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Spring Ties
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Spring Ties
Seven bright picks channel the coming season
by CH Editors
on 14 March 2012

With Spring dawning in half the world—including at CH HQ in NYC—we've been inspired to brighten up our warmer weather attire to the match the early blossoms. After searching for Spring-ready neckwear, we have gathered together a selection of ties and bow ties that best convey the renewed energy of the season.

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Pierrepont Hicks

Using Thomas Mason's coveted fabrics, the "Cameron Bow" ($62) accurately captures the ethos of spring and summer sun. Microcord cotton adds texture and natural striping to this New York-made accessory.

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Monitaly

For a something cheerful but still subdued, this pastel striped tie ($58) hits all the right notes. Made by Monitaly, the cotton construction is cut for a slim silhouette and is casual enough to wear without a jacket.

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Ernest Alexander

You can't go wrong with a traditional rep tie. Ernest Alexander's version ($72) uses micro-stripes to break up the green and blue dominance, and lines the silk exterior with a somewhat sturdier and more laid-back chambray.

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Drake's

Fit for the office and sunday brunch alike, this brightly hued royal twill tie (£95) is screen-printed by hand in England. The luxe brand's simple polka dot design injects a sense of fun into a look that can still pass as conservative enough.

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Shipley & Halmos

The "Artist Jacquard" ($98) from Shipley & Halmos balances the dominant pink with a navy that comes through in the furrows. Printed across the silk are renditions of a painter hard at work, for a thoughtful and humanizing little riff on the critter motif.

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Etro

The bold hues of this knitted silk tie ($190) fall in line with the Italian brand's trademark mastery of prints, but in a slightly unexpected form. The squared end stands out, and lines of tan anchor the colorful spectrum against a formal ensemble.

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General Knot & Co.

Part schoolboy geek, part retro badass, this cotton check tie ($88) is made from vintage 1960s fabric. Plus, the ultra-limited run of 12 ties comes lined with a charming shamrock pattern on the underside.

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Alexander Olch

Pink seersucker serves as the cornerstone to any spring tie collection. Hand-sewn from woven English cotton, the texture of Alexander Olch's take ($140) softens the shirt-and-tie look with casual preppy spirit.

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