Behind the label: The Dark Knot
first and foremost we adore the patterns, bright colours and playful printed choices, such as the dodo birds. All of the ties are 100 per cent silk (both woven and printed) with a wool-cotton interlining that provides enough substance for a chunky knot and straight drape. Each tie comes with a card telling you which colours to wear it with, and a small transparent plastic fixture that
anchors the tie to a shirt button. How has no one thought of this before?
although normally suckers for more graphic ties, in this case we'd go for the Woodbridge Regimental Stripes tie in purple and lilac (above right; US$45): a light, raffish tie that would go nicely with a summer ensemble or add a splash of colour to a navy business suit. The Ashby Rings tie in blue and royal blue (above left; US$45) is a fun choice for more conservative dressers.