Also, if you live in a major metropolitan area, you've probably seen at least one vendor selling $5 ties (or 4 euros, etc.). Why don't more people buy ties from them? Is there a difference in quality?
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Hahaha. Yeah, I noticed that, no idea. I always buy cheaper ties, I used to wear a lot of ties and I've never had a lot of money, so it sort of happens that way, haha. You can get good ones at the cheaper end, I've only ever seen real stiff-shirts getting the dearer stuff.
A lot of places really overcharge for 'gentlemen's' clothing, just because their clients tend to be more wealthy, and often of the persuasion the dearer the better. And all power to them! But it doesn't benefit cats like me, like, real city slickers. Hahaha.
Although I always find them cheap. We had very loose uniform restrictions in school - just a black blazer, black trousers and a white or grey shirt, plus the school tie and badge. So everyone went and got 'School Uniforms', which are ridiculously overpriced and look terrible, and that's just because there's always a market for them. But I didn't, the last couple years. I went out and got a proper italian suit, real cheap like, and it was stylish as hell. Four button cuffs and four button blazers, long tailcoats, everything. I could have had three for the price everyone else was paying, and they hated theirs. I was in love with mine, haha. Great times.