I have two Berg and Berg ties and a couple of their squares. The squares were awful. Felt like very cheap silk. But this was a few seasons ago. One tie is lightly lined and ties an ok knot. I have a knit tie from them as well, and it ties the best knot of any knit ties I own. [[SPOILER]]Looks good. I'm pretty against patterned grenadines (the pattern combined with the weave makes the whole thing a bit busy), but with really large scale patterns, it works.