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for those looking to build up their SA wardrobe cheaply

Postby 20160810 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:32 pm

I have to put in a serious plug for thetiebar.com. It's always pissed me off how much ties cost. I just want something that's silk, looks nicely made, and has a decent, not loud and hideous pattern. Brooks Brothers makes great ties, but I'm just not willing to spend $75-130 each. IMO, you need to invest in a good suit (one before OCI, a few before SA starts - though if your firm doesn't require full suits, then you can probably get away with only owning 1-2) and nice shoes, but expensive ties are just an extravagance. Anyhow, the ties on this site are well-made, silk, and look pretty good. Some of them are definitely ugly, but a lot are totally decent. Most importantly: $15 each.

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Re: for those looking to build up their SA wardrobe cheaply

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:44 pm

SBL wrote:I have to put in a serious plug for thetiebar.com. It's always pissed me off how much ties cost. I just want something that's silk, looks nicely made, and has a decent, not loud and hideous pattern. Brooks Brothers makes great ties, but I'm just not willing to spend $75-130 each. IMO, you need to invest in a good suit (one before OCI, a few before SA starts - though if your firm doesn't require full suits, then you can probably get away with only owning 1-2) and nice shoes, but expensive ties are just an extravagance. Anyhow, the ties on this site are well-made, silk, and look pretty good. Some of them are definitely ugly, but a lot are totally decent. Most importantly: $15 each.

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Re: for those looking to build up their SA wardrobe cheaply

Postby Kilpatrick » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:29 pm

I like that you can experiment with different shirt and suit combos, that's cool. Thanks for the tip!

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Re: for those looking to build up their SA wardrobe cheaply

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:33 pm

Will be using this.

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Re: for those looking to build up their SA wardrobe cheaply

Postby swc65 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:45 pm

Thanks for the tip. As soemone who recently bought one of those BB ties, and felt totally ripped off, I thank you!

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Re: for those looking to build up their SA wardrobe cheaply

Postby funkyturds » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:40 pm

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Re: for those looking to build up their SA wardrobe cheaply

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:26 pm

I don't doubt the merits of this site, but I can't buy a tie without seeing it and touching it, you know?

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Re: for those looking to build up their SA wardrobe cheaply

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:49 pm

NotMyRealName09 wrote:I don't doubt the merits of this site, but I can't buy a tie without seeing it and touching it, you know?

The very reason that I balk at the idea of buying an inexpensive Topman suit

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Re: for those looking to build up their SA wardrobe cheaply

Postby kalvano » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:51 pm

At the BB outlet, or when they have a sale, you can get 3-4 ties for $100.

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Re: for those looking to build up their SA wardrobe cheaply

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:04 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
NotMyRealName09 wrote:I don't doubt the merits of this site, but I can't buy a tie without seeing it and touching it, you know?

The very reason that I balk at the idea of buying an inexpensive Topman suit

To be fair, there are actual standards for ties that don't vary person to person, so I think buying a tie online is going to be more safe.

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Re: for those looking to build up their SA wardrobe cheaply

Postby underachiever » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:07 pm

Awesome ties. I wear them exclusively now.

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Re: for those looking to build up their SA wardrobe cheaply

Postby Ruxin1 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:16 pm

Brooks Brothers outlet or clearance on site

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Re: for those looking to build up their SA wardrobe cheaply

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:18 pm

Mickey Quicknumbers wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
NotMyRealName09 wrote:I don't doubt the merits of this site, but I can't buy a tie without seeing it and touching it, you know?

The very reason that I balk at the idea of buying an inexpensive Topman suit

To be fair, there are actual standards for ties that don't vary person to person, so I think buying a tie online is going to be more safe.

I guess I wasn't clear. I guess I meant that for those who are picky, online shopping can be a bit risky

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Re: for those looking to build up their SA wardrobe cheaply

Postby jawsome » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:51 pm

Thrift stores. You will be pleasantly surprised.

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Re: for those looking to build up their SA wardrobe cheaply

Postby RVP11 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:56 am

NotMyRealName09 wrote:I don't doubt the merits of this site, but I can't buy a tie without seeing it and touching it, you know?


You should take SBL's word re: the quality of the ties. He would not lead a bro astray.




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