BEST of LUXURY
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With brick-and-mortar stores dotting the major metros on the east coast, and one outpost in Las Vegas, Andrew's Ties has become a sought after cravat for connoisseurs. Their selection is extensive to say the least, with nearly 5,000 classic silk and cashmere offerings available throughout their shops. Crafted with heavy Italian silk, Andrew's Ties are known for their richer, thicker knots and classic designs. Their tie collections are created in limited edition batches, with each edition focusing on the latest style trends, which also leads to the fashionable gentleman owning an almost exclusive piece.
Each Sette necktie is created with one full meter of the finest Italian silk. The ties are hand-folded and hand-stitched, with all of the product information woven into the silk. Each tie is also asymmetrically folded onto itself seven times, so no liner is needed, a truly luxurious aspect of the elegant neckwear. The signature "7" bar and slip stitch are expertly hand sewn on the blade, ensuring the tie breathes and moves perfectly for each wearing. The level of craftsmanship of each Sette necktie is unrivaled.
London-based Duchamp sells the very best and very British ties and men's clothing and accessories. The company was started more than 25 years ago after a chance encounter at a Parisian flea market, today its ties and other goods are sold in celebrated shops like Harrods and Bloomingdales. Each of Duchamp's exquisite ties are handmade in England and from fabric that is woven in one of the oldest silk design companies in the country. Very British indeed, Duchamp ties are designed for the men who love dressing up and feeling good.
Lee Allison Company provides an extensive roster of neckwear designs, from traditional prints to playful pattern, all created from only the best materials. Their ties are handmade from 100 percent silk that comes from European mills. The silk is then shipped to Lee Allison's Chicago location and cut and sewn by hand into neckties, bowties, cummerbunds, pocket squares and other stylish accessories. What's more, the company's original designs actually woven into the silk, not printed, and the more traditional fabric choices are specially chosen from the archives of their trusted mills and then colored to become a true Lee Allison piece.
J. Press has been creating men's clothing to "an Ivy League standard" since 1902, and their commitment to classic American style emanates from every piece of menswear they produce. What started on the grounds of Yale University has expanded to wrap around the necks of distinguished gentlemen worldwide. Their ties span a selection of stripes, solids and patterns, as well as offering a handful of less traditional wool and knit options. Bowties and ascots can also be found at any of the four J. Press brick-and-mortar stores on the East Coast.
Jay Kos began his retail career with a shop in a local flea market at 16, and since has gone on to open stores in the swankiest parts of New York City. The neckwear has become incredibly popular amongst tie aficionados thanks to the unique color palettes and quality craftsmanship. The delight Kos takes in all that is around him, from farmers markets to fine dining, comes through in his work. The nods to natural colorways throughout the collection lead to few Jay Kos ties to go unnoticed.
Kiton spent half a century as the premier crafters of menswear before introducing their own seven-fold neckwear. They quickly became highly-regarded for their work as their attention to detail culminates in the hand-finishing of every single tie produced. This practice even led the founder to start a school dedicated to tailoring. Kiton ties undoubtedly look best when paired with one of their limited run suits, but are be a welcome and sophisticated addition to any outfit.
Ralph Lauren began his career with ties, and today it's still considered by many to be the cornerstone of his brand. Whether looking for a contemporary piece from the Polo line, or a testament to timeless elegance from the Black Label, many young professionals turn to Ralph Lauren to set their style apart. The classic apparel company also uses a variety of fabrics throughout the labels, ensuring you will find the right tie for the knot.
Founded in 1910 and still run by the same family, Ermenegildo Zegna designs some of the best ties money can buy, thanks to their obsession with quality fabrics. Detail and sartorial excellence are found in all ties across the Zegna line. Their silk jacquard has become somewhat of a trademark of the brand, but by no means keeps them from using other methods, as they have become known for producing neckwear of the same quality featured in their suits.
Brioni ties are the quintessential accessory for the fashionable male. Each handmade tie features exclusive, original designs, prints and colors. Brioni's silk is meticulously tested for durability so that the ties keep their shape with wear after wear, and is chosen to be the best for both yarn-dyeing and printing. Whether for business or a special occassion, more than half a century of experience lends itself to unmistakable style of Brioni.