No mistaking what's in this envelope.
A handwritten note from Ellie Laveer, who makes each tie by hand. (And the seersucker is such a nice touch. I'm a sucker for presentation.)
A fantastic choice of colors in a butterfly cut without being predictable.
In action, paired with a rumpled and frayed Brooks shirt, worn by a bum who needs a shave.
The quality on this tie is on par with my J. Press and Brooks bow ties and it was about half the price of either of those. The stitching is great and it ties easily. There are no size markings but adjustment wasn't difficult; I just matched it up with one of my other ties and got a great fit. I will definitely be ordering more of these. Ellie also converts long ties into bow ties so if you have a pattern you like but maybe the width is out of date, send it over to her and let her turn it into something that will make your neck more handsome. Bottom line: The Cordial Churchman is a fantastic value and whether you wear bow ties or you're considering a first bow tie you owe it to yourself to go order one now.