Necktie linings were introduced to reduce the cost of manufacture (unlined ties take significantly longer to produce than other styles and are priced accordingly) but an unlined tie is a particularly elegant thing. They are even more so when more affordable, and our completely hand made unlined Neapolitan neckties are now available for 40% off their original $195 price. That is lower than one of their debased machine cut and sewn “hand made” descendants, which is an excellent reason for you to try a bit of necktie history.
Give credit to George Glasgow of G. J. Cleverley for this ingenious side opening wallet which despite its small size has two currency pockets and slots for six identification/credit cards.
English country houses had wooden floors and in the Victorian era gentlemen exchanged their boots in the entry for leather-soled house shoes that would keep said floors unmarred. It was Queen Victoria’s consort Prince Albert who added velvet uppers and quilted linings to his house shoes around 1840, leaving the Albert slipper as his legacy.
Temperatures can be cool in the Comune di Portofino on a June morning, and Clark Gable has a midweight crewneck thrown over his shoulders in the illustration.