Many years ago, a successful business couple from Vilnius were travelling in Italy. They admired the colourful country and its aromas, its family traditions, and, most of all, its people’s natural sense of style and fashion.

The couple stopped at the foot of the Alps, in the city of Como in Lombardy. While wandering through the city’s narrow streets, they came across a small tailor shop, which turned out to be one of the oldest manufacturers of ties and men’s accessories, and it was there that they learned the history of Italian silk.

The couple from Vilnius were so inspired with the knowledge gained during their travels they decided to share it… And so, in 2003, a tie and authentic men’s accessories boutique was opened in a cobbled street in Vilnius’ Old Town. The name, E&M TIES, was a spontaneous one: E&M stands for the initials of the founders, and TIES for the product they are so passionate about.

Sadly, the difficult economic situation lead to a temporary halt in the business. But the setback was brief, and, following the wishes of its faithful clients, the boutique soon reopened with a wider selection of shirts and elegant men’s accessories and an aim to satisfy every customer.

E&M TIES is a regular participant in the Florence Pitti Uomo exhibition for the latest trends in men’s fashion, which means the collections are continually renewed. However, the manufacturing traditions are well preserved in order ensure the authenticity of every item.