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About Countess Mara

Countess Mara -- maker of extraordinary neckwear for gentlemen -- creates bow ties, neck ties, wallets, gloves, bags and other accessories for the modern dandy. The brand was founded by Lucilla Mara de Vescovi in Rome, Italy; in 1930, she and her husband, American tennis singles champion Malcolm Whitman, got into an argument about his boring ties -- a fight she won when she made him a tie from silk dress material. After Whitman tragically committed suicide in 1932, his grief-stricken widow travelled throughout Europe, collecting fabric to bring to New York and turn them into a necktie empire. Countess Mara initially specialized in playful pictorial ties in unusual designs that helped to define the style of the modern American gentleman: torn love letters, the Lady Godiva, flora and fauna all featured, in patterns so distinctive that collectors and businessmen alike took notice. Frank Sinatra was a major fan, and often had his own custom-made Countess Mara ties. So roll like you’re in the Rat Pack: be a gentleman, and wear Countess Mara.

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Sale Ended August 15, 2014

Patterned Neckwear

You've nailed your suit, you've got that perfect sportcoat, and your button-ups are up to snuff, so now what? You've gotta make sure your accessories are on point, that's what. Here, we've put together a selection of patterned ties from some of our favorite labels, like Simon Spurr, Paul Smith, Duchamp, and more, so you can do exactly that.

Sale Ended April 14, 2014

Casual Friday

Gentlemen, for the sake of all that is good in this world, please heed our words: Casual Friday is not the time to bust out your billowy old chinos and a promotional polo shirt. It’s the time to show the workplace what you’re really made of—in a sartorial sense, of course. Get all the gear you need right in this sale including slim-cut chinos, colorful button-ups, and leather sneakers.

Sale Ended July 14, 2014

Plaid & Check Dress Shirts

Crisp, colorful button-ups from a host of top brands.

Sale Ended July 26, 2014

Smart Casual: Beach Wedding Style

How to dress for the big day, whether the celebration's at the beach or in a ballroom.

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