March 21, 2011

ABC Neckties Review and Giveaway

Winner - Comment #10 - Telfords said...  i entered the scare me nots giveaway  

Have I ever mentioned my love for mens neckties?  I managed a mens tie store for four years before the birth of my daughter and have developed somewhat of an obsession.  If a tie is ugly or tied poorly my eyes are instantly drawn to it, and I have a desire to fix it.  I've never gave in to the impulse but it's been close a couple of times.

While I was working at the tie store I bought my husband quite a few ties, and haven't got to indulge my obsession for quite awhile.  I was so excited when I found out that I got to get him a new tie from ABC Neckties.


ABC Neckties has something for almost everyone.  They have boys ties, x-long ties, classic ties, bow ties, and even fun novelty ties.



I got my husband the blue patrick dots silk tie, and I really liked it!


The tie was silk woven and held the knot really well.  The tie was thick enough that it tied even and hung straight, but not so thick that the knot was giant.  I like woven ties because although they are easier to snag than printed ties, stains don't show up very well.  And with two little girls staining can be a problem. 

As you can tell from the picture the tie got creased at the very tip.  This is common with silk ties and the crease will come out if you just hang it in the bathroom while showering.  With thinner silk ties the wrinkling can occur throughout and it is a lot harder to fix.  Luckily this tie was high enough quality that it shouldn't be a problem.

For those that need a lower maintenance tie, ABC Neckties also has a great selection of polyester/microfiber ties.  The benefit to microfiber is that they are easier to maintain, don't wrinkle, can be spot washed, and don't bleed in humid climates (sadly silk does).

To Buy - ABC Neckties has a great selection of ties at a great price!

To Win - ABC Neckties is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one of you!

1st Mandatory Entry - Go to ABCNeckties.com and then come back and tell me your favorite tie!

Optional Entries -To increase your chances of winning, do any of the following and then leave a comment on this post telling me what you did. Each comment is worth one entry so make sure and leave a separate comment for each one you do. Also make sure that I have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win!

  • 1 Entry for each method - Follow One Day At A Time with Google Friend Connect ( just click the followers link on the sidebar), Facebook, Networked Blogs, or Twitter.
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  • 1 Entry (Per Day) - Tell others about the giveaway (you can blog it, email it, facebook it, whatever - just tell me how you did it) If you're tweeting it, you can use the following or just click on the handy retweet button.
  • Tweet
       
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  • 1 Entry (per method)- "Like" ABC Neckties on facebook or twitter or follow their blog.
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    Giveaway ends April 4th 2011 @ 11:59 PM MST. This contest is open to residents of the U.S.  The winner will be selected at random.org and then announced on my blog and contacted via email. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.

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    Disclosure!
    I received a product to review from the above company or their PR Agency
    Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way.
    I received no monetary compensation for this post




    41 comments:

    mommydoll13 said...

    Scary Skull Skinny Tie i like this one it is awesome =)

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    mommydoll13 said...

    entered scare me nots


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    Telfords said...

    i would get the sanders striped silk tie

    Telfords said...

    I follow you on GFC

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    i follow you on facebook

    Telfords said...

    i liked ABC neckties on facebook

    Telfords said...

    i entered the scare me nots giveaway

    Kady said...

    I love the plaid x-long silk necktie.

    pmj said...

    William Paisley Silk Tie-This is one of my favorites
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    Carrie Ross said...

    I follow your blog!

    Carrie Ross said...

    I liked them on FB

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    Lo said...

    I like the Music Note tie.

    Lo said...

    I follow you on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

    Lo said...

    I follow ABC Neckties on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

    Lo said...

    Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/prizealert/status/54656296573599744

    Anonymous said...

    I like the dallas cowboys fan necktie
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    JudyZ said...

    I like the Computer Snoopy tie

    tina reynolds said...

    I love the guitar tie thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

    Julie said...

    http://www.abcneckties.com/blue-woven-grid-silk-tie.html like this one
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    Julie said...

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    Diane52 said...

    I love your blue tie with red stripes
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    Anonymous said...

    I like the Gold Woven Grid Silk Tie.

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    Pamela S said...

    I'd love to get my husband the Colts tie! He has to wear a tie everyday and it would be fun for him for a change. Thanks.

    Pamela S said...

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    mail4rosey said...

    The silver and black zip tie for toddlers is my favorite.

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    Trina said...

    I like the Light Blue Woven Grid Silk Tie
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