Besides the preference for width and pattern, any word on the quality of the ties themselves?
I read that they are handmade in New York City but that's about it. I presume it's of high quality,
but I am not so sure after reading the OP's post.
I guess I will pass though if they really are 2.5"... though I could have sworn I read somewhere
that they make them in 3" as well which is my preferred width.