Damiano Presta is a small firm that makes wonderful hand-made ties, certainly among the best worldwide, in a small town of Calabria. The seven-fold ties are the flagship product of this small tie-maker; they are thick as a seven-fold tie should be, and the finishing (all hand-made) is beautiful. Recently Damiano Presta launched a three-fold tie of excellent quality, also all hand-made, at a ridiculously low price. The silks from Como are beautiful and there is a variety of designs, all elegant. I cannot but recommend Damiano Presta's ties, which stand well apart from all "designer" ties, including the very expensive ones. I had the pleasure of meeting Damiano Presta in person; he is proud of his company (and rightly so, I might add) and he is always available by phone in case of requests or questions; he does provide a highly-professional, personalised service.