Ties are one of the essential elements of a modern man’s dressing. Hence, when it comes to representing a certain class, ties become a way of differentiating from the crowd.
One might think that there is only so much experimentation that can be done with a tie but that’s quite wrong. When it comes to a tie, there have been innovations ranging from diamond studded ties to gold-plated ties. Because of all of these innovations, there are ties and brands of ties that have made it to the most expensive tie brands.
Fashion designers understand that ties are what makes a man feel perfect and hence they make an effort to make the signature wear that determines the class and the attitude of the man wearing it.
One way of differentiating a tie from all other has been a sense of exclusivity that it can offer. In this article, we talk about a few tie brands, their most expensive ties and what they have done to make those pieces exclusive in their own sense.
Ties have also become a status symbol over time. When it comes to living that luxurious life, no status symbol speaks louder than opulent clothing. The garments you drape over your skin is the layer of affluence that separates you from the rest.
Hence, for some people, a necktie is a symbol of success and/or authority. Regardless of what you may think of ordinary ties, you may be impressed by the world’s most expensive neckties.
1. Satya Paul Design Studio Suashish Tie
The most expensive necktie in the world is a product of the Satya Paul Design Studio and the Suashish Diamond Group, who teamed up to bedazzle a necktie with almost $220,000 worth of diamonds, along with 150 grams of gold used for its pattern, and 271 diamonds with a total weight of 77 carats.
It was displayed at a fashion show aptly titled “Cultural Ties” in Mumbai on October 29th, 2003 tied around the neck of Bollywood film star Salman Khan.
2. Stefano Ricci’s diamond plated tie and crystal ties
Stefano Ricci is another brand famous for their exclusive range of ties that have Swarovski crystals in it. Though their price usually ranges between $360 to $1,775, they came also came up with an exclusive diamond plated tie which was supposed to be of worth 30,000$.
At a selling price of $30,000, this Stefano Ricci tie became the most expensive neckties ever created. It was much more than an accessory; it was a designer item with a special importance that could be compared to that of a precious piece of jewelry. Of course, at this price and exclusivity, the diamond plated tie was not meant for the everyday man.
Apart from being embedded with precious crystals, Stefano Ricci’s ties are made of pure satin silk.
3. Hexties Luxury Ties range
Enrique Alejandro Peral created a unique sort of type which is bold and elegant enough to make a style statement. It combines old fashioned elegance with an eclectic outspoken design.
What is unique about HexTie’s range of ties is that it uses a complex process of two rigid polymers joined together by a flexible fabric. They came up with a range of exclusive ties priced at the range of 1000$ to 1598$ made of lightweight gold reflective polymers.
Hexties are not mass manufactured but assembled by hand. Hence, each tie reflects a custom setting, giving each piece a one-of-a-kind design. However, the most expensive tie by Hextie that demands our attention is their Faraon 18K Plated Luxury Tie. Priced at 31000$, it is the world’s first handmade titanium 18K gold plated Hextie in the world.
4. EMPA Gold Tie
After ten years of research, scientists from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, also known EMPA textile experts at St Gallen were able to create a thread that resulted from a mixture of silk and 24-carat gold. It took them almost 10 years for researchers at EMPA to make a thread that is the best kind of combination made of silk and gold. It was a gold tie project that proved that state-of-the-art technology can aid fashion progress as well.
They developed a way to coat polyester fibers with a nanometer-thin layer of the precious metal, making it supple enough to weave. After these 10 years in the making came an unprecedented result. It was the first time anyone managed to keep the shiny stuff permanently bonded to the fabric.
To celebrate its accomplishment, EMPA released a limited number of gold ties, tailored in the Zürich tie manufactory Hofmann und Co AG, just before Christmas. It started retailing at 7,500 Swiss francs (or roughly $8,450) a piece.
Even at full capacity, production is limited to 600 pieces per year. To produce these ties, a textile panel large enough to make three ties is coated with 25 grams of pure, 24 carat gold. Each tie therefore glows with 8 grams of gold.
5. Christian Lacroix Fantasy Pattern Tie
This strange tie from the famous French fashion designer Christian Lacroix is priced at $1,150. The tie is 100% silk which is responsible for its immense quality. This also makes it so expensive as well along with the quality of the patterns in which the fabric is cut. The association with the luxury brand of Christian Lacroix is another reason why it is priced as high as it is.
Christian Lacroix is known to designs clothes that are expensive, glamorous and dramatic. Today, Lacroix has 60 points of sale within France (department stores included). Around the world, Lacroix has 1,000 total points of sale.