Rocha. John Rocha.

No sooner had I published my latest rant about scalpers and hoarders snatching up all 8 Rocha ties than I came across a brand new eBay auction for more BNWT Rocha John Rocha ties! And even cheaper this time, at an ultra affordable £7!

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I picked one up immediately, and by the end of the day all 5 ties had been sold (I checked – this time they all sold to different buyers). It took a little while for the tie to arrive, as it had to be shipped from the UK, but after arriving today I must say I’m quite pleased with my luck!

DSCN1623I’m pretty sure I received the actual tie in the display photo for the auction, judging by the notable damage to the plastic near the top of the tie, which is kinda cool.

DSCN1624The silk itself feels oddly ungentle, and the weave bunches in a way very similar to the Armani, making it look almost perpetually wrinkled. On the other hand, I do truly like this tie – also like the Armani, the way it’s turned in relation to the light source changes the way it looks.The blue ticks can either disappear entirely or

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be the focal point of the tie. The width of the tie is very nice and even though it was never used onscreen I think it compliments the brown suit very nicely.

I don’t know how much I’ll be cosplaying with my Rocha, because it isn’t “screen accurate,” but I’ll certainly treasure it as a collector’s piece and as a nice tie to wear in everyday situations! Maybe I’ll take it to smaller cons where I don’t want to chance losing my more expensive and exclusive pieces.

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About Alex

Alex is a writer, actor, tailor, and professionally unemployed loudmouth with no chill. He has no professional or celebrity endorsements, though he did once meet Conan O'Brien while dressed as the Tenth Doctor. He's just a guy who needs a healthy outlet for his internalized rage and despair once in a while.
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