decades, the Men's Dress Furnishings Association was a resource
for men's dress shirts and ties for manufacturers, retailers and
consumers. Today, the MDFA lives on in spirit through
All About Men's
All About Men's Ties
How to Buy Men's Shirts
How to Buy Men's Ties
How to Match a Shirt &
How to Match a Shirt &
Shirt and Tie Matching
How To Tie a Tie
Dress for a Job
Ask The Experts
For over sixty
years the Menís Dress Furnishings Association (MDFA) and its
predecessor organizations, The Menís Tie Foundation and Neckwear
Association of America, provided valuable information to consumers
about shirts and ties and the role they play in menís wardrobes and
Through itís public relations program the association reached over
100 million people annually.
Recently, due to changing market conditions, the MDFA closed its
doors. However, the education mission is still a valid one,
particularly in these competitive times when a well- groomed,
professional appearance is more important than ever.
For this reason, I have decided that it is not only important to
keep the MDFA alive in spirit, but to enhance it to provide even
more information on all aspects of a manís professional wardrobe.
After 35 years as Executive Director of MDFA and NAA, I have
developed a strong knowledge of all aspects of menís fashion.
However, I am always learning.
In designing this site we tried to cover all the bases. However, it
is a work in progress that will reflect the ongoing changes in
fashion and lifestyle.
I owe a special debt of gratitude to Boardroom Ties for their
invaluable assistance in putting this site together. Boardroom Ties
share my passion for neckties and for helping men appreciate the joy
of putting on a beautiful tie each morning.
I would also like to thank Pete Heineck who did a terrific job on
the tie knotting illustrations and Dave Nugent and his staff RDW
Media who developed the old MDFA site and have helped us transition
to this new one.
We welcome advertisers and provide a very valuable space to
communicate their fashion message. Please contact us if you are
interested in putting your message before our targeted audience of
professionals who have a strong interest in their appearance and
And lastly, we now would like to hear from you, the reader, on
subjects you would like us to cover or questions you would like us
to answer. If we donít know the answer, we have a team of experts at
our disposal ready to help.