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Brooklyn Tailors Ties

A new collection of classic neckties with a modern silhouette, hand-sewn in America

by Graham Hiemstra in Style on 15 November 2011

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Since opening their first brick and mortar outpost in South Williamsburg this past summer, Brooklyn Tailors has been busy building their bespoke tailoring clientele and expanding their line of off-the-rack menswear. Now well into the fall season they've released a selection of neckties made entirely from 100% English wool, save for a corduroy style. Designed with the same attention to detail and reverence for proper, traditional craftsmanship as their tailored garments and shirts, the necktie collection offers an ever-expanding selection of fabrics styled in a classic yet modern silhouette.

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Brooklyn Tailors with a third-generation tie-maker based in New Jersey, allowing them to oversee the operation through each step, from sourcing fabrics to final production. Each tie is hand-sewn with a free-floating interlining and finished with a hand-slip stitching and bar tack. To lend a slightly more contemporary feel to the accessory, the line adheres to a slightly more trim—though not "skinny"—width than your father's old-reliable work tie.

Another element of their slightly-more-modern aesthetic is length, with each tie cut roughly three inches shorter than the industry standard. Co-founder Daniel Lewis expands on the decision, "I've never liked seeing the tie reach past the belt line on a person's trousers. So we've sized our tie a bit shorter for a length that looks cleaner, and more intentional."

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The collection currently comprises eight neckties, with several more styles debuting in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for more offerings along the lines of wool tweeds, Japanese cotton twill and, later in the year, chambray and oxford. Priced at $85 each, they're likely an investment piece for the holiday season, but with a level of craftsmanship to match. The necktie collection is now available at their Brooklyn shop and online boutique.

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