As you might have guessed, ties weren't always churned out by huge manufacturing equipment — they were made on a single needle sewing machine, by a single operator. Return to this time with J.A. Christensen Maker Ties ($90). Created with these classics in mind, these ties are cut across the fabric's width to give them a unique look, and feature square backs, vintage denim construction, a length of 55 inches, and width of three inches — not too short, not too skinny, but just right for pairing with a modern suit and shirt.
Do you live in fear of poking your eyes out with the sharp ends of your umbrella? Release your fears with Blunt Umbrellas ($75-$85). Available in standard and two-person XL sizes, these unique umbrellas feature a low profile, tensioned canopy for easier control in the wind, a push-pull runner for easy opening, and blunt tips to evenly distribute the outward force along the edge of the canopy. Next up? Tackling your fear of scissors.
Once standard issue for soldiers in the Swedish army — Who knew Sweden even had an army? — the Swedish Army Belt ($75) is perfect for daily wear. Made from natural tan leather, these unassuming accessories feature reinforced clasps, slight stripes near the top and bottom, and the ability to gain a gorgeous patina over time, as seen in the pic above, which shows the same belt after 10 years of use.
Keep your mitts dry, warm, and protected in Lee Parks DeerSports Motorcycle Gloves ($115-$185). Made from a combination of deerskin and elkskin, these cycling gloves are more abrasion-resistant than typical cowhide, and also offer internal seams held together with dual-duty thread, dual Velcro wrist closures for a secure fit, an ErgoTech palm patch for increased protection, and multi-layer knuckle support to make sure your hands stay in one piece, even if your bike doesn't.