The calendar continues to turn, thank goodness, and in the depths of this miserable winter there are signs of spring. Signs, that is, in the spring/summer collections of the menswear makers.
One spring offering that ASW supports enthusiastically is the resurrection of textured neckties like the sample from Drake's London in the photo, in silk shantung and blends of linen with silk. Both types complement the smoother jacketings of the warmer seasons. For remember, contrasts in texture are generally more satisfactory than contrasts in color, and slubby neckties contrast beautifully with jackets of mohair and silk as well as tropical weight plain weaves.
Look for the nubby neckties of spring in about twelve weeks.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Photo: Drakes London