For over sixty years the Men’s Dress Furnishings Association (MDFA) and its predecessor organizations, The Men’s Tie Foundation and Neckwear Association of America, provided valuable information to consumers about shirts and ties and the role they play in men’s wardrobes and lives.

Through it’s 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 man’s professional wardrobe.

After 35 years as Executive Director of MDFA and NAA, I have developed a strong knowledge of all aspects of men’s 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 personal style.

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 don’t know the answer, we have a team of experts at our disposal ready to help.


Jerry Andersen