Friday, April 20, 2012
It is true that 70% of the neckties sold by a couple of tiemakers of my acquaintance have blue to navy blue grounds. Other popular colors are silver and shades of red. At the opposite end of the sales spectrum, brown neckies seem to be the ones that end up on eBay or in the sale bins. But there is an argument for brown neckties.
Brown neckties you see are slightly unexpected with dark suits, like brown shoes which they complement. They look great with gray or navy suits, atop light blue and light pink shirts. I like brown grenadines with patterned shirts and brown wovens with a small pattern when I wear solids.
In the photo, a dotted brown necktie worn with a navy mohair and wool suit, a shirt from Simonnot-Godard's peach chambray and one of that same firm's linen handkerchiefs in the jacket pocket.