According to Atkinsons, makers of Royal Irish poplin, Huguenots brought their silk-weaving craft to Ireland in the 17th century, and where they began blending their silk with a fine local wool. The result is a half-silk, half-wool blend that makes for a necktie with great hand and character, one that belongs in every trad’s neckwear collection along with ancient madder, wool challis, and grenadine.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a sampling of Irish poplin ties from traditional retailers. Above, J. Press (click here for J. Press’ full Irish poplin selection).
O’Connell’s (see full selection here):
Sid Mashburn (full selection):
Sam Hober (full selection):