Weddings, galas, graduations, funerals, anniversary dinners. — all events when a tie is in order. Finding the perfect tie for your event, or even just for work, can be difficult. Thankfully, New York is so big and full of shopping opportunities that you don’t have to worry about where to find your madras bowtie or silk necktie. Here are the top five tie shops in the Big Apple.
1248 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10128
If you’re looking for a shop that knows ties, SEIGO is it. Every one of their ties is made of 100 percent pure silk and carefully hand-sewn in Japan. Each design is a limited edition and perfect for a dressier look. From the traditional polka dots, stripes or plaid to more exciting designs with holiday Santas, Halloween ghosts, fruit motifs and more, you won’t walk away from this shop with nothing. SEIGO has three locations on the Upper East Side and welcomes you to try on their delicate silk ties.
Fine And Dandy
445 W. 49th St.
New York, NY 10019
Located in Hell’s Kitchen, Fine and Dandy features “accessories for dapper guys.” In business since 2012, the shop has been credited with bringing back the idea of the “elegant gentleman.” You’ll find not only neckties and bowties but pocket squares, handkerchiefs, cummerbunds and other accessories like wallets, flasks and shaving kits. Neckties are each $59 and feature different patterns. You can find ties made of wool, cotton, silk or even velvet.
22 Cortlandt St.
New York, NY 10007
Headquartered in downtown Manhattan, Century 21 is the go-to store for most tourists and thrift-minded New Yorkers. If you’re looking for name brands on a budget, this is the place to go. Here, you can find ties from Dior, Versace, Duchamp, Hugo Boss and more. Most are offered at a major discount — up to 75 percent off. Stop by the main store or any of its other locations to try on a tie and snag a great deal.
New York, NY 10013
With a Soho showroom, Proper Cloth is an online outlet that is dedicated to providing custom menswear. Order online then wait for a custom-made shirt to be created and shipped to your door within two weeks. Choose your favorite tie to match. Ties are $100 and made of various fabrics, from linen to wool, silk to cashmere. If you’re not 100 percent happy with your custom order, free alterations are available.
14 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
Neckties and bowties are Alexander Olch’s specialty. Gray, formal, polka dot, clear or plaid, you’ll find the right tie here. Ties come in just about every color imaginable and are made of silk, wool or cotton. Each tie is handmade in New York. Having trouble tying your tie? The cheeky video on Olch’s website is a great place to start.
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Jennifer Eberhart is a writer, reader, crafter, traveler and New Yorker. She works in midtown New York City for non-profit organizations. Her degrees are in communication studies and art history.You can contact Jennifer on Twitter at @egyptologist. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.