The Chipp Crest Tie

A few months ago Ivy Style did a post on crest ties, asking readers if they considered them gallant or gauche. Well leave it to Chipp to have the last laugh.

Spotted in Paul Winston’s tailoring shop yesterday was this forest green tie. Between the gray stripes are what appear at a distance to be crests, but which are in fact jock straps.

The tie is is deadstock from the ’80s or so, but Paul says he is making up some more, along with other witty classics from the Chipp archive.

For previous posts on Chipp ties, head here. — CC

12 Comments on "The Chipp Crest Tie"

  1. Finally… a lacrosse player’s tie! This I like. Good thing you explained it, or the chess club alums would still be leafing through their Adler Guide to Family Crests trying to look it up.

  2. Does it come in a wedgie version?

  3. Manhattan Trad | November 1, 2011 at 7:27 am |

    In one word: Vulgar.

  4. Paul once explained to me that the difference in low humor versus wit is the context and who’s making the joke. Such a tie purchased by a novelty company and worn by a used-car salesman certainly must be different from a bank vice president and former Yale jock who bought it at Chipp to wear at his country club.

  5. I have seen similar ties at his place, not impressed. But I guess there are people out there…

  6. So…..crests are for dicks?

  7. If you folks do not like the tie I would hate to think of what you thought of the real item

  8. I love it and believe it would be less offensive if worn to work on a day I have no client meetings.

  9. better than a paperweight as far as conversation-starting gifts go

  10. Mar'keyse Hicks | November 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm |

    this is the perfect gift for my brother, he collects funny; yet stylish ties. Where can I purchase this???

  11. Give Paul a call at +12126870850

  12. ‘ve been reading older posts, posts before I found Ivy Style. I must admit, without apology, that I owned this Chipp’s tie. I wore it to very boring “wine tasting” parties my wife dragged me to, filled with boring academics. This Chipp’s tie was a Godsend, it was like shark repellent.

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