Alexander Olch may be one of the premier names in luxury neckwear, but the designer’s story is far from conventional. Olch didn’t study fashion or apprentice in his craft. He actually got his start in the men’s accessories game after completing a thesis film at Harvard. Rather than a T-shirt or a baseball hat, Olch decided to make a necktie as a gift for his crew. It took him about a year and half to get the sample back — long enough to lose track of the crew — but he decided to show it to some old friends at dinner one evening in the early 2000s. They wanted to buy it, and a business was born. Over the course of the following years, Olch expanded his offerings to a full line of neckties, bow ties, and accessories: all made in New York, and all cut from the finest materials. A decade after its founding, Olch’s signature combination of Old World craftsmanship and distinctly modern style is still going strong.
We’re all for patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July, but that “These Colors Don’t Run” American-flag shirt that you bought from a street vendor isn’t exactly the height of style. Fix up your red, white, and blue game here with a slew of picks that run the gamut from shoelaces to swim trunks to a three-piece luggage set.
Whether you’re in the market for sneakers or sunglasses, lace-ups or leather bags, we’ve got you covered in this massive collection of footwear and accessories. And don’t worry: With a slew of styles on offer from a host of great brands we’ll completely understand if you opt for the chukkas <i>and</i> the cufflinks.
These tweedy handmade ties and bowties in high-end Italian and English wool and cotton offer the perfect way to show you’re in tune with the trends of the day. Glen plaid, houndstooth, and herringbone designs dominate the mix, with a smattering of striped and solid styles rounding things out—along with patterned suspenders for those who aren’t afraid to take the look to it’s natural conclusion.
Finishing touches make the modern gentleman, so take your sartorial cues from this Euro-centric array. Belgian linen ties by Alexander Olch, German-engineered lighters by Porsche and a French calfskin wallet in offbeat shades of eggplant or chocolate set you decidedly apart from the pack.