Unstructured construction (no canvas, no shoulder padding) is ideal for stiffer fabrics like seersucker, and wears much cooler than a canvassed (or even worse—fused) jacket. This is the ultimate spring suit. Can be dressed down with jeans and sneakers, or dressed up as a suit with tie. It can even be machine washed.
Shepherd’s check six-fold tie $85. Available in black, navy, and red.
Black and white shepherd’s check is the ne plus ultra of wedding ties, as can be seen in this 1920s illustration. Wear it as the groom, just as a guest, or even when not at a wedding.
Blue nankeen fabric is named after Nanjing, a city in east China where it was popularized. The technique originated over three thousand years ago and remains largely unchanged today. Wooden stencils deposit the design onto the fabric, which is then dipped into indigo dye to achieve its deep, dark blue color.
The fabric we use is handmade in the Nanjing area by one of the last workshops still engaged in this dying art.
Goten-yama-hill, Shinagawa on the Tōkaidō is a woodblock print by the Japanese artist Hokusai, part of the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series of which The Great Wave off Kanagawa is the most famous.
Shinagawa is along the Tōkaidō (East Sea Road), the most important road in Japan, connecting Edo (modern day Tokyo) to Kyoto. Located south of Edo, overlooking the Shinagawa Bay, the area was strewn with brothels where courtesans received their clients. This print depicts a hanami (flower viewing) scene with people gathering outside to enjoy the blooming sakura (cherry blossoms), a practice still popular in Japan today.