If one had to, one could get through life with just a handful of ties. Fortunately, we don’t have to, but it’s fun to think about it nonetheless.
With a navy and chocolate grenadine tie you already have 90% of everything you could ever wear covered. Navy tie for grey and brown suits, brown tie for grey and blue suits. Add two classic repps, one in burgundy and one in green and you have a lot of tweed jackets, blue blazers, informal suits covered. Now add a black grenadine for funerals and serious business and either a grey grenadine or glencheck tie for festive activities and you’re good to go.
But if you’re reading this, chances are that you wouldn’t be very happy with this at all. Of course, all these ties are worth having, are trusted pieces you can reach for anytime; but the real fun lies in seasonal ties. Stay tuned for our next essay on the not-so-basic tie wardrobe.