Mr. Paolo Albizzati got his start in the 1960s making ties for famous brands in Milan. Supported by his wife Valeria he decided to quit in 1970 and started his own business in the basement of his own house. In 1975 Alby Factory was established. All aspects of production is done inside: cut, tip making, stitching, finishing, quality control and shipping. Alby soon became one of best tie manufactures in Italy. In the 1990s the second generation stepped in and the Paolo Albizzati line was launched.