What do you think about this starter tie collection?

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  1. wohwoh

    wohwoh Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I am beginning my tie collection and am on a budget. I've settled on purchasing my first few ties from thetiebar since they are decently priced. I'm thinking about purchasing these four ties first.

    Note: These ties will be worn with a charcoal suit until I can budget for a navy suit.

    Solid satin burgundy:
    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page...=1&categoryIds=31,20,60,24&optionValueIds=1,5

    Pin dot navy:
    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page...goryIds=31,60,18&optionValueIds=1#prettyPhoto

    Knitted silk blue:
    http://www.thetiebar.com/tie-bar-pr...s=31,66,22,62,20&optionValueIds=1#prettyPhoto

    Houndstooh black:
    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page...sp&pg=0&categoryIds=31,60,18&optionValueIds=1
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    Opinions? Thoughts? Suggestions?
     
  2. SnowSwat

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    I have the satin burgandy in 3". You may not be able to get a good knot out of a 3" tie however (if only they made a 3.25"!) Otherwise, as others have posted here, tiebar ties are good value for the money. Ebay and SF classifieds would also be a good choice but there is an element of time & luck involved.
     
  3. eluther

    eluther Senior member

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    How often do you wear a tie? If it's not all that often, you're better off buying one $60 tie than 4 $15 ones. You'll feel much better every time you wear one nice tie, rather than cringing every time you put on a cheap one that doesn't knot well and feels poorly made.

    If you do wear ties really often and this is how much you have to spend, I would recommend looking at B&S and thrift stores. You can get really nice knits there for $20, and much nicer silk ties for $30-$40, and then supplement with $5 ties from Goodwill.

    If you really have you heart set on thetiebar.com, you should look at something in place of the last one. A gingham, POW, plaid, or repp stripe would all do more for you than a houndstooth if you're just starting out.
     
  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Solid satin burgundy: No. If you want a solid burgundy, get it in repp silk.

    Pin dot navy: This is fine.

    Knitted silk blue: Get this in navy or black instead.

    Houndstooh black: No. You would be better off with a solid navy repp or grenadine.
     
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    landshark Senior member

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    Get 4 knitted ties in Navy Black Burgundy and Forest Green.
     
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    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Knit ties stand out. He may not want to stand out that much.
     
  7. wohwoh

    wohwoh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the replies.

    The satin burgundy tie intended use was for job interviews. Can you recommend me what I can wear instead?

    I won't be wearing ties that often so buying 2 high quality ties sounds like a great idea.

    I would like at least one navy knit tie for night outs purposes. The reason why I went with blue was because thetiebar didn't offer Navy. I don't really like black either.
     
  8. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    Satin for night-time, twill for day-time.

    Solid navy twill and navy w/white pin dots are must-haves. One black silk knit would be great, as would a conservative striped tie. If you want a red tie, I would go with dots again.

    http://www.tmlewin.com.au/Navy-Ottoman-Silk-Tie/505097560072,en_AU,pd.html?start=8&cgid=Mens-Ties
    http://www.tmlewin.com.au/Navy-White-Spot-Silk-Tie/505158960851,en_AU,pd.html?start=5&cgid=Mens-Ties
    http://www.tmlewin.com.au/Black-Kni...t=6&cgid=Mens-Ties&prefn1=colour&prefv1=Black
    http://www.tmlewin.com.au/Navy-Gree...s-Ties&prefn1=pattern&prefv1=Patterned|Stripe
    http://www.tmlewin.com.au/Navy-Yell...s-Ties&prefn1=pattern&prefv1=Patterned|Stripe
    http://www.tmlewin.com.au/Burgundy-...=colour&prefv1=Red&prefn2=pattern&prefv2=Spot
    http://www.tmlewin.com.au/Red-Blue-...=colour&prefv1=Red&prefn2=pattern&prefv2=Spot
     
  9. eluther

    eluther Senior member

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    Looks/ed navy to me
     

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