Walking into a Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom might make you assume they carry a lot of the top brand name designer ties, even the best neckties in the world. Would that be correct?
As department stores like to have an assortment of 5-10 brands of ties in various styles and price brackets, this might not always means these are the best neckties in the world. Barney's New York seems to be more selective with having just a couple of styles of one brands as they just want the styles they like and not the whole assortment. However Barney's New York brands seem to be more cool, exclusive and hard to find, instead of just being the best (quality).
Note: Many high end sartorial quality necktie makers often use many classic and conservative designs (very similar for decades!).
Zilli Sevenfold Tie, Notable Mention For Best Necktie In The World.
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A brand like Massimo Bizzocchi has been making excellent men ties for decades, many classic and conservative styles, perfect cut, hand sewn in Italy. As the brand
Massimo Bizzocchi does not has a wide range of products (dress shirts etc) and has no significant brand recognization for the main "mall" consumer, this brand might be discontinued as the department store might consider other options (why not sell the same Burberry novacheck plaid tie (cream-camel) for 10+ years as there is significant demand for it. However let's look at the "professional tie wearer", the person whom wraps a different tie around his neck every working day! (the Burberry and Prada audience often buys one tie for an event (not likely buying the same amount a year as the professional).
Isaia Napoli Sevenfold Necktie
Design: Best Design
Fabrics: Does the silk still look great (especially near the knot) after a year?
Shape: Simple straight cut or bottle shape cut?
Weight: Fancy 50 oz. English silk?
Composition: Regular Cut, 4 Fold, 7 Fold or even 11 Fold? Unlined, self-tipped or regular finish?
Sartorial: Typical hand stitch finishes and detail?
Luxury: Gold Chain logo detail, swarovski crystals?
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A rough list to get started with:
Barba Napoli, Finamore, Luigi Borrelli Royal Collection, Zilli, Charvet, Brioni, Ermenegildo Zegna Premium, Massimo Bizzocchi, Kiton.
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