I was extremely impressed by the experience as a whole. I was not only impressed with the quality of the fabric, but the quality of the packaging as well. The fabric is beautiful, and tie is well-made. It appears to be a tie that was hand-stitched with great thought and care. It’s an impressive garment through and through. Beyond that, the packaging is exceptional as well. The box is quirky and uplifting, while still being upscale. It put a smile on my face. This tie was a birthday gift for my employer’s 50th birthday. I was extremely pleased with my choice when I saw it in person, and so was he. He put it on immediately. Thank you ties.com for helping to make a special day even more special.