I’ve talked before about how ties that are solid in color but have texture (like knits) are great additions to a wardrobe because they pair well with patterned clothes but are more interesting than smooth-finished ones. Grenadine ties are great for this reason, but they’re expensive because they use a lot of silk and a complicated weave pattern. That’s why thetiebar.com has introduced what they call “grenafaux” ties that mimic the texture of real grenadine for much less. I recommend them.
Suit: Oxxford, consignment store, $50
Shirt: Luciano Barbera, bought secondhand online, $25
Tie: thetiebar.com Grenafaux, $15
Shoes: Peal & Company, sale, $180
If I’d paid retail prices: $3600 or more