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It's all relative. Some people would rather shell out the extra cash for something new because of the stigma of buying secondary market clothes while others don't care or mind enough to be bothered. It's also sometimes the only way for people to afford a specific piece they want. I personally rarely buy new, but that's because I have my eye on previous season pieces(ties are an exception, most are similar enough season after season).
 

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All Netflix, all day. (and the occasional, annoying work)

Are we talking about new ties? because people practically give those away all the time. New ones still make great presents, though, but better if they're coming from a romantic interest.

I'll buy new if it's something I can't get otherwise, or if the pricing is what I consider fair. Something that is overpriced for someone else may be a fair price for me, given artistic value, exclusivity, etc. In that case, I'll buy it. But I don't turn up my nose at vintage pieces or nearly-new items at secondhand stores. That's just another good deal, in my view.
 

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are these brand name ties still worth the money even at such a deep discount?
Kiton, Isaia, and Zegna Couture ties are a good value at those prices. Typically handmade, and sevenfold in the case of Kiton and Isaia (also self lined).

Tom Ford ties are great too. Don’t know if they’re handmade, or if they use an all-wool interlining (the hallmark of a well-made tie), but they do have interesting patterns, classic widths, and tie a good knot. Also check out the TF knit ties.

Drake’s ties are also excellent, and handmade. My only knock against them is that Harry tends to order the 3’ versions. Otherwise, a great value.
 

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All Netflix, all day. (and the occasional, annoying work)

Are we talking about new ties? because people practically give those away all the time. New ones still make great presents, though, but better if they're coming from a romantic interest.

I'll buy new if it's something I can't get otherwise, or if the pricing is what I consider fair. Something that is overpriced for someone else may be a fair price for me, given artistic value, exclusivity, etc. In that case, I'll buy it. But I don't turn up my nose at vintage pieces or nearly-new items at secondhand stores. That's just another good deal, in my view.
This is how I've been in the past 12 months or so. When it comes to retail clothing purchases, I've been getting more enjoyment out of the clothes I got a 10-20% discount on/paid full price for, than the majority of my 40-70% off finds that I wasn't 100% set on but took a risk on (with it being final sale). The notion of "getting a deal" was a bigger influence than whether I felt like I "needed" it.

I'm also hitting a point where I have more clothing wants than clothing needs. There are now a number of things that either make me question a potential purchase or "hinder" me from making one. (Some of those things are because of the pandemic.) Good for the wallet (and my investment fund)!
 

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Speaking of ties and Harry Rosen, the last time I was at one of their Outlet locations they have plenty of nice looking ties for $9.99 + an extra 30% off. I was tempted to grab a few, but I really don't need any more ties.
 

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Speaking of ties and Harry Rosen, the last time I was at one of their Outlet locations they have plenty of nice looking ties for $9.99 + an extra 30% off. I was tempted to grab a few, but I really don't need any more ties.
Wow
 

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Speaking of ties and Harry Rosen, the last time I was at one of their Outlet locations they have plenty of nice looking ties for $9.99 + an extra 30% off. I was tempted to grab a few, but I really don't need any more ties.
That was your first mistake. Confusing mere needs with necessary wants.
 

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I remember they once had Corneliani knit ties for $5.99 each. Some crazy deals there sometimes.
 

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Hey guys, Harry Rosen PSA.

Ties are currently 60% off on the website. But if you enter SD50 at checkout, it takes an additional $20 off.

But Subtotal has to be at least $100 for the code to work.

For example, you can get a Tom Ford tie at 60% off $295, which equals $117. With the code it’s $97, so 66% off.
ooof... my SA was able to get me the Blakc Friday pricing on some items i wanted ahead of the sale. nice share on the promo code though.
 

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Like many we've taken the recent shift to WFH as an opportunity to move out of the city. Would anyone have a recommendation on a tailor in the Markham/Richmond Hill/Stouffville area?
 

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Like many we've taken the recent shift to WFH as an opportunity to move out of the city. Would anyone have a recommendation on a tailor in the Markham/Richmond Hill/Stouffville area?
While we're on the topic (and apologies if this has been posted in this thread before): people's go-to tailor in the City?
 

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I think the consensus was that bespoke suiting is nonexistent here but there are a few good tailors who can perform magic to get something fitted correctly. I have a great local tailor who save some old Prada and Pal Zileri and I'm on the west end.
 

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I think the consensus was that bespoke suiting is nonexistent here but there are a few good tailors who can perform magic to get something fitted correctly. I have a great local tailor who save some old Prada and Pal Zileri and I'm on the west end.
Interesting. I thought John Ferrigamo was mostly well thought of on this forum. Though price is another matter...

I was more referring to alterations tailors though.
 

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