This month sees the release by Magnoli Clothiers of a second version of their Giorgio tie - a replica of Tie Seven (the Giorgio Armani).
Here is my review
This demonstrates a level of dedication to review and revise their ties, each being a step up from the previous.
Previously a replica had been made, copied directly from an original Giorgio Armani tie, though the source was a different colourway option in blue.
The weave was pretty much bang on, but for some unknown reason the two shades of brown were transposed, making the dominant colour a lighter, warmer brown.
I ordered my tie, and when it arrived I was what I can only describe as perplexed. The weave is the same as before but the colours have been changed to a dusty blue - just like the colourway option the first tie had been copied from to get the weave correct.
Why on earth this tie has been made I do not know. Maybe someone can enlighten me. But it is a backward step and further from the screen-worn tie than ever.
It’s a same the first draft tie is now out of stock as I would recommend sticking with that.
Sorry to be so negative, but even at US$45 it is not worth the effort to buy it.
I’ll wait to see what draft three brings...
GIORGIO ARMANI - GREY VARIANTNow while we are on the subject of colourway versions of the Giorgio Armani tie, I thought I’d show you ANOTHER variant I found recently on eBay.
The tie has a slight warm/pink cast to it, and the weave is exactly the same as the screen worn version, which is in the brown and blue combination.
I have to say this is the dullest tie I have ever seen. The lack of colour is quite draining on the eye and if it wasn’t for the tenuous link to the Tenth Doctor’s wardrobe I would give it a second look.
But it interested me and after speaking to the seller I picked it up for a fair price.
Finally here is a comparision between the first draft Magnoli Giorgio tie; the grey variant; and the latest strange blue version of the Magnoli Giorgio tie.
I’m getting quite the collection!