We are proud of our spring and summer ties for 2013. We wanted to create a spring and summer collection with lighter fabrics and more colours. We think we succeeded. Most our spring and summer offerings are made from cotton. To that end, we used a staple of summer fabric, seersucker cotton (see our post on seersucker fabric here) to make so perfect summer ties. We also used some linen to make a beautiful herringbone tie that you can purchase here. The only thicker ties we made were the cotton corduroy ties, made to balance the lighter blazers they could be paired with.
Let us know what you think in the comments below!
In the few short months since we have launched our website there has been so much positive feedback and a great buzz online. Thank you to everyone who has supported us thus far, we appreciate every "like", "follow", "pageview" and any other love.
We wanted to share with you some of the blog posts and reviews out there so far. Click any of the images to be taken directly to the external site.
What My Boyfriend Wore is a fashion blog based out of Cape Town, South Africa. Sergio (blog author) has been featured in GQ and has great fashion sense. Follow his blog (www.whatmyboyfriendwore.com) for fashion tips, education and inspiration. We were fortunate enough to have Sergio devote a post to reviewing LVJ haberdasher. He liked us a lot, read what he had to say by clicking the image below! Also on his blog, search LVJ haberdasher and see the absolutely amazing job Sergio has done representing our products. We are proud to have Sergio wearing our stuff!
There are some "interesting" knots gaining popularity these days. The eldridge knot and trinity knot are the more popular ones. GQ's style guy, Glenn O'Brien has this to say about the eldridge knot, "it doesn't look cool. It looks ridiculous". Click here to read his opinion directly from the GQ site.
If you like these tie knots, then rock them with confidence!
One of the most interesting knots re-gaining popularity is the double four-in-hand. It remains classy, but has a little bit of an edge to it. This knot was really popularized by Italian style icon, Gianna Angelli back in the mid 1900's. Here is a video published by GQ on how to tie the knot. As well here are some step by step images.
Step by step
1. Cross the long end over the short end.
2. Wrap around one time.
3. Keep a finger under the first wrap, and wrap around again.
4. Bring the end around the back and up
5. Pull end down under the first of the two wraps.
6. Adjust to style and wear with confidence!
A quality accessory should last you a long, long time! With proper care our handmade bows and ties should last you a lifetime. If you treat your accessories well, they will likely serve you well :) We handmake our products from a diverse range of fabrics; from brushed cotton to silk dupioni we like the unusual. Below are a few style and care tips related to men's accessories. Feel free to leave your tip or comments in the comment section below.
If you are on instagram, so are we! Follow us, our username is lvjhaberdasher. We like to put different information and facts on our feed in the descriptions. Here is a random compilation of facts we have posted to our IG account. Hope you like them :