British Ties With Tartan-Check

Trendy Neckties in Tartan-Check Design

Dear valued customer, we recently received a new shipment of ties from our British designer label Parsley Luxury Neckwear. Parsley is a designer that is best known for their traditional striped ties as well as classy solid colored ties. Ties by this designer will always be classy and elegant. It is a designer that creates beautiful ties that often times combine timeless design patterns with trendy colors. Below you will find two new ties of Parsley’s recently released winter collection. The traditional Scottish tartan-check pattern is perfect for those who appreciate a classic British look, but at the same time want something that is slightly “Out of the Ordinary”. To see a larger view of each tie, and/or to buy one of these ties, please click on the picture(s) below.

Tartan-Checkered Tie in Red, Gray, and Blue

This tie is perfect for anyone that appreciates a traditional British look, but at the same time wants a unique and quite fashionable outfit. Necktie designer Parsley uses a bright red, black, and gray silk yarn to weave this unique tartan-check pattern. It is a tie that will instantly add a new look to any suit and shirt. Because this tie is so traditional in color and pattern, we suggest to pair this tie with classic suit and shirt colors. A great way to match this tie: The classic “British” button down collar dress shirt made from a slightly coarsely woven oxford-cloth. Then add a gray suit with fine “hound’s tooth check” pattern and you will have a look that will definitely get you plenty of compliments.

Tartan-Check Tie in Green, Red and Black

If the red tie above is a little to “loud” for your taste, then this Forest Green, Olive, Black, Gray, and Red tie may be a great alternative. The green and olive shades on this tie look best when worn during the later part of the year. It is a perfect tie in combination with a coarsely woven twill-yarn suit in light to medium-gray color. Also great are two-tone color combination on trousers and sports coat. One of our top picks to match this tie: light gray trousers, rust brown sports coat that is made from a heavier twill-fabric weave, and a button down collar dress shirt. Then add a pair fo chestnut brown oxford shoes and a matching brown belt – a look that will give you compliments anywhere you go: in the office, at your local country club, or on a casual weekend BBQ.

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Winter Dress Shoe Care

Winter Shoe Care

Winter is by far the worst season when it comes to wearing shoes. Pretty much everything that can damage a shoe can be found in abundance during the winter season. From the cold to water to salt your shoes are assaulted by a never-ending barrage of potentially damaging elements. By following the proper practices of winter shoe care you can help minimize the cold weather damage that can occur and fix any inadvertent accidents that may have happened.

When they get Wet
In the winter snow happens. There is no avoiding it and if you plan on going outside in your shoes they are going to get wet. When this happens the number one rule to avoid damaging your shoes is to let them dry naturally. Under no circumstances should you take an artificial heat source to your shoes and attempt to dry them more quickly. Simply stuff the shoe with newspaper or place it on a shoe rack and let it dry naturally.

When they get Salty
Much like water damage, salt damage is unavoidable in the winter. To correct salt stains that are marring up the surface of your shoe simply makes a solution of three parts vinegar to one part water and gently work the solution into the salt stains. Then, dab away any excess moisture with paper towel and allow the shoe to dry naturally.

When they are finally dry
Once your shoes are finally dry and all the stains have been removed it is time to recondition your shoe with the proper shoe conditioner. The type of shoe conditioner you choose will depend upon whether your shoe is made of leather or suede. After picking the proper conditioner apply it following the manufacturers recommended steps, and follow up with a all whether protective coating.

The Best Offense is a Good Defense
While there are steps that can be taken to repair almost any winter damage to a shoe it is important to prevent if not minimize the damage that can potentially occur. The only way to do this is to use a leather sealant on your shoe to make sure that when they do get wet the water doesn’t penetrate deep and salt stains stay near the surface.

Besides using water repellent spray on upper and lower leather, you may also want to visit a shoe-maker to get your footwear ready for the season. This is especially important when wearing dress shoes with a leather sole. Ask your shoe-maker to glue a thin strip of rubber on the front part of your shoes. Not only will this prefect water damage, but your feet will stay warmer and dryer. In addition it will add extra traction.

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(Post last updated: June 2018)