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One of the highlights of that Free & Easy editorial that popped up yesterday was the handsome fair isle tie popping up on the third gentleman. It’s a clever way to channel the classic holiday sweater without being completely swallowed up by patterned knitting.

It’s also a surprisingly scarce item, compared with the omnipresent sweater, so we’re always happy to see a new one cross our RSS.

The best option is still this J.Crew version, but if you’re willing to shell out a bit more in pursuit of neckwear perfection, this jacquard model from White Mountaineering just arrived at L.A.’s Union with a point-end and a more versatile pattern.

And if you balk at the sticker price…we’re guessing it’ll be on sale by January.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom