Recently received my first Vanda tie, and I am very impressed by the quality of construction and fabric. There is bit of snobby tsk-tsk'ing on this forum when Vanda is compared with Cappelli and the like, but I can assure members that Vanda more than belongs in the same arena.
P.S. - someone (OP / Mods?) really needs to add "Vanda" to the thread title.