Whether it’s for a work event or a wedding, the right tie makes all the difference. We did the research to find out who is still making ties right here in the USA. Check out all of our findings below, along with tons of details about each one.
Full List of Tie Brands Made in the USA
The Gitman Bros. ties are all handmade creations that showcase a unique style and craftsmanship. The ties are made from high-quality silk or linen material and built for long-lasting performance. They are all offered in the standard 57” form factor, which means they should fit most people well. There’s attention to detail on each of these ties as well as hand-stitched loops and bar tacks. The labels are all hand-sewn and each tie is clearly designed to last and be a work of art.
Neckties are a way to dress up, but they’re also a way to spice up your look and show a bit of your character as well. Josh Bach makes some fun ties with prints of the Emancipation Proclamation and several other designs. There are blues, reds, blacks, and other colors, depicting airplanes, spaceships, and other symbols from history and wars in particular. Each of these handmade ties is made from 100% silk and designed to fit comfortably. They are all 57” in length and measure between 3.25” and 3.5” wide.
Ole Mason Jar is for those searching for a modern look. Their ties are right in the middle in terms of width (3″, not skinny or large), they go with pretty much any body type, and you have a large selection to work. Each tie is handcrafted in North Carolina using quality wool or cotton material. They’re easy to tie, fit pretty well in place, and are well stitched. There are many different print options available but there’s no other thickness to choose from. These ties are a little on the pricier side but are made to be high quality.
We also spoke with CEO and Co-Founder Brad Rhyne over email, who had this to say about their dedication to American manufacturing: “We were born and raised in North Carolina, a state once so rich in textiles and manufacturing, so has always been a passion for us to try and produce all that we can right here in our backyard. To help revitalize not only American manufacturing, but North Carolina manufacturing is a mission we have been dedicated to since starting OLE MASON JAR in 2013.” When we asked him about what their customers love most about their ties and other products, he mentioned their dedication to making more than just great products. “It is an experience and a story of how each garment is handmade by second and third-generation seamstresses that sets us apart,” says Rhyne.
When you go to a wedding you want to look your absolute best, and these ties from General Knot and Co. are designed to help you stand out among the crowd. Each of their ties is made from 100% cotton, making them soft yet resilient. These ties are narrow and slightly longer than standard, giving them a more elegant look overall. They come in a wide range of patterned and solid-colored styles, with dozens of different looks to choose from. These ties are offered in many different appearances but continue to have a classic look.
The ties from High Cotton are made from 100% cotton and are also designed to be adjustable enough to fit old and younger boys. These bow ties go on easily and they come in many different colors and patterns. If you invest in one of these ties it should fit your young man for quite a long time. They are carefully cut and stitched for a classy and clean appearance, and they’re built to hold up to regular use over time as well.
Mo’s Bows are handmade bow ties constructed from rugged cotton and gingham. These bow ties are offered in dozens of different patterns and styles and are known for their high-quality construction and for their intriguing story. The American-based company was founded by 12-year-old Moziah Bridges, who was featured on Shark Tank. We had the pleasure of speaking with Tramica Morris, Mo’s mother, who spoke about their close ties to American manufacturing. “We started our family business 8 years ago in Memphis, TN. There is something near and dear to us about the south. We want to maintain the integrity and authenticity of our bow ties, so we choose to manufacture right here in Tennessee,” says Morris.
Each bow tie features a metal slide adjuster as well as a hook and clip for fastening. They are adjustable and will fit multiple neck sizes well. In addition, some of the proceeds from sales of Mo’s Bows go to Moziah’s charity, Go Mo, which pays for Memphis-based children to go to summer camp.
The Briggs Bow Tie from PSC is a stylish accessory that helps add a professional look to a crisp white dress shirt. It is a clean and classic look. Each tie is made from rayon wool and is made to be durable. These bow ties are self-tying and in the Diamond point formation for a particularly stand-out look. These bowties are dry-cleaned only, so can be a little trickier to maintain. These adjustable ties fit most and they are handcrafted in the USA.
The feather bow ties by Brackish Bow are designed to offer a truly unique appearance when worn with the right outfit. Each of these bow ties is handcrafted from a natural feather, making each one completely unique. No dyes are used during the crafting process and bow ties take about five hours to create. These ties are soft, highly adjustable, and easy to put on. They fit most neck sizes, stretching between 11” and 20” in circumference. Each tie is self-tying (obviously) and features hooks for easy attachment.
Ella Bing makes their bow ties from natural wood instead of traditional cotton or silk. These ties look stately and are made to offer a natural glow that stands out.
We had the pleasure of talking with the owner of Ella Bing, Brent Kraus, who told us his dad actually makes each piece by hand! These exotic wood ties are mixed with fabric wraps to create the finished product. This makes them on the expensive side but they’re a quality product. It’s worth noting as well that they attach with Velcro instead of standard hooks, but they’re still pretty sturdy. “People tell us they love our wooden bow ties because each one is 100% unique, and it’s like wearing a conversation piece around their necks,” says Brent.
J. Press has a wide selection of traditional neck ties that are made in the USA. They have a lot of styles to choose from, so you should be able to find something you like. Just make sure to stick to the section of their website that we link to – not everything that J. Press makes is made in the USA.
Factors To Consider
Whether you’re looking at silk ties, cotton, or a blend of different materials, you’re looking to verify the material is durable, stain-resistant, and will hold its shape well over time. Here are some of the materials to look at:
The feel is a great way to judge the quality of a tie. Thin, lightweight ties typically mean that the manufacturer skimped on materials. Make sure the tie feels substantial with thick material and good stitching.
Attention to Detail
When evaluating ties, pay close attention to all the little details, because they are clues that uncover whether a tie is a quality product or not. Ties that are meticulously stitched, that have a loose slip stitch, and that are carefully reinforced in all the right places are high-quality ties. They should also have a sturdy bar tack on their underside. Low-quality ties normally suffer from poor stitching, inflexible slip stitches, a missing bar tack, and other slight issues that lead to less durability overall.
The very best ties are put together using a bias cut, or material cut along a 45-degree angle across the grain of the material. This helps the tie bend and flex more reliably, and it’s one of the first details lost in a low-quality tie. Look for this bias cut on any tie you’re considering.
Patterns and Style
Finding the right look for every occasion might seem daunting, but with many of the American made companies above, there are dozens of different color and pattern combinations to choose from. Hopefully, it’s pretty easy to find a look that will match your style with so many different options to choose from.