Tie Travel Case

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  1. zarathustra

    zarathustra Senior member

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    I am looking for a tie case, preferably leather. Think this, but not so crappy, not so JAB, and not black.

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    If it has inserts for bones even better.

    Thanks.
     


  2. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Try this one. It's PURPLE LABEL [​IMG] , it's got a small pouch built-in for your knick-knacks/bones. It's got a plaid lining, and it's quite fancy with twill and leather trim.

    http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/i...entPage=family

    Of course it's also $500[​IMG]


    Tie travel case is such a luxury item, completely unnecessary, but oh so cool to have, especially the RLPL one.
     


  3. zarathustra

    zarathustra Senior member

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    I love that one... but it is not worth that much. I a looking to stay at say 150ish. i have seen a few coach ones on ebay... but i fear they are fakes.
     


  4. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I think I saw one in the Brooks Brothers holiday catalog. Might be worth calling the store. It was less than the RLPL and they are having a sale.
     


  5. Master Shake

    Master Shake Senior member

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    I never understood the need for these. I just use the long, narrow boxes that ties often come in when bought at a store. Am I missing something?
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    On the eBay, I once saw a custom 1950s travel tie-case in high quality crocodile skin.

    The seller said it was ordered by her father and it had a monogram. Very nice though I didn't buy it.
     


  7. Taxler

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    I never understood the need for these. I just use the long, narrow boxes that ties often come in when bought at a store. Am I missing something?

    A leather tie case has a bit more elegance than cardboard, it holds the tie in place while a box allows it to slide around, and it stays securely closed without the use of tape or string. Other than that, either will accomplish the job equally.
     


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    EL72 Senior member

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  10. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    This looks like a pretty good choice for $98 http://www.colonellittleton.com/?p=p...cat=31&id=tc12

    That's the one I've been lusting after for awhile, but I really can't justify it. That won't stop me eventually, but it has so far.
     


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    pejsek Senior member

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    What the heck is Colonel Littleton? I'm a bit surprised the new Ghurka behemoth hasn't rolled over on them (him?) for trademark infringement.
    I'll bet if you kept your eyes open on ebay for a couple of weeks you could come up with something really excellent. I imagine the old Dunhill Tailors, for example, sold a great one.
     


  12. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Col. Littleton products are fairly commonly seen in independent men's shops in the South. It's sort of a J Peterman meets Ghurka, based in Tennessee. They seem to make good stuff.
     


  13. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just for fun I thought I would post pics of this tie case circa late 80's. It was purchased at MOMA NYC and given to me as a Christmas gift. It was designed by Giorgio Pizzitutti. I recall that it was a rather "big deal" and that this item had a lot of PR coverage and was in many top catalogs. I have kept it on the top of my dresser for years and years. I love the look of it in that cognac colored leather so I just put it on my dresser and left it there. It's like a piece of leather sculpture to me. I also found the four black foam inserts interesting. Its like,"do you really need to place inserts between your rolled up ties?"Apparently Giorgio thought we did. Anyway, I traveled a LOT but only used it once. Probably because it took up so much room.

    So, next time you are at a flea market and see a leather tube.....
     


  14. robin

    robin Senior member

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    ^ Heh, that's kind of neat. Mostly impractical for travel though.
     


  15. Bic Pentameter

    Bic Pentameter Senior member

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    I got this case from Bromely's a few years ago.

    http://www.classicwardrobe.co.uk/Pro...ies/Travel-Kit

    The good: It was relatively cheap and attractive.

    The bad: It isn't all leather. It doesn't have any bones so it lacks structure. Also, because it is not sealed, dirt liquid from broken containers and the like can damage the neckties.
     


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