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Painted On

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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.

I Don’t Mind Choppin’ Wood

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Best Made Axes had quite a moment a couple months back, but we always thought it stopped just short of the full package. After all, if you’re going to chop all those logs, you’re going to need something to carry them back in.

Which is where Partners & Spade come in. Naturally, Andy Spade has a pretty good eye for bags, so he fixed on this log-carrier from Hudson’s Bay Company and tied it together in a handsome bundle with one of Manhattan’s coolest axes. The result is a one-stop kit for all your urban lumberjacking needs. The only problem: Where in the world is a Partners & Spade regular going to find a felled tree?