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Considering a white tie?
The fashionable “Mr. Shan” from Oxford offers some tips on getting the perfect and cheapest white ties for the summer ball season. “White Tie is an alien term for most students; it is an outdated dress code adopted by those who are equally as outdated”. Read the full post here.
NC State grads launch American made neckwear
Lumina Clothing gains traction with handmade, american made menswear and neckwear products. “”It’s always kind of a cool experience when you’re out somewhere and someone’s wearing one of your products, your shirts, your pairs of pants”. See the full article here.
Growing popularity of Bow Ties
A former attorney, Eliot Payne saw the lack of great bowties, so he turned into an entrepreneur and launched Accoutre, where he makes his own bow ties. Learn more about the DC based neckwear entrepeneur here.
Rubensteins celebrates 90 years
The New Orleans menswear staple is celebrating 90 years in business – and surviving 90 years of fashion trends. Neckties remain an important offering. See the full tribute in The New Orleans Advocate here.
Is the necktie dead? Not according to The Boston Globe
Although the necktie market is down from it’s peak in 1995 of $1.8 billion to about half that today, The Boston Globe makes the case that the necktie is far from dead. “The tie’s value is that the formality it represents demonstrates respect for the occasion and those present.” See the Etiquette at Work post here