I spent the night with a former student. Her son, in whose room I stayed, has the most amazing salt water aquarium. He is very dedicated and knowledgeable about marine life.
I teach comparative religion and am always looking for ties that are relevant. My practice is to wear a tie appropriate to the tradition I am addressing in any particular tie. This tie works well for the first class. The Golden Rule Norman Rockwell Necktie
I have a special connection the tie I originally ordere. It is exact to the one given to me by my eight year old grand son for Christmas. and I lost it traveling last week. My grandson is a special needs child my son and daughter-in-law adopted as an infant. So you can see why it is special to me. Thank you C.
My girlfriend found it and forwarded the link to me. The only story is I was raised wearing Americana series ties and find them still relevant in today's world.
This tie is my husbands favorite and when his dad who a horse trainer was killed in a car accident we buried him with my husbands tie. I was able to buy another tie at the time at a store. He wears this tie often and on special occasions but is showing wear so was ecstatic when I found it on your website Many thanks
Was looking for a swimming diver tie for my husband for fathers day. He is an IHSA swimming & diving official and has to wear ties at the big meets when he is officiating. He already has a swimming tie and was wanting a diving tie.
Hi Kathy, I came across your site in a search for Jewish neckties. My synagogue choir is performing a gala concert celebrating the congregation's 125th anniversary. We're sort of pulling out all the stops for this big event and even have a US Senator as our featured guest speaker. The choir is wearing "concert black" and I thought these ties would make us look a little less funereal. If you'd like to donate anything, there's still time to get you into the program, and I'll be happy to recommend your site. You are very responsive and easy to work with, which is highly appreciated. Rachel
This is for my artist son, who has never worn a tie in his life, to wear to my granddaughter’s (his niece) wedding. He searched the internet to find a tie cool and artsy enough. I hope it is is stock. If not, I’m sure we can find something from your seemingly vast art tie inventory. Please contact me if there are any problems. Thanks, Lynn
I found your page in a Google search. My husband is an actor and we're having a big birthday party for him on June 3. The theme will be movies of course. Is there any way this tie might arrive in time? Thank you! Love your collection of ties!
My son is not a sports fan. He really likes creatures. Especially invertebrates. If it has venom all the better. He admired a hat that he saw with a praying mantis on it and I decided to search for a suitable baseball hat for him this summer. I could hardly decide between all the superb designs that you offer. I can't wait to see his reaction when we give him the tarantula hat.
Hi Kathy, I have just received the "Feed the Birds" with the squirrel dressed as a blue Jay. Many Thanks!! I gave this shirt to my friend about ten years ago. She absolutely loved it and wore it to death. 3 months ago she told me she was upset because her favourite tea shirt was dead and she was forced to throw it out. That is why I went hunting for this specific T Shirt, Her Birthday is at the end of the month and she is going to be really happy. Many Thanks for your help. Lynn (Australia)
My husband is a Social Services attorney. These Save the Children ties are going to be his Adoption Day ties!!
Hi Kathy, After 36 years as an elementary public school teacher, I retired to become an usher in all the major houses in Boston...I am so Blessed. ?? We are required to wear black pants/skirt and a white blouse. I like to accessorize my "plain" outfit with a whimsical touch. Your ties will absolutely be the perfect touch. (Moulin Rouge is opening at Boston's Colonial Theater in June.) I will add you to my favorites. Please feel free to email me with accessories that you think I may like. Wishing you much prosperity in your endeavors!
This tie (Mickey the Conductor) is for a very special show choir director as a gift who loves all things Disney!
Hi Kathy, well ,the story is: i had experiences with the white buffalo woman ,and we already have several white buffalos on earth again, that makes me happy...!
Another ? story is: a woman from india called AMMA visits my homevillage (where her german ashram is located) once a year. Then several thousand people come to visit her to be embraced at a hall beside, -that hall was only allowed to be build because it´s a horse-riding hall also-otherwise no permission would be given by the government! ...and: i feel native somehow,-pagan some say. Greetings from oversees Lothar (Germany)
I purchased two embroidered hats for my sister and brother-in-law before, and they caught the eye of my brother and sister-in-law. They're having their one-year wedding anniversary soon, and I thought getting matching embroidered hats would be a nice gift.
Kathy, I don't recall exactly how I found your website. I think I was looking at Tell Hicks artwork on line and found a link to your site. The story behind my choice of the "You'll Need This" shirt is that I'm an amateur herpetologist and do a lot of citizen science volunteer survey work for organizations like the USGS, the Arizona Game and Fish Department and other government and private land owners. I'm also an artist specializing in creating museum quality replicas of native reptiles and amphibians. The artwork of God handing a snake hook to Man on the "You'll Need This" shirt is very cool. My "Co Ho Ho" shirt choice is a gift for a close friend who's not only a fisherman, but also a professional bearded Santa who works at a local mall as Santa Claus during the Christmas season. The "Blow Me" shirt is for another life-long friend who is always up for crazy funny stuff. He'll wear it with pride! Here's a link to my website. The photos on the Reptile Replicas page are all of hand painted replicas I've made: www.swfieldherp.com Thanks Steve
I am so glad I found your site. I am a senior in the Wildlife and Fisheries program at West Virginia University. I will be wearing this time when I give my group capstone research project which is on injuries affecting birds of prey in North Central West Virginia. This project is in collaboration with the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia.
Kathy, thanks for your note. I am a professional "Birder". I lead walks and give talks through out the Raleigh NC area. Was looking for a Hat with a decent Picture. Googled "bird Hats and found you. After I wear mine I am sure folks will be interested and I will send them your way. Two weeks ago I did a program on "Patch" birding, where you just count what you see over some period of time (usually a year) in a given area i.e. Your backyard. Had over 400 folks watch the presentation on live face book. Thanks again, looking forward to my new hat. I mailed a check yesterday. Blessings Frank. Oh yea, my choice was based on the Pileated was the reason I started birding over 50 years ago.
I told you the story behind the ice cream tie - of my now very ill husband and the young granddaughter who used to "escape" for private ice cream dates. That's why the tie is important. I found you by googling "Save the Children ice cream tie. Thank you for your help with this special item. Thank you. We never know who we truly were made to be until we are tested and have to dig more deeply than we thought we could. That's where I am living now and prayers are what I need most to be able to get there. Cheryl
Hi Kathy, I'm an airline pilot for Delta, and I've been wearing my UNICEF-Save the Child "Rudolph's Snowy Day" tie for I'm guessing 15 years now. It always gets nice comments, and I like it's hand-drawn looks way better than all the Chinese made ties currently on the market. I was truly saddened when I realized that I had finally worn holes in my tie, and I'm OK at sewing repairs in pants and shirts, but making a silk tie look like new is beyond my skills. Therefore I was quite happy to see you had one on your website for sale. I should be able to safely wear it for the next several years until I retire, making me very happy as I fly each Christmas. Thanks for actually having a really hard to find tie!
This is for my sister in law who lives in Oregon. Ilene is a great fisherwoman and organizes trips for women with breast cancer and other illnesses. She will love this t-shirt.
Dear Kathy, I thought that your site was wonderful. I found it while my daughter and I were searching for fly fishing shirts. This year she took an interest in fly fishing, she is 18 years old. Here in Utah the Fish and Game Dept. is doing what is called the cutthroat slam. You must catch and release all the 4 sub-species of cutthroat trout in Utah in their native range to complete it. I thought it would be a good way for me to get back into my hobby, while at the same time teaching my daughter the fine art of fly fishing. She wanted a fly fishing shirt, we googled it and through much searching we found your site.
Unfortunately I am of a larger size, I too wanted a fly fishing shirt, but the fly fishing shirt designs I wanted were not in my size, I looked at other shirts that you had, I am a 50 year old "Junior Naturalist" and I love the Short-horned Lizard shirt that I found. I also liked the ties and other shirts that I will probably buy at a later date, provided they are in my XXX size. The tropical birds t-shirt appealed to my wife, and if I could find my size I would probably get one too. I would like to be on your email list for updates. Anyway you have a very creative site, that appeals to many of my interests, and you could also say to those of my family as well. Thanks, Mike
Kathy, I got to your website in a general google search for Christmas neck ties. I have been wearing novelty ties at Christmas for many years – santa clause skiing, Christmas trees, etc. I started to think in that we are celebrating Christ's birthday I needed to also get a tie that reflects that importance. The one I ordered is the classiest one I saw on the internet. Thanks Ian
My 2nd daughter the 7th child of 9 children is fascinated with insects and asked for : "anything buggy" for Christmas
I happened upon your website when I was looking for t-shirts with insects on them for my daughter. She is going to college next year to become an entomologist and needless to say she loves bugs every bug out there not one is too ugly for her. She knows everything there is about bugs. So I thought it would be a good Christmas present for her this year. It's so hard to find shirts with insects and spiders on them. So that is my story and it will be a big surprise for her on Christmas and I know she will love it. Thanks so much, Sue
Kathy, I ordered this tie for my 21 year old son, who just started student teaching high school history. He is an avid historian and I'm starting a new tradition of giving him a tie every year for Christmas from different points in history. He can wear a coordinating tie with a lesson he is teaching. Happy to have found your site! Happy Holidays, Renee
I found your page from a google search of swimming ties. This is a Christmas present for him high school son who is on the swim team and has to dress up with a tie for meet days. Can't wait to get it.
Thank you! Hopefully my paypal payment posted properly. Yes, there's a story to the choice. 16/17 years ago i bought 9 apple ties from lands end on close out for Christmas presents for my husband, his 4 brothers, father-in-law, 2 nephews, and stepson. I had no idea they would become a family classic, and did not have the foresight to get one for my 1 year old. I have searched occasionally through the years, and this time by a Christmas miracle your site came up when i searched "Lands End apple tie". You have the dark one, I bought it in the other 2 versions, yellow and red, but he will be delighted anyway to get one too. He's 18 now.
Hi Kathy, My husband is a land surveyor in Washington, DC. One of his colleagues wore a DC map tie to a function and I made a note to get him one someday. I googled "DC map ties" and your site popped up in the results. He is also a geology nerd, so I found the satellite image ties beautiful and particularly fitting for an extra gift. I chose your store over others mostly due to personal preferences. Firstly, you seem like a good, honest, small business owner. Secondly, you are based in West Virginia, which is one of our favorite places to visit (hence the folded mountains tie reminiscent of the Appalachian Mountains.) I ordered the ties early for the holiday season because the DC Association of Land Surveyors has it's holiday banquet on December 6th and I want him to wear one of his gifts. If anyone asks where he got the tie, I will certainly direct them to your website. Warm regards, Rebecca
Dear Kathy I originally found your website when searching for information on FLW.
My 15 year old grand-daughter is set on qualifying in architecture and I want to broaden her knowledge of this great man who has a Welsh heritage. Having found your website I was immediately drawn to the neckties and did purchase one. My son saw me wearing the tie and fancied it so this latest purchase is intended as a Xmas present that he may wear to impress my grand-daughter. I will introduce you site to family and friends.
I look forward to receiving my order. Thank you. Robert (UK)
Good morning, Kathy, and thank you for your note. I had a beloved silk necktie with a pattern of small frogs, a present that was purchased at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts several years ago. It was lost this last weekend; I checked with the Museum and found, not unexpectedly, that it's no longer available from them. I did an internet search for "frog necktie" and found several offerings; of these, yours is unquestionably the most appealing (and the closest in spirit and solemnity to the one I lost). With no hesitation whatsoever, I sent off my order. I am truly looking forward to receiving my necktie. Thank you for having the good taste to make such things available! :-) Matt
Hi Kathy:...Nice to hear from you. I will send you a check. Is the price $30 plus $7 shipping? I found your company a few years ago in the computer, trying to find some early-American ties--and your ties were the only ones I could find. I have been getting many compliments on the historical tie I purchased in the past, and I'll do my best to get some more sales for you when I meet other men interested in American history. I won some gasoline in a drawing featured in the tabloid, the GLOBE, featured at most grocery store check-outs. Article and selfie may appear in next week's issue. I'll get a check out tomorrow. Best regards. Larry
As far as a story behind my order and how I found your website: I was searching for ties related to Genesis and your site popped up. My son, who is 29 and teaches at a Jewish Day School in NY, collects ties. He currently has well over 200. He has a policy of wearing a different tie every single day of the school year. He tells his students that if they ever catch him wearing one that he wore earlier in the year, they get points or something, but he never does. He had one student one year who kept a spreadsheet of his ties to see if he wore any twice (he didn't). Anyway, he likes to wear a tie that is relevant to either what they are studying, or to the holiday if it's a holiday, or to something related to what we read from the Bible on that particular week. Among his many ties, he has few from Genesis, and was particularly looking for a good creation tie. A couple of yours stood out, but he really liked this one. Take care. Tamra
Kathy, You asked how I found your website. Twenty years ago my son bought a SCAT shirt at a local nature preserve. Over the years it wore out after being passed down to several of his nephews. He is now a hunter and remembers the shirt. I started searching online for Scat shirts and your website came up. The is is exactly the shirt he bought 20 years ago. I am getting this for him and an a friend as a surprise. I am hoping you can fulfill this order. Thanks Kathy
Hi Kathy, I loved the quality of the the 2 ties I received last week so I decided to get one for my husband for Christmas (he looked a little envious when he saw the one for my brother). I was at a wedding last week and a guy had the Revolver tie on. My brother is a HUGE Beatles fan. He even recreated the Cavern in his basement for his band to play in! I decided to search the web for that tie (even though the guy said he bought it 20 yrs ago) and discovered your site. The "Let it be" tie is for my son. Thanks, Kathy
So happy to have found your site! My nephew's first "real job" out of college is working with donors at a theater in Florida. I wanted to get him a shirt and fun tie for part of his Christmas gift. This will be perfect! If the cream (005) is not available, the gold (006) will be fine. (Shakespeare tie)
I inherited the "One Nation Under God" silk tie (Eagle Wings 6887) from my late father-in-law. I wear it giving spiritual heritage tours on Capitol Hill in DC. I've nearly worn it out and wondered where I could find patriotic ties online. A google search brought me to you! Your selections are amazing. :-)
Kathy, I was searching for Americana neckties for my boss because he has a meeting this Thursday and the theme is Americana...Your website had the best items! I am excited to see the item and present it to him! Thank you, Eva
My husband's closest friend (now deceased) had the Bassackwards tee shirt. We have searched numerous places for this design to no avail. I was delighted when I found it on your website. It will make a terrific Father's Day gift and remembrance.
Looked SOOO long for this saying on the perfect tee. (Text = "The mountains are calling and I must go" - John Muir) Yours is beyond fabulous. Thanks so much! I am looking forward to giving this gift!! Will dig out my CC and call soon.
I would like to order 12 of the NYSE for October 29, 1929 Alynn 2076 neckties at $20USD each for my investment club.
Kathy, The order of the tie (p 64) is all i will need. Thank you. A friend found it for me by using google search. My father was given this same tie years ago by his mom. He wore the tie to a mission trip in Africa and he left all his ties and suit jackets there as the people there didn't have any and needed clothes for work and church. His mom (my grandma) passed away a few days after we got back and he regretted giving it away. I have looked for it a long time. Thank you Janiece
Hi, 3 large and 1 XL (baitfull dead) is correct. These are for me and my buddies who are Dead heads and have fished together for the last 20 years in the French River. The designs look great. Website worked well but the form is a bit awkward to work with. Not a big deal though. Aaron
Kathy, I am an old customer so there is no story. I like your t shirts so I buy them over and over. Fred
Hello Kathy, I found your website searching for Ralph Marlin neckties, and it particular the Oldsmobile tie with the 442 on it. I saw a post where someone bought the same tie on eBay so I started searching. I have 2 Oldsmobiles. One is a 442 that I have had since 1975 and also another is a Cutlass. My hobby is restoring and showing these cars. I also have a 1972 VW Beetle and I have several VW ties that I wear as well as several other land transportation theme neckties. Thanks, Emory
I found your web site using a Safari search for bird graphic T shirts. My husband is President of our local Audubon Chapter and is in front of a crowd monthly. I wanted him to have some of these shirts with realistic depictions of birds. If he is asked about them, we can refer people to your site. The graphics look very nice on the web page.
Facebook friend posted a picture of her husband and he had this shirt on. I've been an avid butterfly enthusiast since the 90's. Watching, raising, photographing etc. My little sister has become interested also and now has a way Station in Charlotte with milkweed and nectar plants. She's so excited. She has 3 Monarch caterpillars hanging in a j today in preparation to pupate. She also shares the process with her pre K students.
I found you just searching butterfly shirts on the Internet. It may have been on a pinterest post. Anyhow glad I found it. I may have one of your shirts or a bag I purchased at the UNCA Botanical gardens. I saw one on the website that looked familiar.
Looking forward to it and I know my sister will enjoy.
Hi Kathy, I am so glad I found your website because I have just ordered the perfect gift for an international educator in Spain who will love the tie I just purchased. I leave on May 26 and assuming that the tie I ordered will arrive in time. Can you confirm that please. Thanks so much. Tony
Good morning Cathy. I found your website on Google: it seemed to be the most friendly with respect to Beatles ties which is specifically what I was looking for. As for the story behind my choice that goes back a bit. I was in business in London England in the early 1960s supplying fashion merchandise to, amongst others, the Beatles: I used to lunch with one of the managers of Apple Corps. I came across a "do you want to know a secret?" Beatles tie in Montréal last year and decided that I wanted to find out how many had been made and if others were available. Since they are more or less my vintage and wear very well with suits and jackets, I shall be wearing the ones I ordered from you for business meetings: they will be commented on as much the one that I have already: good conversation pieces with clients.
Great speaking to you, looking forward to receiving the ties, have a great week. Chris
My son wants this tie for his 5th grade teacher as an end of the year gift. They have been studying the Westward Expansion Lewis and Clark Map).
My husband wears this Love Birds tie to weddings and people love the thought of the Love Birds. We are buying this for a friend.
Kathy I found our site by google search. I am a pediatrician and have enjoyed wearing Save The children ties for some time. I have a medical student who has chosen to go into pediatrics and want to give him a tie. I also wanted to add to my collection. The check is in the mail and should arrive within the next few days. Thanks for what you do Joe
Hi, Kathy, I got the shirts (Ray Troll Cosmic Coho) -- thank you so much! I gave one of these to a friend back in the early 90s--she wore it until it fell apart. She was once offered the equivalent of $65 for it, but wouldn't sell! So I'm happy that we each have new ones now. Beth
Hi Kathy, My wife originally found this tie, years ago, in a mail order catalogue. I've worn the old one so much, it's starting to fray on the sides. It's part of my look for television shows and public appearances. You see, I'm the world record holder for paper airplane distance, and I do presentations for schools, libraries, and air museums. I was even invited to lecture at Harvard earlier this year. It seems there are a lot places that sell the tie with the smaller paper airplanes, but your store is the first one I've seen in a long time, with the original sized planes. This tie has been on Conan, Nat Geo, NFL channel, Disney, Discovery, Science Channel, BBC, Nikei, TV Globo, and many more. I'm so happy I found a place with the original sized artwork. The smaller planes are okay, but don't read as well on television. I found your website with a google search for "paper airplane tie". It was the third or fourth page of results in. Of course, I had to buy two ties. The old one is failing, and, just like they used to say in the days of the monarchy, I needed an heir and a spare. Best, John
Hi Kathy, I was looking for a US Navy tie for my father-in-law who is a WWII Navy vet. I came across your website on a google search for US Navy ties. I was looking for a more subdued design more along the lines of the style of British regimental ties. I have an old ties of honor Special Forces tie that is just a striped regimental tie which is apparently no longer made. Anyway thanks, I will definitely bookmark your site. Ernie
My University is holding a celebration of 100 years of Chemical Engineering and a few friends and I thought it might be a bit of a laugh to go in theme so we were hoping to buy a few ties "Table of Elements Necktie RA326458". (New South Wales, Australia)
Kathy Hello, I googled horse racing ties, your sight was maybe 6 or 8th on the list. I clicked ones above You did a quick perusal and found nothing I liked selection was limited until I clicked on yours. You had a lot to offer and found what I wanted.. We are horse racing fans and are co-owners of a 2 year old filly and colt. They are in Florida Right now and will transfer to Monmouth Park in NJ soon... So the triple crown races are approaching and I need some new ties to get into the theme of things. My wife and I take our children to the Preakness every year, hence, the Baltimore tie. I will rotate those 3 ties from the time I receive them till the day of the Belmont Stakes... They will be heavily Used by then. Howard
I found your site by searching for this particular shirt. I have had one since 1992. Every single time I have worn this shirt, I've received a compliment. Many have asked me how to get one; now I know. Thanks!
I found your site through a google search. I have had a growing interest in birds as of late and I wanted a hat with a bird that I feel represents me spiritually. I chose the flying loon for that reason. This form has been a pain free experience. Thank you for providing a variety of gorgeous options to select from. I can't wait to receive my product.
Hello Kathy, My son is a student of chemistry. He does not like formal clothes. But he is invited to a wedding. He was going to wear suit and necktie. I think he likes to do it with your extraordinary neckties. I like Periodic Table in Blue Necktie JB 115 $ 40.00 silk tie and Chemistry Apparatus Necktie MA 7339 $ 30.00 silk tie. I want to order both neckties. Do you also ship to Germany? I would like to pay with PayPal. I look forward to the answer. Best regards Ev-liane
Hi Kathy; Getting these shirts for my daughter Madeline (Mad Cow we call her) and Samantha (happy salmon). I was searching for a salmon smoking a joint and called Smoked Salmon as I've been calling her Smokehouse Sam! She'll be 21 Monday
I gave this tie to my husband as a wedding gift 25 yrs ago, but several years later our dog ate it--seriously. He turns 64 Mar. 15th so this is a replacement to assure him that I do, indeed, still love him when he's 64. I pray it gets here on time!
great selection, have searched for the Operation Collector Tie for 5 years (I have one and one of my close physician colleagues has been wanting to buy it from me for years, going to be a gift
I found your website after a long search looking for Escher's ties. It happened that a few years ago a lovely girlfriend gave me one Leiden Fish as a present. Unfortunately she passed away and since then I wear the tie every time I have to use a suit (not very often...). I will certainly add your website to my favorites and tell my friends and family about the nice items you carry. Pedro H (Mexico)
A friend introduced me to a buddy of his. The buddy was wearing the ``We Can Work It out'' tie. I compllimented him on the tie and he explained it was one of the Beatles ties and that he had a different one for each day of the week. Afterwards, I went online and found your website.
Hello Kathy, Well, the story behind my order is ... many years a go my husband gave me a gift t-shirt with "Dances with squirrels" on it as I love squirrels and collect different squirrel items. My t-shirt being as old as it is was looking pretty beat up and it was my favorite, so I took the chance and googled for the shirt to try and replace it. I looked at several sites but when I looked at yours I also fell in love with the "What birdseed" t-shirt which I had not seen on any of the other sites. Have a blessed day, Dianne
Hi, Kathy. You asked if there’s any story behind my choice of the Sun Zodiac Collector Necktie and how I found your site. Many years ago when my husband first started out in business (he’s in publishing), he, being a guy, had no sense of style in clothes and, especially, ties. He wore the dullest, most uninteresting-looking ties you can imagine. I couldn’t stand it (!) so I took him to a department store to look at different ties. That’s where we first found the Sun Zodiac Collector Necktie. He wore it for years until it wore out. By then the department store had gone out of business, so I looked online for a duplicate tie. That’s how I found your site. I bought the tie he’s been wearing up until now, and that one has worn out. I thought that buying two ties would keep him in Sun Zodiac Collector Neckties for years to come, but one tie is okay for now. Your site is certainly bookmarked on my computer. I know in several years you’ll be hearing from me again about buying what will be my husband’s third Sun Zodiac Collector Necktie. Thanks so much. Jody
Hi Kathy, My husband’s favorite tie is fraying. It’s a Metropolitan Museum of Art tie; they no longer have it in stock. No luck after searching pages and pages on Ebay. Did a Google search, and up came your site. I am overjoyed that I can surprise my wonderful husband with a new version of “his” tie. He is impossible to buy for, by the way. Thanks!
Kathy, About 10 years ago while visiting Suchow, China I bought this exact tie in the bargain bin for $10 at a silk factory. It was the first gift to my now husband, who wears it on every trip we now take. He loves it and it is a running joke how many compliments he gets for this tie from the flight attendants. Over time the edges frayed and finally caught and edge on our last trip and pulled out the threads completely. My best hope was to try and repair it somehow. But it looked like a lost cause. On a whim, I went searching online for a replacement googling "silk tie world map" and starting drilling down into the rather extensive online inventory with this broad description, from various sources including Amazon, etsy and eBay. None were close to what I was looking for and assumed from the very beginning I would never, ever find the exact replacement. Just something close enough was the best I thought I could find - but none grabbed me the way that original tie did. So I came to your website only randomly through my deepening google search word combo that was probably at that point --silk tie antique maps- (or something like that). It was pure chance, but no small end of curiosity and hope on my part to keep digging. Once I got to your site, I nearly stopped looking ahead of my final choice because you did have the best offerings. And many were almost "good enough" . However when I kept scrolling down, mainly because you had such appealing options it was just fun to keep looking at them, And there it was - MY tie. I also went searching for an Hermes scarf in the same way, looking at hundreds of them until I found just the perfect one and the best price -- again an antique "voyages" theme. (I wanted something to wear on our trips that would compete with my husbands special travel tie!) I simply could not believe my eyes when I finally saw on your website the real duplicate of this tie I purchased now so long ago -- and in several color options as well. But nothing beats this cream-beige and blue one. I am so excited to be able to give this beloved tie replacement to my husband and then stand back again when the flight attendants fawn all over him (BTW we are in our 70's). We call this his chick-magnet tie. I am going to wrap up the sales receipt for Valentine's Day. So that is the back story. How you came to even collect this remarkable inventory has to be an even more interesting story. Best wishes, JML
Our orthopaedic office logo is designed using the original version (DaVinci's Vitruvian Man) as inspiration. Perfect Valentines gift for the ortho husband
I purchased some Americana ties many years ago that had become my favorites, and needless to say, they are very worn out. I was disappointed to not be able to find them in stores anymore, including Van Heusen, so put on a search through Google under "Americana Ties". I love lighthouses, history and farm country, having grown up in upstate New York.
Vermillion Flycatcher arrived! I got a good laugh from your note! Thanks for everything, and best wishes for great bird sightings! Ellen
My husband turned 65 - (he has this tie from his children when they were young) 2 months later ago, he felt sick- got himself to a hospital in Boston, MA, collapsed- had a heart attack and cardiac arrest and he died on the floor of the emergency - he was revived however coded again - 6 weeks in ICU - he was minute to minute - did not wake for over a week - we said our goodbyes - we were told we would be on a roller coaster - - if he woke he would not know us due to loss of oxygen to his brain...he work, we rode the roller coaster every day - some up and some down -he knew us, he survive which doctors say is truly a miracle - he learned how to walk again- he came home and had his life back (prays from around the world - from everyone who heard our story. So, the roller coaster has come to an end - we will use the ties as a thank you for two very important men. Thank you for your website - I found the perfect gift.
Internet search for "songbird necktie". For my brother-in-law, who is obsessed with songbirds, as he now has 20+ feeders in his back yard.
Long story - My husband is church treasurer. There are assistants who help each week through the year (each one takes a month, and rotates through the year). He has never thanked them properly, and last week told me that he wanted to get them 'something' but didn't know what. This weekend the thought came to me - a tie. He liked that idea, so I went on amazon and found several that I liked. This design was one of them. My husband liked it above all the others
A neighbor of mine has cancer. She is currently going through chemo and is in the process of loosing her hair. She loves hummingbirds. I picked the trio bc she has 3 daughters....Excellent Story Behind the sale - I hope the hat brings some comfort and hope, My prayers are with your friend, Kathy
I found your website simply by googling "Venomous snake shirts" and the by going through Google Images. I had discovered it once before, and was quite eager to locate it again. Yeah though! The Florida Snake design shirt is one which I purchased through Jacksonville Zoo, and I loved it!! The only shirt more fantastic in my opinion is the Venomous Snake shirt. I had been saving up some money for a little while now, so decided to go ahead and purchase it! Something to add to my "Steve Irwin wannabe" ethos :D Thanks so much! -David
This is my father's favorite tie! He lost it last year and I have been in search of it ever since. Cannot believe you have it. This is the perfect holiday surprise! Thank you!
I saw one of the ties worn by an electrician on a Mikeholt.com training video. I looked on Google images until I saw the tie and it led to you website. We'll see how it goes over at church.
Hi kathy, I found your site via Google search for precisely what I found a bear fishing necktie. I am a big fan of a band called widespread panic, and my favorite song is bears gone fishing. As I am going to see them for new years I wanted to dress up for my lady while still being in the spirit of the music. I will be sure to refer all individuals to your site as I am sure I will get a lot of compliments and inquiries. Merry Christmas and happy new years!
I have the fish are not for farming shirt and my granddaughter who is studying Oceanographic Economy said she needed one.
Hi Kathy, I actually heard about the artist when he was referenced in a recent news article showing a video of a Ghost Shark. I was just curious and googled Ray Troll and your site came up. The artwork made me laugh and I thought a tshirt would make a good Christmas gift. Anyways, thank you for the great gift ideas! -Shana
I work at a towboat service on river. Just lookin for something fun to wear to office Christmas party (Christmas Dory necktie)
Dear Kathy, my son graduates this spring as a biochem major and will be off to med school to earn a combined MD/PhD. We were jacket and tie shopping and he lamented that he'd never seen a chemistry-themed tie. I later searched the interweb and luckily discovered your offerings. The tie is great. He'll love it. That a part of the proceeds goes to support educational the needs of children is fantastic. Thank you and Merry Christmas. Richard
Hi Kathy, I've been on the hunt for Terra Ties for a number of years and have not been able to find any (even on eBay). I ran across your site from a Google search and am wondering if you still have them available? I have been working on the Landsat program (the satellites from which the source imagery on these ties) for the past 13 years and have a few of them, which are great for wearing during presentations on the program. I get a number of compliments on them and people asking me where they could get one of their own. Since I haven't seen them in a while, I would like to confirm that you still have them available before I start sending people your way. Thanks! Jim
I found your site by googling "Van Gogh silk ties". My husband needed ties to go with blue shirts but he only wants "special ties" and his Van Gogh cafe tie (20 years ago? Macy's) has faded and worn out. I love your ties on this web site and will be back. I saw the Van Gogh self portrait after calling you. It looks exactly like my husband's brother, so I am shipping that one to David.Thanks! sue
I am currently wearing a Save the Children tie and have had it for probably 30 years or more. I only wear it 2 or 3 times a year because I love it and don't want to ruin it. I always get complements on the tie "Jolly Saint Nick" by Gina age 8. Today I decided to Google Save the Children Ties and found your site. I also have a red tie with yellow sun that I wear in early spring or early summer. It's also more than 35 years old I think.
HI Kathy. Thanks for the rapid service. I located your site while searching for nature t-shirts suitable for retirement attire as I go about my gardening and federal wildlife refuge educational programs. It is fun to wear t-shirts that kids notice. I purchased the Sandhill Crane hat for my husband as a gift, to commemorate a beautiful bicycling day this summer when we saw a pair of cranes. He loved it. I will definitely keep checking your site and am happy to see you are in WV.
The black microscope tie is a gift for my medical coworker who is
retiring. He has been at our Clinic for 20 years. i wanted something
unique to give him as he leaves us. The microscope has been how he has
defined his life's work for the last 20 years. Thanks, Sue
Hi Kathy - a black bee shirt would be great! I love your stuff. I work with integrated pest management and identification of insects, and collect many bug shirts to wear to work and events. My co-worker had you beetle peer-review shirt on - he sent me you website when i mentioned i liked the shirt
I bought the same shirt at a small shop in Chincoteague. A friend wanted one, so I googled around for it and found you!
Years ago in the 90s, I got back into cycling and mountain biking
to train for cross country skiing which I started in 1992. The racing
magazine Velo News has a gift catalog. Among things like bicycle
pasta, mugs and shirts, they had two Italian silk neckties. I got
both. The scarlet one was most events, and the maroon and black one
for funerals (unfortunately, there are a few in cycling).
A Prairie Home Companion was still distributed by Minnesota
Public Radio. I got a Wireless catalog and they had in there a cross
country skiing necktie. I recall it was almost $50 though.
Now a few years ago, I started doing Google searches for that
necktie. I finally found it on your website! While it was lower in
price, I was tighter with money.
I love the vintage designs in your catalog. I have now finished
seven marathons, and either volunteer or run in over 30 races a year.
I will probably be back buying one tie every two months now. There
are several running ties and the cross country ski tie I really like. You are the only place selling these. Thank You. Our ski club is having it's December meeting this Thursday, with a dance. I'm thrilled the tie should arrive in time to wear it there. Cheers, R. Bruce
I found your site by googling "wildlife scat shirt". My girlfriend mentioned wanting a shirt like this recently and I had to find one for her. She's a high schoool earth science teacher and she volunteers with an organization called Sole Sisters that takes young girls on camping trips (often their first camping experience) //www.cahabaec.org/sole-sisters.html I'll definitely share your site and let her know where I got it from! Thank you again! Darrell
My son had this green corn snake hat that I bought him as a gift years ago for Christmas after he started raising 2 corn snakes. He has always liked wearing the hat, but unfortunately our dog tore it up recently, so he wanted another one. I'm getting it and the navy corn snake hat for him as a Christmas gift.
Thanks Kathy, I have ordered from you before via my son who lives in New York. I have the Miro. I belong to a gentlemen's literary club in Melbourne and found your site by searching for artistic ties. It is by far and away the most comprehensive on the web. Well done. Will await your response re Klimt. Terence
My story? I'm married to a man whose only hobby is books, books, and more books. They are everywhere --on the cases, in the 10 bookcases in the garage, in closets, in the kitchen, under the tables, in boxes in sheds, ?!!!! You got me started.
I found your website by googling "book neckties" . You have a great selection. I checked out a couple others, like Zazzle, but preferred your company. Thanks for being there.
My husband used to have a Peanuts Christmas tie and we don't know where it is. It will be perfect for his office holiday party!
Hi, Kathy... We found your site by a simple Internet search for the exact item we ordered from you. We originally saw this t-shirt at the Mote Aquarium Gift Shop in Sarasota. We took a pass on it at the time, thinking we were going to look for something else (it's a gift for a friend named Al). We later regretted not buying it at the time which started us on the Internet search for that particular t-shirt, and found you. We saved your site, for future purchases...! Thanks, again! Rob
My fiancé' favorite dinosaur is Parasauralopus. It is very difficult finding anything with that dinosaur on it
I googled men's tree ties. My husband is a forester & I want this for his Christmas present.
Kathy About 15 years ago, I bought the exact Raptors of North America T-Shirt at a store (The Bird Store) in Nags Head, NC that was going out of business. It is now wearing out
(collar fraying) and I have been looking to replace it with no success. The day I placed the order (p 140), I decided to google Birds of Prey T-Shirts and you're web site was one of my search hits. To my surprise, the same design was the first on the page. My wife is thrilled because she always wanted one and the one I originally bought was the store's last one and wasn't her size. She has long been a big fan of the birds of prey and I have become one too. Barry
Thanks Kathy, My son got one of these shirts at a reptile fair in Long Beach, CA and wore it to death... He has a Sulcata tortoise that he has raised since it was the size of a walnut... about 10 years ago, the guy takes our whole back yard now... Thanks!-Jeff
you have great stuff. i found your website because i was searching for travel themed neckties... yours was one of the first ones that popped up
The Eagle tie is being ordered fro Christmas from my 17 year old son who is about to be awarded his Eagle Rank in Boy Scouts to his 96 year old Great Grandpa who is going to speak at his ceremony!!! I am wondering roughly how long it will take to receive. Thank you!
Hi Kathy: I found your website with a Google search. I was looking to replace some worn out bandanas that were given to be about 40 years ago. They held up well (but are now so frayed they need to be replaced). They were made by Trailhead back in the late 1970s. Thanks, Darrell
I was very excited to see that you had this tie! I got it for my dad when I was younger and this year they lost their home in a fire, which also took this tie from him. I'm so thankful that I will be able to replace it.
My father only wears bow ties, have has now for the past 15 years or so. He specializes in BMT (Bone Marrow Transplantation) and stem cells is a big part of his job. I was not able to find this bow tie on any of the vendors that sells your ties, I love the pattern and hope he will too! Thank you.
I had the blue butterfly hat once and it got lost! I think I got it at a wildlife refuge. I help out with a plants unit at our local refuge and lead wildflower walks so....I definitely need a hat!
My boyfriend works in the library and is obsessed with the library of Congress. He is known for his ties so I feel like this will be the best Christmas present.
Hi – your website was by accident – I put ‘masterpiece ties’ in google. About 10 years ago, a gift shop at Sky Harbor airport was carrying ties and one of my bosses is hard to shop for but I saw a Monet tie and he loved it so every year I try to find a ‘masterpiece tie’. The gift shop is gone (I also work at the airport – 2nd job) so I’ve had to go online to find them. Will be back to yours for more!
Dear Kathy, I found your website by doing a google search. I was trying to find a present for a man who enjoys books and music equally. He wears a lot of cranberry and blue shirts, and Miles Davis is one of his favorite artists, so when I saw that tie on your website, I knew it was the one. How long do you expect it will be before the tie is mailed? That is the only item I plan to order at this time. Thank you, Heather
For what it is worth, I found your site when in went on the internet searching for a necktie with a Clarinet and Music as a Christmas gift for my grandson -- who has a Master of Music degree in Music Composition from Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University, and who plays the Clarinet and Bass Clarinet. Yours was one of the options that came up, and as I "surfed" your site, this Clarinet and Score tie "jumped our at me." I expect to check your site in the future as my search needs arise. Sincerely, Tom
Hi Kathy, My girlfriend and I have seen several large herons in the wild recently and been struck by their size and beauty. It occurred to me that an embroidered baseball cap with a heron would be both symbolically significant and fashion forward -- that style of hat is somewhat trendy right now, and I thought it would make a stylish hybrid of streetwear and outdoor gear. And I think the representation of the heron is very graceful. My good friend (visiting from New York this Christmas) is particularly stylish, and I thought a hat in that style would suit him too.
Hi Kathy: I received the 2 shirts yesterday and I love them! Thanks so very much! I found your website by doing a search for owl design shirts. When I found your site, I just said WOW! It's excellent. My interest in birds of prey dates back many years. I used to assist with banding raptorial birds, and owls are my favorite. Any chance you'll consider creating a Burrowing Owl shirt? Thanks again, William
It is a gift for someone who liked mine his girlfreind asked if I could find one looking forward to making her day
My husband bought this shirt at a US park years ago. He loves it, and it is worn out. So I am excited to find another one. Happy Christmas. Irene
As for how I found your store: I honestly Google image searched "embroidered heron baseball hat" and followed the link featuring your cap.
I'll be sure to tell lots of folks about your store and return for future gifts! I've just wrapped up all my Christmas shopping, but I browsed it a bit and thought your merchandise was clever and cool. I have also so far appreciated the customer support. I will certainly be returning for other gift-giving holidays, and I'll be sure to tell my friends and family about the shop. Anthony
I typed in "Bible verse men's necktie." Story: my traveling husband likes to wear ties that will prompt people to comment, and then he can share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them.
Hi Kathy, I was looking for a tie with all breeds as a gift for our judge in our Chow Chow Dog Specialty in December. Since judges judge all breeds of dogs we wanted to give him something he could wear judging any breed of dog. I found your site by googling tie with chow chows and your site came up. Thank you, Patricia
Dear Kathy, I found your site by searching for “bird baseball caps”. I was looking for thank you gifts for two Virginia Master Naturalists who have volunteered to lead bird walks at my club the Loudoun County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League. The hats fit the bill (excuse the pun) perfectly. Thanks! Paul
Hi, Kathy! I found your site via an internet search. I entered "cat tie" and your site was one of several that came up. Yours was the third I shopped and liked your designs much better than ties.com and another. My wife and I volunteer weekly at Georgia's largest no-kill shelter, Furkids, at their cat facility. Furkids hosts 2-3 social events/fundraisers every year and I wanted to dress appropriately for the occasions.
I'm looking forward to receiving the tie. Thanks and I hope you have much success with your business venture. ... Home girl! My brother graduated from WVU, my dad graduated from Marshall and my mother from Concord (which my father called "Corncob"). We're from McDowell and Mingo Counties in the SW, alias "The Crotch of Appalachia." Both grandfathers worked for Norfolk & Western. To top it off, we're descended from the Hatfields! Pray for us.
We found you by doing a Google search for New Year's Neckties. My father is an avid tie collector and his collection is quite the conversation piece! He will just love his new additions!
Hi, Kathy - I've ordered from you before (last Christmas, I think). My husband loves unusual neckties, so I'm always looking for something cool and different. We visited the Alhambra a few years ago, so that's why I chose that one, and I collect whaling antiques, so I figured he'd like the Nantucket tie. Love your site! Thanks!
I selected that tie:
1. Because my wife & I love all the Peanuts characters, &
2. A friend of mine at church wore that tie last Sunday.
When I saw Jon with the time on I went home and did a search on Peanuts Halloween necktie. Yours was one of several website that popped up.
This was one of my favorite ties. Many years ago I loaned my tie out and it came back damaged. I was crushed. So I am so happy to find a replacement for it because everyone gave me so many compliments when I wore it. I was so happy to discover it on your web site which I found accidentally while browsing. Thank you so much for making my day. Cheers, Chester
When my wife & I got married 45 years ago her sister gave me a pair of Snoopy cufflinks to wear in my tuxedo shirts. Unbeknownst to me until I removed it from my wife's leg, her garter had a Snoopy pin to match. 5 years ago when our daughter got married I wore those same Snoopy cufflinks in my tuxedo shirt. Vernon
Kathy: Found your site via Google search for “army ties”. By way of introduction, I am a Vietnam War-era Army veteran. I work for a large healthcare system in northeast Kansas. In 2 weeks, we are sponsoring a regional trauma medicine symposium, with a number of Army surgeons presenting workshops. We are also announcing our participation as a sponsoring employer of an Army program that links new enlistees and newly-commissioned officers with our company for possible employment when they get out of the Army. I am the keynote presenter at that ceremony, and wanted something a little flashier than my American Legion lapel pin to show my veteran status and respect for the military…I think the tie will be perfect for it, and look forward to receiving it. Bernie
I found your website by going to askme.com & asked where I could find neckties with trains on them. I am gifting this tie to an autistic young man who loves trains and is having a birthday party on Nov 3rd. Looking forward to seeing my purchase. Thank you.
Hi Kathy, I found your website by googling Save the Children ties. I am a Pediatrician and wear a kid friendly tie to the office each day. Over the years family, friends and patients have gotten me ties as gifts for different occasions. The three ties I ordered are ones I previously had that wore out over time. All three have been favorites not only of mine, but of many of my patients. I was excited to find them in the collection. Several times parents have played “Lets guess which tie Dr. Eric is wearing” to entertain their children while they are waiting for me to come in. I’m looking forward to adding these three back into the mix.
Just needed a Looney toon ties and your site popped up, my son is wearing it to his sisters wedding.
Searched for a scat shirt like one my son had years ago from Yellowstone and found your site.
Saw the same tie on my boss and needed it for my husband!
The shirts for my brother birthday who is an avid fisherman, just return from family vacation in Alaska and has dubious sens of humor. I purchased in the past 6 Troll shirts they are great conversation pieces and very distinctive Gabi (Israel)
Kathy, the race horse neck tie is wonderful and I always wanted something like this. I will proudly wear it to the court and else where. So I did received the neck tie and Thank very much and have a wonderful day. Sincerely yours Felix
The story behind my choice is that my son was visiting with his sister and he had been staying with her for an extend time. After he had left and accidentally left behind a tie, one exactly like the one that I ordered from you. In the meantime one of her kittens went to the bathroom on it. She washed it, but it was destroyed...and still smelled bad. I pointed out to her after the fact that it was also a silk tie and was dry clean only. Oh well, luckily I found another to replace it because he really liked this tie. Thank you! Not a great story, but there it is! Sincerely, Susan
Kathy, My wife has a three bears t shirt from 15 years ago that is totally worn out. I think we purchased it in Maine. She was telling me that it’s her favorite t-shirt so I looked to find the same image. Your web site came up in the search so I ordered from you. Thanks, Rob
Hi Kathy, I'm wearing the stunning necktie with Red-Crowned Cranes today. I noticed that the name of the tie is Thacho. This is not correct. This crane is known in Japan as "Tancho". It is the symbol of Japan, on the rudders of Japan Airlines planes, is the pattern that Fugu (the deadly blowfish) is served raw, is the symbol of fidelity and longevity, and is revered throughout Japan and China. I had the privilege of watching and photographing them in Hokkaido in January, 2006. They mate for life, and annually the pairs perform a very complex dance, increasing in complexity annually, in the spring. It was the most beautiful thing I have every seen. Some of the better photos are attached -- I took over 1500 in 2 3-hour sessions. Best from Connecticut, Alan
Found your site through a google search. My son chose the Peanuts Red Baron tie because we live in Sonoma County, CA where Charles Schulz lived - our local airport is named for him and we ice skate at "Snoopy's Home Ice", which was built by Charles Schulz.
I saw the Smoker t shirt in a shop in Palmer Alaska, but didn't buy it then. So I googled it, and found you, and other Ray Troll T shirts. Quite clever, thanks. But we have too many email, so please don't send us ads, but we know how to find you and may order more at some time.
Dear Kathy, The new ties arrived safely yesterday. They are just extraordinary. I am wearing one today at work. I'm amazed at Grace's talent and the great variety of the subjects of her ties. Thank you for continuing to delight me with new finds. Best to you. Ron
Kathy, Thank you for the quick response. Please send the priority shipping for 7.00. There was a store in New Hampshire called Zeb's that carried d'em crazy ties. My husband purchased one and the store doesn't carry them anymore. I found your website by typing d'em crazy ties! Thank you so much. Lynn
Hi Kathy, Good to talk to you again, & thanks for clearing up my confused thinking on the sizing. I think my cousin will really like the Running Horses (WC274), so glad you had one left. I found you on-line by searching for tee shirts with horse heads & tails. Then lo & behold your website popped up. I searched on-line several times & am surprised there were not more shirts the heads & tails style. I know that type shirt was a fad for awhile (I have one with cats), but looks like that fad has changed.
The shirt is for my cousin who is a “horse woman” with one horse with one blue eye. She rides almost every day, goes to a few horse shows, & has come to Ft. Worth once to see a quarter horse show. My next goal is to get her out here for a cutting horse show. If you have never watched cutting horses work, they are so amazing! Check them out on youtube. Again, thanks for your help. Take care. Jan
Kathy, I figured as much; and I apologize if it seemed critical. Your selection is wonderful!
I was president of a local Republican women's group several years ago, and our treasurer, Deborah Nichols, found your website and ordered a tie to provide at an auction - SD Lincoln County Republican Party, of which I'm the elected chair (it's the 3rd largest county in South Dakota).
The tie came in a USPS envelope with several yellow contact cards. That was 2013 and I've kept the envelope ever since! As this is another election year, I was prompted to pull out that envelope for another raffle item on Sept 17th... and found several!
And to my surprise, you had Rush Limbaugh ties. I'd purchased a couple when Rush first came out with them and my husband loved them. He's a South Dakota state Senator and our entire legislature runs every two years. He works hard and won his last two elections by approx. 70+%. I believe he'll win by that margin again, and I wanted those ties to congratulate him. :) Thank you so much Kathy!
PS I JUST got my first smart phone and now it's being recalled and replaced because the battery explodes! (Galaxy Note 7). LOL!
Dear Kathy, The new ties arrived safely yesterday. They are just extraordinary. I am wearing one today at work. I'm amazed at Grace's talent and the great variety of the subjects of her ties. Thank you for continuing to delight me with new finds. Best to you. Ron
Found website on internet. We are going to Lace, Grace and Gears in Beaumont TX for largest all female motorcycle rally. My husband needed a tie for Ladies in Lace, men in Black night.
Hi Kathy, I already looked at your dinos - I'm looking for a tie with a single, good-sized predator (T-rex or Raptor), preferably feathered but that is not essential. I should look pretty realistic. I've been looking for such a tie for 2+ years, unsuccessfully. Oh well. I found your website through the website Pininterest which linked to you when I was searching for dino ties. Looking forward to receiving the beautiful ties - I have over 70 bird ties and these are welcome additions. Best, Alan
Need awesome Father's Day pressie:) these ties are perfect for my old man! (Australia)
Good evening Kathy, I am happy to hear that the event was a success. My mother raises butterflies and found your website. She asked for the 3 shirts I ordered for her birthday.
I have a collection of carved animal wood pens that I got from world market a couple of years ago for patients to use at my front desk. Many of them “escaped” over the last year so I wanted to replenish the stock. I simply did a google search for “carved wooden animal pens” and your site was the only one that came up that was not on eBay or alibaba or amazon. Thanks, Perry
I had this tie (Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds - Beatles necktie) years ago when they were first issued. A friend had admired it and I gave it away. Now I have a daughter named Lucy and always hoped I would be able to find the tie again! Thanks for a great site!
Dear Kathy, One last thing! In your email you asked how I found your website and the story behind my choices in shirts. I know how nice it is to get feedback so I thought I'd include my reasons here. When I worked at the Soho Coho last summer, we would have people come in from all over wanting a t-shirt design we didn't produce anymore. Sometimes they found the pieces they liked in his book of past artwork, "Something Fishy This Way Comes," and others were replacing shirts that they'd worn threadbare over the years. When we didn't have what they were looking for, we directed them to your website. Ray's wife, Michelle, introduced us all to your site and we have all been hooked since (pardon the pun). The story behind my choice in shirts came about when I was wearing my Casting Couch t-shirt while working in Bristol Bay last month. It had been given to me by Michelle at the Soho last year as it was the last one in the whole store and just so happened to be my size. I always wore it with pride (and always got the weirdest of looks in Ketchikan. They loved it in the Bay, go figure!). A certain someone I met up in Naknek fell in love with my shirt and was crushed when I told him it was a discontinued design. He's a huge fly fishing fanatic and is graduating with a degree in fisheries this year. He's a pensive, introspective, fisherman with a great sense of humor, so I thought that the two shirts together just fit him to a tee (gosh, another bad pun). If these don't show him that I think he's something really special, I don't know what could! Thanks again, a million times over. Hopefully you will (in a roundabout way) have been instrumental in the formation of a real relationship past just a summer romance. :)
I am in the 5th year of my PhD in amphibian behavioral ecology. I focus on the interactions of the invasive bullfrog and Endangered Oregon Spotted Frog. I was teaching a herpetology class and a student pointed me to your website. I love the shirts and will wear them often in the field.
I am visiting scholar in PennState from Japan for 9 months staying (May 2016 to Feb 2017). +Usually I was researching pest insects control in agriculture field in Japan. But now, I’m researching Jika virus in PennState. It’s fun for me to conduct new research issue. Anyway, I usually take picture of many insect in the USA. And I like insects and nature in the USA (of course other countries). One day, I was searching website including the words of nature and insects. And I found your website. And I bought your tee shirts. I’m looking forward to arrive the tee shirts. And I am interesting in insect tie or other materials. Maybe someday, I will order again. Sincerely, Masashi
I'm a former employee at the Soho Coho, Ray's art gallery in Ketchikan, and I've been searching for his discontinued shirts everywhere. Thanks so much for having exactly what I needed!
Hello The tie is for my soon to be husband :-) For our wedding!
We have the theme "Around the world in 180 days" - because that is what we are going to do for our honeymoon ;-) We are looking Forward to get the tie, to complete our wedding Outfits!
Best Regards, Linda
Hi Kathy, I hope you are doing well. I recently received the ties I ordered from you and I appreciate them very much. I gave the Father's Day ties to my son and son-in-law and they were very much appreciated. I kept one for myself. We all received a number of compliments on the ties. I was so glad that you had some ties for the occasion that wasn't simply some representation of freely floating sperm cells. I had also ordered a couple of patriotic ties and a tie with hearts on it from the Save the Children collection. I don't know that I have ever received so many positive comments about a tie as I have on that particular tie. It has really been a hit this summer. I have gone to a bunch of family functions and wedding receptions this summer sporting the tie. I get a bunch of compliments every time I wear it. What a treat. So thanks for carrying that line of ties. They are terrific.
I live in the state of Utah, and every July 24th the state celebrates "Pioneer Day." It is a state holiday to celebrate when the Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley in July of 1847. I have searched extensively on the internet and in local stores trying to find neckties with some connection to pioneers -- covered wagons, handcarts, walking across and camping on the plains, pioneers forging rivers and streams, etc. I have found only one necktie that could even remotely be connected to pioneers. It is a tie from Zazzle.com and its image is taken from a painting of Andrew Wyeth. If you ever come across any pioneer-ish ties, I would very much appreciate being informed. Thanks for your service and truly remarkable selection of neckties and other objects that help celebrate special days and seasons of the year.
One more thought. I am also looking for a tie to wear around Veteran's Day and Memorial Day that includes the rows of gravestones at National Cemeteries such as Arlington, Tahoma, Hawaii, and many other places or something like them. Both of my parents are buried in such a location and the solemn beauty of those graves is inspiring. I am looking for ties to capture that beauty and symbol of sacrifice and honor. I know you have ties that are patriotic and that honor each of the armed services, but I am looking for something a little different. Thanks again. Have a pleasant, peaceful, and productive week. Take care.
With kind regards, Don
Super excited to find such a cool rockfish t-shirt for our family! We love rockfish! Thank you!
My brother has a summer place in Homer and we have other Ray Troll items. We really like the t-shirts!
I have a student whose name means 3 Horses. He is one of very few Native Americans in my school and I want to help him with his Native pride as he feels rather isolated and misunderstood. (purchasing horse Heads and Tails t-shirt)
I found the website on a google search. The tie is a belated fathers' day gift from my sons.
This tie featuring Picasso's son Paul as a pierrot ( mime or clown ) was my first "art" tie. I tossed it years ago when it frayed. I have been trying to replace it for years when I saw it on your site. Larry
I found your site looking for a fire fly shirt for my daughter. I found it and many other things thank you
Dear Kathy! Thank you for your e-mail. Yesterday I got the necktie and it is a student gift for my nephew who has passed out school. It was also he who sent me the link to your website that he received from his professor of mathematics. The professor has one as well. Best wishes, Carina (Sweden)
Good Day, We are hoping to have these wonderful ties in time for my wife's retirement ceremony on Saturday July 9. She as served 25 years in the Navy and Navy Reserves. I will wear the Navy Collage Necktie for her ceremony and we will present the Navy Motto Necktie to her father. I will call on Wednesday to provide credit card information. We also selected first class mail offering 8.00 for shipping. Please inform if you feel ties will not arrive in time. Again, looking forward to wearing your product. BTW, I've been employed with the U.S. Navy for 25 years as a civilian engineer. My Navy Collage Tie will get plenty of wear after the retirement ceremony. Peace and Blessings, Jon
Hi Kathy, I actually came across your site by accident. I was googleing refridg,
magnets, animals for my 18 month old twins, boy and girl. And your ad came up.
I was going to get the Doug and Melissa wood animal magnets, but a few of the
reviews said the paper on top comes off if the kids teeth on them. Yours seemed
just right. My name is Bridget Toal, sorry for the mispelling. I live in Berks
County and no store had any magnets. I bought them some fruit ones with the
circle magnet on back, it took Seth exactly one minute to take them off the
fridge and drop them on the floor and break everyone. Looking forward to seeing
Dear Bridget, Let me know how the magnets hold up to your toddlers. I think they look
chewable but I don't know if the size is big enough to avoid choking hazards.
Most are big but the cheeth is long and skinny. They are suggested for 3+ years.
It is OK to open the box and return them if you are concerned. I will appreciate
a report on your field testing. They will certainly be subject appropriate. The
kids will enjoy them and learn animal sounds and names. Kathy
Hi Kathy, I will give you a full report after some time has passed to let you know how the magnets are enduring under 18mth twin fire. The chewing shouldn’t be to big of an issue. The fridge is on a tile floor and some magnets become airborn.
As I had mentioned I couldn’t find any magnets anywhere I looked. I started looking for kid magnets but soon found that no one had them. So I just started looking for any magnet at all. I looked at walmart, target, kmart, super walmart, cvs, card stores, spencers, sport stores, pet stores, food stores, coffee shops,toys r us, babies r us, party city…basically anywhere I was at. Toys r us doesn’t even carry the simple alphabet anymore. All I wanted was some different magnets. Remember the ones that were plastic fruit? A slice of pie, a pig with a chef hat on or the old coke bottle? Nothing, no one. It was crazy. It was like I was asking for something illegal. I felt like I was going crazy. How could no one sell magnets, no one?
So, yes, I will drop you a line after I get your magnets and feel free to put my comments on your web site. As I looked on some of the sites I found there was only a few that had chuncky magnets. Most had the flat ones with the sheet magnets on the back which is hard for the twins to remove from the fridge. I will report later, Bridget
I had this shirt when I was twelve and it was my favorite shirt in the whole world and I let a friend borrow it and they never returned it. I'm 26 now and I've missed it ever since. I was thinking about it and started looking around in Google images and found your site. I'm really excited to have that shirt again and be able to pass it down to my own kids eventually!
I googled ties with mustangs on it. I teach at an elementary school and our male teacher was just transferred to another school for next year. Our mascot is the mustang and our colors are blue and white, so this tie was the best one as a gift to him as he leaves our staff. I will put a check in the mail today. Thanks!
On May 29 I was dressed in my red, white and blue for Memorial Day.
I had an American flag tie on. One of my congreation said she would love
to get one for her son. So I volunteer to find one for her. I was
surfing and found your website. I found that I already have several
ties like those you have. I like the merchandiuse and the prices and
chances are I will be back. thank you. Rev. Robert
I have been looking for the Black and White Pooh Bear tie for more than a year, and was overjoyed to find your site after many long searches on Google. I adore Pooh Bear, so the ties are gifts for my male loved ones. My father and brother both chose a few ties that they like, and my sister and I are stockpiling some for when we get married because our husbands will have no choice. :p
our little story: we've turned the frowned upon cliche of giving dad a tie into a much loved father's day tradition that has lasted for more than 24 years. the ties we look for are always a little quirky and theme oriented. this year we are doing animals that have special meaning to dad. we just came across your website and love the wide selection. we're excited about the selections in our order! :)
Hi Kathy, We found your ties, a few years ago, (I think they were yours) in an art gallery/ gift shop in Ann Arbor Michigan; that shop is now closed. Our son-in-law is finishing his MD re sidency at University of Michigan Hospitals, he also went to medical school at UofM. We wanted to get him a gift as he finishes his training and remembered your ties, but we knew that the shop in Ann Arbor was now gone. I did a google web-search of "colorful bacteria neck-ties", and several sites popped up, yours looked the most familiar as the work we had seen before. It was easy! Thanks, Kris
The quality of the dye, etc. is great. I ordered a shirt from you years ago and it's held up to countless washings. Wanted to get another for my hubby for father's day.
Found your site while looking for an elephant necktie. We just returned from a magical vacation with our adult sons to Sri Lanka and had the opportunity to see many elephants roaming in the wild. We couldn't find any ties while there so their loss is your gain! Thank you!
I have an above ground pond (trough) and had magnets on the outside for some
'color'. After years of weather and dogs, they resin broke and magnet got lost. They
were given to me by someone, she bought them at Hobby Lobby, so I just googled
fish magnets which took me to you. I very rarely buy online. jackie
Hi Kathy- we're purchasing the tie for a friend who has been the president of our high school band parents group this year. He is a huge Disney fan and the music theme is perfect for him! I found your site by google search. Emily
We found your website by doing an internet search for Snoopy, Red Baron Ties. The reason for this search is our daughter is getting married and her 2 brothers are ushers. She is dressing them in black pants, white shirt and any tie they wanted. One brother mentioned having fun with the ties and he really liked Joe Cool growing up and her other brother just likes Peanuts. She is also fond of penguins so we opted to get a set of each and let them choose at the rehearsal.
Kathy, I’m a big fan of Ray Troll and I actually am a graduate student working on rockfish where I met Milton Love. His book had a lot of Ray Troll’s artwork and I saw he had shirts so I had to get one. Unfortunately he stopped selling my size shirts on his website where one of his assistants emailed me your website! So glad to see that you are still offering his old artwork which are classics! Thank you for everything! Cheers, Brian
Hello Kathy, thanks for letting me know that you got my order. I found your website while doing a Web search for baseball themed neckties. This Sunday the Kansas City Royals baseball game is a salute to the Negro Leagues and the Negro League Baseball Museum (also located in Kansas City) The Royals and Atlanta Braves will be in uniforms from the Negro Leagues teams. The fans are encouraged to dress to the nines, as was the Sunday tradition in the era of the, Negro Leagues. My wife and I will "Dressed to the Nines". I realize the tie most likely will not arrive in time for Sundays game, but I will have it for next year. Thanks Bob Harp
Hi Kathy, I own four of your Impressionist's ties and I get more complements on them than any of my $100 Countess Maras. I manage a Self-Storage Facility in Athens, Texas and wear khaki pants and a khaki shirt everyday, always with a nice tie. Class Fits!! No matter where you are. I enjoy your product, John
Hi Kathy, I hope all is well with you. I continue to wear my Coast Guard tie with pride (Usually only on Coast Guard Day on Aug 4th or Veterans Day), yet from time to time I do pull it out. I see you have another Coast Guard tie (Barque Eagle No. 12155). I’m unable to see the gold plaque that’s on there. What does that say on it? Tony
I was looking for a present for my daughter's Aerospace Engineering Professor. She graduates with an Aerospace Engineering degree this May. Her professor has been just amazing and I wanted to say Thank You for all he has done. I think the tie will be perfect! I found your website when I googled aerospace engineering neckties, and it was in a picture from the images that came up from my google. When I saw the picture of the tie, I clicked to be connected to your website. This is the best tie I have seen on the whole internet! I think my daughters professor will love this!
Hi Please can we go for 10 blue ties with yellow gators. It is for a golf tour called The crocs so gators were close enough to crocodiles! Google search Kind regards Graham (UK)
Hi Kathy, My husband will be working on infectious disease research and outreach at the CDC this summer, so I thought one of your ties would be a very appropriate gift for him. He worked at the CDC many years ago, and I believe they sold similarly themed products at the time. Needless to say, when I looked up "neckties with infectious organisms", your site came up:) I chose the "plague" tie because it is such an iconic disease in the world of epidemiology, and because the pattern goes nicely with my husband's clothes. That's my story! Thanks for offering these fun products, and I'm very happy to see that sales support K-12 educational outreach. Marci
The necktie is Comedy and Tragedy Masks diagonals necktie. I wanted a special graduation gift for our friend's son. He is in drama club and would like to be on Broadway someday.
I am replacing my 30+ year old T-shirt.
It was acquired as a souvenir of the rockfish sequencing project at Southwest Fisheries Science Center.
Dear Kathy, Your site found me online. I bought a Miles Davis tie at Bloomingdale's perhaps twenty years ago and it was a great gift. Hopeless to shop for any really interesting ties today. After reading a story recently in the NYTimes about the new movie coming out about Miles, mentioning his remarkable fashion talents, I decided to go to Google with "miles Davis ties" and was amazed to discover your collection of the most interesting ties. By far more comprehensive a collection than any other listing. How in the world do you get them all? You have some real beauties, wonderfully categorized. I found just the replacement tie I wanted and know I'll be back for more. Thanks so much for all your work and the very idea if doing this. Sincerely, Irina
Hi Kathy, Thanks for the order confirmation. I heard about your website after a friend of mine ordered a hat from it. He was very pleased with the buffalo hat he got from you! I chose the kangaroo rat hat because I was recently accepted into a graduate school program where I'll be studying kangaroo rats. I thought a thematic hat would be fun :) I'm looking forward to receiving it! best, Alyssa ...I got the hat in the mail yesterday, it looks great! thank you so much!
Sounding good! All of this started with a friend of mine from Jacksonville, Fl. She went to UPS store to mail a pkg. to me, while she was in line she was looking around and saw these ink pens and thought of my husband. She bought one and stuck it in with the pkg. she mailed me. When it arrived, my husband, Jay, was in the room and I gave him the pen Laurie sent him. HE LOVED IT. Laurie went back to UPS store and they had different pens. She got the name of the co. ? something Geddis? It was so complicated looking it up, i got tired and just typed in "Duck ink pens". This is how I found you. The has been extremely easy ordering and I sure have enjoyed your web site. Thanks again, Fran I was sooooo excited when I found your web site. My husbands last name is "Mallard". I found you web site by searching for "duck ink pens". They are so cute. He has a car dealership and I thought it would be "appropriate" for
a few of the salesmen to have a duck pen, considering they work for Jay
Mallard Ford, Lincoln Mercury! The cat pens were a wonderful thought for my
best friend who has 3 cats. My daughter goes to LSU and the mascot is Mike
the Tiger so I ordered the tiger pens. I gotta feeling I will be contacting
you about an order for my husband after he gets his pens. I would love to
order 25-30 to start with and possible give one to customers!!!
I will be sharing your web site with my friends and my sisters. They will
My husband is a professor teaching French. The tie is for one of his students/TA who is being inducted into the French Honor Society at the university.
Great! and HAHA! My friend's "rooster" actually has his own FB page and he goes around with people who take photos of him in various places - I took him to Honduras last week and then when I brought him home and left him on a table, my dog chewed him up. I am supposed to take him to Mexico in 1.5 weeks, so hopefully I will get the package by then so he can go - LOL!
I will have to check out more stuff on your site, it looks like some fun stuff! You should make a FB page for your stuff and put all the crazy stories of your customers! Thank you,
I found your website on google, looking for wooden pens. I like to give unusual gifts and thought these would be great. Someone gave me a similar pen this year and I love using it, so thought others would too. You have a wonderful variety to choose from and the prices are very reasonable. The flat rate shipping is also nice. Thanks so much and have a nice day. Melissa
Here is my story: Woman's Day had Fun Finds $20 & Under, there were 2 items I thought would be a perfect gift for our youngest granddaughter (age 16). One was Jungle Journeys Safari pocket notebooks which I ordered immediately, the second was a set of 6 for $17.94 Animal Writers Wood Craved Animal Pens (exactly like yours), however when I on went to the site offering this item, WorldMarket.com, they were no longer available. I was very unhappy and let it go, then today I decided to Google them and to my surprise, you had them! Thank you
Dear Kathy, I actually came across your website by chance. I wanted to get an animal scat shirt that I have seen at the zoo, but were no where to be found on the Internet. It's for my son's preschool teacher, who is animal lover. We have the same sense of humor and are always talking about different "poop", so this was perfect. I have never ordered this way before and am making sure everything went through ok? And about when can I be expecting it? Thank you.
We are going to a Disney wedding of my nephew and his bride in the middle of April. So excited to spend sometime in Disney and a wedding to top it all off! I just googled Disney ties and yours was one of the contacts I checked out. Shipping from USA was key ;) Thanks for being there!
Hi Kathy, Thank you so much for your confirmation. I hope you have a wonderful trip. I found your site on a google search for "antibody tie," my boyfriend is an immunology research scientist and I wanted to get him a fun birthday present. His birthday is 4/3 so I'm hoping that I might still be able to get it in time if it is shipped 3/29? I live in Maryland - do you know how long mailing normally takes? If it takes a while and there is an option for faster shipping I am happy to pay the difference, it would just be great to get it in time for his birthday (especially since the following week he is giving a talk on cancer immunology as an invited speaker in Boston so it would be great if he could wear this!)
Thanks so much, and hope you have a Happy Easter.
Hi, Kathy. You know – if you’ve been doing this for a long time, it is possible that I bought from you some years ago. There are aspects of your site and the ordering process that seem familiar. It would have been at least 5 years ago, maybe more. Anyway – I found / re-found your website simply by doing “Google” search of Save the Children Ties. I don’t really have that much of a story, except that I started buying Save the Children ties many years ago when that Foundation was making ties directly (and scarves and I think umbrellas) and selling them to raise money. I was working in business mostly, but I was also involved in education as a volunteer and I thought the ties would be good in that environment. Later on, I got involved in education as my career instead of a hobby – so I like wearing them. They are much appreciated and are good to start conversations. And they brighten my day. Hope that helps. I’m going to keep your info in my phone for when people ask me about the ties – I can pass your info on to them. Any estimate re: when the 8 ties I ordered might arrive? I’m not in a specific rush – just wanted to know when to expect. Thanks, Kathy. Larry
The website was very nice. Have been looking for a site like this for about two years. There used to be an elderly Black Army veteran from Oklahoma City who used to sell similar ties at the VA in OKC and Tulsa and at American Legion and other military group gatherings. But haven't seen him in a couple of years and his health may have taken a turn for the worse. Glad to find your site and ties!
I am a 35yr Army veteran and am a Family Medicine Physician Assistant [PA] still in a busy practice and am "old school" so I wear coat and ties to work every day. Pt's in rural Oklahoma like the military-theme ties and I get lots of complements. Thanks again. Charles
Thank you Kathy, I have been looking for this ray troll shirt for some time now and finally stumbled upon your website. The shirt is a birthday gift for a friend I work with in Alaska. I taught him the word kvetcher, because well….he is one! So when I found this shirt I had to get it for him! Not many places sell it. Looking forward to receiving it. Thanks Katelyn
Hi Kathy, I've been getting into hiking lately and was reminded of some shirts they used to sell at the science museum and at Acadia National Park when I was a kid. None of the national parks I've been to sell them so I tracked yours down online. I'm so glad you have it! I've wanted one since I was a little kid. Thanks for selling it and I'm really looking forward to its arrival. Allison
Thanks but no thanks. It is not very pretty (imho), and it is no better than the other “fruit” ties I just bought from you – which is what I plan to wear if nothing else comes along. Believe it or not, I will be talking about cranberry production in class and I try to find ties that relate to the topic of the day. BTW, I usually wear them with a suit and against a white shirt, and I often take my coat off because the room is hot, so I tend to resist busy patterns. Thanks for trying…
This is for my son's 55th birthday. He has a strong feeling about blue heron's in flight. I liked your design more than others.
Butterfly t-shirt are my major wear. I pretty much wear them out after a while. I usually order the blue and purple from Amazon, but couldn't find the green ones anymore. When I used to volunteer at schools raising butterflies with kids so they used to call me the Butterfly Lady. I have run into several butterfly ladies. Mona
Kathy Thank you so much, the ties are perfect....my daughter's Bat Mitzvah theme is the Peanuts Gang so we thought these would be cute for Grandpa (the golfer) and Dad (the computer geek/genius) Serena
Thanks Kathy! I received the tie on time and the kids did an outstanding performance!
They advanced to the next round wining district getting 1st place!
The name of the one act place is "Matter of Life and Death" a 1944 time frame.
Now they are going on to perform for Bi-district!
Thanks for everything I have Snoopy ties and wear them to church. They have been a hit with members of congregation. One member said we should spruce up the pastor's tie selection, so I am.
Hi Kathy, Thank you for sending the updated pages. I will always remember buying the Tom & Jerry playing Saxophones tie from you. I now have 4 and will never need any more as my children’s entertainment as well as disco is slowing down now I have turned 65 years of age.Many thanks, Chris (UK)All the best for your future Kathy. I will never give up kids parties, just don’t do so many.
Kathy, I have had one of the Save the Children The Flag ties some time. I am retired from the Marine Corps and currently fly for Southwest Airlines. Southwest allows pilots to wear holiday ties. I have worn the Flag tie for many years on the Fourth of July, President's Day, Marine Corps Birthday, etc. My original tie is frayed and dirty. I could not find a replacement. I was using a web browser Google to search for the tie. It led me to your website. So happy you have a replacement! Allen
Dear Kathy, thank you very much for your mail! i found your site at google, searching what i could order now. this order has a little story: 12 years ago i had a house in Périgord, southwest of France. i had to get repaired lots of things there, among those also the swimming pool. So when the poolman came to change the liner, he brought his son, Till, with him; Till was about 7 years old at that time; he liked to accompany me for walks with my dogs, and he loved classic music, and he was interested in stars already at that young age. I saw him every year twice, as long as he went to his primary school. Then, in 2012 i sold the property, and i went for saying good bye to people i liked, so also to Till’s family. already at that time i had ordered a t-shirt with a circle in pink, and inside all the constellations, and the pink colour on the black backgroundcolour of the shirt was gleaming when artificial light fell on it, so Till could be seen by cardrivers at night. And lately i got the new year wishes from Till’s father, and he wrote that Till is still wearing his favourite shirt! so that made me think, that now, when he is at the university studying astrophysics he might like the two shirts i ordered; at least he will be very much surprised to get them from his old friend from Périgord. this is the t-shirt story, but don’t ask me where i had bought the first one, it came from the states as well. i wish you good luck with all the selling of your special offers! best wishes, elizabeth
Thank you for your response... Well, I am an elementary school teacher who has a passion for history and a big proponent of the second amendment but I'm trying to subtly show my support hence bill of rights tie as opposed to a tie covered with guns our the 2nd amendment in big bold letters ... Although I do teach in a republican district ... Do you do custom ties?
Kathy, I did a google search for sheep motif ties. As my last name is Lambie, it adds an element of humor to business meetings. Yours was the second or so website that google search picked up. Thank you,
Hello, Yoytu ask me "how did I know your website ?". Just because my wife is Morgane. She usually buy my neckties on Internet WebSites, and several times on yours. This time I did it by myself, because I didn't want to let that "hooper" go. Once we misted the "Jeune fille à la perle" (Vermeer) on your website, by taking time before trying to buy it. So this time, as soon as I saw it, I immediatly bought it to be sure to get it ! For your information, I found later (on an other website) the "Jeune fille à la perle". So I got it now. At last, let me tell you that I wear neckties every workingday, but only wellknown art paintings. Today, I have 80 neckties, and it will be 81 when I'll recieve yours. Best regards Emmanuel (France)
Love the ties. I am a retired educator and wore 6 different "Save the Children" ties periodically - kids loved them. Now I work with college prep middle school children and want to add to my tie collection. Thanks for having these ties available. Your order form is quite easy to follow, even for an old guy! Stay happy.
hi Kathy - hope these are available (lots of anmation ties) - have to keep everyone at work entertained with new ties on a Friday (Tie Day)!
Lots of google searching for the right sun tie! my name is Grayson(like Gray-sun), so I'm going to wear a gray suit and a sun necktie to a party. haha.
I found an old picture of my husband in this shirt ("Going to the woods is going home"), it's been gone many years but he LOVED it. He's a tree climber by profession and a total mountain man! Perfect valentines gift!!!
This site was linked to me via a friend after I posted a story on Facebook. This necktie has been something I've been hunting for since I was 13 years old. One of my camp councilors wore this tie on our final evening at camp and I was entranced. I've been hunting for this tie ever since.
Hi, Kathy. I found you on Google search for Frank Lloyd Wright Apparel. The tie is for my son-in-law who has had a few of Wright's designs framed. He has had them a long time. He is turning 50 and I wanted something special for him. He wears ties everyday and I wanted to add to his collection. I would appreciate a note enclosed saying: Happy 50th Birthday, Uncle Ted.
We love you! From: Linda, Shauna and Sammy
Thank you for your prompt service with my order.Thanks Kathy. Hope you have a happy new year. I'm a physics teacher and am always looking for relevant ties. My students seem to appreciate them. I found you doing a Google search on physics ties. James
My boyfriend just got the job of Library Director of the Central Arkansas Library System. He needs a couple of cute book ties!
Thank you so much. The tie is for my dad's birthday. My daughter loves horses and so does my dad. She is going to give it to him. We always go to Mackinaw Island too, where the mode of transportation is either horse, foot, or bike. My dad likes different neck ties so I thought this would be a good one he doesn't have. I found your sight searching for horse neck ties. Your site had the best selection of just horses in the blue and brown colors. Many sites just had horse racing types. Thanks again. I can't wait to surprise him with this. Courtney
Googling for Christmas ties -- years ago! The Save the Children tie from that first order still is my husband's favorite. Your recycled ties don't seem to be available anywhere else I can find -- and they are treasures! Merriest Christmas!
Thanks, Kathy. This new fencing tie is cute, and might have been a serious contender for the Christmas tie. But truly, the one I got, with its accurate people in full fencing costume, with the multiple poses, is just perfect. With its colors, it might almost serve as truly wearable tie for most occasions! My grandson is a fencing master, so he will appreciate the varied poses in full regalia of the one you sent before.Thanks for thinking of me with this rather odd choice of subject matter. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
I found your web site by googling music/instrument ties. The “story” behind my purchase is that my husband has a trombone tie that he and my son “fight” over whenever they play in church together (hubby always wins J). So, getting them more music ties for them to choose from (and they both play multiple instruments so they can mix and match – lol.
Thanks again for the help here! You have my CC info. The tie is for my 93 year old grandfather, who ran the primary tomato sauce plant in NJ for NJ tomatoes for a couple of generations with his brothers and nephews. He'll love it.
My husband is a middle and high school orchestra director at 3 schools, so he has a number of christmas/holiday concerts each year. I was looking for a nice holiday tie which was nice enough to wear with a full suit but neutral enough to be inclusive in a public school setting. This tie seems perfect. Can't wait to get it!
Dear Kathy, I put the check in the mail today. Regarding my order p 112, WC 473 is the Backyard Herps Tshirt and MT3011 is the Boa Constrictor Breakthrough Tshirt. I need one of each in a size xx for both. I made check out for $55.00. They are Christmas gifts for my son. He is 22 years old. He is Autistic and LOVES reptiles. He always has. He is very into animal conservation especially snakes. He loved to watch Steve Irwin when he was alive and he is in college, but in his spare time he reads about reptiles and finds them, photographs and releases. He is an advocate for snakes, turtles, lizards, etc everywhere. He is very high functioning and very intelligent, but this his "thing" so to speak. He will LOVE the shirts!!!! Thank you. Merry Christmas! Sincerely, Melinda
Hi Kathy, I found the website by doing a search for Rocky and Bullwinkle neckties, since my son would like one. Viele Grüße, Shirley (Germany)
My son is a Transportation and Urban Planner in L.A. So, he'll be thrilled with it. The tie that I see on your website is the Chicago "EL" Elevated map tie, #JB 066, $40. I don't see one for L.A. So this will have to do. He's from Illinois anyway.
Wonderful site, always a good selection for neckties in particular. This tie is for a student studying ancient astronomers, I was very pleased to find the Zodiac Images so tastefully done. Can't wait to see it in person! Thank you!
Hi Kathy I have been looking for fish tee's, my husband had fished in Cabo a few times and bought some of there Dorado tee shirts, and they are just about rags now.I phoned the skipper and he won't have any until Spring,then i called his buddy same thing and that guy gave me your information Isn't that crazy.It was a tough choice I like Bassacwards , and flaming basshole (both discontinued) but you were out, but these were just as good for my son and husband.can't beat a funny fish shirt. take care and look forward to my order arriving Cheryl
The shirt is for my wife. When looking at something else on the internet, maybe Walking Dead merchandise, she saw your squirrel shirts and really liked them, especially Squirrel Yoga and Squirrels for Peace. I like the entire line of the squirrel shirts myself. Mike
My husband teaches middle school personal finance. He actually has this tie, and it is his favorite, but it is getting way too worn out! I am hoping to surprise him with a replacement for Christmas. Thanks! Thank you.
I order from you quite often. My husband wears his Ray Troll shirts daily as we have a fish mkt. everyone loves them Jennifer
Thanks so much, please please please reorder the chicken tie, it's a long going joke...lol..so I'll wait for the tie...do you think it will be here before Christmas? Thanks so much can't wait to get the ties...they make the perfect gifts for people you don't know what to get them...thanks so much enjoy your weekend... Christine
Hi Kathy Thanks for the reply. You wanted my back story? Well, here it is. I have about 20 of Ray's shirts and have been wearing them the better part of 25 years. I got the first half dozen directly from Ray when we were both in upstate New York in 1991 or 92. He personalized those six by drawing a fish cartoon and signing them to me on the back near the neck line. Those are my prized T's and I still wear them, tho they are getting ragged and the autographs are fading. I would love to get some others personalized by Ray but I guess he is beyond that now. I am 77 and still wearing my T's! I bet you don't have many customers / followers of Ray like me! Let me know whenever Ray comes up with a new design..... love the smoking Humpy! I have your web site flagged. Will
Hi Kathy: I found your website through a Google search for, if memory serves, "biology teacher ties." My twenty-six-year-old son is a brand new biology teacher in Manhattan who wears ties to school every day. I know his kids will love the tie I chose. There were VERY FEW good ties out there! Most were printed text (boring) or too wild and ugly. I liked two of yours, and went with the one that was a little more colorful since my son is, too! - Terrie
Hi Kathy, I am a return customer. Last year I purchased two t-shirts for my husband, and he loved them. I was looking for a barn owl hat for him as a reminder of the young owl who stayed in our pine tree this last spring for 3.5 weeks and fed on ground squirrels from our orchard. Thanks, Val
Dear Kathy, I found your website (and the tie) by Googling "Neckties, fencing themed" or something like that. The backstory: My grandson is in need of an addition to his wardrobe of neckties for his job. I got him a more traditional one, but I wanted to tuck in (if I could find one) a tie with a fencing motif. He is a rated fencing master, a Moniteur du Sabre, (I think I've spelled it right) by hobby and as a side job. He knows he is getting the tie(s), but I want to see his face when he and his girlfriend see the little fencing guys on the second tie. She's also a fencer.I was just so hoping to find a tie like that, specially themed for him, but, I believe, designed to be subtle enough to be one he can also wear to work. I never really looked at the rest of your site, but I've been browsing it ever since I got your email. I'd like to add to my order. Found some T-shirts for other grandsons.
..this is a very special gift to my son (who had this design on a shirt as a toddler and he wore the shirt every single day, crying when I made him take it off to wash it!) Thanks, Ann
Hi Kathy! I see that a package has been shipped to me. Once again, I can't wait to explore your site further. I just graduated to become a teacher (I have been working with Special Needs students for the last 20 years). I majored in Environmental Science and Anthropology, I collect rocks and fossils, raise monarch butterflies and work with honey bees and it looks like your site was designed for me... I love it!!!
Cousin wants a "sexy Tie" for Christmas. Who better for us 60 year olds than Marilyn Monroe.
Friend is starting a Peanuts tie collection. Will consider more business as needs progress.
3Story,, nbr 1 we were trail riding and crossed paths with an older Asian man squirrel hunting,, nbr 2, Bentonville AR squirrel cookout on CBS Sunday morning. . I'm from Arkansas.
I found your website by googling things about her current shirt that she wears all the time She loves snakes and has three of them
Hi Kathy, I have a friend who has been working on a special project for me all year. He is a Beatles nut and mentioned to me that he has all the neck ties except Rocky Racoon, so I figured it would make a nice thank you/Christmas present. I just googled the tie and up you popped. Thanks for your help and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Mark
MY SONINLAW WORKS WITH COMPUTERS THATS HIS JOB. HE IS HARD TO BUY FOR SO THOUGHT ABOUT NECKTIES,ONLY PLACE I COULD FINE THEM IS ON TH INTERNET AND FOUND YOU. U HAVE A NICE SELECTION. I WILL REMEMBER YOU. THANK YOU.
Comments how i found you:::: at a threshing and okd tractor show this fall , while we were eating dinner, a guy came walking by with the rubber chicken tie on. the head was stuck in his belt and at first i thought it was some thing else, won't mention what. will me and the rest of the guys got quite a laugh as it seemed so out of place. so when i got home , i serched for the tie on line , thinking i would get one for my friend for christmas , and discovered youe site.. after browsing through it i felt it was a perfect place to do some christmas gifts for my family which is where the products ordered are going ,,, yes you are in my favorite bob
My 16 month old Granddaughter is in love with the show "Hive" and we did a bee themed birthday which was a big hit- her Uncles are getting bee ties and bowties for Christmas!
My Dad and brother are both history teachers, and I can never find different ties for them. This is awesome! I'll be shopping here again!
I apologize, but I forgot to reference the necktie in question as '"p 52" (Picasso's Marie Therese 1937) as you requested me to do. In response to your questions, I found your site by searching "Google" for "artist ties" and your site came up about third in the search under sites that sold only iconic prints like Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and "the Scream"....I was searching for something less generic, and Picasso is my father's favorite artist, especially his more abstract works. I just happen to be fond of that design and know that my father (who in his own right is an amazing artist) would enjoy it, and wear it while teaching his students. Depending on this transaction, I am likely to become a regular customer. I appreciate what you are doing. I am just curious how you have such a large inventory of pieces other sites don't. Out of sheer curiousity, is it done by a commercial screen printer?....anyways, thank you for your time, and I can ensure you, if received, the tie will be greatly appreciated and worn by a fellow artist. I will recommend your site to friends. -Chris
I would like to buy this tie for my father. He is an artist who currently teaches. I have seen Picasso ties for much cheaper online, but really lie this particular image. He just recently lost his wife and I intend this to be a Christmas present,
I actually attended a meeting where I saw a man wearing this tie. We are doing a family photo on November 29, the theme is navy, tan, brown, and I knew this tie would be perfect for my husband.
Fossil boxes and damsel fish slate. My son is graduating w a bio degree from Notre Dame in the spring and asked for ties for Christmas to wear to his grad school interviews - continuing on in marine bio. I did a search for neckties and oceans. Thanks!
Thanks Kathy – that’s great news! I just paid you through Paypal. I referenced PO #37 per your email below, but I just noticed you wrote 36 in the email subject line title. So not sure which one it really is. The mailing address is my school (so they don’t get taken off home porch). You can send them slow mail, whatever is easy for you and not too expensive. These are Christmas gifts. I don’t need insurance on any of them. I will send out your website info to the bulletin board email list at my school. That is way more possible purchasers than the few friends I have on Facebook. J And I’m not on Twitter. I can’t remember how I originally found your website, probably by typing in Ray Troll T-shirt on Google a few years ago (or whenever I made my first order with you). My husband and I love Ray Troll’s art, and my husband is a banjo player so we like his band too! Thanks so much for having such a great stock of these great items! Happy Holidays, Nancy
Hi, Kathy! It was nice talking to you this morning and I appreciate your help. I searched the web for "USMC neckties" and selected yours after seeing what you had available. I wanted a nice silk tie for dressier occasions and the "Box" tie for lesser occasions. I liked the various illustrations it presented. I had a similar tie years ago, it had Devil Dogs and the Flag raising at Iwo, to name a few of the illustrations. I gave it to a waitress at a Veteran's Day luncheon and never could find another. I look forward to receiving my order. Thanks, again. I remain Semper Fidelis! Bob
As I said on the phone, I was first attracted to Ray's art because I am a fisherman and enjoyed the puns he created. I met him when I was living in upstate NY in the early 90's and bought six shirts from him. He was kind enough to personalize the four that were grey by inking a fish, my name and his on the back at the collar line. The other two shirts were black and the ink would not have shown up. Although the shirts are now well over 20 years old and very worn and "holey" those ink drawings are still there and I still wear the shirts even though they are much too large for me now. I know it isn't possible but I would love to have new shirts personalized by Ray. While looking at the web site for Ray's work I realized most of the offerings were newer and I could not find some of the old ones I want to replace so I Googled Ray's name and found a number of sites selling the shirts, and yours seems to have the broadest selection and your pricing is competitive with that on Ray's site.... so I called you! I ordered the one shirt in size XL to see if that is the right size in whatever brand of shirt that is now being used (my originals were Oneita brand). I want to be certain of the fit as I shall be ordering a number of shirts and don't want to have to return / exchange them. I look forward to hearing the shirt is in the mail! Enjoyed our brief chat. Will
I found your site through Google. My husband bought a similar cap in New Mexico near Taos. It was his favorite hat and he lost it last month when it blew away when we were whale watching.
Dear Kathy, The three physics ties I ordered arrived and they are great. Thank you so much. I teach physics teacher training workshops around the USA and participants often ask "where do you get your ties" and I say E-Bay, which is true. But now I will tell them about your web site! Cheers, Dr. Mark
Hi Kathy, Thank you for the shirt. When I was very young, my grandparents went to Yellowstone National Park and possibly a few other places nearby and brought me back a shirt just like the one I ordered from you. As a young boy, I found it funny that I had a shirt with different kinds of scat on it, and my family began to refer to it fondly as "the poop shirt." I thought it would be fun to see if I could find an adult size of the shirt and I couldn't believe that I found one 20 years later by searching for it on Google. Good luck with your business!
I received this beautiful tie as a gift from someone who found it at a thrift store. I lost said tie, so now I am trying to replace it secretly.
Hi Kathy, There is indeed a story behind my purchase: my father has at least 100 ties, but this one was always his favourite. About ten years ago, I borrowed this tie from him to wear to a party. Unfortunately, I spilled something on it, and there was a stain. Wanting to return the tie to him in perfect condition, I tried to clean the stain myself before giving it back. However, I was young and foolish, and not knowing that the tie was hand-dyed, my efforts to spot clean it resulted in a big smudge right in the middle of the tie- it was ruined. Since then, I have been looking for a new one, but have never been able to find another. After a lot of Internet searches with different parameters, I found your website quite by accident. I can't tell you how glad I am to have found what seems to be the last edition of this tie for sale online, and I hope that when I give this gift to my Dad, he will be thrilled. Thank you thank you thank you!!! Best, Jason
Kathy, I googled novelty ties and found your web site. I am a contractor and I am always looking for unique gifts to give to customers and clients to show my appreciation. The tie is for a gentleman that does quite a bit of paperwork for me and he loves unique neckties. I will surely visit your site again for other gifts. Thank you! Randy
Hi Kathy - I received the hat and I'm thrilled. I do have a story about your cap. I purchased it originally back in Spring of 2014 at the Saguaro National Park in Tuscon. It quickly became my favorite cap for all outdoor activities. In September of this year, my husband and I spent the whole month hiking and backpacking in Alberta and British Columbia. The 2nd week of September we backpacked into Assiniboine Provincial Park. It is a landlocked park that can only be accessed by hiking or helicopter. We hiked in from the Sunshine Meadows route. The weather was great on the first day in, but then turned into rain and snow. We were fortunate that we had reserved a Naisett Hut for our stay. Ultimately, the park got 2 feet of snow, so our return route trails were not passable. We were forced to take the chopper out, like the other park guests. When we were standing by, waiting for the chopper to land, my dragonfly cap blew away. It was all, rush-rush to hop on, so I lost my favorite cap. Hopefully, one of the new Assiniboine campers will find it and enjoy it as much as I did. A few days later, we went to Canmore, Alberta and got on wireless. I searched for "green dragonfly cap" and found your website. Now my favorite cap is back with me. Thanks for shipping it to me so quickly. It was here when I got home. The picture is of me with my old hat hiking the Lake Og trail. Sincerely, Lori
I belong to a British Style Shooting Syndicate at my hunt club and we are required to wear an English Style Tweed Shooting Outfit with Upland Bird ties for our hunts and our dinner celebrations. Mr. Troy Moritz is the person who gave me your information.
Looking forward to sporting your ties.
Kathy, I was so pleased to find your web site. My Miles Davis tie had been my favorite for nearly fifteen years when we had a house fire and the tie was damaged beyond repair. I look forward to wearing the tie again thanks to your collection. Don
Hello Kathy, Thank you, for the prompt and courteous reply. I discovered your website, thanks to Ebay. I wanted to buy the Hawk Sun t-shirt as it was posted on Ebay; unfortunately, size medium was unavailable. A continued search through Google led me to your wonderful site. There, I found not only the Hawk Sun t-shirt, but also, new to my eyes, MT 1052 The View- Red Tailed Hawk t-shirt, and LB 11479 Nesting Call t-shirt, with a beautiful pair of Bald Eagles. Without hesitation, I knew I would make a purchase. The reason it took so long to finally complete the transaction was because time was running short for me. I had a ticket to see 2 live bands perform at The Roxy, on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. I needed time to get ready, select my metallic permanent ink Sharpies for any LP's or CD's I might buy, to get them signed, and head out the door for the drive that I knew would take about 45 minutes. During the rush hours, from my address to The Roxy, 45 minutes is a good time frame. Plus I needed to find street parking before it was too late. Otherwise, about $10.00 would be needed to park at a lot reasonably close to the venue. When I finally arrived home, it was after midnight. A very late dinner, followed by my order to you for 3 t-shirts.
I'm retired; Military and Commercial aircraft, so late hours don't affect me. Living in L.A. guarantees cinemas that often close after midnight, ditto for concert venues, 24 hour supermarkets or markets that close at 1:00 AM, 24 hour pharmacies and a large selection of 24 hour diners. Being retired certainly helps, when I want to see live music performed to the final encore number.
I have tremendous respect for all birds. More than beautiful, they are vital to the balance of life in our world. Birds of prey always leave me impressed. The sheer size or speed of flight, their stance, the fact that most mate for life and they help maintain control over rodent populations, are key to my admiration for them. I think all birds of prey are exceptional, and they demand respect. I've been to the Raptor Conservancy Center in Eugene, Oregon, and so far, the largest collection of owls from around the world I've seen was found at the Parc Zoologique, in Paris, France.
I definitely have a replacement t-shirt for you! Snowy Owls t-shirt MT 1134 Adult Medium
I look forward to my package arriving. I will wash these special t-shirts, inside out, to help keep the colors vibrant. Also, I wash all my clothes on cold wash, delicate cycle and medium temperature dry. I'm glad I found your company! Joe
My husband has just begun his 31st year of teaching social studies, and he attempts to accessorize his work clothes in the only way he can: neckties! He pursues ties that coordinate with a particular lesson or topic, i.e. the stock market.
Found it online with a Google search for bird-themed T-shirts. We're making a quilt for my mother's 90th birthday and she is an avid birdwatcher.
Paypal payment has been submitted. At your convenience, please let me know what the estimated shipping time is. (It’s not a big rush, just curious.) My phone number and billing address for Paypal are in California, but the shipment is going to my sister in Vermont – I’d like to give her a rough idea of when to expect delivery. Please let me know by email (or by phone at 415-625-1074 weekdays Pacific time) if you have any questions or need any additional information. Thank you. By the way, if there’s any size issue, the size on this order is not particularly important to us – something other than a L would probably work just as well since we’re planning to cut it up (sorry if that sounds cruel) to make a square for a quilt. Best regards, Don
That’s amazing! I have been working with the evolutionary biologists managing their grad programs since 1981! I worked pretty closely with Monte, but not Janzen or Levin. I now work mostly with the Committee on Evolutionary Biology, which would explain why my grandson thinks he wants to be a paleontologist! When I’m working at Field Museum (I’m a cultural anthropologist in my other life) I often try to take a break and skype Lennox from the Evolving Planet exhibit (which really confuses the visitors to hear a little kid yelling directions from my IPad!).
The position of women in science has improved, but has a long way to go. Luckily some of the senior women in bio and phy sci have a pretty active Women in Science group, both on campus and at Field Museum. If you have a chance, check out what some of our students and faculty are doing at evbio.uchicago.edu Have a great day. It’s time for me to get over to the community garden and get some harvesting done. Best, Carolyn
Hi Kathy, As an avid Jurassic Park fan, I was pleased to come across a vintage JP necktie in your collection. My search would've been fruitless had it not been for your website. Can't wait to try it on! Thank you, Mathias (Germany)
I saw the t shirt "Songbird Spectrum" in a local store, and wanted it as birthday gift for my friend (who is a birder, an artist and art teacher).
Unfortunately they did not have her size. I searched google under "bird" and found nothing. When I finally searched under "songbird" Yours was the only site I found with such an excellent quality and number of such shirts. I look forward to receiving them, when you have time. Thank you, Monica
Your website came up when I googled for insect t-shirts for kids. I liked many of the designs, but could only order the ones that you had in my grandsons’ sizes: Kids xs and s…. plus one in m for the future ;-)
Once I see the quality of the shirts, I have no doubt I will order others: reptiles, science, etc…. perhaps even some for my son, a professor of organismic biology and environmental science. All the best - Joyce
Dear Kathy, I found your website when I searched for the structure tie. I received one as a Christmas gift from a good friend in Guatemala while I was down there for a welfare mission back in 1995. Mine is starting to wear out so I wanted a new one. I was pleasantly surprised when I found the same one on your web page. Thanks you so much.
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I appreciate what it must take for you to carry on with your business and I thank you, in advance, to get my order to me as soon as you can. My cousin, (an avid ocean, river, lake fisherman who also loves fly fishing/catch & release) was wearing one of the Ray Troll shirts last weekend so I decided to buy him a Christmas-themed shirt before he or his wife bought one. I'm not certain he bought it from you but you certainly have a wonderful web site with lots of selections & choices. I did a web search and yours was the best site. Soon I may be buying my brother a shirt, hat or who knows? The purchase order is P179 and the title/name of it is: "COHO HO, MerryFishmas & Humpy Holidays." Best regards, Diane
Kathy - your site is great - My youngest son was actually in the Disney College program in Orlando a couple of years ago and now works at George Mason University with the international students. He thought that he would look more approachable with some Disney ties to lighten the mood and yours will be perfect. Thanks - Debbie