Chipp Ties — The Re-Boot
If you’ve been around menswear long, or ever self-identified as a “trad,” you’ve no-doubt heard of Chipp Neckwear. Paul Winston, a traditional tailor known for catering to a certain tongue-in-cheek clientele, sold Chipp ties from the storefront of Winston Tailors. Long before the days of the internet, Paul’s disciples would source many of their sartorial eccentricities from one of the few remaining traditional tailors in New York City.
More recently, Paul’s son launched a website through which they sold their signature dog ties (again, as a menswear-head, you’ve no doubt seen it). However, old pictures of their novelty ties and interest in their well-known grenadines left many wanting for more. Well, consider your prayers answered.
The re-launch of Chipp’s site brings a number of their famous novelty ties to the world. While the idea of “novelty ties” will make most shudder, Chipp’s inventive and brash creativity make their ties a very interesting conversation piece. Especially with the holidays upon us, you no doubt have less-than-formal parties or cocktail hours where a tongue-in-cheek tie would fit perfectly.
Personally, I own their baseball tie. While it doesn’t seem to be featured on the site currently, you can purchase it from time-to-time at Sir Jack’s. It has been a great conversation piece for me, and I’ve never worn it without receiving questions or comments. I will warn that it is less than first-rate quality. However, for $35, Chipp’s ties are a great way to add a bit of cheekiness without paying Drake’s prices.
So, if you feel the need to let the party know you have a lot of balls, you happen to have pussy on your mind, are a blowhard chemist, or just want to see Santa pissing down a chimney, you can now truly and completely express yourself.