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