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Sally Struthers
Sep 12th, 2007, 07:21 AM
Ole Sally's brother is having a birthday soon and she needs to buy him a tie, but not sure which one looks best. Here are the options:

the light blue one by vineyard vines
http://www.vineyardvines.com/images/site1/products/processed/1TM7004.zoom.a.jpg

this little diddy from psycho bunny at Neiman Marcus
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/products/mn/NMN046N_mn.jpg

or this one from Barney's NY
http://images.barneys.com/images/barneys/product/PG_08418.0567_ZM1.jpg

or maybe this one
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446164 412&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=282574492704643&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474399545537&bmUID=1189577966414&ev19=5:10

I don't know I'm so confused :shrug: What's fashionable now? I would like to buy a nice tie so $100-$200 is the price range I am looking at.

NyCPsU
Sep 12th, 2007, 07:46 AM
i definitely like the last one in navy. i hate ties with little animals or shit like that on them so thats my preference. all of my ties are more solid than these though, a lil funky looking, yet in style. so def more similar to the saks one.

Infiniti2001
Sep 12th, 2007, 07:50 AM
You won the lottery and you're buying a tie for your bro's birthday? You cheapskate you :lol: Anyway, the last one is a lovely color :shrug: and I hope you give him more than just a tie :p

Yasmine
Sep 12th, 2007, 07:52 AM
I love looking at ties :hearts:

Out of the ones you showed the last one is the one I prefer.

Sally Struthers
Sep 12th, 2007, 08:04 AM
You won the lottery and you're buying a tie for your bro's birthday? You cheapskate you :lol: Anyway, the last one is a lovely color :shrug: and I hope you give him more than just a tie :p

the last one is $150 ... that's kind of expensive for a tie :shrug: He wants a tie anyway. :o

Yasmine
Sep 12th, 2007, 08:13 AM
^^ if he wants a tie and you have that budget, you might as well get him a nice good quality one indeed :yeah:

-Ph51-
Sep 12th, 2007, 08:14 AM
the last one too. by far.:angel:

Sharapova's_Boy
Sep 12th, 2007, 08:30 AM
The second one. The others are fugly. :unsure:

Yasmine
Sep 12th, 2007, 08:31 AM
Have you not got other choices Sally? (sorry I just love looking at ties so much, I'ld happily look at more :drool: :lol: )

Bacardi
Sep 12th, 2007, 08:39 AM
Well Sally, I'm partial to blue. And I think no color seems to appear more manly than blue or black, so I would say in the first photo from vineyard vines the light blue, or the blue one from Barney's NY you have listed. I would say out of them all, I prefer the one from Barney's. I don't know I just think blue is for a man, I mean it's how boys are brought up to be dressed in blue at birth. And I've never been the type of woman that thinks a man looks handsome in pink. I just have one question for you, what color are your brothers eyes? And are they a bright color of eyes?

Sally Struthers
Sep 12th, 2007, 08:46 AM
Well Sally, I'm partial to blue. And I think no color seems to appear more manly than blue or black, so I would say in the first photo from vineyard vines the light blue, or the blue one from Barney's NY you have listed. I would say out of them all, I prefer the one from Barney's. I don't know I just think blue is for a man, I mean it's how boys are brought up to be dressed in blue at birth. And I've never been the type of woman that thinks a man looks handsome in pink. I just have one question for you, what color are your brothers eyes? And are they a bright color of eyes?

they're brown

Bacardi
Sep 12th, 2007, 09:18 AM
they're brown

Then on that I would say the yellow or orange colored ones. But someone with brown eyes, usually they can look good in any color they wear because it blends well. I'm still partial to the Barney's one ;)

Spending that lotto money are you? :lol:

gentenaire
Sep 12th, 2007, 11:43 AM
I like the bunny one best with the Barney's a close second.

Stavie
Sep 12th, 2007, 11:51 AM
the 2nd one ;)

kabuki
Sep 12th, 2007, 01:25 PM
Those seem awfully...mature. Why not a diagonal striped tie? Stefano Ricci has some nice ones at Neiman Marcus.

Dementieva_Dude
Sep 12th, 2007, 03:17 PM
If he's under 30, I like the Psycho Bunny tie. If he's over 30, I like the last tie in Navy.

Sally, I don't know where you live, but if it's close to an Hermès store, they have realy nice silk ties in that price range...

Willam
Sep 12th, 2007, 03:35 PM
well i do im a Fashion Guru!

You can tell about the person by the age!!.. I mean..

If he is someone young, i would definitly go with the 1st one! Wich for me is awsome!, I wouldnt go with the Light Blue, wich is think is kind of boring, I would go with the green one or the navy one, maybe the pink too ;)

If he is an Oldiee! ill go with other tie, but the 3rd wich i think is totally horrible! Iugh... If he is more than 35+ buy him something a la trump! =) i was in NY this days and i saw, in the trump tower a little store! =) with his ties.. go with the salmoon! :)!

lol well anywaysssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! id also like the 2nd onee! =) not as much as the first.. but its way better than the third!.. hope this is helpful for ya!

Sally Struthers
Sep 12th, 2007, 05:03 PM
thanks for the help everyone :wavey:

He's 27 and works as a newspaper editor if that helps. Any more suggestions other than the ones I posted?

Sally Struthers
Sep 12th, 2007, 05:47 PM
If he's under 30, I like the Psycho Bunny tie. If he's over 30, I like the last tie in Navy.

Sally, I don't know where you live, but if it's close to an Hermès store, they have realy nice silk ties in that price range...

oh you are right. Some of those Hermes ties are fabulous! I thought they just made purses :tape: I have a store in town so I'll go check it out. Thanks! :wavey:

Dementieva_Dude
Sep 12th, 2007, 06:21 PM
oh you are right. Some of those Hermes ties are fabulous! I thought they just made purses :tape: I have a store in town so I'll go check it out. Thanks! :wavey:

Yeah, I love their ties :hearts:

woosey
Sep 12th, 2007, 06:28 PM
i don't think any of them are all that great. i don't care how much they are or where they come from - they're all made in china anyway.

but, i think a green color is nice. but not in the one shown there.

-Ph51-
Sep 12th, 2007, 06:48 PM
oh you are right. Some of those Hermes ties are fabulous! I thought they just made purses :tape: I have a store in town so I'll go check it out. Thanks! :wavey:

Try Dior too. ;)

Kart
Sep 12th, 2007, 07:14 PM
Ole Sally's brother is having a birthday soon and she needs to buy him a tie, but not sure which one looks best. Here are the options:

the light blue one by vineyard vines
http://www.vineyardvines.com/images/site1/products/processed/1TM7004.zoom.a.jpg

this little diddy from psycho bunny at Neiman Marcus
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/products/mn/NMN046N_mn.jpg

or this one from Barney's NY
http://images.barneys.com/images/barneys/product/PG_08418.0567_ZM1.jpg

or maybe this one
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446164 412&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=282574492704643&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474399545537&bmUID=1189577966414&ev19=5:10

I don't know I'm so confused :shrug: What's fashionable now? I would like to buy a nice tie so $100-$200 is the price range I am looking at.

Sally you know I love you but if you were my sister and I got either the first or third options on that list, I'd use it to strangle you with ;).

The second one's okay and the fourth one is nice but I second whoever said go to Hermes :drool:.

Sally Struthers
Sep 12th, 2007, 07:27 PM
how's this one? that color, the lime green, or the darker orange.

http://usa.hermes.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10202&catalogId=10052&langId=-1&categoryId=10680&productId=20805&leftCategoryId=10606&topCategoryId=10605&nbItem=0

Kart
Sep 12th, 2007, 07:31 PM
^ Good choice.

-Ph51-
Sep 12th, 2007, 07:34 PM
orange :scratch:

Dementieva_Dude
Sep 12th, 2007, 07:48 PM
I love that one! The blue is one of my personal favs :)

Yasmine
Sep 12th, 2007, 08:17 PM
how's this one? that color, the lime green, or the darker orange.

http://usa.hermes.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10202&catalogId=10052&langId=-1&categoryId=10680&productId=20805&leftCategoryId=10606&topCategoryId=10605&nbItem=0
:cool: :yeah:

Sally Struthers
Sep 12th, 2007, 08:19 PM
I love that one! The blue is one of my personal favs :)

well feel free to show me more of your personal favorites before I head out to the store this weekend. :D

LoveFifteen
Sep 12th, 2007, 08:20 PM
The one in the link is the best tie. Photo number 3 is the best of the ones you posted pics of.

The first picture ... :scared: They are all hideous!

Sally Struthers
Sep 12th, 2007, 08:26 PM
The one in the link is the best tie. Photo number 3 is the best of the ones you posted pics of.

The first picture ... :scared: They are all hideous!

what are all the hot, young lawyers at your firm wearing nowadays? :wavey:

woosey
Sep 12th, 2007, 09:35 PM
how's this one? that color, the lime green, or the darker orange.

http://usa.hermes.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10202&catalogId=10052&langId=-1&categoryId=10680&productId=20805&leftCategoryId=10606&topCategoryId=10605&nbItem=0

of those ties, i like the darker orange color or maybe the lavender.

the lavender would look nice with a a chino/khaki style cream/beige colored suit and slightly baby blue shirt.

felldownagain
Sep 13th, 2007, 02:10 AM
Fabric is almost as important as pattern. If you want to make it special go for fine micron silk which ties beautifully and drapes well no matter how he sits. Zegna is one of my favourites and I rate it above Hermes.

You can't choose a tie in isolation so next question is how he dresses. I wear dark suits with white shirts and tend to buy classic patterns with modern background colors. But it sounds like he may be a sports coat and slacks man at work in which case you need to consider his taste in jackets. Pattern type may be determined by his jacket cloth preference (color, plaid, plain etc). Anyway, when we get a tie we like and value they tend to stay around so anything faddish such as animals, psycho-whatsits etc should be passed over.

If he is going places he may avoid ties which say "hey - look at me" at work but they are fine for leisure. One of my favourites is absolutely plain, copperish silk.

Of your samples I liked the Zegna but the Saks site had others which I would prefer. The Hermes one made my head spin with it's multitudinous H's.

LoveFifteen
Sep 13th, 2007, 03:33 AM
what are all the hot, young lawyers at your firm wearing nowadays? :wavey:

There are no more hot young lawyers at my firm. :sobbing: They all left.

It's a business casual firm now so almost no one wears ties anyway. I like ties from Zara and Banana Republic, but I'm a homo. :shrug:

Willam
Sep 13th, 2007, 04:00 AM
I m stra8 and i really like Zara ties!! They should be around 30-50$! so you can buy 3 ties, instead of one, this ties, are made with a really good fabric, and as a newspaper editor, it dosnt need to be real serious, so, i invite you to go to there and just look at some..

If not..! Theres somewhere i go everytime i come to NY and that i just love because i found the clothe i like.. SAKS FIFTH AVENUE!!! :D

It totally rocks..! I reccomend you Armani new collection.. :yeah:

ico4498
Sep 13th, 2007, 04:58 AM
Fabric is almost as important as pattern. If you want to make it special go for fine micron silk which ties beautifully and drapes well no matter how he sits. Zegna is one of my favourites and I rate it above Hermes.

You can't choose a tie in isolation so next question is how he dresses. I wear dark suits with white shirts and tend to buy classic patterns with modern background colors. But it sounds like he may be a sports coat and slacks man at work in which case you need to consider his taste in jackets. Pattern type may be determined by his jacket cloth preference (color, plaid, plain etc). Anyway, when we get a tie we like and value they tend to stay around so anything faddish such as animals, psycho-whatsits etc should be passed over.

If he is going places he may avoid ties which say "hey - look at me" at work but they are fine for leisure. One of my favourites is absolutely plain, copperish silk.

Of your samples I liked the Zegna but the Saks site had others which I would prefer. The Hermes one made my head spin with it's multitudinous H's.

this tie nut endorses this post 100%.

salesmen, managers, Sunday go to meeting folks, occasional formal function, neck choker freak, etc ... have different requirements.

as do the full suit, slacks and sports coat, white long sleeved shirt posse, etc

not a fashionista but the circumstance governs the tie ...

ico4498
Sep 13th, 2007, 05:16 AM
err, if yah wear short sleeved shirts w/o coat, forget the tie.:)

if you're forced at gunpoint to wear a short sleeved shirt and tie :eek:... go fer slimmer width monochromes. you'll still be fashionably displaced, but not as out of place as the short sleeved guy with the broad multi-colored choker.:lol:

fufuqifuqishahah
Sep 13th, 2007, 06:57 AM
none

cheo23
Sep 13th, 2007, 08:14 AM
Buy him a tie from ZARA!!!!!! :hearts:

drake3781
Sep 13th, 2007, 08:55 AM
thanks for the help everyone :wavey:

He's 27 and works as a newspaper editor if that helps. Any more suggestions other than the ones I posted?


Yes! I am amazed at this gorgeous tie, on the Saks page.

http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446168 295&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=282574491979089&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474399545537&bmUID=1189669980613&ev19=1:8