My two favorite makers are Sam Hober and Drake's.
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Yeah actually Vanda is kickass too. I want some so bad. Thanks @Justinkapur for sending me the link, I'll go broke soon.
Drake's and Vanda are my two personal favorites.
Hober for starters who are looking for simple and basic ties.
Stick to 3 fold ties; 6/7 folds are nice and considered a luxury but are more geared towards aficionados. Unless you are vain and go around showing off your folds, no one will care or notice besides yourself. But if you're baller rich then ignore everything I said and buy the most folds you can imagine. (I think they go up to 12?). There is a reason why the best tie maker in the world doesn't even bother with making anything but a regular 3 fold necktie.
Please don't go out and waste money buying 5-10 ties from shit like tiebar. You could offer me 200 of that crap and I'd still take a single Drake''s.
Good luck on your acquisitions, and get ready, when you start handling these art house ties so to speak, you'll be hooked.