Taking its cues as much from the old guard as the new, North Carolina’s Lumina Clothing Company makes ties for the modernist, the traditionalist, and everyone in between. Producing its full range in the Tar Heel sate, the brand combines classic southern fabrics (madras, gingham, seersucker) with contemporary, slimmed-down widths (classic ties come 2″, 2.5″ or 3.25″ at the widest, bow ties come 2″ or 2.5″ at the widest), to create a collection that truly has something for everyone. Really, the only thing more accessible than the ties’ styling is their pricing, with bows starting at $39.00, and ties starting at $59.00. So, while the thought of strapping on a tie when it’s 90+ degrees out usually wouldn’t strike me as all that appealing, if we’re talking about one of Lumina’s summer-ready pieces, I could definitely see myself warming up to the idea (punz!).
For price and purchase info, visit Lumina Clothing Company.