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Tie Travel Case

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by zarathustra, Nov 7, 2007.

  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.

    [​IMG]

    If it has inserts for bones even better.

    Thanks.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
  6. LabelKing

    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

    Taxler 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?

    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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    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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    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

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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.
     
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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.
     
  16. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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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.

    That's great!

    [​IMG]

    I have something similar, also cylindrical but only holds one tie. It's made from clear acrylic and I bought it at a 100-yen shop (dollar store) in Osaka. The neat thing about it is that it has a mechanism for winding your tie up inside the cylinder from the outside - you just fasten the blade and start turning and soon your whole tie is neatly encased in the protective acrylic. The only problem is that I brought a thick woven tie with me on my last trip and it wouldn't all fit into the cylinder... [​IMG] I think it would suffice to roll up your tie and put it inside one of your shoes in your luggage.
     
  17. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    .. 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.....


    It is gorgeous, but as you say, it takes up room....

    I'm kind of a minimalist packer so I avoid putting cases w/in my cases. Have never been able to put ties in my shoes--socks, underwear, and powercords--but no ties.

    Normally I roll ties and put them in hollow of the jacket collar and/or the shoulders.
    They stay in good shape that way.
     
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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.

    Which Ghurka trademark is Colonel Littleton infringing on?
     
  19. zarathustra

    zarathustra Senior member

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    @pocketsquare guy.... that is an awesome piece. But i can see why it is a pain to lug around.

    I am torn between the Col. Littleton above and the Costa Leather Acorn Leather. I tend to over pack, so the Col. Littleton is a bit bigger.... hmmm.
     

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