It’s no secret that I’ve been associated with Drake’s for a while now. My interest and subsequent friendship with Michael Drake and Michael Hill began several years ago when I first saw their handsome ties and scarves at a trade show in Manhattan. Since then I’ve looked forward…
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Ethan, I'm a medical student, and despite all the advances in tie-clip technology, the trend (and contractual obligation) is moving away from ties in hospitals. Some replace this with a bow-tie, whereas others prefer to go with an open collar. Do you have any sage words of advice for the tie-free workplace? I understand that leaving one's manrug exposed with three open buttons may be a little far, but similarly, I don't want to have all buttons done up!
If its a safety thing, then best go without - no point putting your life or job on the line for a tie.
My favorite open neck shirts are button downs with a full roll - they have more life, and the taller collar stand helps it sit proud. Keep in mind that a well fitting collar will also sit more cleanl, as there is less unsupported collar at the neck. 3 buttons undone may be a little drastic, but whatever you do, don shave your manrug.
Hi Ethan! Do you think garment brush is a necessity for wardrobe? if so, would you mind referring me some good one? Cheer mate.
I do - I avoid dry cleaning and prefer to brush, air and press my own suits. I have a a few vintage sterling brushes, with bristles ranging from stiff boar to hat felt brush horse, but they are increasingly hard to find. Abbey horn makes a good one - email info at thearmoury dot com for details.