April 18, 2013


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Spring and Summer Ties

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!

April 04, 2013


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Seersucker Cotton

 A little history behind seersucker cotton...

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March 26, 2013


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Most Popular Photos

The best so far of our Instagram feed... 

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March 22, 2013


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LVJ haberdasher Reviews and Press

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 | REVIEW + BLOG POSTS

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!

what my boyfriend wore 


Life Where We Are | ARTICLE

Life Where We Are is a fun blog authored by Misty Hamel. Misty mixes humour, life, food and many more topics into a fun and interesting blog! Misty took the time to post about LVJ haberdasher and our handmade products following our launch back in December 2012.

life where we are lvj article


Details Style Network | BLOG POST

The Details Style Network has some of the best fashion bloggers contributing on a daily basis. Rob from Dressed To Ill is one of their featured contributors. We we're happy to see Rob wearing our Copper Silk Dupioni tie in a feature on their site!

details blog post


Fifths Apart | ARTICLE

Fifths Apart is a new blog from the UK. They found us and really liked what we we're doing. Thank you so much to the folks at Fifths Apart for the great article!

fifths apart


Dressed To Ill | BLOG POSTS

Rob has wore some of our products on his fashion blog, on which he publishes his awesome daily outfits. Rob has a great ability to mix patterns, textures and colours. He has incorporated our products into his repertoire with such style! When we designed our launch products, this is how we wanted them to be represented! It is great to see Rob contributing to the Details style network.

dressed to ill lvj posts


The WMBW (what my boyfriend wore) Series

Fashion blogger Sergio and his girlfriend Misha are running an awesome fashion blog over at www.whatmyboyfriendwore.com. Sergio has been representing our handmade bows and ties with such effortless style! Here are a few of our favourite shots so far.

red wool LVJ haberdasher tie cotton tartan hadnmade tie

brushed cotton tie purple heritage LVJ tie

100% english wool tie red cotton tartan bow what my boyfriend wore

donegal tweed tie bar lapel pin what my boyfriend wore tweed wool tie

handmade bow new york grey donegal tweed LVJ haberdasher gentlemens wool tie

tie bar handmade italian wool tie floral lapel pin cotton bow floral pocket square

blazer with tartan bow lvj haberdasher pocket square what my boyfriend wore lvj tie

March 11, 2013


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How To Tie A Tie: The Double Four-In-Hand Knot (or the Neapolitan knot)

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

how to tie a tie step 1
1. Cross the long end over the short end.

how to tie a tie step 2
2. Wrap around one time.

how to tie a tie step 3
3. Keep a finger under the first wrap, and wrap around again.

how to tie a tie step 4
4. Bring the end around the back and up

how to tie a tie step 5
5. Pull end down under the first of the two wraps.

how to tie a tie step 6
6. Adjust to style and wear with confidence!

March 05, 2013


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Complied Style Tips From Our Instagram Feed

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.

bow tie style tips 

  • The width of the tied bow should no be wider than your face. Try to keep it within the confines of the width of your collar. If your bow doesn't look perfectly symmetrical, that's a good thing! Let your bow show its character.
  • When untying your neck tie, don't pull the small end through the knot. Simply untie your knot of choice, in reverse. Pulling the small end through the knot causes unneeded stress on your tie.
  • The best way to store your tie after use is hanging on a tie rack or hanger. This hanging takes out most creases or wrinkles naturally.
  • Try keeping in mind contrast when putting together combos. There are times for monochromatic combos, and even they play off contrast. Try contrasting colours, pattern sizes and textures.
    • When tied your tie should just exactly just reach your belt buckle. The only exception is if your wearing your shirt unbuttoned and the tie loosed for a more casual look. At least that is our opinion, we would be happy to hear yours.

  • A coloured belt (basically anything other than black) can add a lot to your outfit if done tastefully. Try adding more colour in general to your outfits as it gets into spring and then summer.

  • It is no longer a no-no to mix patterns, just make sure it is done in good taste still. Mixed patterns is easy to get wrong.

  • Feel comfortable with what you're wearing. Your clothes effect how you carry yourself.
February 23, 2013


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Our Tie Width Explanation

Just how wide should a tie be? 

Click read more to see our thoughts on the matter... 

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February 20, 2013


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Fashion blog, What My Boyfriend Wore

"A fashion diary with some fun stuff thrown in"
We are proud to have been featured in the tremendous fashion blog from South Africa...
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February 13, 2013


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Compiled Facts From Our Instagram Feed.

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 :

  • All our ties are cut by hand on the bias. This gives them the fluid look you will see in any quality accessory.
  • Each of our ties will require up to 100 hand stitches.
  • A regular length tie usually measures 57 inches. Ties made for taller gentlemen will measure about 60 inches.
  • Our bows are handmade in New York City.
  • Our bow ties adjust to fit 13-18 inch necks. 
  • Dupioni silk is a very textured fabric. It is created when two silk worms spin their cocoons too close to each other. This creates the little bumps and knots you see in dupioni.
  • Donegal tweed originates from Donegal County in Ireland. It is all wool weaves, often with flecks pattern woven in. 
  • brushed cotton is brushed to remove extra lint and fibers, to make it smoother and a little flatter.
  • We're on twitter too. Follow @lvjhaberdasher
  • We're on pinterest. Go to www.pinterest.com/lvjhaberdasher
  • When designing our pocket squares, we really tried to find materials and patterns we had never seen. We wanted to create a-typical pocket squares. Our silk/polyester pocket squares are thicker and a little more structured than a normal silk pocket square.
  • We love the unusual.
  • LVJ haberdasher is family owned and operated.
  • All our ties are made by hand in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.