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Finding inexpensive seven-folds

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by brescd01, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. brescd01

    brescd01 Well-Known Member

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    I realize I have very few ties to go with my great new clothes: does anyone know where I can find inexpensive seven fold ties? I know about Carlo Franco, but I wondered where I can also pick up Kiton and Luciano Barbera ties, which seem very attractive to me.
     
  2. tdial

    tdial Well-Known Member

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    You can buy the Kiton 7-folds as Neiman's for 200 bucks. Oh, you said inexpensive Kiton or Barbera. I guess Ebay's probably a good bet for the Kitons. Don't know about the Barbera ties. During the NM sales, the Kiton 7-folds can be had for ~100-120. But I really haven't seen them for too much less than that.
     
  3. banksmiranda

    banksmiranda Well-Known Member

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    I've seen quite a few Kiton ties on Ebay in the past for no more than $89.99
     
  4. marc37

    marc37 Well-Known Member

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    Hey doc, l was just wondering; do you wear a tie [and be-spoke suit to work], or do you wear your old suits without a tie.

    What do the admin workers and your wife think of your new makeover?

    Regards: shooman.
     
  5. kiton

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    maybe you should trie tiedeals or carlo franco
     
  6. brescd01

    brescd01 Well-Known Member

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    I have been forgoing ties, but I realize, like my habits before, this is due to a poor tie collection (only 4).
     
  7. Sinbad

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    Hi all.
    I´m new to this interesting forum but nontheless I hope I can offer my modest opinion.
    I´ve spent the first 30 years of my life in Italy and I can tell that Kiton is not recognized as the best ties maker of Italy. A brand you may want to try is Marinella from Naples. My 2 cents
     
  8. FIHTies

    FIHTies Well-Known Member

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    Strangely enough for a tie maker in Italy, Marinella uses English silks, and in my opinion they are a bit on the too classic side for me.

    I will leave construction discussions for others as I am biased.

    JJF
     
  9. kiton

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    wait till the sale. Marinella is really great or try Battistoni, Drakes, Turnbull & Asser, Charvet, Brioni. Remember, a seven fold will never become really cheap. One of cheapest and best: veldhuijzenvanzanten.nl
     
  10. jcusey

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    You'll see seven-folds from Kiton, Borrelli, and others frequently on eBay for reasonable prices. Kiton seven-folds do get marked down during Neiman Marcus sales; most of the time, they won't make it to the Last Call sale, but they do sometimes: I picked up a navy shepherd's check Kiton seven-fold tie at a Last Call sale for $70 or $80 a couple of years ago.

    There's also Carlo Franco and FIHTies. I've never tried FIHTies's seven-folds, so I can't comment on the quality. I have tried the Carlo Franco ties, and I can tell you that they're very good.
     
  11. FIHTies

    FIHTies Well-Known Member

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    Well then...What the %^*$% are ya waitin for? [​IMG]
     
  12. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Kiton, Barbera and Borrelli ties from Louis, Richards and Mitchells are on sale at Filene's Basement for a pittance right now. Too bad that I need ties not at all... and am broke.
     
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    I've added numerous NWT Talbott 7-fold ties to my collection over the past year by doing occasional Ebay searches. Â Retail for these ties is about $195, but I've paid on average $100 by the above method. Â While the patterns of these ties are a bit much for some, they are IMO the standard of excellence in 7-fold ties. Â This example is for a previously owned tie, but it will give you an example. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....me=WDVW Unless label recognition is very important to you...and I can't imagine why is would be...don't overlook Carlo Franco ties. Â While I've purchased only a few, they are among my favorites. Â They are of quality silk, well constructed, and marvelously attractive. Â And Chuck's prices are simply unbeatable.
     
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    This sounds appealling.  Has Marinelli a website?
     
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    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    The Talbott's never appealed to me, but they are very well made. koji
     
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    (FIHTies @ 15 Aug. 2004, 08:35) . . . Marinella uses English silks, and . . . are a bit on the too classic side . . . .
    This sounds appealling. Â Has Marinelli a website?
    http://www.marinellanapoli.it/eng/index.asp Not a whole lot there but some info. Domenico Vacca should have them though I dont know for sure. JJF
     
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    i must have some dumb luck
    i've picked up kiton 7 folds at nm last call for as little as $14.00
     
  18. rayk

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    I couldn't agree more that many of the Talbott 7-fold ties are unappealing, and of a pattern just too busy. Â I have, regrettably, bought several which have been relegated to the back of my closet. Â However, I've found a couple (displayed below) that I've become very attached to, and which I think look really terrific, if not worn in a "formal" setting. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Seems like I read somewhere that Marinella's RTW ties are actually made in England, with their bespoke ties made on the premises. Can anyone confirm or deny?
     
  20. FIHTies

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    From the info book that the supplier gave me (similar to the Attolini book I posted a few weeks back) the indications are that they are made in Italy. Indeed the supplier himself indicated as as well save that the fabrics are English silks. Also when I spoke with one of my tie makers he indicated that MArinella were made in Naples. AC. You still owe me something [​IMG] JJF
     

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