The Tie Bar Review

The Short Review

The Tie Bar is an online store that offers a wide range of bow ties, pocket squares, socks, and other accessories; but their primary product is their neckties, which are all just $15 (USD) each. They have an incredible range of colours and patterns, and they offer ties in silk, cotton, and wool (no polyester in sight); they all certainty look good, but I was a bit sceptical, how good could a tie possible be if it costs just $15? I have read some reviews, and done my research, so while I was optimistic, I wasn’t expecting much, but still, I bought three ties.

The three ties totalled $45 dollars, a little more than half of what I spent on my last tie, and barely a fraction of what some higher end ties cost, but I can happily say that I was pleasantly surprised by the relative quality of them when they arrived yesterday morning (two days before they were due to arrive, by the way). They aren’t the best quality I have ever seen, but certainly well worth what I paid for them, and I definitely look forward to buying more in the future. For details on the ties themselves, look at the longer review done below, but The Tie Bar is definitely going to become my go-to source for ties in the future.

The Longer Review

The Ties

Black Silk Knitted Tie with a White Stripe

Black Silk Knit Tie with White Stripe by The Tie Bar

Black Silk Knit Tie with White Stripe by The Tie Bar

I’ve been meaning to buy a knitted silk tie for a while now, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. I can honestly say that I am very happy with the tie; it has a good weight to it, and at just under 3″ wide and 58″ long, it is the perfect size. The craftsmanship appears to be pretty good; there are no loose threads or weak spots, and the silk is quite strong. We will see how it holds up over time, but I have high hopes so far. It is 100% silk, but I can’t speak to the quality of it; the material feels a little rough, which may be attributed to either poorer quality silk, or a stain-resistant coating. Either way, the tie looks great, and for the price, can’t be beat.

With all this taken into consideration, I would definately recommend this tie.

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Midnight Navy Silk Knitted Tie

Midnight Blue Silk Knit Tie bt The Tie Bar

Midnight Blue Silk Knit Tie by The Tie Bar

There’s not much that I can say about this tie that I haven’t said about the last one; in terms of fabric and construction, it is virtually the same, and if has the same feel in the hands.

I would still definitely recommend this tie, it is an excellent addition to any wardrobe, and one that I expect that I will use quite often.

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Serene Blue Silk Tie – Imprint Plaid

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Plaid Serene Blue and White Tie by The Tie Bar

I purposefully set out to buy at least one knit tie, but I saw this one and just had to have it, so I had high hopes for it. At 3″ wide and 58″ long, it is what I consider to be the perfect size for a tie, and the craftsmanship is just as good as the other ties. Where it falls short is, once again, in the quality of the silk; it just feels rougher than higher end ties. It also doesn’t have the same heftiness to it that my more expensive ties have, and is does feel a little flimsy. It’s still a very nice looking tie though, and one that I expect to wear quite often; I definitely recommend that you check it out.

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The Price and Quality

Like I said above, (virtually) all the ties on The Tie Bar are $15, and for that price, the quality is better than I would have expected; and I know people who have paid three times as much for polyester ties that are worse quality than these ties.  That being said, there are better ties out there; you just have to be prepared to spend $50+ on them. For the price, The Tie Bar offers an incredible range of patterns and colours, with relatively good quality fabric and craftsmanship.

Postage to Australia is $12.99(USD) for regular postage, and $25.99(USD) for express postage; keep in mind however that all the prices listed here are in US Dollars, and may cost more or less depending on the exchange rate.

Overall, The Tie Bar represents a great source of value-for-money products, and I look forward to many repeat purchases, and I recommend that you give them a chance.

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I’m always looking for products to review, and topics that interest my readers, so if you have any questions or suggestions, leave a comment below; it would be greatly appreciated.

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