John Varvatos Star USA Plaid Silk Tie

Plaid is almost a staple pattern in menswear, and this John Varvatos Star USA plaid silk tie is an especially nice example of plaid done right. A 100% silk tie, the plaid pattern is a bit larger than usual, creating a nice ‘traditional man’ effect. Available now at the Nordstrom online store.

Alexander Olch Raw Silk Neckwear for Spring / Summer 2011

Alexander Olch has produced mounds of impressive neckwear, so we’re not surprised that his raw silk necktie and bowtie collection for spring / summer 2011 continues his trend of impeccable elegance. Rising to the challenge of using raw silk material, Olch’s neckties have a fantastic texture which allows them to be worn year ’round. Available…

J. Crew Madras Cotton Tie

Cotton is the word for summer in suit wear. It’s time to store the wools and even the silk ties to make way for your seasonal cotton and linen. With this Madras cotton tie from J. Crew we see a beautiful palette of pastel colours. Tones of blue and red dance across this neck piece,…

Green Madras Check Bow Tie

This green madras check bow tie is a colorful touch to any collard shirt. Bow ties aren’t reserved exclusively for formal affairs, and this 100% cotton bow tie would make for a nice addition to the usual business-casual outfit. We’re espcially liking the berry-stained look to the fabric, which fits right in with the breezy,…

Vittorio J Necktie Collection

Up and coming designer Vittorio J. has produced a very nice necktie collection that really shows off his creative skill. Made from high-quality silk, the ties feature crown or skull & crossbones motifs, or an especially interesting plaid design. The rich colors will work well with afternoon and evening wear, and the ties can be…

Lanvin Neckties and Bowties for Fall / Winter 2011

Lanvin releases some very fine bowtie and necktie designs for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. Using a mix of elegant wools paired with variations of striped silk, the different materials and patterns compliment each other nicely in each piece. The ties and bowties have that old Ivy-League-prep look to them, and would work well…

Monsieur Jean Yves Bow Ties

Bow ties become art in the hands of Maison Monsieur Jean Yves, who creates not merely an accessory, but elegant Haute Couture-inspired pieces like none other. Premium quality fabrics are the bare minimum for this design house, as each bow tie is crafted uniquely, and in very limited editions. No color, cloth, feather, texture, or…

Richard James Chevron Silk Tie

This classic chevron silk tie from Richard James caught our attention due to its gorgeous coloring. Handmade in England, the tie features the traditional inverted V-shape pattern, frequently found in heraldry and formal military insignia. Richard James brings his own modern touch to the tie by using four vibrant colored silks in arctic blue, black,…

Band of Outsiders ‘How’ Necktie

From designer Band of Outsiders comes this ‘How’ slim tie, new for Summer 2011. Beautifully constructed with traditional methods, but with just the right modern cut that so many other brands try and mimic, this black tie features a multi-colored all-over ‘how’ print that balances making a statement without being overwhelming. Available here.