It’s Nice That meets major neckwear and accessories brand Drake’s, providing us a small glimpse of what it takes to make some of the most coveted ties around. Filmed by Jai Rafferty at Drake’s East London location, we’re given a taste of the process of luxury handmade tie manufacturing.
The Hill-Side Selvedge Guatemalan Hand-Woven Ties
If you’re looking for an unexpected, relaxed tie to complement your looks, the Hill-Side’s got you covered with these outstanding hand-woven alternatives.
Hill-Side’s Cherry Blossoms
One of the most discussed topics of the season has been the power of patterns and prints and how to make the most out of them. Stepping out of one’s comfort zone is always a risk and when it comes to pattern, few men are actually willing to try anything other than checks and stripes.
Leading the list of the most frightening variations are floral prints: men just can’t seem to dissociate the backward thinking that flowers are for women alone. Sure, they’re inherently related to a more feminine side, but as individual style continues to push boundaries which were once set in stone, the time has come to get in touch with your anima.
To help you on that difficult task, several designers have been offering all sorts of floral printed garments, but for those more reluctant to try it, Hill Side’s got you covered. Is there anything safer than sporting this print in one of the manliest staples around? Their cherry-blossom ties do just that…while incorporating the ultimate floral silhouette (love them on Japanese sleeves). Also, check the pocket squares, bandanas and scarves.
Pierrepont Hicks SS11
I’ve praised American brand Pierrepont Hicks' neckwear before… Their passion for quality ties and bowties is visible in each and every piece, whose craftsmen gather more than 70 years of experience. Taking an innovative approach to a market saturated with offerings of all sorts, they produce some of the most detailed and refreshing pieces out there.
This season, they combine their trademark contrasting blade ties and reversible bows, with fresh summery fabrics such as linen, silk and lightweight cotton. The color palette revolves mostly around pastels, but for those of you with a love for bolder items, there’s still something in the mix to suit your liking. Also, did I mention that at 3”, their ties are the perfect width?
The tough part will be deciding which to get…
All photos courtesy of Pierrepont Hicks