Last year, we extolled the virtues of Rochester, NY-based Hickey Freeman, the venerable maker of men’s tailored clothing.
Given my penchant for bespoke tailoring, I’ve had little opportunity to sample Hickey Freeman’s suits and jackets, which are an off-the-rack product. However, several of the company’s American made ties have found their way into my closet, and they’re a regular part of my wardrobe.
A recent visit to a local discount store brought this newest Hickey Freeman tie into my orbit. It’s a wonderful cravat: a gray woven silk with navy repp stripes. My only beef is its narrow width; at 3 and 1/4 inches wide, it’s a fraction of an inch narrower than I prefer, although still well within the range of acceptable dimensions.