Smart Turnout’s name comes from the British military term “smartly turned out,” which means “looking one’s best.” Founded in 1999 by Scots Guards officer Philip Turner, this London-based label offers men’s clothing and accessories evocative of traditional British style and heritage. Smart Turnout’s bags, scarves, watch box sets (a watch plus four nylon grosgrain watch bands), and knitwear reproduce the vibrant color combinations used by prestigious British and American institutions. What could make a guy feel more ready to do battle at the office than pulling on a pair of socks named for the Adjutant General’s Corps or the Queen’s Dragoon Guards? Other nods toward preppy personalization include ribbon belts, cricket sweaters, and regimental ties inspired by the Royal Marines and Navy, top English education institutions (Eton, Harrow) and the U.S.’s Ivy League universities.
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.
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