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What do you guys think of my noob tie collection?

TexasToast

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I know tastes in ties is an acquired thing and everyone has likes and dislikes but from a general point of view what do you think of the collection so far. There are a couple of pieces missing like an ancient madder a solid black tie and maybe some medallions, I definitely need a solid navy tie as well.
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Agree with @ValidusLA that the solids are too shiny—I’d honestly get rid of those.
I’d suggest considering:
A burgundy or navy pindot (spacing and size of dots have to be “just right”)
One or two more neat patterns (like the last tie on the right)
Depending on your climate, consider fabrics with more texture—they should generally be more matte and less shiny.
 

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I agree with the above. All but the solids are versatile and a nice collection otherwise. The solids remind me of ties worn by groomsmen in matching outfits.
 

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Agree with @ValidusLA that the solids are too shiny—I’d honestly get rid of those.
I’d suggest considering:
A burgundy or navy pindot (spacing and size of dots have to be “just right”)
One or two more neat patterns (like the last tie on the right)
Depending on your climate, consider fabrics with more texture—they should generally be more matte and less shiny.
I agree with you on the shiny ties they have got to go I'm looking for replacements.
 

TexasToast

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Agree with @ValidusLA that the solids are too shiny—I’d honestly get rid of those.
I’d suggest considering:
A burgundy or navy pindot (spacing and size of dots have to be “just right”)
One or two more neat patterns (like the last tie on the right)
Depending on your climate, consider fabrics with more texture—they should generally be more matte and less shiny.
Those are good suggestion svi will definitely check them out.
 

dieworkwear

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I think the one on the far right is OK. I can see that being worn with brown tweeds and blue sport coats.

As others have said, I find the solids a bit too saturated and shiny.

If you're looking for cheap ties, go to eBay and do a search for Ben Silver. Not all of their designs are good, but many are. If you're just starting to build a tie collection, stick to simple stripes such as this

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Doesn't have to be those exact patterns, but the idea is to stick to something simple. Simple stripes -- in matte silks and basic colors -- are classics that you can wear with suits or sport coats.

Chipp Neckwear also has affordable grendines.

Focus on buying fewer ties, but better ties. And be cautious of spending too much on ties. They're easy to collect and, in the beginning, your money is often better spent on higher quality tailoring.



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Good point from @dieworkwear above. It's very easy to acrue ties that are pretty as individual objects but difficult to wear in real outfits.

I have a substantial collection of Cuccinelli, Charvet, and Brioni ties which might as well be wall art. I either bought these or my wife gave me them as gifts but they are either too thin, too shiny, or too in your face to really wear.

Well considered ties form Hober or Shibumi (at half the price or less) are what I end up wanting to wear.
 

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I think the one on the far right is OK. I can see that being worn with brown tweeds and blue sport coats.

As others have said, I find the solids a bit too saturated and shiny.

If you're looking for cheap ties, go to eBay and do a search for Ben Silver. Not all of their designs are good, but many are. If you're just starting to build a tie collection, stick to simple stripes such as this

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Doesn't have to be those exact patterns, but the idea is to stick to something simple. Simple stripes -- in matte silks and basic colors -- are classics that you can wear with suits or sport coats.

Chipp Neckwear also has affordable grendines.

Focus on buying fewer ties, but better ties. And be cautious of spending too much on ties. They're easy to collect and, in the beginning, your money is often better spent on higher quality tailoring.



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Thanks for the tips I'm on ebay now looking for ties lol. I know what you mean about buying ties I want a few good ties I may have to wait a paycheck or two for the 9nes 8 really like.
 

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I’m recently going through same journey as you this past year and a half, Tex. Everyone gave great advice. I upgraded my suits first, then shoes, and then ties & pocket squares. I’m still buying suits and ties since it is a very patient process.
 

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