After my first purchase from Gerald and Diana from their initial collection, I was instantly persuaded that these were not only the best value ties on the market, but perhaps the best ties period. I've bought my ties over the past five years nearly exclusively from G&D. The tie below is one of the ties that started it all -- a woven brown "fancy wool." It's looks nearly new all these years later (though my photo, of course, leaves something to be desired). If the forum is collecting candidates for an old stock rerun, this should be at the top of the list. I'd buy a spare.
Photo for a long, rainy day (repost from the old thread).
Vanda "fancy wool" woven tie from debut collection in 2011
Vanda mud-dyed floral PS
The rest is Luigi Bianchi Mantova and Gitman for Epaulet.