Ice cream, the shore, chambray: these are the summer staples we can’t live without. Chambray has been keeping people crisp and cool since 1595, when the fabric was first invented in France, and today it’s a quintessential workwear fabric that this Los Angeles-based company has reworked into an understated, handcrafted necktie. Raan and Shea Parton, the brothers behind the ethically-conscious brand Apolis, have taken their signature utilitarian aesthetic and applied it to these streamlined neckties inspired by a World War II officer’s tie. Made from just-heavy-enough, richly textured 5.5 ounce chambray that is sourced from Spain, these neckties are individually crafted by hand in Los Angeles at a studio staffed by just seven employees. Empowering small manufacturers and responsibly sourcing their fabrics—it’s this kind of socially-conscious production process that Apolis (“global citizen” in Greek) stands for, and why we love what they do. The necktie’s no-frills design, sturdy construction, and modern width ensure that it will be in heavy rotation in your warm-weather wardrobe for a lifetime.
This chambray necktie pairs well with a classic solid-colored oxford shirt, or use it to add some contrast to a patterned or plaid button-down. Should you lean in a little too close to your dinner plate while wearing this necktie, you can spot clean it and hang it to dry, or you may choose to have it dry-cleaned.
These neckties are designed by Apolis, a California-based company which focuses on socially responsible fabric sourcing and manufacturing. They are made from 5.5 oz crisp chambray sourced from Spain and features a standard back tie loop, so there's no need for the addition of a tie clip. Each necktie is individually handcrafted at a 2,500 square foot studio in Los Angeles.
Necktie inspired by a style worn by World War II officers. Made from crisp, ethically sourced chambray. Standard tie loop in the back and cream-colored interior lining. Available in Indigo Chambray and Navy. Handcrafted in California.
2.5 inches (6.35 cm) wide at base
56 inches (142.24 cm) long
5.5 oz Spanish chambray
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
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