1. What is the minimum order from Old College Ties and why?

Twenty ties is the minimum order for a single design. The factory must set up for each design and color combination, which has significant costs.

2. How are the ties shipped?

Ties are shipped internationally by courier directly to you. Please contact us for a quotation based on distance and time.

3. How long does it take?

For manufacturing and delivery, allow 4 to 6 weeks. This is a traditional factory and a busy one; quality products take time to make!

4. Which is better, silk or cotton?

Each one has its own features. Silk is a dressier and slightly more durable. The overall effect of silk is glossier than cotton and colors are more subtle. Cotton ties are younger and sportier; the colors are brighter and bolder. Silk is slightly more durable, though both materials make ties that will be enjoyed into the next generation.

5. Why are these ties more expensive than some I have seen for sale?

These ties are produced in small quantities in Italy by skilled labor using the finest materials. Old College Ties does not use child or illegal labor.

6. How do I take care of my tie?

Dry cleaning is safest. Although ties can be washed by hand, Old College Ties accepts no responsibility for disappointing results of washing in water.

F.A.Q. - Special Orders

1. What if I want a pattern or color I don't find here?

Old College Ties' factory has thousands of other patterns and additional colors. For an extra charge, we will be happy to work with you and help you choose one of these, or design a new pattern of your own. Keep in mind that the possibilities of creating something with existing designs are almost endless. Please contact us via e-mail for more information.

2. Can I have a special or commemorative label?

Yes, for an extra charge, Old College Ties can provide your tie with a commemorative label that includes your team or club's name or, when possible, artwork such as a logo.

3. Do ties only come in silk and cotton?

No! Old College Ties can be made in wool and cashmere too. Wool offers a crisp look and takes colors beautifully. Cashmere is a luxurious, but sporty look with a soft nap. Please contact us via e-mail for information about wool and cashmere.

4. Can I add a logo to my ties?

Yes, please contact us about having your organization's crest or logo embroidered on your ties.