The Perberry Tie Review
Background: After nine years working in banking in the United States, David Chiellini was tired of dealing with men who didn't know how to properly wear a tie. All too often their ties clashed with their suits, would get scruffily thrown over their shoulders, or simply hang at odd angles. Chiellini has been looking for a tie brand that would not only provide stylish ties for professionals but also make sure they wore them right.
Why we love it: first and foremost we adore the patterns, bright colors and playfully printed choices, such as the dodo birds. All of the ties are 100 percent silk (both woven and printed) with a wool-cotton interlining that provides enough substance for a chunky knot and straight drape. The graphics are precise and vivid. Each tie comes with a card telling you which colors 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?
What we'd pick: although normally suckers for more graphic ties, in this case, we'd go for the Planet Express tie in red ($19.99): a smart, raffish tie that would go nicely with a summer ensemble or add a splash of color to a navy business suit. Pickle Rick tie in black (above; $25.99) is a fun choice for more conservative dressers.
Where can you get it? Sold only at stores in the US, the best way to pick up a Dark Knot tie here is via its website: perberry.com ($3.99 shipping fee to Hong Kong and everywhere else).