Designer Ties Worth the Investment
By Jonathan Bales
, last updated July 22, 2011
Designer ties can get expensive, but many are worth the investment assuming you wear them often. While other ties may wrinkle or wear down after awhile, a quality designer tie will still look like new if you take care of it.
Donald Trump Signature Collection Black Tie
This silk tie has a satin weave that gives it a flashy style. The eight-ply silk is of the highest quality, giving the tie an attractive and eye-catching, yet still subtle feel. The tie is dry clean only and best for use with dark suits. Pair it with a black or dark gray suit to stand out and impress while in the office. The Donald Trump Signature Collection Tie runs for just $59.50.
BOSS Black Woven Silk Tie
This three-inch wide silk tie is finely textured and has a length of 58 inches. Despite the name, the tie is actually mostly blue with a stylish repeating allover pattern. The Hugo Boss tie, which is dry clean only, is on sale at high-end retailer Nordstrom for $62.90.
Burberry Woven Silk Tie
Available in a flashy black and silver pattern, the Burberry Woven Silk Tie is one of the most luxurious designer ties available. Retailing at $96.90, the silk tie is dry clean only. It is three inches wide, 57 inches long, and is made in Italy. Pair it with a black or dark gray suit to garner looks around the office.
Cristoforo Cardi Ivory Tapestry Silk Bow Tie
Want an unconventional look that will really stand out? Depending on where you work or which event you are attending, a bow tie might be the way to go. For $69.95, you can have one of the most luxurious bow ties on the market. This Cristoforo Cardi silk bow tie comes with a luxurious white tapestry pattern and is made from 100% silk. The bow tie is ivory and pre-tied, although it is also available in a self-tie version. It comes in a stylish gift box, making it a great present for any father or husband.
Robert Talbott Woven Silk Tie
Available in purple, the Robert Talbott Woven Silk Tie possesses a style which is very different compared to the other ties on this list. The unique color will not go with every suit, but if paired properly, it sure will stand out. Wear it with a black or white button-up shirt to make it really pop. At 3.5 inches wide, it is a bit thicker than most other ties. Both the regular and long versions of the Robert Talbott Woven Silk Tie retail for $89.90. It is made in the United States.
John Varvatos Star USA Woven Silk Tie
While most ties are either solid or possess a simple striped pattern, this unique designer tie has embroidered images of a hand showing the "peace" sign. The narrow black tie (just 2.25 inches wide) is 59 inches long, made in the United States, and has diagonal silver stripes. It retails for $56.90.