For the last day of Summer- the “Flying Fish Tie”
Grenadine ties are back in stock- 14 of the 16 colors are in stock. The Chocolate and Slate Blue are still 2-3 weeks away.
__________________________________________________________I have received a few inquiries asking how I can sell my ties significantly below the going price. As a starter, we make our own ties. Most stores- both web and brick & mortar - buy their products from a manufacturer. When I joined my father at Chipp in 1960, a manufacturer would price their products at about 30% above their production cost. The retailer would then take what was called a “keystone” markup - if an item cost the retailer $5 he sold it for $10. Today most manufacturers take much larger markups than retailers formerly took. Some well known tie “brands” take 300% markups at wholesale. The retailer then adds his markup - the retail “keystone” markup is a thing of the past. ( A well known Pet catalog wanted to run my dog breed ties. They told me everything in their catalog and web site had to have a 300% mark-up and that they could only run my ties if I would double the price at which I sell the ties on my site.) So I have eliminated the need to price my ties based on a wholesale cost that would far exceed what it costs me to produce my ties. Add to that the fact that I do not have, or want, a yacht, a Rolls Royce, or a private plane. I take pride in the fact that I am delivering products that are well made and fairly priced. I am 75 and I get to my desk at between 6:30 -7:00 AM Monday to Friday. I like what I am doing. I enjoy talking to people. Feel free to visit or to call and chat.
Great ties at a great price and very friendly and helpful to boot. Can’t say enough about Chipp2
Trussini // Bergdorf Goodman // Liberty // white linen // Alden
More interestingly, however, I met Uncle Beebo. Very nice chap and as stylish in person as he is online.