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Sometimes you find style in the most unexpected of places. Like Lands' End. While we have no doubt this is the place for a boy's school uniform, it's not exactly where we'd look for dapper Italian trimmings. That said, we're blown away by the craftsmanship of their silk knit tie—perfect for dressing up your jeans and button-down while still looking relaxed and cool. Hand-sewn in Italy, it has the same texture and sheen as ones from Charvet and Ralph Lauren, but leaves you with cash for a new shirt. Come to think of it, maybe you should check out their uniforms. There may be a natty hopsack blazer with just the right proportions. Tie, $39.50 at Lands' End. Shirt, $90 at Club Monaco stores.

  • Roll your knit tie and store it in a drawer or on a shelf. Hanging it will stretch it out, resulting in saggy tie that looks like a droopy sock.



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