- Dec 21, 2013
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Hi, everyone! I'm afraid that I might get berated here for not wanting to spend more on a tie, but here is my situation: I'm shopping for a holiday gift for my boyfriend, and we aren't going more than $50 on gifts (we've only been together 7 months, are college students, don't want to spend a fortune on each other, etc.) He has no ties and needs one -- although he very rarely needs to wear a tie, about twice a year some kind of formal event happens and he has to borrow a tie from someone. Anyway, I'm trying to find the highest quality tie I can find for the price. So far I've found Stafford, J. Ferrar, Michael by Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Donald Trump, Club Room, Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis, and the ties that Men's Wearhouse and Jos A. Bank sell. I also saw a lot of suggestions for Andrew's Ties, but I would kind of rather get something I could find near me and not have to get shipped. I have done some research on this, but I feel like most of the discussions I've found regarding this kind of thing have devolved into investment bankers yelling at people for considering buying a tie under $100 or people suggesting going to a thrift shop, but for some reason I feel weird about giving him a used gift. Do any of you have constructive opinions comparing these brands? Any other suggestions? Like I said, it wouldn't get a ton of use but is kind of necessary.