Each and every season our designers surprise us with something new. Even when we thought we have seen any imaginable tie design, our designers manage to excite us with their latest collections. Take this pencil striped tie for example. While the pattern is nothing unusual, it is the cut and the fabric blend that is different than any other tie we have seen. Tie designer BlackBird blended a fine Merino wool (75%) with delicate silk (25%). The result is amazing. The tie has less of a sheen but is much softer to the touch and nicer to tie into a knot than a pure wool tie. We liked this collection so much, that we are carry it in four different colors: burgundy (shown), midnight blue, olive-green, and dark brown.