I have a moderate amount of ties, nowhere near the amount I’d like to have or should have. While I have a decent amount, I normally have a few go-to’s as I’m sure a lot of men do. It just happens to turn out that it’s the same 4 ties that were handed down to me from my grandfather. I’ve received almost daily comments and complements about them as well. Finding the right tie these days isn’t hard by any means, but a vintage tie is tried and true and often extremely cheap if not free.
I don’t know much about the history of these ties besides the tags that two of them have, the dark olive tie (notice the suggestion of what colors to wear with it!) being Wembley which seems to have a rich history in neckwear from what I’ve gathered. The other being a Frank Brothers tie from Fenn & Feinstein at their New Haven store. Fenn & Feinstein were custom tailors that also had a New York store as well as the New Haven spot. If anyone knows more history about either, I’d love to hear more. Make sure to check out The Retro Press, full of decades old advertising. This “stuff” never gets old.