to the ties available in the USA (say $15 ties at Nordstrom Rack)

    Thanks
     
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    pabloj Senior member

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    Junk of course.
    Real value in Italy is artisanal work, you can have bespoke ties practically in every major town if you know the right guys ...
     
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    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    +1.
     
  4. seven7seven

    seven7seven Senior member

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    Well of course they are 'junk', but are they any better than equivilantly priced junk in the USA?
     
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    pabloj Senior member

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    They would come from the same chine sweatshop IMHO, so no
     
  6. seven7seven

    seven7seven Senior member

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    So the ''made in italy" is a lie?
     
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    maybe , not exactly lies.......just chinese-run sweatshops in Italy, taking advantage of the "MADE IN ITALY" tag
    ""At the moment there are approximately 4,000 Chinese-run clothing factories in Prato. These new production dynamics are compelling the remaining Italian businesses based there to rethink their markets."

    The Italian fashion capital being led by the Chinese


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21350013
     
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  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Alright, at first glance I thought the guy pictured in that link was Fok. I think it was the hair and the scarf.


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  9. seven7seven

    seven7seven Senior member

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    Interesting. Thanks for the info. So can someone recommend the best $10 ties available in the USA? Or should I pick up a few of these.
    Thanks
     
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    cbfn Senior member

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    That's like asking which 90's Ssangyong you should buy on a forum dedicated to Jaguar E-types.
     
  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Message member idfnl with a list of ties you'd like. He'll be able to set you up.
     

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