• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 8: Cuir de Russie card case from Equus Leather

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 8th auction is for a Cuir de Russie card case from Equus Leather. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Where to buy quality ties online?

yaletownguy

Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2009
Messages
20
Reaction score
0
Quick question for you guys (I apologize if this is in the wrong forum or asked before; I did a search but couldn't find anything quite on topic).

Apart from the B&S forum here (for those quick-draw McGraws lucky enough to send the first PM), where is a good place to buy quality ties? I don't care about "brand name" so much, although I am looking for quality Italian silk ties (with bright geometric patterns). New or used would be fine. I'm up in Canada and finding it very difficult to find ties I like for <$100/each. With the global economic/financial meltdown, I'm thinking, ideally, the price would be in the range of $30-$60 each.

Can anyone point a newbie in the right direction?

Thanks.
 

lizmasc

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2008
Messages
151
Reaction score
0
I don't know any particular stores that sells ties, or sells specifically ties, but if all else fail try ebay and search for ties, italian ties or whatever it is you want to search it for
 

Sebastian

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2008
Messages
988
Reaction score
57
Most English shirt makers have very affordable ties (especially when on sale). While they are not top notch, they are decent for the price IMO.
 

Sanguis Mortuum

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jul 2, 2006
Messages
5,059
Reaction score
134
I buy most of my ties from the eBay sellers 'Cranko Auctions', 'EuropeanSilkCompany' and 'The Executives Lounge'...
 

1400PennAve

Active Member
Joined
Dec 22, 2008
Messages
32
Reaction score
1
don't be fooled by all these Italian or European brands...they are mass produced just like all the rest and carry a hefty mark-up....you can find less expensive ties that look much better than and last longer than Italian and European brands...The tie may look nice but your wallet won't
 

Taxler

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 7, 2007
Messages
617
Reaction score
3
Is there any difference in the workmanship that goes into a mid-range and a higher quality tie, or is the only difference the quality of silk and linings? Ask another way, is folding a tie such a simple task that anyone can do it equally well?
 

unjung

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2008
Messages
6,569
Reaction score
14
Originally Posted by 1400PennAve
www.thetiebar.com

As much as I admire what The Tie Bar is doing, the ties are made of thin material and are on the traditional end in terms of width at the tip (3.75" to 4"). I would prefer if they were 3.25" and of a thicker material. Critically, they ship via FedEx - you will get hit with additional charges for bringing them into Canada. Perhaps they will ship USPS, I'm not sure.

Originally Posted by yaletownguy
Apart from the B&S forum here (for those quick-draw McGraws lucky enough to send the first PM)...

Originally Posted by agavilanes
Browse the buying and selling forum. Pretty good deals there

Not so much for the reading, eh?
 

JeffsWood

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2008
Messages
966
Reaction score
7
Originally Posted by yaletownguy
Quick question for you guys (I apologize if this is in the wrong forum or asked before; I did a search but couldn't find anything quite on topic).

Apart from the B&S forum here (for those quick-draw McGraws lucky enough to send the first PM), where is a good place to buy quality ties? I don't care about "brand name" so much, although I am looking for quality Italian silk ties (with bright geometric patterns). New or used would be fine. I'm up in Canada and finding it very difficult to find ties I like for <$100/each. With the global economic/financial meltdown, I'm thinking, ideally, the price would be in the range of $30-$60 each.

Can anyone point a newbie in the right direction?

Thanks.


Go for walk my friend. Holts and Harry's have a good sale every now and then and you pick up some good ties (Canali, Zegna) for under $60can then.

With the exchange rate what it is, it hard to beat that right now even on the B & S forum where can Canali sells for about $60us new.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 31 3.7%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 143 17.2%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 276 33.1%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 130 15.6%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 71 8.5%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 49 5.9%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 25 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.6%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.0%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.8%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 9 1.1%
  • 100+

    Votes: 53 6.4%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
429,175
Messages
9,229,734
Members
193,748
Latest member
jhonwick330
Top