I don't think it's fair to say that Brooks Brothers sucks ass. They are not the company they used to be but that doesn't mean they have a loss of quality across the board. Many of their products, including ties, continue to be made in the U.S. and have a high quality. They do indeed still make bowties and many of them are quite nice. As for their shipping I just bought something that arrived in 2 days without expedited shipping.