10 Tie Co

It’s not the fabric; it’s how you use it. This, for instance, is a handsome tie—but once upon a time, it was an extremely ugly shirt.

It’s a product of 10 Tie Co, an Etsy shop stitching together from vintage dress shirts, flannels, and at least one wool skirt. Once the fabric’s set, the ties are backed with Egyptian cotton and folded together to a 3.5-inch point—resulting in a brand new item with a minimum of vintage mustiness.

And more importantly, now we’ve got a plan for what to do with our old flannels.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom