Menswear

Surprising Ties from Suitsupply

I have to admit that I’ve never considered Suitsupply for ties. I’ve only used them quite happily for suits and jackets. But after looking at one of their email newsletters the other day, which featured a few handsome ties, I took a closer look.

A quick perusal of their neckwear offerings yielded many great options for me. Whenever I look at ties, it takes a lot of discernment. I think of my existing collection of suits, jackets and shirts and carefully consider where a new tie would fit with what I already have in my wardrobe. It has to work, which eliminates a lot of otherwise fabulous ties that are simply not complementary to my current wares.

My tailored clothing palette is very simple, based mostly in navy with some grays, lighter blues and a tan for summer. It’s worth noting that I’m also a bit color shy, and I’ve never been confident with bold statements in color or pattern. I travel a more subdued and restrained path.

That said, here are some of my personal favorites in Suitsupply’s current tie collection.

The width of Suitsupply’s ties is 8 cm (3.25 in) for regular ties and 6 cm (2.36 in) for most knitted ties. The prices range from $49 to $79, which, considering the fabrics and craftsmanship, is quite fair for a good tie that you’ll have until you lose it or die.

And speaking of fair… I was happy to see that Suitsupply is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, supporting fair labor conditions throughout their supply chain. As far as I know, Suitsupply is the only men’s clothing brand on the affordable spectrum that provides transparency about their brand performance with regards to ethics, labor fairness and sustainability. I like it.

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2 Comments

  1. John Crocker Reply

    I like everything I’ve bought from Suitsupply. (Excellent knitwear.)
    Their biggest problem is the tacky and misleading name.

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