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
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:
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|
|Luigi Borrelli Royal Collection 11 Fold||9.5||8||9.5||10||9|
|Turnbull & Asser****||9||8||8||7||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.
List of very good neckties, for everyday business wear, but not extreme premium:
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:
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:
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 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. Borrelli is one of the sartorial brands know for their quality ties for decades.
** Brioni: The cut on the Brioni tie has been exceptional: instead of a straight triangle cut, the tie has a more round finish.
*** E. Marinella produces in low quantities with very exclusive distribution, silks are hand printed, if you love the classic Italian micro geometric designs in many color combinations, than E. Marinella is you best bet for an excellent sartorial tie, with designs available in a regular to wider cut.
**** 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.
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