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, ‘Blue Fruit’, from the monumental archive of 19th century designer, artist, writer and socialist William Morris (1834-1896). Born in London’s Walthamstow, Morris was founder of the British Arts & Crafts Movement.
This is a beautiful tie, with its pale gold fruits on a patterned blue ground.
Pure silk William Morris ‘Blue Fruit’ Tieby Fox and Chave of Buckinghamshire.
RRP £28. CCUK £19.50.
For Anemones by William Morris, see code MT17FC01.