Jacket&Tie

Thrifted style.

Playing security guard again.

Oxxford // R. Talbott // R. Talbott Challis // CT // Zegna suede captoes

chippneckwear:

For the last day of Summer- the “Flying Fish Tie”
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Grenadine ties are back in stock-  14 of the 16 colors are in stock. The Chocolate and Slate Blue are still 2-3 weeks away.
__________________________________________________________I have received a few inquiries asking how I can sell my ties significantly below the going price.  As a starter, we make our own ties. Most stores- both web and brick & mortar - buy their products from a manufacturer.   When I joined my father at Chipp in 1960, a manufacturer would price their products at about 30% above their production cost. The retailer would then take what was called a “keystone” markup - if an item cost the retailer $5 he sold it for $10.  Today most manufacturers take much larger markups than retailers formerly took.  Some well known tie “brands” take 300% markups at wholesale.  The retailer then adds his markup - the retail “keystone” markup is a thing of the past. ( A well known Pet catalog wanted to run my dog breed ties.  They told me everything in their catalog and web site had to have a 300% mark-up and that they could only run my ties if I would double the price at which I sell the ties on my site.) So I have eliminated the need to price my ties based on a wholesale cost that would far exceed what it costs me to produce my ties.  Add to that the fact that I do not have, or want, a yacht, a Rolls Royce, or a private plane.  I take pride in the fact that I am delivering products that are well made and fairly priced.  I am 75 and I get to my desk at between 6:30 -7:00 AM Monday to Friday.  I like what I am doing.  I enjoy talking to people.  Feel free to visit or to call and chat.  

Great ties at a great price and very friendly and helpful to boot. Can’t say enough about Chipp2

chippneckwear:

For the last day of Summer- the “Flying Fish Tie”

________________________________________________

Grenadine ties are back in stock-  14 of the 16 colors are in stock. The Chocolate and Slate Blue are still 2-3 weeks away.

__________________________________________________________I have received a few inquiries asking how I can sell my ties significantly below the going price.  As a starter, we make our own ties. Most stores- both web and brick & mortar - buy their products from a manufacturer.   When I joined my father at Chipp in 1960, a manufacturer would price their products at about 30% above their production cost. The retailer would then take what was called a “keystone” markup - if an item cost the retailer $5 he sold it for $10.  Today most manufacturers take much larger markups than retailers formerly took.  Some well known tie “brands” take 300% markups at wholesale.  The retailer then adds his markup - the retail “keystone” markup is a thing of the past. ( A well known Pet catalog wanted to run my dog breed ties.  They told me everything in their catalog and web site had to have a 300% mark-up and that they could only run my ties if I would double the price at which I sell the ties on my site.) So I have eliminated the need to price my ties based on a wholesale cost that would far exceed what it costs me to produce my ties.  Add to that the fact that I do not have, or want, a yacht, a Rolls Royce, or a private plane.  I take pride in the fact that I am delivering products that are well made and fairly priced.  I am 75 and I get to my desk at between 6:30 -7:00 AM Monday to Friday.  I like what I am doing.  I enjoy talking to people.  Feel free to visit or to call and chat. 

Great ties at a great price and very friendly and helpful to boot. Can’t say enough about Chipp2

Zegna // Luxire // Conrad Wu // Cream silk // Zegna x Incotex // AE

Zegna // Luxire // Conrad Wu // Cream silk // Zegna x Incotex // AE

Brown tie with a non-staple shirt. First try. I have some other ideas though, so this might not be my entry to the Friday Challenge. We’ll see.

Belvest // Zegna // Lands End // Nordys // Brooks Bros // Alden

WIWT
Trussini // Bergdorf Goodman // Liberty // white linen // Alden
More interestingly, however, I met Uncle Beebo. Very nice chap and as stylish in person as he is online.

WIWT

Trussini // Bergdorf Goodman // Liberty // white linen // Alden

More interestingly, however, I met Uncle Beebo. Very nice chap and as stylish in person as he is online.

Inspecting a beautiful printed challis tie from Henry Carter.

Suit Supply // Tyrwhitt //  Millar // Cream silk puff // Brooks Bros. // AE

Yes, I’m just so busy that I can’t afford to put the book down for more than one photo. Quite the Pitti!

PRL // Paul Stuart // No name silk // BB // Alden shell tasseks

For the Green Jacket Challenge. It’s way too hot for it today, but these are the sacrifices one makes.

Paul Stuart // Luxire // J. Press // No name // Zegna x Incotex // Alden

A bonus double fit day today. Canali faux tweed (it least that’s how I would describe it). New (to me).

A low light day today, so no sharpness to the photos. I should have worn a solid shirt in retrospect, I think. I do like my new tie though. Wool by Peter Millar (I know!)

Zegna // Zegna // Peter Millar // PRL // Incotex // Allen Edmonds