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    I thought it would be interesting to have a running thread of ties. I have been looking for ties that will be great for the spring and summer months, but also want to find some that are more classic and could be worn year round.
    What are some of your favorite ties?
    Here are some I picked up from the Macy's One Day Sale:
    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/t...=BRAND%3DTommy Hilfiger%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D32%26ruleId%3D27%26slotI d%3D31

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/t...=BRAND%3DTommy Hilfiger%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D32%26ruleId%3D27%26slotI d%3D19

    #2
    Not a bad idea... haven't seen anything like it yet- Here's a classic in the arsenal- Navy Grenadine The knottery (never in stock) the second cheapest grenadine around...
    http://theknottery.com/ties/grenadine-11/grenadine.html

    or the budget friendly... Grenafaux in black...
    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page....ptionValueIds=

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      #3
      I have the grenfaux in black from the tie bar...nice choice. The knottery has some good choices! I like these too: http://theknottery.com/ties/all/the-firm.html

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        #4
        My faves -
        Drakes (can be found at some NM Last Calls, Mr Porter sales): http://www.drakes-london.com/ties?limit=all
        E. Marinella (NMLC occasionally, balearic1 [Spoo] on eBay and SF): http://www.marinellanapoli.it/en/ties.php
        E. & G. Cappelli (Outlet, eBay & Exquisite Trimmings): http://www.patriziocappelli.it/catalog/
        Paul Stuart: http://www.paulstuart.com/category_t...headermenuid=1
        RL: http://www.ralphlauren.com/family/in...p=1760781&pg=1
        Vanda: http://vandafineclothing.com/store/2-neckties
        Isaia (My NMLC always has a few 7-folds for around 65% off retail): http://www.barneys.com/Ties/mens-tie...c.html?q=Isaia

        Drake's is probably my favorite. With few exceptions they pretty much don't make any really ugly ties, and they tie a great knot. The fabric and construction is top notch and they can easily be found on sale if you know where to look. My next tie purchase will likely be from Sam Hober though. I got some samples from them and their stuff seems great: http://www.samhober.com/

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          #5
          I am currently looking at this tie http://www.ae.com/web/browse/product...=0505_3320_400 to go with a black suit of mine (I know! I shouldn't have bought a black suit, but what's done is done...).

          My next blazer will either be grey or brown tweed, so it would be neat if it could go well with that as well...

          Yay or nay?

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            #6
            Originally posted by elduderino260 View Post
            I am currently looking at this tie http://www.ae.com/web/browse/product...=0505_3320_400 to go with a black suit of mine (I know! I shouldn't have bought a black suit, but what's done is done...).

            My next blazer will either be grey or brown tweed, so it would be neat if it could go well with that as well...

            Yay or nay?
            I think for a tie though I prefer a chambray tie to look a bit more grey. A lighter blue chambray probably can't be worn much other than a white or very light shirt.

            The JCP Stafford ties are currently on sale until Saturday for $18.75 ($25-25%) but they don't carry them at some of the smaller locations. Their grey is a bit light though so that's kind of a turn off. I should also mention that they are 3" wide and not 2.5".

            The Tie Bar at the moment doesn't have the soft grey chambray tie in stock but my email said expect it to show up again in about a month. They do have a darker one in stock though. Their's is also 3" wide.

            J Crew Factory has one for $35 but they are running a 50% sale today through Saturday so they're all pretty cheap. Their's is 2.5" wide.
            5'8" 155 lbs 39" chest 33" sleeves 33" waist

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              #7
              T.M. Lewin

              I've had decent luck with the T.M. Lewin ties. I used promo code TMLOT1 and all ties and shirt on the site were $32 each with free shipping.

              They do tend to have more of a silk sheen, but one could easily pull off lilac for Spring
              http://www.tmlewin.com/Lilac-Navy-Pi...&q=Lilac%20tie

              Probably these are close in quality to Charles Tyrwhitt, as a comparison.

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                #8
                I really feel like 3" is the sweet spot. Anything narrower and the comments I get are "Wow, that tie is skinny." Instead of "Wow, that is a nice tie."

                And these knit ties are AWESOME! I do not own any but may need to save up!
                http://www.ledbury.com/ties
                Last edited by davidw25; March 29, 2013, 08:35 AM.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by davidw25 View Post
                  I really feel like 3" is the sweet spot. Anything narrower and the comments I get are "Wow, that tie is skinny." Instead of "Wow, that is a nice tie."
                  Agreed. 3" is perfect. I can swing it if its 1/4" bigger or smaller than that but that's as far as ill go.

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                    #10
                    I'm on the skinnier side: 5'10", 155lb and 36R jacket and 31" waist. I've found that 2.75" is the sweet spot for me, though I'll go as narrow as 2.5 and wide as 3. Anything bigger looks silly on my small frame.

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                      #11
                      I prefer 3.25" width, but I have no problem with 3.5". I have more difficulty in getting a good knot (and a nice dimple) with ties that are more narrow than 3" (and that's probably borderline, depending on how much tapering there is). For seasonal ties (like wool in the fall/winter or cotton/linen in the spring/summer) or knit ties, I'm OK with going lower/more narrow.

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                        #12
                        Yeah these 2.5" ties are hard to get a nice knot with. One place said to match your tie width to your lapel width. That'd be really skinny with the 2" Thompson lapels.
                        5'8" 155 lbs 39" chest 33" sleeves 33" waist

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                          #13
                          I don't wear suits too often (I am a teacher, doesn't really make sense when working with 12 year olds), when you are wearing say a blue suit, do you feel like it is too much if the main color in your tie is also navy blue?

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                            #14
                            Davidw25, No. A navy blue tie with a navy suit is perfectly fine.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Fred G. Unn View Post
                              My faves -
                              Drakes (can be found at some NM Last Calls, Mr Porter sales): http://www.drakes-london.com/ties?limit=all
                              E. Marinella (NMLC occasionally, balearic1 [Spoo] on eBay and SF): http://www.marinellanapoli.it/en/ties.php
                              E. & G. Cappelli (Outlet, eBay & Exquisite Trimmings): http://www.patriziocappelli.it/catalog/
                              Paul Stuart: http://www.paulstuart.com/category_t...headermenuid=1
                              RL: http://www.ralphlauren.com/family/in...p=1760781&pg=1
                              Vanda: http://vandafineclothing.com/store/2-neckties
                              Isaia (My NMLC always has a few 7-folds for around 65% off retail): http://www.barneys.com/Ties/mens-tie...c.html?q=Isaia

                              Drake's is probably my favorite. With few exceptions they pretty much don't make any really ugly ties, and they tie a great knot. The fabric and construction is top notch and they can easily be found on sale if you know where to look. My next tie purchase will likely be from Sam Hober though. I got some samples from them and their stuff seems great: http://www.samhober.com/

                              Everytime I think I don't need more shit, you guys put up links like this and it makes me think, "Sure, I don't see why I shouldn't buy a few of these $150 ties."

                              Must. Put. The. Credit. Card. Away.

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