Posts Tagged ‘ ties ’

otis james pocket square

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i’m late to the pocket square party.  it’s not because i don’t like them (i think they look fantastic).  it’s because up until now i’ve been self conscious about my ability to fold them correctly.  no more.  i think i’ve got this s**t figured out, and just in time too.  local tie maker otis james has added handmade pocket squares to his repertoire of goods.  this thing is a beauty.  if you haven’t heard of otis james or seen any of his stuff, you can check out his website here.  his ties are phenomenal too.

j. press online rotating pictures

i received an email this morning from j. press with the title “spring/summer collection 2011.”  naturally i opened it immediately and clicked the link to the website.  i love j. press’ website.  it’s simple, understated, and doesn’t use a ton of flash.  it’s exactly like their clothes.

i’m not a website or graphic designer by any means, but i realize functionality is key to good design.  so many websites load up on flash making their sites nightmares to load and navigate around.  j. press online has their navigation in blue on the left side of the site.  click on any of the buttons and they take you to what you want to look at.  it’s good to see that j. press doesn’t feel the need to make their website hip because preppy is back in style.

i thought the rotating images they just added for spring were worthy of a post.  again, there’s nothing too flashy about the images, because the products speak for themselves.  any of those ties would be a fine addition to your collection.  i don’t fancy myself a big ribbon belt fan, but those look perfect for the spring.

j. press is a classy place.  if you’re in new york, d.c., boston or new haven, be sure to go by there and check out their spring collection.  if you’re not, then their website will do you just fine.