Why are simple ties the most expensive?
One of the great mysteries of the men’s style world is: Why the hell are simple ties more expensive than their busier brethren?
How hard is it for a mass retailer to make a tie that has a solid background, with ONE offsetting color of neatly placed stripes on it?
The navy blue tie with white stripes you see above is a prime example of a perfect necktie. Simple, but not boring. Classic, but not stuffy. It’s also on sale for $69.00. Regular Price? An abhorrent $115.00. Even on sale, almost seventy-bucks for a necktie is ridiculous. But look at your other cheaper options, which can all be found at Macy’s:
………Alfani – $23.70…………. Donald Trump – $34.99 ………Kenneth Cole – $32.99………
The Donald Trump tie is getting there, but why are the thickness of the stripes different? And somehow the usually dependable slick and clean Kenneth Cole label manages to screw the neck ware pooch. Apologies for being an uppity snot, but when it comes to the tie from Alfani, I’d rather not have something around my neck that looks like I just puked fruity-pebbles all over it.
Simple is better. But it’s also expensive. Finding a simple tie for under $40 can be a challenge. But if you do stumble across one you might want to consider snapping it up. Because if you don’t, who knows when you’ll get that opportunity again.