Gentleman, if only fashion really were like tech stocks, then I’d be Warren Buffet. This season, fashion has duly delivered the market correction that we have all been waiting for: the tie is back. It seems that the moment DJ D-Sol and John Bercow rejected it, the tie became something to have fun with, rather than be constricted by.
A suit without a tie is like a band without a lead singer. It’s the expressive bit of your outfit that pulls everything together. Plus, you don’t need an office job to wear one. The new tie is one that’s worn because you want to, not because your school or HR department forced you to. It shows that you actually want to make a statement about yourself.
We could give you lots of advice about pattern and colour combinations and how to make everything harmonious, but then you know that already. In 2020, the tie you wear is a deeply personal choice. I think that the Drake’s navy blue silk grenadine is the Levi’s 501 of the tie world, a classic that goes with everything. Alternatively you can go hell-for-leather (or silk), with this rodeo print shappe silk tie. It’s bright pink for goodness sake. This is the tie to wear when doubling down on the blackjack table of life. That’s the point about the new tie, it can be for anyone. Whatever you do, however you wear yours, just make it Fashion, okay?