My name is David Bachman, based in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. I’d post a picture of myself here, but you’ll find plenty of “selfies” in my Candy Shop, where I showcase my beautiful handcrafted men’s premium neckties. I began this adventure after being inspired by my late grandfather. Donald Bachman was married to my grandmother, Betty Bachman, for 69 years when he passed away in 2012. I was visiting them in Wimberley, TX, when Grandpa Bachman passed his vintage tie collection down for me to enjoy. I've had his ties for a few years now. Recently, I wore his Johnny Carson paisley necktie for the first time and for some reason, everyone who saw it – loved it!
That day inspired me to start something new and to give people a necktie that will inspire compliments and conversation. Compliments and conversation, you say? Something that a typical run-of-the-mill department store tie cannot accomplish. Department store ties all say the same thing: “I’m boring!” So I began this adventure to change that and to give men the opportunity to freely express their style, status, and sex appeal.
I spend ample hours hunting for the most beautiful fabrics for a tie. I wear them all myself. They are tested and measured because I personally gauge the feedback and response from my friends, family, co-workers, and complete strangers. I know that I have something exemplary to offer my customers when I have complete strangers asking, “nice tie, where did you get it?” and then wanting to order ties for their husband and children.
Think about this:
Women have so many options when it comes to fashion. They can wear a different dress for every setting or event: a long dress, short dress, mini dress, party dress, wrap dress, wedding dress, strapless dress, summer dress. Not to mention that each dress has a magical and unique array of colors and patterns.
What do men have? A black suit, a blue suit, and a tan suit. What’s worse for men is that when we are packed in a room of people, it doesn’t matter if you have a $2,000 suit or a $200 suit – we all look the same!
What makes a man stand apart from the rest? His necktie. Say something about your confidence and personality. Give those around you something to talk about. Wear a premium handcrafted Neck Candy Tie. Made in the United States. People will notice.
If you don’t like compliments and conversation, please do not wear my neckties.
~David Bachman, Owner