Knit ties have done well editorially but haven’t quite broken into the mainstream. We asked several brands how they see the trend. At the January trade shows, a half dozen brands were excited to show me something new: knit ties. Culturata, an Italian-made brand known for sport shirts, introduced knit …
Harry Sheff talks to Robert Talbott CEO Bob Corliss about the state of the neckwear business.
Harry Sheff looks at some innovative neckwear at Liberty: Cotton toile from Glendon Lambert, burlap from Descendant of Thieves and variations on camouflage from Dibi.
Now in its fourth year, General Knot has fans in places that a few years ago would have been utterly foreign to neckwear, including barber shops, coffee shops and at least one motorcycle shop.
Harry Sheff talks to Jeff Sencer about the role of brands and his new ESPN collection for LND Neckwear.
Armstrong & Wilson’s ties and pocket squares have just the right amount of detail.
Harry Sheff: Few brands as young as Glendon Lambert pack this much fun and innovation into a collection.
Flynt’s Brent Kestin has solved a perennial problem in casual neckwear: how to pair a plaid shirt with a patterned tie.
“This is the first season ever that we’ve had a total sellout,” Forsyth of Canada’s Harris Hester said of his colorful spring neckwear collection.
Harry Sheff: Twin brothers Danny and Kenny King have launched a neckwear business inspired by a Minneapolis news anchor’s famous tie knot.
2012 was a big year for The Tie Bar: the online men’s accessories retailer doubled sales, hired 28 new people and launched a collaboration with actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
How much did the neckwear business contract since its 1995 peak and has it stopped shrinking? Harry Sheff looks into what few numbers are available.
Harry Sheff: Retailers have their work cut out for them, educating risk-averse consumers about neckwear.
Harry Sheff: It wasn’t long ago that the Project Las Vegas trade show didn’t have any neckwear. These days, there are plenty of ties in greater collections, and even a few dedicated tie lines.
Harry Sheff catches up with Jeff Sencer, who joined furnishings maker Steven Land as a consultant nearly a year ago.
Harry Sheff talks to MMG Neckwear’s Dave Klaus about the Rooster brand and how casual neckwear can keep the tie business healthy.
Harry Sheff: British billionaire Richard Branson’s anti-neckwear rant is ironic and out of touch.
Harry Sheff talks to Jeff Blee about bow ties and pocket squares, two categories performing extremely well at Brooks Brothers.
Harry Sheff: NBC’s Brian Williams is among those who exhibit a lackadaisical approach to the dimple below the tie knot.
Harry Sheff talks to Daniel Bruce, a Chicago designer whose affordable skinny neckwear collection has a charity angle.
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