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There are a few tie patterns that will always be classic: varsity stripe, warren check, or skull & crossbones. Yes, skull & crossbones (we’re sure the team at Plunder Guide would approve). Recently, I read in Esquire that a modern man’s wardrobe should always include an article of clothing that says “go to hell”. Sage words. That said, this tie qualifies as just that.

The 100% English printed silk tie is made entirely by hand in limited quantities of 15 by designer Vittorio J here in New York. As you can see from our photo, the tie strikes a fine balance of modern style with  seafaring emblems and pairs perfectly with my peg leg grey suit. Details are superb (hello, orange inner lining), and you’ll find all the patterns to be innovative without being over-the-top. Perfect for your new suit.

Editor’s Tip: Dress it for the weekend night out loosely tied with a crisp white shirt, rolled up sleeves, dark jeans and a wool blazer.

The Vittorio J Skull & Crossbones tie is produced as limited run and available only through Michael Andrews Bespoke.

Cost: $69 | More Vittorio J Ties

winthisAttention! Jesse Chao, lead designer at Vittorio J has kindly offered to give away a tie of choice from the Vittorio J line up (so long as it’s in stock) to one lucky loyal Gear Patrol reader. Just visit vittorioj.com, choose a tie you like, and leave a comment below saying which one you want to win. We’ll pick a winner next Friday (February 6th) and make the announcement on this post. Only one entry per person..

Additional photos below.

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