As the seasons change so does your neckwear. I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that you've already been bombarded with countless tie options in a variety of S/S fabrics and patterns. Most, if not all, of these are fine. Shit, you probably already own a few similar versions. Let's forget about that seersucker and those critters for a second. Once again, these are totally fine, but for those of you who are after some texture more along the lines of the wool and cashmere F/W ties you wear and love, there is an option you may have overlooked - I'm talking about raw silk neck ties. The natural slub of the shantung silk creates a pretty unique texture and look that falls perfectly between dressed up and casual. In fact, a new raw silk tie is probably more versatile than your current crop of S/S ties and can easily go between your suits and more relaxed S/S jackets. As with anything even remotely neckwear related, Drakes has the best stuff. Their raw silk seems to have the best texture and they offer widths of both 2.8" (7cm) and 3.1" (8cm). However, the color combinations might be a little little stale for some. If that's the case, J. Press offers a bunch of in your face stripes and patterns featuring tons of bright colors done up in raw silk. Either way you're probably going to look a bit sharper than if you bought a new tie with lobsters playing golf on it. But don't take my word for it. Shantung has that coveted ODB cosign. Wait, he's talking about neckwear, right?
[Last picture courtesy of Die, Workwear!]
[Editor's Note: Shout out to Nico for the assistance.]