I have recently made some remarks about thetiebar.com ties on this forum portraying them in a rather negative light. I was unimpressed with their skinny ties, mostly how they tie the knot and also in the quality of the silk. After posting my comments I have been contacted by Greg, the owner of thetiebar.com company. He was very polite and asked me why I was so negative about them and how could they improve their service. He also offered to return the money for all 3 ties I bought before, which I refused. After going back and forth via email he offered me to try one of their regular ties (not the skinny ones) for free and let him know what I would think. I accepted on the condition that if I liked the tie, I would pay for it. To make a long story short, the tie arrived yesterday and I must say I was very pleased with it. So pleased, that I decided to post a review on SF. I ordered a blue 100% wool tie, 3.5" wide. Below are the pictures of the tie. As you can see, the knot is pretty good and the material is very good for a $15 tie. Also, I've included pictures of a J. Crew and T&A ties for comparison. thetiebar.com turnbull & asser j crew I would like to apologize to thetiebar.com for my negative comments earlier and I'd like to take them back. After talking to Greg I realized that they are a small company and are very passionate about what they do; I respect that. I think their ties are a great value as long as you stay away from the skinny stuff. Of course, they aren't for big-timers, but the quality is there and I would recommend this company as a good starting point.