Originally Posted by academe
David's ties are excellent and I highly recommend them. The only ties that I think rival his for quality are the Drakes that I have...
Re: manufacturing times - I think it's actually down to about 3 weeks or so now, plus another 1 week or so for shipping (or at least that was might last experience when I ordered a few weeks ago). I think he's managed to up his turnaround by hiring and training new staff.
Though I'll second the recommendation for sam hober, in terms of quality, color selection, and service, Saks sells grenadines made by Drakes (look for the small "MD" on the label).
Disclaimer: I don't own any grenadines from sam hober, just several Thai silk pocket squares and one tie.