Tieing One On At The Tie Bar – The Best Place For Discount, Quality Ties (Part 1)

The Tie Bar - Where you Can find quality, discount ties (part 1 of 2).

The Tie Bar specializes in accessories: neckties, bow ties, pocket squares, and tie bars. They’re leaps and bounds beyond any of their competition online. Photo from the author’s collection.

No man should have less than 75-100 ties in their closet. But what an expenditure! What an amount of work, just to find ones you like! (If you haven’t thought about this before because it didn’t seem important, isn’t it about time you started?) Who wants to go to a freaking *mall* just to find a tie? It’s all too much for busy men working 50-hour weeks and trying to find play time on the weekends! Who’s got time to shop for quality, discount men’s accessories? Well, here’s your solution: Tie one on at The Tie Bar, it’s affordable, it’s fun, and you won’t get a hangover.

The Tie Bar has a huge selection of quality, affordable neckties, bow ties, pocket squares, and tie bars.

The Tie Bar specializes in quality, discount men’s accessories: neckties, bow ties, pocket squares, and tie bars. As such, they’re leaps and bounds beyond any of their competition online. There are dozens of online stores that offer ties and accessories, including sites that specialize in expensive Italian silk ties, sites that attempt to provide the same kind of tie selection as the the big stores (with, unfortunately, prices to match), sites that focus on gag and novelty ties, the expected big e-commerce sites from Macy’s, Nordstrom’s and the like, and on and on … but no one can touch The Tie Bar for scale, price and selection.

Unlike many e-commerce sites, The Tie Bar laser-focuses on one market — men looking for quality, discount accessories — and engages in massive overkill to ensure that their customer base always finds what they want. They succeed dramatically. The site may not have the fanciest design, but the e-commerce works reliably, you can always look up your order history, and you can basically spend an hour browsing hundreds of ties on your laptop or tablet and wonder where the time went (and that extra hundred bucks in your wallet).

At The Tie Bar, Every Single Item Costs $15.

Not to be too blunt about it, but if you’re into this sort of thing, The Tie Bar is the equivalent of sartorial crack. Once I found the place (it must be said, through blurbs in GQ Magazine) I wound up making ten separate purchases over a three-month period, and doubled the size of my tie collection and my tie bar collection. Who can resist, when every single item is $15. (They have since wisely diversified into other accessories such as socks, shoelaces and pocket squares.) The $15 price point turned me into an instant addict. When you’re shopping for discount, quality men’s accessories, $15 is an amazing value. The only reason I stopped is because I ran out of room in my closet. (Plus I was getting dirty looks from my wife. Imagine if I’d been spending $60-$90 a pop on this stuff!)

(In the end, I snuck another hanging tie rack into my closet. I just can’t help myself sometimes.)

I own numerous ties from the expensive sellers, including Jos. A. Bank, Nordstrom’s, Macy’s, Franco Uomo and others, and while I consider them keepers, I personally don’t see any drop in quality from The Tie Bar. I also find that many of the expensive ones are also outsourced from China, just like the ones from The Tie Bar. Everything is handmade silk, cotton or wool unless otherwise specified. Now, of course I’m not crazy about buying things I use made from overseas. I’ve usually tried to select ones that were – alleged – to have been made here. Unfortunately, The Tie Bar is like eating popcorn in a movie theater. You – just – can’t – stop.

This article continues in Tieing One On At The Tie Bar – Part 2 In the Hunt for Discount, Quality Men’s Accessories.

About the author

Richard Grace is a technical writer and long-time denizen of Silicon Valley. He thinks men's style in Silicon Valley could use a bit of improvement. For the latest Groovy Man Stuff, friend him on facebook, "Like" his Groovy Man Stuff page, follow him on Twitter, or plus him on Google+. And since this is Silicon Valley, Richard also has a Linked In profile.