One of my Midnight Freemasons regular contributors, SK Robert Johnson, pointed me in the direction of the Fraternal Ties website not too long ago. They offer a line of very unique, handmade silk ties in limited editions--once they are gone, there's no guarantee they will make any more. There were a couple patterns I really liked, it took several days, and several visits to the website, but I finally decided on the "Memento Mori 2" pattern. I ordered one, and I got it in the mail today.
Robert Johnson was right. What a great tie! It comes in a nice gift box, with a pair of matching cufflinks, and pocket square. The pattern is very subtle (I enhanced it a bit so you could see the detail better). It's well made, and is the perfect weight--not too heavy, and not too thin. If you wear ties as often as I do, you know what I'm talking about. Some ties are so heavy you wind up with a knot the size of a fist under your neck all day, or with so many cheap polyester ties, you wind up with a knot so small it barely covers your top button, and then refuses to lie flat. I call those thin ties "coffee stirs" because that's where they usually wind up--dipped in your morning cup of coffee. (I'm a little picky about ties).
|Wearin' my new tie! Sorry Bro. Gomez,|
I was so excited I tied a rather poor knot.
Christmas isn't that far off, and remember--limited edition! You better do it today.