Well, I don't know what the source is, but it's well known that there are only a handful of (good) knit tie manufacturers (in Italy). Only once did I come across a non-Drakes branded tie that was unquestionably from the same factory. It was in Lisbon, with a brand I didn't know, and the only one in the shop. In an ugly purple, so I didn't buy it. Still, those are my favourite knits (Gallo, Borsalino, T&A and Les Copains also have good knits, but I don't like them as much). But my question is: who makes those ties? Or at least, who else sells them? I want more colour options, and somehow I don't think that going bespoke at Drakes is worth it with a knit tie. Also, I'm going to Naples for a day or two next week, so I might check the usual suspects there. It would be good to have a lead. Cheers.