Where Our Story Begins…

“My mother always stressed that life would test me in the form of limited opportunities due to preconceived ideas. Fully aware of the struggles I could encounter as a young black man trying to pave his way into the working world, she heavily encouraged me to dress in a fashionable and neat way all throughout my upbringing. She educated me about having values and taking pride in my personal appearance from the inside out: from cleanliness, to haircut and suits to ties. And I did. I wore suits and ties my entire life from job to job, until the day came where I literally had no more good ties. Upon reaching over to the drawer and finding that all my times were overused, wrinkly and basically falling apart, my creative urges came back to life. I went over to a retired seamstress and asked her to make me some ties, after bringing her the fabric. I already knew she tailored an assortment of clothes for clients, but I wasn’t sure if she could recreate a tie I myself, had designed. Oddly enough, she was pretty good at the task and soon enough people all over NYC started complimenting me on my ties, which above all were of a lasting quality than your general retail ties. I started getting many requests to make ties and I gradually was able with consistency to reinvest back into the company. That’s was the day in which my passion became an actual business” Aki C. Ashe

At Brooklyn United Ties, we offer a diverse catalogue of ties, bow ties and scarves for men and women in the workplace. Each design holds a story and each color is meant to evoke a certain emotion on how you yourself and other people perceive you. Our ties are made from scratch, stitch by stitch and we also provide custom made services either for events, non-profits or even personal occasions. From retail to wholesale, we offer a wide variety of range for people to pride themselves in the way they dress, as well as helping small retail business grow their way to success.

Our Mission…

With something as simple as wearing a dressy tie or scarf, Brooklyn United Ties aspires to empower men and women in the workforce. Following the model of “dress for success” as one of our core beliefs, we encourage people to become proactive in taking care of their personal appearance, in favor of their personal goals. The way we dress tells a lot about how we envision ourselves so our motto is “Uniting Success With The Way You Dress”.

Our Vision…

To inspire and educate others to have high standards about the way they carry themselves in the world, by using quality neckwear and to spread the “dress for success” model worldwide, starting with our local communities.

Brooklyn United Ties Imparting Change…

We are always on the lookout for opportunities to bring the community together under educational events, that encourage self-confidence and professionalism in the workplace, parting from the way we dress. Most recently our Founder, Aki C. Ashe, did a three hour lectures on entrepreneurship at St. Francis College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Kingsborough Community College. The students were taught about the importance of “dressing for success” in order to achieve their goals in life. In the near future we are looking to bring these workshops and lectures to colleges, in order to instruct young students on how to enter the workforce victoriously and accomplish their dreams.