However, for their price, I find the Donna Karan Signature ties are by far the best bet - especially if you are looking for textured solids - a far better value than and of comparable quality to the profusion of designer ties.
You wanna talk value-priced neckwear? Check this out: All of the following: 1) Gorgeous cream patterned Brioni (for wear with darker-coloured shirts) with complementary pocket square 2) Gucci interlocking "GG" deal in teal (Normally I don't do logos, but for thirty euro, it's nice to have just in case one one has to impress a labelwhore with no eye for quality...) 3) Two Ferragamos, one orange silk patterned, one burgundy wool with woven grey pattern 4) Two Kiton seven-folders, one rep one woven pattern 5) One not super well-made but beautifully-printed Roberto Cavalli for a mere two hundred euro. (US$185) Or, about the high street price of the Brioni set in Europe. How'd I luck into all that? (As well as a few Loro Piana sweaters and Brioni shirts at 70% off? Just to rub it in
) One of Vienna's menswear Meccas, E. Braun & Co. (Graben ecke Stock-im-Eisen-Platz), is getting ready to renovate, and they had a special after-hours pre-sale for regular customers.... I also buy more ties than I wear. Truth be told, I don't think I've worn the same tie twice in 2002.... Peace, JG