Share your tie expertise

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by collegeguy88, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. collegeguy88

    collegeguy88 Well-Known Member

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    I have light skin and strawberry blondish hair and I generally wear a navy or charcoal suit. Here's a recent pic: http://i.imgur.com/Jcaof.jpg

    I own about 10 ties, but don't really love any of them. Would be nice to have 3 or 4 that are awesome. I've done a little research (i.e. here and here) but remain relatively clueless. My budget is loosely defined, maybe up to $300 for new ties, but I buy most of my clothes on eBay to get a good value on expensive/quality items.

    So, what I'm asking:
    Links to specific ties that you think will work
    Brands that you think I should keep an eye out for based on budget description
    (most of my ties at the moment are BB)

    Muchos gracias!
     
  2. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    Ralph Lauren, Robert Talbott - both make great preppy ties. I would sit in the B&S thread and see what you can find, check that often.

    Otherwise eBay is your friend, you seem to know him well.
     
  3. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    RL's good.

    More importantly: you need to lose the belt and shirt pocket. No way around it.
     
  4. Cylon

    Cylon Senior member

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    Drakes and charvet on sale!
     
  5. collegeguy88

    collegeguy88 Well-Known Member

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    Okay, hit me up with a better belt. I had just taken off my suit jacket and loosened my tie in that pic, btw.
     
  6. collegeguy88

    collegeguy88 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Any reason to focus on preppy ties?
     
  7. rs232

    rs232 Senior member

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    BB does staple regimental stripes. Do you have white/blue, and red/blue? They're staples that go with anything.

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  8. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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  9. collegeguy88

    collegeguy88 Well-Known Member

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    I don't. Wow, that white/blue looks like it will be perfect. Thanks for the suggestion and any others!
     
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    GHo Senior member

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    be patient and watch ebay. You can find a Drakes/Marinella/Borrelli/Holliday tie for $25-$35 if you are patient.

    Obviously watch the B&S too. Many great deals there.
     
  11. collegeguy88

    collegeguy88 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, for sure. Never heard of one of those brands before though, so thanks. Any others?
     
  12. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    Just my preference, and it seems it would suit you.
     
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    Threadbearer Senior member

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    Start following the Put This On blog. Every week or so the author posts what he calls the ebay Roundup, in which he lists some of the best garments he's been able to find on ebay. It saves you from doing the searching, and he always spots lots of very sweet ties.
     
  14. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Ive been known to sell a tie or two in my day.
     
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    taxgenius Senior member

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    Looking for tie recommendations for this suit:

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