I was recently in Saks Off Fifth while traveling and they had a big rack of Brioni ties at $100 for one, and the second for $50. (And a couple remaining Charvet ties for about $65 before special discounts, but in no patterns I liked). I ended up passing on them because this was actually my first in-person exposure to Brioni ties, and I was a little bit intimidated by their width. They seemed far bulkier than the 3.25 ties I up till now have tried to stick to, and so I ended up buying some slimmer Saks Fifth Avenue brand ties instead. Since I don't have an Off Fifth in my area I can't go back, so recently I've been considering this very closely as a learning situation. 1) I'm starting to think I've been limiting myself negatively by not opening my eyes to slightly wider 3.5 inch ties. Are Brioni a staple width, or are there other brands of similar quality which offer a slightly slimmer design? 2) Are Brioni ties at this price such a good buy? Or are there sources from which I may find them at a comparable or lesser cost easily?