Unless a business meeting is going to be super casual, it’s best to wear a necktie to the conference room. Ditto for formal occasions such as proms and weddings, which are definitely tie-wearing events. If wondering about which tie to wear or buy, these stores can help you make a decision. A necktie is almost always a must when wearing a suit.
Milbern Clothing Co., Inc.
1685 University Ave., W.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Along with fine suits, jackets, blazers, tuxedos and tool-like men’s accessories, Milbern Clothing is one of the best stores to buy neckties. One wonders why Milbern doesn’t advertise its necktie collection. After all, what’s a suit or tuxedo without a tie? The neckties are in the area where the suits and formal wear are. Milbern’s style consultants will also help the customer with necktie selection. Gentlemen in search of a bargain can buy a complete suit and tie package on sale. It’s a steal of a deal only to be found at stores such as Milbern.
Edina, MN 55435
This elegant men’s clothing store has ties and pocket squares that complete a man’s wardrobe. Neckties come in solids, prints, paisleys and in stripes and subtle patterns. The tie collection reflects the store’s quiet elegance. The price range is from $59.50 to $69.50. If wondering about which tie to buy, the customer can connect with a style consultant in the store. It’s a good shopper benefit.
747 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Hubert White has a stunning RVR neckwear collection. The neckties are expensive, but after all, Hubert White is an exclusive men’s clothing store. The ties, handmade from woven silk and imported from Italy, come in a range of shades, patterns and colors. A patterned bright orange gives a splash of color. Burnt orange lends a colorful dash of mystery. A sterling silver basket weave coordinates well with any dress shirt or suit. Gentlemen browsing the store for high-quality suits and dress shirts might also want to pick out a good tie.
Martin Patrick 3
212 Third Ave. N., Suite 106
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Martin Patrick 3 is a good place to mix and match sock and tie sets. Many socks and ties are snapped up during holiday shopping. Prices for ties begin at $123, but shop around for sales. If a skinny tie is your thing, Martin Patrick 3 has quite a few of them.
Hanny’s Men’s Wear
19 1st Ave. S.W.
Rochester, MN 55902
Hanny’s has a good store of tie wear from Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren. The Michael Kors tie collection has pure silk and silk/wool blends, sold at deep discounts during store clearances. Ralph Lauren also has good tie bargains. You can buy Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren ties at any Hanny’s store in downtown Rochester. All five stores are a stone’s throw from the Mayo Clinic.
Ed Barbo’s has racks of fashionable and good quality clothing for men. The store has Cole Haan and Ralph Lauren tie collections. The Cole Haan ties, priced at $78 each, are 100-percent silk. The Polo Ralph Lauren tie collection ranges from $85 to $125 per tie. A two or three-tie Ralph Lauren gift set, priced at $210, $250 and $375, is a budget minded purchase for the bargain seeker.
Linda Cameron has written home design, home improvement and lifestyle articles for The Boston Globe and City Shopper Magazine. She has related interests in the building industry, travel, real estate and financing. She is a contributor to Examiner, House Spot, Techsling and Behance, covering topics on career, people, businesses, education and technology.