Four of the very best makers -- Nicky, Marinella, Drake's and Charles Hill -- don't even make the list. Â Grrr. Â Forbes ought to know better. Â And where was Talbott? Â I tend not to like their designs, but the make is at or near the top. Â Certainly they are famous enough that even a Forbes editor should have heard of them. Â Also, I think it's a little misleading, or confusing, or unhelpful, or something, to spotlight companies that don't make ties and are not really tie specialists. Â But then again, guys like us are not really the readership that Forbes is going for. Finally, judging from what I saw at the show, the Carlo Franco tie, purely in terms of construction, beats anything on that list. Â The designs are "forward" but the make is superb.