I have to say, I much prefer the softer, lightly constructed ties of old. It looks like Ralph Lauren is making almost exact replicas of them now. Naturally, I couldn't resist snapping one up... This one is available at Ralph Lauren's Rugby website for about $50. For that price, it's one of the best ties I own. Ralph Lauren's main website also has some ties that are unlined, but they won't say so in the listing. Check out the pictures and description. I've seen them called "Bleeker" ties on the Ask Andy Forums, though not on the website. By the way, does anyone know how to get rid of all this dead space to the left and right of my blog? I'd rather it be filled up by the blog posts and side bar, but I can't figure out for the life of me how to do it. Any help would be appreciated.