Paul Stuart or Drake's Knit tie?
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I don't own any Paul Stuart, so it doesn't mean much when I say to go with the Drakes. I would, however, suggest that there are probably some alternatives in price/quality somewhere between the two that should be considered. Several of our affiliate vendors carry knits (Howard Yount, Kent Wang, and Henry Carter off the top of my head)
Looking at the silk dot ties (and judging by the shape of the dots and weave), it looks like Stuart does not share a maker with Howard Yount or Kent Wang. Don't know about Henry Carter. I think it's also possible that the woven silk is sourced from the same place but then actually constructed in different manufacturers. I don't really know much about the boutique tie business.