Last week when I entered a store I was holding my new ties to show the staff when one of the salesmen took the tie out of my hand, paired it with a jacket immediately and sold it under my nose to a customer. I hadn't told them my price, I didn't say to him that it was for sale, but it just walked out the door in front of me. 'If you don't want it sold, don't bring it in here' was the response from this extraordinary salesman. It was the silk that was the tipping point. This particular repps comes from the same people who make Carlo Riva cotton. It had a lovely handle, fairly heavy on the hand but yet supple for a repps. There is one more I then cut which is on the website www.lenoeudpapillon.com .