What do I know about fashion? Nothing, really, and I’m okay with that. All I’m trying to do with this weekly column is impart a starting point on where to find things that look good…or at least that my wife told me looked good, at an affordable price.
The necktie is a piece of menswear that I think everyone should have. Now, I know that not everyone likes them, and personally, I prefer the bow tie because they’re simply out of your way and not hanging down like the necktie, but I think the necktie is a necessary evil. Simply because they are what I like to call fashion shorthand. Nothing says to the world that you are trying to look good for an occasion more than a well-tied, sharp-looking necktie.
I prefer solids in neckties, and in this, I’m afraid, I’m in the minority. I do like some texture, though, so here’s a red textured tie from JC Penney’s Stafford collection that I think goes with just about everything. Well, anything that a red tie will go with. Pretty cheap at $35, but if you buy more than one at a time over there, they start dropping prices. And unless someone is flipping your tie up to have a glance at the label (and they shouldn’t be doing that, ever) then no one will know that you’re wearing a cheap tie.