italian ties | Cufflinks Blog

Posts Tagged ‘italian ties’

Call Me Mr. Brightside

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011



Winter comes and the colors get duller. Why not bring a fresh breath of spring with you during the dull winter days? Yellow is not just for happening April evenings, lost in meadows of sunny mirth! Added (in splashes) to your dark and foreboding winter wear will make everything pop. Think brown and yellow, blue and yellow, grey and yellow, black and yellow…etc. You get the point.

Remember, think SPLASHES. Not full ensembles.

During the dreary days, spice up your black/blue/grey formal wear with this Italian Yellow Sun Silk Neck Tie. You can even dress down this tie by wearing it with a casual shirt and blue pants/jeans, like this Street Style feature on GQ (see below). The juxtaposition between the yellow/mustard pants with a blue top is hot right now. Get funky if you feel it.

Another way to rock yellow in your ensemble is to use cufflinks. This Aymara Yellow Lion’s Paw Butterfly Cufflink pair will look great with a brown or black suit. It will add just the appropriate amount of color to not blind spectators and throw off the visual scale of your colleagues.

These new suits from JCrew are the perfect back drop for this kind of fashion. GQ Editor’s Choice article explains: “The two suits shown with the washed pastel shirts.”—Ted Stafford, GQ European market editor

“The slim gray cotton suit with a washed pale yellow shirt and a striped knit tie—and a Jim Nelson favorite as well!”—Brian Coats, GQ senior fashion and market editor

“There was a pale gray suit with an electric, almost lemon-colored oxford shirt that I will almost certainly own.”—Sean Fennessey, GQ multimedia content editor

And don’t forget the old fashioned pocket square. They never go out of style and have a function: wipe your chin, nose, hands, lady’s tears. Choose a color that will pop against a solid suit color, like this Creamsicle Paisley Silk Pocket Square:

And for the bolder types out there, don’t be afraid to try a yellow blazer like this one recently featured on the runway from the Parke & Ronen Collection Spring 2012 collection:

Lastly, these Aymara Yellow Butterfly Cufflinks are the perfect medium between extremes: light colored, simple, detailed, and organic! Plus any of the Aymara Butterfly Cufflinks support a Peruvian Butterfly farm, committed to protecting and raising exotic butterflies. Look good and give back to nature. We’ll donate 10% to the farm with your purchase:

Aymara Dawn Butterfly Cufflinks


Stay yellow fashion friends. Minus the jaundice, we wouldn’t want that..

Fall 2011 Trend Report: Numero Uno

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011



Skimming through the pages in various magazines, catching the eye of style gurus on the subway, stopping to idly stare at illuminated shopping windows…all part of our job in the fashion industry. Although it seems that we simply recycle looks, adding a extra few modern touches, we are really revolutionizing fashion daily. Anything and everything you put on your back is a statement, whether you want it to be or not. A statement about who you are, where you come from, what’s important to you…What are you telling the world?

Style #1: 70s Swank

GQ magazine recently featured actor, and Jennifer Anniston’s beau, Justin Theroux in an array of vintage inspired trends. It’s a new, gritty spin on a seemingly over-worked genre of clothing:

Photograph by Nathaniel Goldberg, GQ Magazine

GET it: Jacket, $2,995 by Z Zegna. Henley, $110 by Vince. Necklace by Giles & Brother. Hat by Coal.Tateossian Horse Cufflinks

Tateossian Horse Cufflinks

And the street walking, urban hippie:

Photographs by Nathaniel Goldberg

GET it: Jacket, $2,495 by Boss Selection. Shirt, $125 by AllSaints. Jeans, $189 by Joe’s. Hat by A.P.C. Belt by Dsquared2. Bead necklace (top) by Giles & Brother. Other necklaces (vintage) by Melet Mercantile.

Style Trend #2: Khaki Winter Work Pants
Obviously this trend looks great with the previous post about “The Way of the Rustic Boot.” See we know what were doing here. GQ features another easy, wearable, ultra-masculine look: the rustic khaki pant. Pair it up with some rugged boots.

Gant by Michael Bastian

Pair this look with Sterling Silver Bear Cufflinks, from Pierce and Hobbs:ENAMEL BEAR AND BULL CUFFLINKSENAMEL BEAR AND BULL CUFFLINKS
Style #3: The Knapsack:


Gucci, Fall 2011

Gucci, Fall 2011


Tie it all together with Fall 2011 Ties from Daniel Dolce:
Victorian Purple Script, Italian Silk Neck Tie: Daniel Dolce

Victorian Purple Script, Italian Silk Neck Tie: Daniel Dolce

This bag is from Duluth Trading Company, which sells excellent quality products. We recently purchased a knapsack from them and not only is it incredibly sleek, beautiful leather, but durable and well made. We like to think of this brand as a little best kept search in fashion, because the prices aren’t nearly what they could be for these products. Anyways, here’s one of their ultra-cool bags:

AWOL bag, Duluth Trading Company; $225

Pair your leather case with a sleek beige tie from Daniel Dolce:
Cream Silk, Italian Silk Neck Tie by Daniel Dolce

Cream Silk, Italian Silk Neck Tie by Daniel Dolce

Stay tuned this week for more quick Trend Reports!