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About Countess Mara

Countess Mara -- maker of extraordinary neckwear for gentlemen -- creates bow ties, neck ties, wallets, gloves, bags and other accessories for the modern dandy. The brand was founded by Lucilla Mara de Vescovi in Rome, Italy; in 1930, she and her husband, American tennis singles champion Malcolm Whitman, got into an argument about his boring ties -- a fight she won when she made him a tie from silk dress material. After Whitman tragically committed suicide in 1932, his grief-stricken widow travelled throughout Europe, collecting fabric to bring to New York and turn them into a necktie empire. Countess Mara initially specialized in playful pictorial ties in unusual designs that helped to define the style of the modern American gentleman: torn love letters, the Lady Godiva, flora and fauna all featured, in patterns so distinctive that collectors and businessmen alike took notice. Frank Sinatra was a major fan, and often had his own custom-made Countess Mara ties. So roll like you’re in the Rat Pack: be a gentleman, and wear Countess Mara.

Past Sales Featuring Countess Mara

Sale Ended August 15, 2014

Patterned Neckwear

You've nailed your suit, you've got that perfect sportcoat, and your button-ups are up to snuff, so now what? You've gotta make sure your accessories are on point, that's what. Here, we've put together a selection of patterned ties from some of our favorite labels, like Simon Spurr, Paul Smith, Duchamp, and more, so you can do exactly that.

Sale Ended November 05, 2014

Ties & Bowties Under $40

Formalwear gets an extra punch with neckwear in every possible pattern and shade.

Sale Ended February 23, 2015

Best Investment: The Navy Suit

Modern updates to the traditional menswear staple, plus go-to accessories to complete the look.

Sale Ended February 01, 2015

Tuxedos: Up to 70% Off

Refresh your office wardrobe with a stylish assortment of dress shirts and sleek neckwear. From ties from Brooks Brothers and Luigi Bianchi Mantova to slim shirts by Michael Bastian and Ami, you’ll find plenty in this sale to breathe some life into your everyday look.