This Forbes tie ranking is a big joke. Stefano Ricci makes some of the most beautiful ties in the world. period. I don't see his name anywhere on this list. What about Anna Matuozzo, Attolini, and Barba? MB
Ranking ties? Just like Forbes. Disappointing, but not unexpected. It is "reports" like this that reminds us all that people who make bundles of money and those who report their comings and going are not necessarily particularly intelligent.
Discrepancy abounds... Included Paul Smith, but no Richard James or even Duchamp for that matter... The lack of RLPL has already been pointed out. What about Dunhill? Their four-folds are among my favorites. Forbes included J.Press, but no Brooks Brothers? Oxxford even offers a few nice wovens. Jay Kos was mentioned... Davide Cenci was not. I wonder how many advertising dollars were spent for inclusion, and more importantly, how many advertising dollars were NOT spent for exclusion.
The author probably shops at, or knows someone who shops at, Kos. Or, maybe he heard Puff Daddy used to have his suits made there. Or, maybe the author attended dental school with Jay. In any case, Davide Cenci is a more esoteric store that appeals to a more sophisticated clientele. Grayson
Dumb list.... I don't really know how one could "rank" ties. The "cache" factor made me laugh. Ties, unlike suits are more about design than construction or anything else. Personally, I think of ties as disposable; how often can you really wear a tie without getting sick of it. I'm surprised Gucci wasn't on that list; they make a great tie. Also, the inclusion of Garrick Anderson was a surprise; they make great, thick ties as well with superb, colorful styling. And Charvet at the top...please. A little to staid for my tastes.
Can't speak for what I don't own, but I would rate my Brioni ties over the one Kiton I have. I think well of Massimo Bizzochi and Battistoni, although no one in this thread has mentioned them. Agree that Talbott was conspicuous by his absence. Based on the couple of Charvet ties I have owned, however, I couldn't argue against their placing them at the top.
Voice of dissent: I don't find the list that far out of line. Remember these are business people, not fashion mavens like us. Seems to me those near the top of the list spend a lot of $ on marketing... 'Nuff said?