People always say “nice tie”.
They can’t help it. Because their eye can’t help but go there.
And that’s because a tie allows you to pull together all the varying parts and patterns of your outfit. It’s a unifier. The think piece of your ensemble.
Thusly equipped with knowledge, get over to Chicago’s Tie Bar, the handsomely appointed pop-up shop in Lincoln Park.
You’ve got till the end of the year to visit. You should go now.
Here’s why: ties.
Plus: a shuffleboard table, a Joe’s pop-up barbershop (you’ll need to call ahead) and, yes, rows and rows of patterned wool, textured silk knits and striped linens laid out for your perusal.
Three styles we recommend:
- The Wool Knit: The Fair Isle knit is perfect for drawing eyes this season
- The Dark and Narrow: Exceptionally versatile. We like this textured check option.
- The Repp: Diagonal stripe. A shot of prep. Time-honored red and blue never fails.
Plus accessories like belts, socks, wooly scarves and a superb collection of pocket squares.
Oh, and tie bars. Lots of tie bars.
Just remember: the tie is your I-Pass.
Wear one, and you get to where you want to go faster.
Nota bene: The pop-up shop will be hosting a series of events with GQ throughout November and December. Stay updated here.