Though I tend to go tieless most days in the summer, it is fun to break out some seasonal neckwear from time to time. I enjoy wearing a number of madras plaid ties that I own with casual unstructured cotton jackets, and, on occasion, I may even break out these silk seersucker ties I thrifted a few years ago.
They came from a thrift store I used to frequent where ties are all .50 a piece. The day I found these must have been a day when they’d put out the ties of someone’s recently liquidated–and hardly ever worn–ties. I picked these two up (they showed no signs of wear, and were originally from the upscale retailer Bergdorf Goodman), along with about 20 others from, if I remember correctly, makers as diverse as Etro, Brooks Brothers, Borrelli, Robert Talbott, and others. Needless to say, it was a good day at the thrift for me.
Oddly, though I assumed they were probably purchased by the same person at the same time, the two ties are finished a little differently as you can see from the last pic.