In 1919, a young English gentleman decided there was a need for a designer and distributor of silk neckwear; his name was Aubrey Brown.
Known to everyone as Buster from his army days, he set up business with Mr. Holliday and by 1926, Holliday & Brown Ltd had established a fine reputation in quality menswear markets of that time.
The company grew from strength to strength and the name Holliday & Brown quickly became synonymous with well designed, beautifully made ties and accessories. This reputation never faltered and The Holliday & Brown Tie was to be found in many of the world’s premier menswear retailers and department stores.
Only the finest pure silk ingredients were used to produce The Holliday & Brown Tie. Individually made by hand, each tie was expertly cut, slipped, stitched, labelled and pressed with great care by craftsmen. The skills were passed down over the years from tie maker to tie maker, maintaining a tradition that remained unchanged for 75 years.
Paul in a Dege & Skinner Prince of Wales check suit. John Lobb bespoke Oxfords. Turnbull & Asser shirt. Hermes tie and pocket square.
Jackie in Edward Sexton bespoke trouser suit. Yves Saint Laurent shoes. Hermes Kelly bag.
A selection of my silk bow ties ato celebrate National Bow Tie Day. Most of these are not labelled. Some of them are from Turnbull & Asser.
The bow tie originated among Croatian mercenaries during the Thirty Year War of the 17th Century. They tied a scarf around their necks to hold the opening of their shirts together.
Cordings silk cartridge tie with a Holland & Holland pocket square. I endeavour to illustrate this combination when wearing one of my Huntsman suits over the colder months ahead. The bronze I gave to my wife on the birth of our son George. The rosewood writing box was a gift from my mother on my 16th birthday.
Here we have a Caruso cotton jacket with blue fleck. Ralph Lauren linen trousers. Dege & Skinner double breasted linen waistcoat. Turnbull & Asser shirt with collar pin. Ferragamo silk tie and Hackett silk pocket square. Not in picture tobacco suede Edward Green tassel loafers.
I am giving some consideration to two days approaching us in our sartorial calendar. The first being national bow tie day on 28th August. The second is national cravat day on 18th October, 2017.
I will be supporting both occasions in a customarily manner, as one would expect.
Furthermore, I will be taking guidance from Sutton as to matching cravats and self-tie-bow-ties ( don’t know of any other permutations) with pocket squares.
Finally….. remember this…… fashions fade…. style is eternal