I searched endlessly to find the finest printed cottons from the best small mills in Japan to design the TALES OF JAPAN Collection. My intention is for each of these ties to be striking and beautiful, while telling a story. Stories about ancient Japanese artists creating patterns that are still in use centuries later. Stories of ancient Samurai warriors with Kimonos that looked like sharkskin. I created this unique neckwear to be eye catching and to be a conversation starter. But I also want the conversation to continue.