Posts Tagged ‘ tie ’

the hill-side wool camouflage tie

camo tie

i think we’re supposed to be finished camo (like as in 2 years ago), but i’m not there yet.  i mix it into the daily rotation from time to time.  even though i’m a banker, i don’t often wear a tie.  when i do, i make sure it counts which is why my next tie purchase will be this camo number from the hill-side.  it’s wool and made right here in the good ol us of a.  and congrats to the hill-side for being named one of gq’s best new menswear designers in america.

skull & bones

skanbns

i like pretty much anything skull & bones when it comes to menswear (or dog collars).  i have a couple of pairs of skull & bones socks, but no tie.  well, that is until i order this masterpiece from punk monsieur.  they’re calling it a skull tie, but i see bones on there too.  regardless of what you want to call it, it’s badass and perfect for your upcoming holiday party rotation.

the longshoreman necktie from the knottery

shame on me for not mentioning the knottery before now.  jay and jack make great looking ties, pocket squares, and belts that won’t hurt you wallet, but look like they did.  for this holiday season, they created a tie that looks an awful lot like a certain norwegian sweater you’ve been telling people you’ve had since the 80’s.  the best part about it – besides how incredible it looks – is the price.  you can get your own longshoreman necktie for $25.  you better place an order before it’s too late.

know your audience

i was a communications major in college, so i had to take a bunch of speech classes.  the first thing they teach you in speech class is to know your audience.  in a couple of hours, i have to present a small token of appreciation to a couple of songwriters and one artist that bleeds red and black.  i figured this would be an appropriate time to bust out the uga tie.  always remember that when dressing for an event or speaking in front of a crowd, know your audience.  go dawgs.

the hill-side leaf camo necktie

last friday, the hill-side took over the blogosphere.  i’m not sure if it was planned, but a few of my favorite reads featured some of their neckwear (see a headlong dive, alex grant, and dreams of perfection).  one of the pieces that caught my eye was this leaf camo necktie.  i figure i might as well jump on the camo bandwagon before it’s too late.  if you’re interested in grabbing one of your own, then head over to hickoree’s for more details.

also be sure to check out the hill-side’s a/w 2011 lookbook found here.

masters loot

i’m back from my week long journey.  it’s good to be home.  on thursday morning at 7:40 am i watched jack nicklaus and arnold palmer open the masters golf tournament by hitting the first two balls off the first tee.  it was an incredible sight to see arguably the two greatest golfers ever on the same tee in the flesh.  after they walked off the tee, we hit the masters gift shop.  i’ve been lucky enough to attend the tournament a couple of times now, so this year i knew what i was looking for: a navy pullover, a green hat, a red golf shirt, and a tie.  success.  i was in and out of there in 5 minutes.

there’s no telling how much money augusta national racks up on merchandise during the week of the masters.  when you’re in the gift shop, you’re not just shopping for yourself; you’re shopping for you and the 10 other people that have asked you to get them something.  it feels like black friday with people running around grabbing everything in sight and heading to the check out lanes.  there’s also the fear that you’ll never be back, so you might as well buy everything this trip.

what is it about masters gear that’s so special?  well, you can’t get it anywhere else.  it’s not for sale online and i bet it never will be.  it’s like a secret club.  inevitably someone will notice the logo and ask you if you’ve been.  i’ve never seen an item of clothing spark more conversation than something with the masters logo on it.  sadly, if you asked me my favorite part about the masters, golf would come in third behind the sandwiches (post to come) and the merchandise.  money well spent.

rugby university duck boot tie

via sartorially inclined and available at rugby