LACO ties, made in Germany. The company founded in Hamburg in 1838 by English merchant Charles Lavy now focus on pure hand crafts ? and are therefore one of the last two companies in the industry in Germany. In 1900, LACO had over 500 workers in their factories and even Kaiser Wilhelm II was one of their customers. What makes LACO ties different is the lining. It is made out of pure new wool and is very elastic. Therefore the threads relax again after the tie is undone. Upper material 100% silk. LACO ties: Made in Germany.