4 Aug 2013

Untipped tie from Ralph Lauren

I tend to avoid buying RL because so much of their garments and accessories are made in China; I think it is important to keep sartorial crafts and skills alive in Europe.
Also the extensive use of oversized logos is un-appealing. But they have some suits and ties made in Italy. And especially their handmade Italian Neapolitan style ties are very exquisite.

The other day I found this lovely tie from RL reasonably priced at Malford of London. It is made from vintage silk. The un-tipped tie is perfect for wearing with the lighter fabrics of summer time suits.
I find the green colour very versatile.

Here I wear it with my off-the-peg navy pinstripe wool suit from Austin Reed, London.

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