As friends who spend a lot of time with one another, we thought it would be a great idea to start a company together. In the beginning of 2004, we formed South Beach Ties.
Following a period of in-depth research, we found a world class tie manufacturer in Italy. The next step was the designs for the ties. After many long evenings the four of us created a list of designs that we thought represented South Florida. We decided on eight prints initially and started working on them immediately. Several revisions later our vision for South Beach Ties came to life. We are already beginning to work on many new tie designs.
We combine the finest quality Italian silk with a fun South Florida flavor to produce fashionable ties. All of the tie prints have a recognizable South Florida flair, including Flip flops, Pelicans, Bikinis, Fly Rods, Guayaberas, Umbrellas and Beach Balls and the ever popular Palm Trees. In January 2005 we introduced Dolphins, Flamingos and Stone Crabs. In July 2005, we added Golf Tees, Lobsters and Pineapples. All of the ties come in a variety of colors.
We added a new product to our line in July 2005—women's scarves. These fun, versatile and reversible accessories come in many of the same South Beach designs as our ties and are also handmade in Italy from 100% silk twill. We've seen them worn as neck scarves, as hair scarves and as belts to the beach or a dinner out. Our scarves are available in Bikinis, Dolphins, Flamingos, Palm Trees, Pineapples, Stone Crabs and Umbrellas & Beach Balls.
In August 2006 we added boy's ties, bow ties and men's extra-long ties in a limited assortment of our most popular designs and colors. We also added five new designs: footballs, manatees, seagulls, starfish and tennis racquets and balls.
After a launch party in September and several successful local shows, we decided to launch our safe, secure and simple online e-shop. South Beach Ties also offers custom designs for companies and individuals. Please contact us to learn more about creating a unique South Beach Tie just for you or your business!
We are very excited about the initial success of South Beach Ties and look forward to a bright future. We hope you enjoy our ties as much as we do, and we welcome any questions or suggestions.
Christian & Teresa Shawn & Evans