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Ties [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2008, 08:05
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I am thinking of getting a nice tie as a part of a gift for a reccomender. I am looking in the $50-100 range. If you have a great suggestion over a $100, let me know though. Any suggestions?
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2008, 08:09
Go to a store and find something that fits their style. You can find a huge range in ties and companies depending on price. After christmas sales probably will have some amazing deals. I picked up a $135 burberry yesterday for $30.
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2008, 08:31
Andrew's Ties on Madison Avenue in the mid-40's, terp26.
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2008, 09:56
+1 for a good idea.

Bluefly.com for ties?
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2008, 12:28
if this recommender helped get you into Booth..i suggest a Hermes

http://www.hermes.com visit their boutique on Madison and 65th .. he will remember it for the rest of his life
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2008, 12:59
Hmmm....I wonder if it's appropriate to spend so much on "Thank You" gift.

Right after my recommenders wrote their letters (even before I found out decisions from schools), I gave them gift cards in $100 range.

Even this gesture made my recommenders a little uncomfortable - some refused to take it until I begged them.

If you want to give a tie for a present, I suggest you get a nice one in $100 range.

I love my silk pink Hugo Boss tie and I believe it was around $130. But with this economy, it should be cheaper....
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2008, 13:11
For $100 I would recommend Thomas Pink. I believe that all of their ties are $100 and they have an excellent selection. There is at least one Pink store in NYC.
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2008, 13:16
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For $100 I would recommend Thomas Pink. I believe that all of their ties are $100 and they have an excellent selection. There is at least one Pink store in NYC.



Ohhh...I know that store. There is one on Madison and 53rd-ish.

I first went in thinking it was Playboy merchandise store....because of its logo.... :oops:
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2008, 13:19
lol..most bankers love their shirts

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For $100 I would recommend Thomas Pink. I believe that all of their ties are $100 and they have an excellent selection. There is at least one Pink store in NYC.



Ohhh...I know that store. There is one on Madison and 53rd-ish.

I first went in thinking it was Playboy merchandise store....because of its logo.... :oops:
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2008, 22:20
There's another Pink store on 44th and 6th.

I love their shirts too!
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2008, 10:05
Yeah, its a great store. Classic British clothier. If I made more than a teacher's salary, it would be where I would get my shirts and ties. One day, perhaps...
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2008, 10:28
thanks for all your suggestions....yea there is a pink store right across the street from my job. I will go check them out as well as look into the other suggestions.
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2008, 16:45
check out charles tyrwitt
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2008, 18:22
I second Pink and Hermes. Another one to check out may be Ferragamo (similar style to Hermes but much more reasonably priced, should be $100 or less at an outlet or on sale).

Lastly, another brand you may want to check out is Vineyard Vines.

If the recommender leans towards the preppy side - Hermes, Ferragamo, or Vineyard Vines is the way to go.

If not - a simple/elegant Pink or Tyrwhitt should do the trick.
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2008, 18:58
All I have to say is good luck with picking one out.

I spent over an hour yesterday in a department store picking out ties. :)
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2008, 19:35
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I second Pink and Hermes. Another one to check out may be Ferragamo (similar style to Hermes but much more reasonably priced, should be $100 or less at an outlet or on sale).

Lastly, another brand you may want to check out is Vineyard Vines.

If the recommender leans towards the preppy side - Hermes, Ferragamo, or Vineyard Vines is the way to go.

If not - a simple/elegant Pink or Tyrwhitt should do the trick.


I'm a big fan of Facconable. I got my recommenders shirts as well (except one was really into biking, so I got them some biking gear). Facconable shirts are usually in the ~$100 range and pretty classy as well.
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 14 May 2009, 10:42
Billyjeans showed me the existence of these ties...

I would have sooooo wore these to my bschool interviews to score extra pts ( :wink: j/k)


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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 14 May 2009, 12:01
I highly recommend http://www.tmlewin.co.uk/ (Jermyn Street).

I order everything online (shirts, ties) and the quality is fantastic. The value is simply amazing.

I'm a huge fan of Windsor collar (and Windsor knot)....

Keep your orders under 4 shirts (per order); customs will sometimes flag it and have you get a customs broker to clear it. Otherwise, it will come through (in Canada anyways) as regular "mail"...
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 14 May 2009, 12:05
Not a bad idea. :) Just make sure you don't wear a UNC tie to your Duke interview.
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Re: Ties [#permalink] New post 14 May 2009, 12:31
nink wrote:
Billyjeans showed me the existence of these ties...

I would have sooooo wore these to my bschool interviews to score extra pts ( :wink: j/k)


http://www.vineyardvines.com/index.cfm/ ... showAll/1/

Only one problem with your otherwise genious plan. It's bad luck to buy anything with the school's name or logo on it before you are admitted. It's the jinx factor.
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