A necktie is one of the accessories that kind of takes a back seat when you are looking for that perfect business suit or sports coat, but it is actually very important in creating your total look. The accessories that you choose like the button-down shirt, shoes, and neckties can “make or break” the look that you are trying to achieve. If you have spent the money on a quality fabric, well designed suit, than you want to also choose the same quality ties and accessories to create your style.
At David Fin, you will find a collection of men’s luxury ties that give you the quality that you want, at a price that you can afford. David Fin is a brand that prides itself in selecting the finest luxury fabrics from prestigious textile mills in Como, Italy. They then take these silk and wool fabrics and bring them to New York City, where each ties is individually handmade. Because these neckties are exclusive to David Fin, they are able to achieve the quality that they want for their customers, without having to charge the same prices as their competitors. At the David Fin tie shop, they offer free shipping and the chance for their customers to shop with a purpose because they have an alliance with the charity “Hiring Our Heroes” and with each tie that is sold, a veteran benefits.
One of my favorite ties is the Navy and Blue Striped Grenadine Tie. Stripes are one of those patterns that never really go out of style. The fabric composition is 100% Italian silk with a length of 58 inches and a medium with of 3.25 inches. The diagonal navy and sky blue stripes are combined with contrasted stitching to give the tie added interest and would make a nice colorful accessory for a navy suit or sports jacket.
Another one is the Skinny Red Herringbone Wool and Silk Tie. This particular tie is hand-cut, folded and lined with luxury Italian wool for structure, and then finished with David Fin’s signature silk tipping. The herringbone pattern is composed of a rich merlot red and medium blue weave to give it that classic pattern and the width is a little smaller at 2.75 inches.
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This men’s ties holiday contest ends November at 14th at 12:00am EST. Good luck everyone, and thanks to Ties.com!
Fashion designers are inspired by many things. Some are inspired by where they live, people they admire, or sometimes just an innate need to create. Eddie Edwards, the dress shirt designer for S!r Mens Wear is one of the most down to earth people I have ever met.
From our short meeting, I learned so much from a man who looked deep into his soul and left a promising career in the medical field to follow his childhood dream of designing men’s fashion. Eddie is obviously a passionate man, whose passion lives through his creation of men’s shirts and accessories. He prides himself in his craftsmanship, fabric selections, and overall quality of his garments. Eddie Edwards has a little saying that cropped up in our conversation and probably every other substantive exchange he had that day: “Every man should stand out in style.”
One product of his passion in menswear found at www.sirmenswear.com that stands out is the Black on Black Stripes Detailing with Black Embroidery dress shirt. Floral patterns have made their way from other areas of fashion to menswear lately. The trick for adding the floral trend into menswear is to incorporate it in a way that doesn’t make the item look too feminine. This black embroidered shirt from Eddie Edwards is made of 100% cotton, has an underlying micro-pattern of a tonal pinstripe, as well as a tapered fit and straight cuffs. The inclusion of the floral trend comes in the tonal embroidery that is up and down the shoulders and chest of the dress shirt.
As mentioned, Eddie doesn’t restrict himself to designing just clothing, but also the accessories to enrich his pieces. S!r also has the perfect ties and pocket squares to compliment a new dress shirt and complete the look. This “Multicolor Art-Deco” set in grey, orchid, and ivory will help you to dress up any neutral colored suit jacket. Made from 100% silk, this tie and pocket square gives the consumer a luxury fabric and combines polka dots and stripes in a way that is fresh in color and style.
As the Summer starts to fade, the clothing colors become richer and the fabrics become a little weightier. In the magazines and on the street, you begin to see more of the greys, chocolate browns, navy blues, and deep burgundy hues in suits, sports jackets, trousers, and shirts. One way to keep your darker colored clothing from becoming drab, is to dress them up with interesting ties for Fall 2012. All across the Web are huge selections of designer ties in many different fabrics, patterns, and colors.
When you think of luxury fabrics, silk is always at the top of the list. At Mitchell Roberts they design and manufacture their own line of men’s silk ties, which gives the customer the opportunity to have superior quality items at a substantial savings. We got the chance to review one such item from their collection.
This particular tie is the Black Textured Slim Silk Tie which is, well, noticeably textured. The silk is woven in a diagonal pattern, which creates a heathered fabric that allows it to have more dimension and texture than a traditional silk necktie. Also, the slim design of this Mitchell Roberts tie gives it a distinctively modern appeal. Comparable silk neck ties can run anywhere from $79.00 to over $200. At $34.95 for this luxury item, you certainly cannot beat the price! That said, there is an almost rough feel to it because of the design lifting.
I take ties very seriously. Therefore, I rate them seriously. The designers at neophyte Artfully Disheveled (aside: not my favorite brand name) clearly pride themselves on deconstructing of the typical patterning of my favorite accessory – thankfully without resorting to ugly logos or graphics of Spiderman. Let’s see how one of their pieces fairs.
The model I got, “The Shoreditch”, is an okay tie. Truly, I like a lot about it. It’s long, which makes gauging and fixing the length during the tying easier. The cross stitching (see below) is top notch and I rather enjoy the cheeky checkered pattern. It’s slightly hipster, but the quality weaving let’s people know I didn’t pick it up at a thrift shop.
All that being said, the piece is too “heavy” for my taste, that is it consist of too much fabric. Naturally, I appreciate silk, but not too much of it rapped in one package. I guess I’m just a sucker for ties that catch onto the wind easily.
There is also something lacking in the color scheme of this particular tie. Frankly, it just isn’t as fun as I came to expect from pictures I’ve seen online. In fact, I think it would serve much better for the purples, greens, etc. to be brighter. Strangely, this pattern but bolder strikes me as easier to match with an outfit only because then it would be demanding all the attention; right now it’s pretty subdued. I could see myself wearing it to a casual cocktail party.