Direct From The Manufacturers
All our neckties are exquisitely handcrafted from the most luxurious
silk satins and silk jacquards. Each necktie is the product of
painstaking attention to quality and detail.
We guarantee you won't be disappointed in the quality. All our
ties are first quality.
We do not sell overstocks or closeouts.
We are an approved and authorized retailer for all the brands that we
We buy directly from the manufacturer and, not from flea markets and
department store sales where the necktie has been handled, mishandled,
pulled, stretched and, sometimes even worn as you will find from many
(not all) online retailers who are not approved to purchase from the
Our ties typically sell for 30% to 50% less than what you would expect
to pay at some of the finer boutiques. Our selling price is
typically the lowest price allowed by the designer or manufacturer.
In short, we are very picky about
the quality, craftsmanship, design and of course, our suppliers.
You can't pay less and, still expect to receive authentic designer silk ties
- you just can't.
All our neckties must posses some or all of the following qualities:
prefer silk from Como Italy whenever possible. Lake Como is known for its unparalleled beauty and its exquisite silk
apparel. The tailoring of silk by the Como fashion designers remain
without rivals. Como silk ties are of extraordinary quality and
craftsmanship. These ties are made of the finest silk fabric and spun
with techniques developed from ancient ancestors who were silk-workers
in the 13th-century.
Another fine silk we like to feature is known as Thai silk which comes
from Thailand and has it's own unique properties. The colors are
much more intense on Thai silk and as such, given the patterns or the
designs, Thai silk is a wonderful substance. Unfortunately, Thai
silk is hand spun and at times cannot be found in abundant qualities.
Oriental silk is another type of silk which we choose as it has the
capacity to retain colors and absorb special dyes which at times are
utilized to produce vibrant designs.
of The Silk
most beautiful silks weigh between 25 to 30 momies (a silk measuring unit). You might not necessarily recognize the
individual weight of each silk necktie, however, when we purchase our
neckties, we buy from manufacturers who are known throughout the
industry for their specifications and as such, the silk in the neckties
we purchase are never sub grade or flimsy. Different silks have
different characteristics, some are more gentle than others. In
the end - our manufacturers maintain the same high standards that we do
and will never purchase silks below the 25 to 30 rule.
prefer neckties that are hand made or hand tailored for either the
cutting, the assembly or the finish with the inside either wool or
cotton and sewn in a certain way, which gives the tie suppleness. The
cut should be 3 to 7 folds and always cut on a bias, which stops it from
screwing. A double bar tack which can be found on the back holding
both parts together as well as certain finishing touches like custom
tipping, a double sewn neck band to keep the tie flat against the shirt
collar, and a fabric loop on the rear are all signs of a well made tie.
shape of the necktie is an interesting item as it tends to fade in
out with current styles. We prefer a shape known as the "half
bottle". This shape enables a much more becoming knot with a
small touch of refinement. However the true half bottle shape
which looks like the neck and shoulder of a bottle typically doesn't
lend itself to some of the more narrower styles. By narrow, we
mean anything under 3.5 inches.
interlining is a piece of material, most often wool or wool blend,
inserted inside the envelope of the tie to give it body and shape. A
wool lining is always preferred in a hand made tie since wool is much
more forgiving to the weather and tends not to warp. Some ties do
utilize alternative fabrics such as linen and cotton based on what the
the color or weight of finished product. These alternatives are fine
substitutes for certain lightweight or light color ties that a heavier
wool lining would simply not do justice to the overall look.
Fold, Three Fold, Four Fold, Five Fold, Seven Fold
which is hand folded and typically has no interlining is called a multi
fold tie. This type of tie is considered exclusive and of the
highest quality in the necktie realm. Depending on the silk, the
weight, and weave, some neckties are absolutely gorgeous as a three
fold, and then again, some others truly require as many as seven folds
for the tie to keep its shape well.
Generally these neckties are folded by hand and are on the pricier side
but well worth it. When shopping for a hand folded tie, always
inspect the true number of folds as the price tends to vary somewhat by
the number of folds.
Stitching - In Italian - Impuntura
necktie which is saddle stitched is another sign of old world workmanship.
A saddle stitching is simply a visible hand stitching on the rear of the
necktie which holds both parts together. Saddle stitching, much
like the multi folds, are a sign of exclusivity. The stitching is
visible on the rear of the necktie utilizing a multi spun thread in a
coordinated color. A recent innovation in necktie design and
manufacturing has the saddle stitching on the front of the necktie, much
like a fine Italian custom made suit which has the visible hand
stitching on the lapels.
tipped tie is one where the silk fabric utilized on the front is also
utilized on the back, and inside, rather than utilizing the typical
taffeta or acetate lining much like you would find in the sleeves of a suit.
may have noticed, there are hundreds of designer labels. The
reality of it is, there are far few manufacturers than there are labels.
It is entirely possible that the same manufacturer who produces one designer
label will also produce many other well recognized labels. While
this is a reality of the industry for the sake of economics, it does by
no means take away from the intrinsic value of a label. This
practice has been accepted by the consumer in the automobile industry
whereby one will shop at a Chevrolet dealer for a low end car - but
think nothing of it when they shop a Cadillac dealer. The same can
be said for the necktie industry. A non recognized label at times
may be actually made by the manufacturer who produces a widely
recognized one. When we shop, we look at quality first, label
next. We suggest you do the same.