The Best of TheTieBar – Fall 2010
You’ve read the complaints on this site time and time again. It’s tough to find simple and slim neckties. Most department store ties have patterns that are borderline ridiculous. While the widths on those ties are either aircraft carrier wide, or pencil thin.
Those problems don’t seem to exist at TheTieBar.com. And I’ve got a ton of emails from you guys to prove it. The selection is huge and most of the ties look great. The stripes and patterns won’t give you a migraine, and they’ve worked textures like wool and knit into their line up. GQ is downright fawning over them, and the best part? Most of their ties are $15.00 ($15.99 on Amazon). Check out some of their best…
All of the following (w/ one exception) are from the 2.5″ “skinny” line, which is really more slim than skinny
Wool and thinly striped. Perfect for any season, not just the cold ones. The black and white is business ready and that brown one could easily upgrade your jeans and lightly structured blazer look.
The Patterns: Fleur de Lis – $15.00 | Charcoal with Pindots – $15.00
The Fleur de Lis tie has that prep pattern vibe to it, but it looks much more grown up than say, shields or repeating skull and cross bones. If you’re a minimalist believer in the black wool two button suit, the charcoal and light blue pindot tie should be in your arsenal. Tough to wear with a standard grey suit, but could work with navy. A warning, that’s the one pick in this lot that’s 3.5″ wide. So if you can’t hang with that, best to skip it.
The Preps: Navy/Red Trad Stripe – $15.00 | Burgundy Knit – $15.00
Yes a return to preppy American roots is huge this year. No you shouldn’t go all Brooks Brothers 1924 and wear that look head to toe. You’ll just look like you’re in costume. But mixing in a trend-based accessory like either of these ties wouldn’t harm anybody. In fact, the navy and red silk stripe is downright timeless.
The Just Different Enough: Glen Plaid – $15.00 | Navy and Yellow Dots – $15.00
What’s the old saying? Wear just one thing that really stands out? Glen Plaid does that. Easily. Keep everything else you’re wearing toned down. And yellow in general is tough to miss. But in small amounts on your tie? Not bad at all.
If you have any experience with TheTieBar, let us know how they did (and if you like your purchase) in the comments section below.