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We’re strong believers in the painted tie, as both an accessory and a way of life. It’s the whimsical end of the neckwear spectrum, professional in the way that sculptors and pastry chefs are professionals—and it only makes sense that Partners & Spade would make one of the best options.

These ties follow the basic tie playbook—diagonal stripes and tastefully small polka dots—but all the patterns are hand-painted onto canvas, which means you might find a few unexpected tremors spicing up those stripes. They’re on the quirky end, to be sure, but as long as you’re pulling off a jacket and tie, there’s a limit to how precious you can get.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom