Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Repp Tie – $45.00 (reg. $75)
For neckties, this is about as “crazy” as a lot of us like to get. And although it seems like we’re on the down-slope of the prep fad, the Golden Fleece logos are subtle. Meaning the tie won’t feel like a dated trend when dressing like an Ivy Leaguer goes completely out of vogue.
It’s not a tie you’d want to wear to a job interview, an important business lunch, or God forbid a funeral (especially not a funeral.) It’s kinda casual and fun, but still suit ready. A few clicks up from a knit. Light years apart from a tie with a fish on it.
2 7/8″ in width might not seem slim at first, and $45 might not seem all that affordable for a tie either. But it’s Brooks Brothers, and they’ve been making traditional cut spendy stuff since The Monroe Administration.
It’s substantial but not fat, different but not ridiculous, and a bit of a splurge but not a check book wrecker. Silk woven in England, tie made in the good ol’ USA.
Don’t want to look too preppy? Get one with a tonal logo like the orange or green. Also available in red & purple: