A Note From
Alynn was the brainchild of Alan and Lynn Cadan, who founded the brand in 1979. Both Alan and Lynn had roots in the fashion business that predated them for decades, so they were no strangers to the industry. The business had humble beginnings. The Cadan family started designing and selling ties out of their basement and taking calls from their dining room table. Everyone from Alan’s mother to their four children got on board to help, and within a few years, this little basement business was featured in The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Cadan, recognizing that powerful people have a sense of humour and that one of the easiest ways to display this humour in a professional setting is through fun neckwear, started sending his ties to them. Before long, dignitaries, senators, celebrities, and even presidents were proudly donning Alynn neckties.
Alan and Lynn's dedication to quirky humour has manifested itself in our selection of unique designs. We hold fast to the principle that a man is nothing without his humour and hope to instil personality into men's wardrobes near and far. Our designs are developed in-house and are the heart of our brand. We take great care in creating designs that not only speak to each man's individuality, but capture timeless style. Each of our ties are designed with the intent to strike up conversation and inject some humour into the wearer’s everyday life.
Our dedication to providing quality, hand-crafted products is the foundation of our brand. From our low-tech origins, hand-painting our tie designs, to our innovative modern designs, our high standards for quality have remained constant. The hand-folded and sewn silk ties that we produce are our legacy and they are what have set us apart in the industry.