I've been wearing Anthony Haines woollen ties almost as long as I've been wearing bespoke suits. You see I'm not much of a fan of the silk tie - though it does rather depend on the design - preferring instead ties that have more texture and less-sheen than silk.

Whilst studying textile design in London during the 1960's, Anthony Haines began producing narrow hand-woven ties which were a hit with the fashion houses of the day, such as Burberry and Aquascutum.

Ties £49

Shortly afterwards he opened his own mill which still produces his wonderful worsted and tweed ties to this day. All Anthony Haines ties are woven by-hand in Scotland, and come in an array of vivid colours and are available in both solid worsted and tweed finishes.