There was no real need, but out of curiosity I decided to purchase two Cappelli ties directly from Naples. The ties are solid with good, heavy silk and appear to be well-made. However, I can't coax a dimple out of them. Anyway, I wore one and did get a compliment. Still, even though the ties are nice I seem to have some that are just as nice including - and I know this is blasphemy - a few from Brooks Brothers. Why are Cappelli's so special? Educate me. (By the way, the two Marinella ties I own tie a better knot.