I received the November edition of the Costco Connection in the mail today. There is an article about their new Italian ties. "Kirkland Signature Ties are made by the same artisans who make high-end European labels." It goes on to say they they are hand made it Italy by a "small group of women paying attention to every detail. The craft has been passed down from generation to generation. In an Italian tie, they don't use an iron to press it. It has rolled edges, no creases." It then states that they would normally retail for $135 to $175 but they are $19.99 and there are 24 patterns. I know that Costco only puts their Kirkland Signature name on high-quality products. Has anyone seen them in person? I may need to make a trip to check them out.