Our History

Old College Ties began as a simple wish by founder Madeleine Johnson to offer quality handmade knit ties to the Cambridge, Massachusetts community. Sourcing her fabric and production from a family-owned mill in Italy, Madeleine sought to build our brand around heritage and passion. These ties were instantly a hit among local crew teams and prep schools. 

In 2016, Harvard Student Agencies (HSA) acquired Old College Ties with the desire of taking the brand further than ever before. With a passion for quality in a world of fast fashion, our current team seeks to make Old College Ties a classic brand when few others currently exist. 

Old College Ties now offers our ties to the Harvard community and beyond, allowing all organizations and customers to capture their unforgettable memories and extraordinary life moments through their customized ties.

Let us help you tell your story as we tell ours.