Product Review: Commonwealth Proper Gray Flannel Tie
I think it’s highly looked down upon by the menswear community to not have something made of gray flannel in your wardrobe. I was losing street (read internet) cred quickly because of my lack of gray flannel, but thankfully, Craig just threw one of Commonwealth Proper’s new flannel ties my way.
The tie is made of 100% wool flannel, sourced from an Italian mill, constructed in the traditional five-fold technique. The flannel is very nice. It has a nice bit of depth in texture, but it is definitely still a solid tie. The gray is nice and versatile, and it also comes in a lighter shade as well. At three inches, it hits my ideal tie width perfectly.
The coolest thing about this tie, however, is the lining. Craig has this crazy ability to find the gnarliest stuff when sourcing fabrics. He found this vintage printed silk with renaissance style angels on it, and it ended up lining the tie. It’s a detail that only you know is there, and it’s a killer detail at that.
The silk is the coolest thing about the tie, but the fact that it is made in the U.S.A. is the best thing about it. Just like all of CMMP’s goods, this tie was made within the borders of our country. Basically, this tie supports American craftsmanship and our economy, and that’s what it’s really all about.
Basically, this is an extremely solid flannel tie that only gets better with an awesome lining and American manufacturing. You can check it out in action here.
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