Tie Me Up in Sovereign Beck
Men's ties have become far more adventurous since Miami Vice introduced boundary-pushing fashions, and now brights, pastels, and even florals are a widely accepted presence between the lapels, and men are all the better for it. They can indulge in the fun of accessorising and display their personality without being mocked mercilessly by the boys. So there's really no reason to not have an exciting collection of neckwear at your fingertips.
But just as women have seemingly unlimited choices we're still always on the lookout for something better and more appealing, the go-to place for when we need that one all-important item. For men's ties, I think that place could be Sovereign Beck. The ties are handmade in New York in limited numbers in high quality silks, cottons and wools, designed to be both understated and provocative, and ultimately, a statement piece. And they are, without being too loud about it. They say "I know what I'm doing, and I don't have to think about it."
The duo behind the ties are Ryan Sovereign and William Beck, designers who graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design and went on to create Sovereign Beck in 2005. They were looking to give a new expression to convervative menswear - a mission that should be wholeheartedly supported and encouraged!
These are equal opportunity accessories - women wear the line just as well as the men. And for those after-work drinking sessions or your best friend's wedding, they'd also look smashing tied around your head.
Oh, and did I mention the prices are excellent? They're having a sale right now on an assortment in the $40, $50, and $60 range. You can shop from their website. We're picking out a few right now, and they are oh so sorely needed.