Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall?Winter Checklist: Heavyweight Ties

Why is it we have napkins decorated with reindeers and snow capped trees on them during Christmas time? Do they clean our mouths better than plain white ones? Or maybe try telling me why we tend to wear darker colors during the colder months. Does charcoal gray keep you warmer than kelly green? Not really. Why do we make these seemingly unnecessary changes just because of what time of year it is? It's because there are just certain things that even though there is no real functional advantage to making these seasonal changes, we do them because it just seems like the right thing to do. 

That's why during these next six months you should try and give your silk and cotton ties a break. As an alternative, try stocking up on some beefier wool ties. Like I said before, there's no real functional purpose for this. They don't keep your neck any warmer than the ones you had. But it just seems right that if everything else you're wearing is heavy and textured, well then your tie should get with the program. 

Left~JCrew, Right~Express

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that you should exclusively wear heavyweight ties during this season, there are some silks in my rotation that I still plan to wear during the colder months. But they all share two things in common; they're dark-hued, and even though they're made of lighter materials they still have some sizable heft to them. 

As I've done over the last few posts, below are some very viable options for you to look into at every price range. You're welcome...

$20                                                                                                                                                                                          $70
Merona                                                                                                                                                                                 JCrew

$90                                                                                                                                                                           $125
Hill-Side                                                                                                                                                             Gant Rugger

$135                                                                                                                                                                                       $225
Bespoken                                                                                                                                                                        Brunello Cucinelli

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