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Sovereign Beck

These ties come from cult neckwear label Sovereign Beck, which has emerged back on the scene with ties in brushed chambray and this summer’s most sought-after pattern, ikat. The Voltan might be the most subtle version of the print we’ve seen all year. (That’s the one in black.) Handle it with care.

The World of Ikat

Ikat dyes have been making a comeback lately—thanks to Burkman Bros.’ various globe-trotting shirts—but we’ve found the most inconspicuous incarnation yet: a necktie. The tie comes via Gitman Bros., straying from their usual Plaid America stomping grounds. It’s not easy to pull off by any means, but if you’re in need of a challenge, this is the best one we’ve seen this season.

The Latest in Uzbek Style


Here’s another one for your post-plaid arsenal: a little trick called Ikat.

This cotton button-up from Burkman Brothers just arrived at Odin bearing a new far-flung fabric trick. Ikat is a pre-loom dyeing process you don’t find much in the states anymore, but it’s used in traditional weaves from Bolivia to Uzbekistan. The result is one of the more interesting patterns in stores, just exotic enough to keep your wardrobe cosmopolitan.

We knew all that world-traveling would pay off at some point.