There are many stores in the Pittsburgh area that have convenient locations for choosing the perfect necktie that maintains the fabric, durability and quality for a long-lasting purchase. These prestigious companies have artisans who care about how the necktie is made, and each store sells the product with the utmost customer service and satisfaction in mind. The staff at these locations will also work with you and provide information and instructions about the necktie of your choosing.
Heinz Healey’s Gentleman’s Apparel
160 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Charles Schaldenbrand, owner of Heinz Healey’s, commented that the store is easy to find, with the best location in the city for purchasing apparel for men. The neckties match-up well with the suits and sportswear available to complement the whole process. Schaldenbrand also said that matching the size and length of the tie according to the overall size of the person is important. There are many brands to choose from, with 100% silk ties from Italy and China being among the choices. The prices range from $75 to $125, and there are also accessories available to finish off a refined look.
Top Hat Tuxedo
933 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
If you are looking for a unique necktie-purchasing experience, head to Waterworks Mall. Brad Fabian, owner of Top Hat Tuxedo, will get you started in the process of buying a necktie, which is on a special order basis. He said that “this allows the men to choose from over 150 different shades in four different patterns.” The ties are custom made in China, and the fabric is satin, making the ties more durable, less expensive and with an easier cleaning process than silk. The ties that are 3″ wide are more modern, and anything under that size may have the look of being trendy or youthful. Brad commented, “There is an ordering process that takes four weeks, and there is a three tie minimum; the cost is $99 for three ties and $29 for each additional tie.”
One PNC Plaza
249 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Larrimor’s offers a wide price range of neckties, and Tom Michael, who is president of the company, said that his ties are substantial, made with the finest of silks and in the richest of colors. The neckties have a price tag of $135 to $205, and the top-notch brands include Isaia from Naples, Italy, Zegna, Canali and Talbot, among others. The family-owned business has been in service since 1939, and they take pride in their customer service. They offer an opportunity to purchase a product that will meet your personal appetite for style at the highest level.
606 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Standing the test of time since 1981, Joseph Orlando has been a prominent store to ensure great customer service and quality clothes and accessories. Joseph Orlando, Jr. mentioned that the store is in the heart of the Cultural District, making the store a convenient place to shop. The neckties are made of silk or wool in a 3″ to 3 1/4″ width. Orlando Jr. mentioned the shape is important for a necktie, along with knit fabrication. The handmade neckties are made in Italy and the United States, with Talbot and Iconic as popular brands.
Samuel Baron Clothiers
201 S. Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Samuel Baron Clothiers will supply you with a necktie that is heaped in luxury, with a distinctive flair for artistic performance. Gina Vensel, marketing and events promoter, said that the neckties begin at $90. The clothing store also has completely custom ties made in New York City, with prices that begin at $165. The most popular brands are Atelier F & B, Lanvin, Yves St. Laurent, Hook & Albert and Carrot and Gibbs. The clothing store is located in the vibrant Shadyside area, which is a great place to shop and experience the neighborhood.
Gerry Cernicky is a retired health and physical education teacher with 36 years of experience. He is a former teacher of the year and a sports writer for the Vandergrift News. He delivers podcasts, and maintains a website and blog. He currently resides in Pittsburgh. His work can be found at Examiner.com.