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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 & more

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 September 30, 2014

Novelty Cufflinks & Tie Bars

Quirky-cool accessories to make your suit a little less sober.

Sale Ended November 08, 2014

Get the Look: Tone on Tone

Transform your closet by snapping up shirts, pants, and more in a single color scheme.

Sale Ended March 17, 2012

Dress the Part: Corner Office

You’ve got the job; now it’s time to set your sights on that big promotion. And that means dressing with just enough personality to stand out — while maintaining all appropriate professionalism, of course. With the smart suiting, essential accessories, and sleek footwear in this sale, you’ll be comfortably seated in your new office in no time.

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