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August 6, 2008

A Natty Tie

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Ties — Izzy @ 6:15 am

Ben Silver natte tieBen Silver natte tie close-up
The key to choosing a solid-colored necktie is the texture of the fabric.   Izzy contends that a totally smooth silk tie almost always looks cheap, no matter how much you paid for it. A better choice would be something like this pastel tie from Ben Silver woven in natte, a fine basket weave.


  1. Yes, I very much agree. When my nephews give me smooth silk ties (which happens occasionally) I wear them once, am photographed in said tie, email the picture, and then dispose of the article of clothing. Wasteful, but I don’t really need to wear a smooth silk tie as a belt, either!

    The nubby weave of the tie you illustrate is perfect!

    Comment by Michael Tinkler — August 8, 2008 @ 4:27 pm

  2. As the internet kids say, “Do want!”

    Comment by Rob D. — August 9, 2008 @ 4:52 am

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