A number of months ago I was put in touch with a precocious young man named David Herzka. David was just in the final stages of launching his new tie brand, David Fin, which launched in late 2014 and I can say makes some very solid ties. David told me of his affinity for ties but also of the possibility of selling ties to promote other things he likes. Such as domestic production, luxury fabrics and helping out our veterans; by donating 15% of its profits to Hiring Our Heroes.
Another key to David’s plan is to sell his ties at a reasonable price ($85-105), one below what you would expect for a tie of such quality. This is largely accomplished by selling their ties directly to customers via their website, DavidFin.com. The David Fin tie journey spans from Como, Italy, where the fabric is sourced from, To New York City, where the ties are made. In the few photos of me wearing the ties, you will see that they tie quite a nice knot. The ties are of a thicker sort, which is something that I quite like. The ties are not the light unlined sort you may find some places, nor are they the super heavy ones you will find from others; but a nice middle ground. The interlining that is used has substance to it but it also has a soft flow to it. The width is also in the middle ground, at 3.25″; which for most men is an ideal width. David Fin ties are meant for the business man and the man or a man who prefers his neckwear to be timeless, conservative and practical. These are not ties for the trend chasers; which is something I am not, here at The Fine Young Gentleman (which I should note is what the commentators of The Masters called Jordan Spieth today!).
In conclusion, it is hard to knock David Fin’s ties for anything. Some may want a slightly lighter tie, or more adventurous patterns. But those things are matters of taste. On the more concrete side of things on the construction and materials side it is hard to take anything away from David Fin. But I like the conservative and classic nature of the fabrics in the collection. The price is also quite reasonable for the quality of the ties; the ties I received are all $85. I’ve gotten some good use from the ties in the few months that I have had them, I expect this to continue. For those of you in the market for some solid ties for work or more conservative settings I recommend you check out what David Fin has to offer. If you have any comment, questions or experience of your own with the brand, feel free to share in the comments.
Note: the ties featured in this post were provided by David Fin for purposes of review. As always, the utmost care was taken to maintain and unbiased and objective perspective of the products at hand.