Noteworthy: History of Men’s Accessories – McDade Ties – Neue Galerie

Today, we want to introduce you to a noteworthy book, ties and a NYC exhibition.

HISTORY OF MEN’S ACCESSORIES: A Short Guide for Men About Town – Nicholas Storey


Just a few months ago, we reviewed Nicholas Storey’s book, History of Men’s Fashion: What the Well Dressed Man is Wearing. Recently, his second book hit the bookstore shelves. HISTORY OF MEN’S ACCESSORIES: A Short Guide for Men About Town is mostly dedicated to all forms of accessories for the distinguished gentleman. In addition, the book discusses in detail the history of the dinner suit, also known as the tuxedo! I am sure Mr. Storey has added a number of interesting anecdotes and details in the book.

At the moment, our copy is still in the mail, but I am sure that we will be able to provide you with a detailed book review of Nicholas Storey’s latest work in the near future. In case you do not want to wait for the review, you can purchase the book at amazon for just over $30.

McDade Tartan Wool Ties

Calzeat_Wool_ Tie

Just last week an Anglophile, tweed-loving friend of mine informed me that he had spotted a formidable source for tartan wool ties online. When he told me that the ties only cost £15, I was a little sceptical… However, they appear to look promising on their website. According to McDade, the ties are made of 100% wool in Scotland. The fabric weight is between 8oz and 10oz per yard, and the ties measure between 54” – 56” in length and 3.5” – 3.75” in width. While there are only a few Calzeat wool ties available, they have more than 500 different Tartan patterns available. Although we have not yet had an opportunity to examine the ties more closely, I am certain that any Tartan lover will be satisfied with the broad range of wool ties to choose from.

Picture by McDade.

Neue Galerie New York City

Koechert Cufflinks Beaded Coral

At Simply Refined, I stumbled upon the exhibition, Vienna 1900: Style and Identity, which will be shown at the Neue Galerie in NYC from February, 24th until June 27th, 2011. Among the art pieces presented will be works of famous artists such as Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka  and Egon Schiele. It seems like it is worth a visit, especially if you are in the area. Interestingly, their museum shop really stands apart from many others: instead of rummage, they sell fin-de-siècle art pieces or replicas from Viennese artists! Among them


are some gems, such as this pair of sterling silver cuff links, or this pair made of 18k gold and coral beads. These are complimented by a beautiful two-tone leather travel tray made of black and red leather.

Looking at all these beautiful items, I want to go back to Vienna. If you think about travelling to Europe sometime soon, you should seriously consider visiting the Austrian capital. The city’s architecture as well as its flair are fantastic.


The pictures of the accessories are property of Neue Galerie.