When to make the commitment.
Ties are something that I don’t post enough of in general because there are so few that are worth posting. I recently introduced my little cousin who just recently graduated to the Knottery. Great introductory ties for the gentleman who is entering the work force at a reasonable price, and worth the commitment for a starter wardrobe. A tie to me is almost as important as the shoes you have on. If you are going to make the investment to have a $300 pair of shoes, a $900 + suit; then your tie should fit the aesthetic have crafted.
Most of my ties that I have are vintage. When I do decide to make the commitment to purchase a well crafted tie, there are only a few brands that I will even consider. With the help of General Knot, I have just added them to the list of ties worth the commitment of $100 + range. We featured their ties for The Selected Few “A Gathering of Style” trunk show last month. Andy of General Knot was kind enough to throw me a complimentary tie for displaying them.
Here is the advice I can give you with ties. When making the commitment to purchase a tie greater than $100 ask yourself these questions.
If the number is less than four, you should think about another tie. I went with the Deadstock Lambswool Hopsacking Necktie. I think it got the job done. We all get to the stage where we have to make larger investments in our wardrobe. I make sure that my accessories fit my wardrobe not the other way around. That is the best way to ensure it’s worth the commitment. I rocked this tie with four looks and I could easily do four more. Hope these looks help you out.