Summer Ties

I have a few ties that I really enjoy wearing in the summer. It is not that they are made from seasonal material such as Madras, Seersucker, or Shantung, but their color calls for warm weather. They also all work well with a navy blazer and especially well with my not quite navy blue wash-n-wear jacket turned blazer.

Summer Stripe tiesAbove are the ties that I love to wear when the sun is out and the weather is warm. They are nice and colorful with stripes that pop. There is also a lot of green which is no surprise as I have a thing for green (Going Green: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). From left to right we have a vintage Robert Talbott, a current Arnold Steiner (see here), a vintage Gant, and a few year old Lands’ End tie to round it out. I was happy to see that at least 1 item I posted about is actually still available.
IMG_1719Here are a few take aways from this post. One, trying sporting a brighter repp tie this summer. I find that it keeps my look aligned with the season adding an element of fun to the often somber or at least predictable navy blazer combos without resorting to whimsical club ties (nothing wrong with them). The last take away is that this post reminded how much use I like having a blue jacket that is not navy. May be worth considering.

Below are more pics of my summer ties because what is a post without pics!
Summer Tie 1 Summer Tie 2Summer Tie 3Summer Tie 4

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Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

9 Comments on "Summer Ties"

  1. Jon DiBenedetto says:

    Great looks!

  2. Lovely ties, and the second photograph of the various items combined is near warm(er) weather perfection.

    Best Regards,


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  4. JJ says:

    Sharp ties and the vintage Gant is particularly on point. BTW, nice belt….perhaps a write up for another day!

  5. Charlottesville says:

    Great ties, Jerrod. Very classic. They are perfect with navy, and would be nice addition to a tan poplin suit as well. I especially like the use of green, a color that seems to be somewhat neglected by a lot of traditional dressers.

  6. Austin says:

    What is the brand of the jacket?

  7. oxford cloth button down says:

    Austin – It is an early/mid-90s Brooks Brothers Wash-n-Wear orphan jacket turned blazer. I did a post about it here:

  8. DavidW says:

    Hi Jerrod. Just want to let you know I enjoy your posts each week, and I’m delighted you’re still wearing our blazer!

  9. Dave says:

    Excellent collection, especially Gant. Gant was one of the leaders in classic, preppy fashion. I have a few shirts and ties from the 80s/90s from them. One thing I like about the older Lands End ties, they were made to have a thinner knot, which I prefer (example: Tucker Carlson). I think most TRAD guys don’t like the thinner knots, ha. This collection will never be obsolete. Fads come and go, the repp tie is here to stay.

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