Originally Posted by Klobber
a cheaply woven tie wont dimple as well nor allow for thicker knots
Utter bullshiat, IMO. Yeah, there are low end ties that don't tie well, or deform with use, but there are also plenty that don't have those issues. And it's true that high end ties shouldn't ever have those issues. But the quality difference isn't nearly that great, and certainly not enough to justify spending hundreds on a bit of silk and wool with no functional requirement to do anything but tie around your neck and look pretty. If you as a designer can't mass produce something that hangs straight and uses a wool interlining that won't deform after 5 wears for under $50, you fail at life. Lots of other makers pull it off with ease.
Talking about quality differences in ties like they actually mean anything is rather hilarious. If a tie isn't complete crap, it's gonna be fine. It hangs around your neck and look pretty.
Also, thickness of the knot is reliant on the thickness of the wool interlining or the knot chosen, both of which are unrelated to quality. You can have lower quality thick interlinings or high quality thin ones. For that matter, the wool used for high quality thin interlinings probably has to be longer staple and thus more expensive.