About us
“The Don Collection Ties” trademark of High Quality

Owners Don Griggs and Daryl McChristian bring you an exclusive neckwear company DESIGNED BY DON (DBD).

We Design, Label and Manufacture our own ties!

DESIGNED BY DON (DBD) specializes in providing exquisite and luxurious handcrafted Woven and Jacquard 100% Silk Neckties, Bow Ties and Cuff Links.

Our core Neckties and Bow Ties are uniquely designed and made with an Afrocentric touch. The core designs and symbols represent a part of African History. Each design and symbol have a story and/or a message from history.

Although we have our authentic DBD core designs, we also feature our classy modern Jacquard Silk, Silk Woven and Satin Ties. The Jacquard Ties are intricately woven fabric with a tonal design woven in. The weave creates an effect of a “shadow” pattern to create a distinctive look. Our Silk Woven Ties are a unique collection of bold, exciting and vibrant ties, which are sure to compliment your fashion needs.

The inspiration to develop this exclusive line of men's neckwear came to Don Griggs in 1991. Don envisioned a superior quality line of men's neckwear that would reflect elegance and significance, while simultaneously appealing to the style and fashion needs of professional and distinguished men. Don imagined this clothing accessory would appeal to all men in all parts of the world.

From its inception, DESIGNED BY DON neckwear has focused on quality and detail. We have received enormous praise for our uniqueness in style and high quality in craftsmanship. Don, a dedicated pioneer and gifted entrepreneur, has owned and operated a small chain of men’s clothing stores. Don has developed his unique vision and clothing expertise from 30 years of experience in the fashion and clothing industry.

From its optimistic beginnings in Rialto, California, Don and Daryl have developed a significant awareness of what compliments style and how to bring Afrocentric elegance in men's neckties. Product quality and customer service has been central to the success of DBD from the very start.

In addition to the Afrocentric line, Don and Daryl have added Classic and Solid designs to the collection of ties. The making of our ties are by hand for either the cutting, the assembly or the finish with the inside either wool or cotton sewn in a certain way, which gives the tie suppleness. We guarantee you will not be disappointed in the quality of any of our ties.

As DBD neckwear continues to emerge in the men's clothing industry, the company is committed to remaining focused on three primary tenants of business; superior quality product, elegance in style and excellence in customer service.

We continue to maximize our creativity and business acumen by expanding the Designed By Don neckwear line each year. With the assistance our great Technical Designer Jean-Claude Gigot we will continue to bring you a surplus of designs.

We hope you enjoy what you see. When you want to make a meaningful statement in fashion select a tie from, “The Don Collection.”