A man needs a new silk tie for the new season. For one thing, women notice ties, so it’s no good hanging on to the same old faithful and thinking nobody will notice. It’s why the designers spend so long creating them, why the literary greats have long known that the tie maketh the man—and why wearing an artistic tie is so debonair and makes a man look so extraordinary and interesting.
So here are details from the new, extremely sophisticated London artist’s collection created by Fox and Chave, perfect for city suits, blazers and linen jackets, worn with shirts of every hue. You can go for the patterned Pre-Raphaelite decoration of William Morris, or the wild drama of J M W Turner.
Here, the unmistakable work of J M W Turner, also a Londoner, born in Maiden Lane more than half a century before Morris (1775-1851) and still alive at Morris’s birth. The archetypal English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker, Turner’s style can be said to have laid the foundation for Impressionism. Controversial in his day, he is regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to its rightful place—and became known as ‘the painter of light’, because of his increasing interest in brilliant colours as the main constituent in his landscapes and seascapes. And here, showing that stunning coloration and technique, is a detail of his famous ‘Sunset’ of c1830, from a private collection.
Silk Art Ties by Fox and Chave of Buckinghamshire.
J M W Turner ‘Sunset’. RRP £28. CCUK £19.50.