Like a butlering version of Jason Bourne, I woke with a tie mission firmly implanted in head. The time has come. Fabric ties must be identified and acquired. Particularly woollen, textured numbers. Having been enlightened to Alexander Olch (click) by that bloke from Mr. Porter, discovered that am keen on the English wool (click),

and Super fine English wool (clickmans) fellas. Might look dull on the page, but they’re not. They’re suave. They almost have an edge, as much as a wool tie can have.

Then there’s the Italian cashmere ones that are fanciable too (cliccio).

Also rather keen on Drake’s too (clickage), a British brand. Their cashmere ones are the way forward (click).

And a grey one. Stupid people think they’re boring, cool people think they’re stylish.

Then there’s Drake’s 7cm guys (click it). Also cool. OK, not knitted but still nice.

Gonna hunt down a couple more brand options and call it a successful mission, then perhaps the inexplicable head pains will end. Meanwhile, think these best with non-white shirts, pinks, blues, maybe herringbones, greys, textured Oxfords button downs too. The next poser is what  pocket square to go with these chaps? Back with some findings when I find them. Unlikely to be sourced on Hackney Downs, but that is where am heading. Am strangely drawn there now…


9 Responses to “TIE SLEEPER CELL”

  1. Elton takes David up the aisle Says:

    Maybe there are fairies on Hackney downs? Hands up if you believe in ’em.

  2. Elton takes David up the aisle Says:

    Believe in them ? I KNOW one who works in Sainsburys!

  3. Vincent Ian Pinner Says:

    For pocket squares to go with these, I would go for some of the cotton/ linen jobs from Turnbull & Asser. The Rake tie that you sent me as a prize is really nice also.

  4. Bryan Ferragamo Says:

    Where’s my prize? I’m single-handedly holding this ramshackle collection of fudged thinking together, anyone can see that. Surely I deserve some old promo crap you no longer want.

  5. Stubbs Says:

    Your prize is your unpleasant outbursts being left up on the site.
    VIP won the prize in a S&E competition. fair and square.
    You’re unlikely to win anything with your scant knowledge and misguided ethos, excpet perhaps some sort of voucher of the spleen bank at Homerton Hospital?

  6. Bryan Ferragamo Says:

    They’re not ‘outbursts’, Stubbs. I’m simply correcting you.

  7. sb Says:

    One of the first gifts my now Wife ever gave me was a pocket square made from an old Tootle type scarf hand sewn and slightly rolled along the edges, the shop has since closed, I regret not getting more of them.

  8. Stubbs Says:

    Surely one wife is enough Mr.Brown?

  9. Michael K Says:

    Pierrepont Hicks. They ship worldwide too.

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