Every Man Essentials: Silk Tie
We talked about the importance of the classic white shirt, and the silk tie goes hand in hand with that. Sure, I’m a huge fan of classic plaid, but the Every Man also needs something sleek to amp up his armoire options.
1. Burberry Silk Small-Check Tie ($140, Neiman Marcus): Made in Italy, this tie features Burberry’s classic check done in a subtle, silk twill with a tonal small check. Available in red, silver, or black, my recommendation is the red. This rich hue will pop against against your classic white shirt, and it will wear well with a black or grey suit.
2. J.Crew Old-School Stripe Cambridge Tie ($49.50, J.Crew): The look of this J.Crew silk tie is entirely collegiate. The old-school stripe Camb ridge tie is made the U.S. from English woven silk. It’s a hand-finished accessory that any guy under 30 can style with sophistication.
3. Gucci Black Solid Silk Elijan Tie ($144, Bluefly): This tie is anything but basic. Made in Italy from the smoothest, lightweight silk, this Gucci tie is completely classy. Perfect for any dressy occasion, I love the look of a black suit, crisp white shirt, and black tie. It makes for a show-off look without any loud or obnoxious colours.
Not prepared to spend more than 50 dollars on a tie? Check your local Winners, TJ Maxx, or Marshalls for fantastic ties priced almost preposterously! I know of no where else (except maybe a New York City street corner) where you can get a bargain on a Gucci tie. Really.