Do you have a solid black silk necktie?
Did you even know that it's a must have item for the well dressed man?
Funerals. According to SF member mimo, every man should have a black silk tie on hand to be worn to funerals. I found out yesterday that I have to attend a distant relative's family funeral on Friday. It occurred to me that I have ties for interviews, weddings, summer get togethers and so on but I had no idea what I was supposed to wear to a funeral. When I performed a search of styleforum
, the answer came back as ...
Solid. Black. Silk.
I had nothing. I considered sending a frantic PM to Spoo et.al. to plea for one to be overnighted but that seemed extravagant. I had a little time this morning but Goodwills proved to be a dry hole for this item. Looking back over around two years of sorting through ties, I don't recall ever seeing a solid black tie. I stopped in JAB but I would have had to pay $79 for one or I could have bought 5 for $80.
I don't need to spend that kind of dosh on a JAB tie(s) so I kept looking.
Nordstrom Rack had Calvin Klein for $17 but they were ALL extra long. I tried a double 4 in hand but it looked ridiculous. The $15 Kenneth Coles were too skinny. The other crappy brands were some sort of tone on tone.
Burlington. Nicole Miller. Hecho en China. 100% silk. $10. I dare you to tell me that you can tell it's a crap tie once it's around my neck and hiding under my suit coat.
Keep your eyes peeled guys. When you need one of these, you NEED it now.