I think there have been proxied group buys in the past. I actually don't remember. I know Kent Wang has sold those bi-colored knits in the past, maybe Howard Yount, too. I strongly suspect they're all made in the same place.
3.25" is really wide for a knit. I have a 3" knit from TheKnottery (actually surprisingly nice for $25), and that's the upper bound of what I'd go for a knit. Most are between 2.5"-3".
+1. I had a 3.25" knit a while back that has since been discarded, and I normally wear 3.5" ties. The problem with wider knits is that there's no taper: you get the full width starting right at the knot. I'd rather have the bottom of the tie narrow rather than the top part, the part that actually shows, too wide. 2.75" is optimal for me. Edited by ChetB - 4/5/13 at 10:36am
Wide knit ties tend to look akward Imo. Bought a 3.5 one from the Dandy Store a while ago and ended up never wearing it. Anything wider than 3 is a no go in my book. Berg and Berg have a wonderful selection online. Theirs are 2.8 though...
Where do I find Gallo? Everytime somebody posts something from there I love it, but can't find it.
Gallo has a shop on Via Condotti in Rome. I am not sure if they have any others and pretty sure they don't do online sales. But they might mail stuff. The store is amazing and is mostly focussed on exploiting a riot of color - kind of like Missoni, but with its own outlook and color palette. I have a knit tie or two I got there, but I mostly get socks. In general, they don't make stuff that fits within the SF "Good Taste" aesthetic, but are great for the peacocks. The knit ties are kind of an exception.
There are Gallo boutiques in most major Italian cities. And there is at least one Italian seller of Gallo on Ebay mainly selling socks and some ties
Edit ; http://stores.ebay.it/dittalazzaretti
She says she is an official Gallo dealer. Send her an message via Ebay and maybe she can get you the ties your looking for. I dont see many ties listed now, she had a better selection before Edited by C&A - 4/5/13 at 11:48am