Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 30, 2015.
E. Marinella is definitely not under the radar. Maybe to the average joe, but not on SF!!!!
I'm seriously shocked there isn't more out there. There must be. I'm halfway tempted to contact that tie manufacturer in NY to ask what stores they supply.
I'll have to look in the morning for the label. I found a line of ties I really like in a store here in KC.
I wore a Countess Mara today. I found it in Burlington, ran me 7 bucks. Fantastic ties.
Press 123 if you think Claghorn should start a tie label
In addition to @jrd617's very good list (Petronius makes the best cashmere ties in existence), the house brands of serious Italian menswear stores usually make more than half decent ties, e.g. Bardelli, Doriani, Boggi etc.
Edit: did someone already mention Borrelli? Not particularly 'underground' but often overlooked when it comes to ties.
I have a few Borrellis. The tie wonderful knots. I'll take a look at some of those other brands you just mentioned
I have a couple of Borrellis too, nice ties.
some of the names i was hoping to add have already been called
Interestingly, a good part (most?) of the brands cited here do not make their ties. You'd be surprised at the number of different labels you see when visiting the workshops of some of the few remaining tie makers who can produce large series with consistent quality. Some interesting labels...
Yeah, I'm well aware that those house brands I mentioned don't make their own ties. Which explains the variation in quality, I guess.
I take it you are not allowed to let us know the names of those labels you hint at?
Cesare Casadonte ties. Made in Italy I can't find any info on them. Probably just relabeled.
Nicky: previously stocked at Barney's New York. Hard to find in the US at present.
Massimo Bizzocchi: patterns are very hit or miss, though I appreciate Bizzocchi for being adventuresome in both palette and pattern.
Finamore: I have no idea who they subcontract for ties, but the quality is excellent based on the few examples I have handled.
Countess Mara is a sad relic of the past.
A lot of these being mentioned are resold by affiliate vendors (STF for many of them). Still good to know, of course.
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