Best Tie In The World

 

Which necktie is the best in the world? There are many brands and qualities, mostly hand made in Italy, France and the UK.  

Why do we buy a tie? Do we like the design or is the craftsmanship amazing? The size is important too, would like a skinny tie or a regular cut ( 8cm/ 3 1/8" width) tie? How is the quality?

The search for the best tie/ best luxury necktie in the world.


Isaia Sevenfold Tie

 

Luigi Borrelli Royal Collection Elevenfold Tie

 

Best Tie In The World - Step 1

Where are we talking about? Let's define the best tie based on style/design, quality (how does the tie look after a couple of days?), fabrics quality.

Two differentiation can be made:

  • The Most Luxurious Tie In The World
    Zilli makes a very good tie, but also adds fine details like special self tipped back blade and gold gold detail (back). Some Stefano Ricci ties are pleated and have rhinestones.
  • The Best Tie In The World 
    Several brand hand cut their silks, hand stitch the tie, often sevenfolds and even use a soap (French/ Moroccan) for a subtle finish, brands like Massimo Bizzocchi fine tuned their jacquard silk to an expert level for a great knot and long lasting enjoyment.

Hugo Boss is a good benchmark tie as a $95 - $125 tie which has been pretty similar for decades, quality has been consistent but nothing special, all ties mentioned are hand made in Italy (exceptions will be mentioned).

Brand Quality Design/ Style Cut/ Weight Exclusive/ Special Total Score
Stefano Ricci 9 9 10 9 9
 Borrelli * 9 8 8 8 8
 Luigi Borrelli Royal Collection 11 Fold 9.5 8 9.5 10 9
 Brioni ** 9 10 9 9
 Kiton 9 9 9 9 9
E. Marinella 9 8 8 8 8
Isaia 9 8 9 8 8.5
 Turnbull & Asser**** 9 8 8 7 8
 Zilli 10 8 9 10 9
Ermenegildo Zegna 9 8 9 8 8

 

List of quality ties: Canali, Zegna, Bvlgari, Borrelli, Mattabisch, Kiton, Barba Napoli, Charvet, Stefano Ricci, Zilli, Attolini.

When looking for the best luxury tie, you pay up to $300 for quality after that you pay for pure luxury details like gold chains, rhinestone inserts etc.

Shop for the very luxury Zilli sevenfold tie.

 

Very Good Neckties, Everyday Wear

List of very good neckties, for everyday business wear, but not extreme premium:

 

  • Ermenegildo Zegna (also try to more exclusive Zegna Premium (couture))
  • Canali (likely best price/ quality)
  • Turnbull & Asser (classic designs hand made in England)
  • Hermes (novelty prints, hand made in France)

 

Good Neckties, Very Exclusive

Want a special tie? not the very best tie in the world, but still worth getting it, made in very limited quantity, with a special design:

 

 

Most Exclusive Quality Tie In The World

Brands for most exclusive quality tie in the world. This category would showcase craftsmanship and exclusivity which means quality but not always the best choice for long term maintenance (assuming you might wear the tie on a regular base.

 

Exclusive Quality Ties:

Finamore Napoli: Unlined Sevenfold Ties

You like unlined ties or your do not. The unlined construction of the tie can not be done by most regular tailors as it is very delicate. The tie is generally on the lighter side. The unlined Finamore tie is totally hand stitched and often shows that details also on the bottom of the blade (not just the back of the necktie). Great choice when you like sartorial details and sevenfold construction but prefer not to wear the heavy weight "regular" sevenfold tie.

As all brands have some differentiation in their product, you might have to look carefull online to find a Brioni or Borrelli tie which might be just produced for special production, or the Borrelli tie might be the Royal Collection sevenfold version as sold in the main store of Luigi Borrelli for example.

 

* Borrelli: Luigi Borrelli tie are currently all regular cut, in the past seasons Borrelli also produced sevenfold ties and Royal collection ties. Luigi Borrelli printed silk ties are self tipped, jacquard silk Borrelli ties are not self tipped.

 

** Brioni: The cut on the Brioni tie has been exceptional: instead of a straight triangle cut, the tie has a more round finish.

 

 

**** Turnbull & Asser: The Turnbull & Asser tie does not feel overwhelming of very luxurious. However Turnbull & Asser is a company which specialized for decades in making the best product possible. The English jacquard silk used and wool lining keeps the tie is excellent shape for the years to come. Smart quality fabrics and bespoke finishing.

 Zili tie
Exceptional High Quality Zilli Necktie With Exclusive Details

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