Interesting how the names Charvet and Hermes didn't come up. Nor did Mulberrywood, who have just made me what is probably my best tie in terms of quality of silk and construction. However, this is a small sample. AlanC, are the Breuer ties better than Faconnable's regular line? Just for fun, I found this website where you'll find ties by many of the makers mentioned above. BTW, does anyone have any experience with Borrelli ties?