Ties: looking for the diamond in the rough.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Joel_Cairo, May 16, 2007.

  1. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    Anybody know a surprisingly good price/quality tie maker? I'm looking, essentially, for the neckwear equivalent of a Target Merona v-neck or a Costco Kirkland trouser. I'm fairly ignorant about truly nice ties (my BBs and Polos seem fine by me) and I'm not in a position to be spending three digits on ties, but I would like to find something that will open my eyes a bit and show me how inadequate my current collection really is. (why oh why do I do this to my credit card??)
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't think they'll be the epiphany you're seeking, but I have a couple of Fabio Ferretti ties I found at Marshalls that I consider an outstanding bargain at $12-$15. Good silk, good heft, nice keeper. Much nicer overall than my Polos and BBs.
     


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    Alter Senior member

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    I feel that Andrew's Ties are great value for the price. Also, TM Lewin are a good value when on sale.
     


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    jett Senior member

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    I was looking at ties in a store recently and I couldn't tell the difference between a cheap one and an expensive one. They were all made of silk, they all appeared to be put together exactly the same way.
     


  5. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I was looking at ties in a store recently and I couldn't tell the difference between a cheap one and an expensive one. They were all made of silk, they all appeared to be put together exactly the same way.

    That's great then, just buy in the patterns/colours you like and you're set! Don't get into the trap of sevenfolds etc...
     


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    skalogre Senior member

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    I don't think they'll be the epiphany you're seeking, but I have a couple of Fabio Ferretti ties I found at Marshalls that I consider an outstanding bargain at $12-$15. Good silk, good heft, nice keeper. Much nicer overall than my Polos and BBs.

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    & Alby, Pinto etc etc
     


  7. Henry Stag

    Henry Stag New Member

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    Try Henry Stag (www.henrystag.co.uk) they are great quality (same as or better than Thomas Pink/Dunhill) but a bit less expensive.

    Buy one quality tie - you won't regret it!

    Rob
     


  8. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    +1 on Andrew's Ties.
     


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    epa Senior member

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    +1 on Andrew's Ties.

    What is it that you like about these ties?
    I never considered them, but maybe I should.
     


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    tiger02 Militarist

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    Nice selection, really soft silk, and you're going to have a hard time beating the price. The only thing that I don't like is the lining, which is no better or worse than most other sub-$70 to $100 ties.
     


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    rssmsvc Senior member

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    I don't think they'll be the epiphany you're seeking, but I have a couple of Fabio Ferretti ties I found at Marshalls that I consider an outstanding bargain at $12-$15. Good silk, good heft, nice keeper. Much nicer overall than my Polos and BBs.

    Isn't that the subcontractor for older Brioni ties ?
     




  12. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    The TJ Maxx carried ties suggested do seem nice. Also take a look at Land's End.

    Of course, one can also shop end of season sales, and 'as new' thrift ties can be turned up with just a little work.
     


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    Any suggestions for a less expensive 2.75 - 3.25" ties?
     


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    Dmax Senior member

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    Isn't that the subcontractor for older Brioni ties ?

    You must be thinking of Italo Ferretti. Not sure if there is any relationship between them and Fabio Ferretti.
     


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