Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Aloha Neckwear

[Pictured: Band of Outsiders tie available at Aloha Rag for $87.50.]

Band of Outsiders is one of the those brands I tend to admire from afar.  Scott Sternberg makes some of the coolest nuevo-prep pieces around, but the price tag is something I'm not able to justify in good conscience.  While BOO stuff does go on sale occasionally, it's usually some of the weirder items form the collection that didn't completely sell out in a split second.  Luckily, Aloha Rag has two handsome winter ready ties from Band of Outsiders currently on sale for $87.50.  This still might be to pricey for some of you guys, but with these ties often fetching upwards of $150, the deal is pretty solid.  The above tie is a great wool/silk blend that is perfect for your oxfords (more likely Lands' End than BOO if you're like me) and the below silk crest tie got some press over at GQ when it was first announced due to it's riffing on a classic.  I know I've been talking quite a bit about neckwear recently, but it truly is a staple in any man's wardrobe and deserves proper attention.  One of the easiest ways to ruin an otherwise good outfit is to don a scrub tie.



  1. The second tie seems a bit like when RL makes a tie adorned with crests of schools that you've never attended. Ritzy at best, and offending at worst. While I can't say I'm a huge fan of the second tie, the second tie is a great basic. It would look killer with a white BD.

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