Put on a tie made with a textured fabric, like wool or corduroy, and you’ll immediately wonder why you didn’t think of doing it sooner. We’ll excuse you if you have been locked in the smooth cell of silk tie jail for years. Most men have. We go to the store, or our favorite online retailer, look at a sea of silk ties and choose based purely on the color, pattern and width of the ties without giving much thought to any other fabric or texture besides good old, reliable, smooth silk. Or maybe you have that one odd tie, a knit one. It’s solid, it’s dark (black or navy) and it’s your go-to tie for dressing up a casual look (think jeans and a white button front shirt). But if that is your only foray into ties with some texture, we’re out to show you what you’ve been missing.
With growing frequency, tie makers have been adding some texture to their collections and some, like the ones we’ve highlighted below, are devoting whole lines to ties that feel as cool and unique as they look. These ties are especially great additions to your collection now because their rougher feel stands up well to fall’s heavier fabrics and rugged accessories.
Like what you see above? Through a special collaboration, the ties above will be available for a limited time for purchase through BlackLapel.com. Oh, and if you were wondering, yes, those are new suits from the Fall 2013 Black Lapel collection and yes, they are awesome. You’ve been warned.
Have you been rocking the textured ties this fall? Leave a comment below with your favorite combos.