Friday, October 22

fridays are tie days -jcrew

Via JCrew, these ties are hand-finished in the USA of English wool, woven in an unnamed (English I presume) mill that was founded in the 1720s. Around $50. 'Crew have other ties using (named) Marley&Evans wool and wrong dates so prob' not them... anyone know? That faded tartan is the jam...



5 comments:

abby jenkins said...

That second bowtie looks like my husband's family tartan. McKay.

Thanks for the great Christmas present idea, love JCrew but I rarely ck out the guys line. Might be too matchy matchy with his kilt but sweet with jeans.

james at 10engines said...

@abby jcrew calling that campbell. my cousins in edinburgh are Mackay. not matchy matchy ata ll ...kidding!, get the matching flashes too...
http://10engines.blogspot.com/2010/03/lochcarron-wool-ties.html

http://10engines.blogspot.com/2009/01/burns-night-kilt.html

Horrible Old Man said...

many many many tartans are based off the campbell sets, 'cause the campbell sets are based the government and military sets. pretty much the only sets that predate the early 19th century are government sets. does the above make any sense?

Horrible Old Man said...

PS the Campbell tie is a Blackwatch set in lighter colours, faded colour are often called an "ancient set". Blackwatch being one of the oldest sets in existence is the basis for may clan tartans.
i don't believe the rest of the ties are named after real clans or septs, as far as I can tell the "Nigel" tie looks alot like the Cameron hunting or the Taylor tartan.

james at 10engines said...

@HOM i am not an expert... but can assure you that THIS is mackay http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_p4PkoeXYyOQ/TMOAkdQeCtI/AAAAAAAAJ2o/RqiwkLSRkf8/s1600/Screen+shot+2010-10-23+at+8.40.08+PM.png