The Narrow Tie...

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  1. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Senior member

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    ...So, I need some more ties. I don't want superskinny 1" ties, nor do I want 3.75" power ties [​IMG] I've been poking around on the internet, and I found a site (www.narrowties.com) that has the width I like, 2" to 2/5", what are your thoughts on that? Secondly, are there any other places to get narrow-not-skinny ties? I'm looking for a good variety. Too bad Helmut Lang went under, this would be a lot easier [​IMG]
     


  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Band of Outsiders makes some really cool skinny ties (2-2.5") that I've seen at Barneys

    Banana Republic website has a section for their "Heritage" line that has thin ties

    Thin ties seem easier to find these days...I got 2 pairs at Bloomingdales in really cool vibrant prints for $15 ea, on sale from $85 ea

    oh, and Penguin only makes skinny ties. They probably have the best selection in one place on their online store.

    http://www.penguinclothing.com/pengu...ipe-solid.html
     


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    ...So, I need some more ties. I don't want superskinny 1" ties, nor do I want 3.75" power ties [​IMG] I've been poking around on the internet, and I found a site (www.narrowties.com) that has the width I like, 2" to 2/5", what are your thoughts on that? Secondly, are there any other places to get narrow-not-skinny ties? I'm looking for a good variety. Too bad Helmut Lang went under, this would be a lot easier [​IMG]


    Hah! I was coming to this thread to recommend Helmut. Dries van Noten makes narrow ties on regular basis. SS 06 there were tons of them left at Barneys at $40-50...
     


  4. Joel_Cairo

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    Brooks Brothers also has the University tie, which is just shy of 3 inches across, though their website shows a rather meager selection.
     


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    Jil Sander and Marc Jacobs made/make beautiful silk narrow ties. I bought around 20 from Century 21 in NY over the last year or so. Club Monaco makes a narrow tie as well, but they aren't well stocked in the NYC stores. Jack Spade also made ties, but I haven't seen them recently. The Steven Alan store had those Band of Outsiders ties on sale last time I was there. Does the Steven Alan brand make a tie?
     


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    Band of Outsiders makes some really cool skinny ties (2-2.5") that I've seen at Barneys Banana Republic website has a section for their "Heritage" line that has thin ties Thin ties seem easier to find these days...I got 2 pairs at Bloomingdales in really cool vibrant prints for $15 ea, on sale from $85 ea oh, and Penguin only makes skinny ties. They probably have the best selection in one place on their online store. http://www.penguinclothing.com/pengu...ipe-solid.html
    I would buy those if there weren't a stupid penguin logo at the bottom. Still trying to find decently priced narrow silk knit ties.
     


  7. DocHolliday

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    Don't forget our own Mulberrywood will make ties to any width. I've got an order coming up.
     


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    Also J. Press and Ben Silver sell narrow(er) ties.
     


  9. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Three inches is the perfect width.
     


  10. novalis

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    Don't forget our own Mulberrywood will make ties to any width. I've got an order coming up.

    I second the motion. Excellent service, construction and silks.
     


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    Land's End "Skinny Ties" are 3" wide, and a good value.
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Aren't some of JCrew's ties skinny?
     


  13. Artisan Fan

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    Kiton has slimmed down as well since I started buying in 1997. I prefer the wider version but both are nice.
     


  14. kitonbrioni

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    Go bespoke ties and it will be less than an Hermes, Brioni or Kiton tie.
     


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    Go bespoke ties and it will be less than an Hermes, Brioni or Kiton tie.
    I think I just saw a pig fly outside my window.
     


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