Bowties are a staple for us (shocker, right?). Whether they come from a small company that is just starting out, or a huge company that has been around for hundreds of years, we really don’t care, as long as they are high quality and great looking. Recently, Brooks Brothers has released their Spring 2011 collection, and one tie that really caught our attention was the Houndstooth Silk Bowtie ($85) that is part of their Black Fleece line.
Brooks Brothers introduced the Black Fleece line in a collaboration with famed designer Thom Browne back in 2007. The intent was to take a bit of a “fashion forward” approach to the Brooks Brothers line while maintaining the integrity of the brand that has spent hundreds of years being built. To say Black Fleece has been a success would be an understatement. While some of their pieces may be a bit too “fashion forward” for a traditionalist, there are still a number of pieces, like the Houndstooth Silk Bowtie, that are intriguing to even the most traditional dresser in the bunch. Made of 100% silk, and featuring a patriotic red, white, and blue color scheme this tie will fit in perfectly on the 4th of July, but also with your favorite navy, khaki, or even light grey, suit.