Mr. Hober - thank you very much for your very reasonable commentary, which I always appreciate. I have had the good fortune of being able to examine your ties as well many '"luxury" neckties, and suffice to say your quality of construcion is amongst the very few that I personally have deep respect for. Like yourself, we may not be Neapolitan mamas or a big brand, but we take our time to make everything to the absolute best of our ability. In any case, we will be travelling to UK and Italy to meet with most of the mills mentioned here in late March. If anyone has specific questions for the mills whether it be history or technical information, I would be happy to pass them on in our short interviews we have planned, and publish them on SF of on our blog when we return.