So the WOCBD OCD thing is kinda worked out, I got a bunch of blue shirts, and when I wear them I don’t itch or walk in circles. One must always pursue growth.
Not wearing a repp tie though, that was Lithium-Withdrawal- Hard. But this tie from Mountain & Sackett:
Here it is, the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, in my hot church fellowship hall, with my daughter.
If you don’t know the rant about these ties, it is this. Most of the times the back of a tie is constructed with a liner, so you are tying a knot of silk and… liner. Mountain & Sackett do this differently, the reverse of the side is silk as well, as a result, they tie more easily, and they hang MUCH more consistently. The tie in that picture had been on since 6:00am, and that was around noon, so, wait. Let ME do the math. Carry the 7, do we round this? 6. 6 Hours. Everything else drooping, tie hanging right in there. The photo from their web site above does a better job of grabbing the blue, but this is a really unique blue. There is enough energy in it to make it fun and different, there is enough dark in it to make it a tie you have to take seriously.
The second tie I got from the collection was…
Friday we will do round two, there are two other ones I wanted to show you. But do take a look at their site. The ties are reasonably priced, made better than any tie I have ever worn, and this is a great place to support too.
With all due respect, sir, I will stick to white OCBDs. Who knows, perhaps you will come to realize that they do breathe better. I suppose it might have something to do with the blue dye of the thread.
I don’t blame you. If it wasn’t my job…
The “WOCBD thing” has nothing whatsoever to do with OCD.
It’s an objective decision to wear the classiest, most comfortable shirts. I would argue that refusing to budge from blue OCBDs without considering the white option is the real OCD thing.
I think perhaps we are both right. A free mind could do either/or. That said, I am trying blue today and am already twitching. 🙂
I liked my first Mountain & Sackett tie so much that I just ordered their “Frank Reagan Blue Bloods” tie.
Amazing ties, and you have great taste.
Nice tie indeed, James. And I dig the watch too.
JB, I need that jacket. Care to share the make & model?
Paul Stuart https://www.paulstuart.com/mens/tailored-clothing/sport-jackets-and-blazers/multi-tic-woolsilk-stuart-jacket/711S9327-9010.html
Where is the Madras jacket from. looks great.
I would imagine J. Press
I really like the madras-like Bryant model. One of those would work perfectly with a seersucker jacket.
Not kidding, these ties are built different. The fabric and the silk, they are for sure as fine as any available, but the construction is also the thing.
I like the fact that the offer different sizing options along with the reasonable price. I plan to place an order soon
A neat or foulard pattern is a perfectly acceptable alternative to stripes.
I prefer subtle patterns, as stripes seem a little too bold for my taste.
Will admit to having 2 striped ones though, a BB Argyll & Sutherland and a blue/orange (GO ILLINI) purchased from Eljo’s.
Will keep these guys on my radar, though I don’t wear ties much anymore.
That Kent Blue one is my favorite from the current collection.
Go ILLINI indeed. Class of 91.
I’m Class of ’87. Nice to see a fellow UofI alum here.
I always wonder why J. Press does not carry extra long ties. That’s why I checked out Mountain & Sackett. You can order ties in several widths and lengths.
Here’s what I like:
The Anglo American connection: USA made, but British woven goods. This is (the paragon of) Ivy.
“We’re at our best when we’re trying to heal the wounds of Siege of Yorktown,”
“What made Churchill the perfect emissary to America? He, the embodiment of Great Britain, was raised by a born-and-raised…by a New Yorker.”
And the narratives unfold. Here’s a question: Did Crockett & Jones make a penny loafer before Bass? What if? God save the Queen.
USA made, British woven cloth. Anglo American(ism).
This is the paragon of Ivy.
As Paul Winston once put it, during a conversation about a blazer of Hardy-Minnis (West of England) flannelL: “In the end, We’re all just a bunch of Brooks Brothers impersonators.” And they were purloining British style, especially tweedy English Country.
I agree. Harrison’s of Edinburg or Minnis or Fox flannel, made in USA, is the ideal. From whence cometh the silk?
Some very nice looking ties at a very good price. If only I didn’t already have about 100 too many in my closet … .
What size (width) did you order on your M&S ties?
Hi! The wider, but you can’t go wrong.