It’s an accessory of menswear which is not often given as much consideration as it deserves, however, a good necktie can make or break a formal outfit. Most men’s closets are crammed with cheap ties bought at department stores as Father’s Day gifts, novelty items or as second-thought items when a job interview is coming up. Very little time is ever spent putting thought or selection into the process. Fortunately, there are a number of stores in the Baltimore area which not only stock great neckties, but will also help you with the selection to make certain the item is perfect for your needs.
J.S. Edwards
1809 Reisterstown Road, Suite 139
Baltimore, MD 21208
(410) 653-2266
www.jsedwards.com

J.S. Edwards has been listed as one of the top 100 Men’s Stores in the country by Esquire Magazine, and comes highly recommended by both The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Magazine. It is a men’s dress store which specializes in high-class dress clothes for business, formal wear and the like. So, of course, it has some of the best selection in neckties one would hope to find in a store. These are not just high-class ties, they are unique brands which one would be hard-pressed to find in any other store. Furthermore, the staff of J.S. Edwards is exceptional at helping you pick out the style which best suits you needs and matches your outfit.


Sixteen Tons
1021 W. 36th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 554-0101
www.shop16tons.com

Sixteen Tons is a truly unique locale with a rugged interior that features vintage clothing which tries to capture a timeless look stretching back through the decades, without having lost its appeal in the modern era. A necktie is a timeless item all by itself, so don’t feel afraid to stop in, even if you aren’t a hipster or a person in love with classic style — however, if you are either of those things, you might find something out of your favorite classic film to class up your outfit. And make certain to collar the owner while you’re in. He is more than knowledgeable about styles and looks, so he’ll be able to get you the appearance you’ve been longing for.

Poor Boys Sports
6711 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
(410) 768-1968
www.poorboys.net

Are you a fan of Maryland sports? Good, because that’s what Poor Boys is almost exclusively about. The product of a literally “poor boy,” this sports merchandise store — now serving three locations — was built from the ground up by a Baltimore resident who started it as a produce stand. As far as neck ties go, Poor Boys has a number of neckties themed after Maryland sports teams, however, these are not cheap novelty ties; they are high-quality silk ties that look good with any outfit. So if you want to look good and support your favorite team, consider popping into Poor Boys and grabbing one of the fine products it stocks.

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Samuel Parker
86 Villiage Square
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 435-5000
www.samuelparker.com

Kenneth Himmelstein, owner of Samuel Parker Clothier, founded the establishment after many long years in the fashion and men’swear business. One of his primary reasons for opening the shop was his observation that there was a tremendous lack of fine men’s clothing available for residents of the Baltimore area. With an eye for fine clothing and many long years in the business, Ken brings in some of the finest styles from all over the world. He is especially proud of the fine English Heritage Brands, including handmade neckwear by Drakes London and Seaward & Stearn. It’s safe to say that there are few places in Baltimore that can compete with Samuel Parker for quality in neckties.

Baltimore Sports Store
9924 Reisterstown Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(410) 363-7370
www.baltimoresportsstore.com

If you’re a fan of Baltimore sports or traditional items, the Baltimore Sports Store might just be the perfect place to do your necktie shopping. Featuring items related to all kinds of Baltimore sports and themes, including things like Maryland flags and the Maryland Terps, you can show your true Maryland pride while still dressing to impress. And not to worry, the ties are tasteful and dressy, not tacky novelties.

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Joel Furches is a freelance writer and researcher for The Examiner and Logos Software, and also manages his own catalog of writing on Hub Pages. Joel is on the board of directors for Ratio Christi. He has a bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education.