There’s a lot of bric-a-brac that passes for fashion writing these days, but the true markers of style continue to include neckwear. A young man should have a strategic neckwear wardrobe. Not because it’s a necessary uniform, but because it’s a telling adjunct, the sort of thing that gets noticed. A few well-chosen, quality ties - low-key and luxurious, rather than hyper-stylish - can make all the difference in the world. Simplicity of cut, quality construction and materials, and discretionary taste are the hallmarks of fine neckwear.
To help ward off the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, I’d consider these ties essential equipment in the armoury to accompany virtually any tailored outfit: