Who are we? Who are YOU is the better question!
We're two former lawyers who got fed up at the idea that you have to pay a fortune for neckties. So we created The Tie Bar. Our ties have been featured by major media outlets such as ABC-TV, NBC-TV, GQ Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Maxim Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald and numerous other national periodicals, fashion/style magazines and wedding magazines.
Why? Because we design our own colorful and stylish 100% silk ties (also available in wool and cotton), and then sell them for only $15 each. That's right, fifteen bucks for a great necktie. Don't believe it? Read our Testimonials or the Media Coverage we've received around the world.
Our standard neckties are 3 1/2 inches wide at the widest spot (depending on the design - so read closely!) The width is consistent with current trends in neckwear. Our skinny ties range from 2" to 3", depending on the material. Just read the product detail page to find out.
The length of our regular ties is about 58 inches. This is the standard necktie length available at most stores and fits most people. The best way to tell is to measure a regular tie that fits you now. If it is around 58 inches, then regular ties from The Tie Bar will fit.
Remember guys, your necktie should always hang one inch below the waist line. Anything else, and your co-workers will talk about you behind your back (Trust me, we used to do it all the time...)
About 63 inches, which is pretty standard for extra long ties. If you're 6'2" or taller, we recommend long ties. If you have a big neck, regardless of your height, we recommend long ties.
If you need longer ties, we recommend going to www.BigShotNeckwear.com, where they carry great silk ties that are 67 inches long.
If you have long nose or ear hair, we recommend that you get it cut. Immediately.
Like all our neckties, all of our regular-sized bowties are handmade of 100% woven silk (or wool or cotton, where noted). Our regular-sized bow ties are standard 2.5" tall and make a strong knot around your neck. Our slim bow ties are just 1.5" tall. All bow ties have an adjustable clasp that can be worn with necks sized 13 3/4" to 18 1/2".
For all our bowties, you have the option of ordering pre-tied (to make life easier) or self-tie (for those gifted people out there who actually know how to tie a bowtie.) On the order page, simply choose which option you'd like.
If only one option is available, it means that the other option has sold out. Sorry, slow poke!
On the band of the bow tie, you will see numbers in white, they correspond with your neck size. Next to each of those numbers are eyelets (horizontal openings) that the metal piece shaped like a T will slide into. It will lock into place once you have done so. This is how you adjust the neck size. From there you take the strap of the pre-tied bow tie around your neck, and the metal piece that slides freely on the strap will hook into the hook on the front of the bow tie. Tadaaa!
Our ties are not thin. We make all of our neckwear using a thicker interlining and a high concentration of silk, so that the quality remains high. Thicker ties are typically more resilient and last longer.
They also are able to make a sturdier and fuller knot, which is what you should be going for, Mr. 1987.
The silk ties are stain resistant. Cottons and wools are not.
Often. We design a new collection six times each year (every other month). Additionally, each month, we restock past designs that sell out quickly after their original release. So we'll always have new ties for you to choose from!
We seem to be quite a popular website for weddings, schools and organizations who are all looking to buy a larger quantity of the same tie. Do we have enough of that design to meet your order? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. To know for sure, we ask that you email us first at email@example.com to find out. If we don't have enough ties in stock, there are times where we'll be able to make a special order for you - just ask (and be nice).
Yes, sir (or ma'am). Our customers love our ties, and they love to tell us about it. And once you receive your ties (you're ordering, right?), you'll see what $15 can get you.
Slide clasps work far differently than pinch clasps, and you need to understand the difference before you wear one. Unlike pinch clasps, once a slide clasp fits around the tie, it will keep its shape. So when wearing a slide clasp forthe first time, carefully open it up just wide enough to fit around your tie.Then, once it is around the tie, you have to pinch it closedtightly. The slide clasp will stay in place all day with no issues. Whenremoving the slide clasp at the end of the day, you must then pinch it tightlytogether again as best you can. This is the best way a slideclasp will keep its shape.
Tricky question because the truth is, everyone's style is different. Originally, the tie bar was clipped between the third and fourth button on your shirt. Nowadays however, we're seeing more and more guys wear them between the second and third button - this is where we find the sweet spot to be. And some people like tie bars to fit across the entire length of the tie, while others prefer the tie bar to cover only part of the tie. Either way, you can purchase our tie bars (or tie clips) right here.
No. Never. Why?
Well, we've always abhored retailers who mark something up, and then mark it down to a "sale price". It's a bunch of bullsh*t.
So we don't do that. No gimmicks. No sales. Our ties are $15 all the time.
And they're a steal at $15. Just read our testimonials if you don't believe us.
We do, however, have special promotions a few rare times each year, but they are only for our existing customers and never advertised on the website. So if you want to get in on it, buy a tie!
Yes, we have children's ties - and here they are.
Don't worry. This is your credit card company's bank that is holding your attempted order as "pending". Some banks do this, others do not. You were not charged. But your order also won't go through our system until you enter the correct Billing Address for your credit card. If you have any additional questions, you will have to contact your credit card company - we cannot control how they handle their billing functions. Sorry.
Because those websites are unreliable and unaffiliated with our company. You will not find a single valid coupon code for our website on sites like tjoos, retailmenot, ultimatecoupons, etc. So don't contact us asking why they don't work. Unhappy with that answer? Then contact them to complain about it - not us.
Very confidential and very VERY secure.
The Tie Bar does not sell its customers names or addresses. We never have and we never will sell or otherwise give your email address to anyone - not even our mothers.
However, we do send just one e-mail each month to notify you when new ties are in stock or if we're running a promotion. But that’s it. Promise.
And when ordering online, your credit card information is handled electronically with no human contact, and we have paid the good folks at Thawte to insure the security of your credit card information in transit. (Please note that we do not accept PayPal).
Still, if you're one of those nervous nellies, then just call us, and we'll gladly take your order over the phone. But we're warning you now - there's a guy who sometimes answers the phone and he has a very unsexy voice. Sorry.
All orders are shipped out the next business day. Holidays are not business days. Weekends are not business days. Weekend orders will be shipped on the following Monday. Shipping times vary depending on which method of shipping you select (see below).
If you're looking for a last minute gift, try our eGift Certificates. Our eGift Certificates are emailed to you instantly after your order. You can then just print them or email them. No hassle. No delays. A convenient way for a procrastinator like you to get his or her shopping done quick.
Sorry - once you have confirmed your order, we cannot cancel or change it. So please make sure you review your order carefully before you confirm it!
Please visit our Shipping page right here and you'll find all your answers. Read it carefully!
Please visit our Returns/Exchange page right here and you'll find all your answers. Read it carefully!
Indeed it is. We are generally open from 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays). Our address can be found on our website under the "Contact Us" section.
They sorta, kinda, in a way already are gift wrapped.
All of our U.S. orders (not each tie, but the orders) are shipped in an elegant, sturdy white box. All orders arrive handsomely packaged with tissue paper and a sticker – similar to how a department store packages clothing items. If you need extra gift boxes for the ties you ordered, please contact us at 877-888-TIES, and we will be happy to make a special arrangement with you. They are $3 each.
We also can hand write a personal gift message to the recipient, so long as it isn’t too cheesy. (Note that there is no pricing information in a gift package, so your secret is good with us.)
You will know that your order went through because you will receive a confirmation e-mail message from us at the time the credit card transaction completes.
If you didn't get this email confirmation, check your spam folder. If it isn't there, then your order didn't process. (Or you screwed up entering your email address.)
Your shipping information will then be emailed you the next business day (all our orders ship on the next business day). So hang on to that email so you can track your package!
Wow - really? We feel like we answered everything! Ok - simply call us at 877-888-TIES or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll get your answer, and you'll get it quickly. It's almost scary how quickly.