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Friday Vibes: Yo-Yo Ma, Thou Shall Prosper, and Ties

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An Urban Gentleman must read, acquiring knowledge is key

As a kid I listened to Jazz music, Classical music sounded, well, spooky and scary for some reason. These days, I find myself listening to classical music just about every morning. I especially appreciate the cello… today was no different. Yo-Yo Ma's Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.1 played in the background as I finally finished the list of my next books to read. A.G Gaston's book was on the the list and a few similar reads will accompany it. I just re-listened to Thou Shall Prosper for the 2nd time, a book I recommend for those who would like to wisely acquire wealth using Biblical principles.  


Yo-Yo Ma

We'll compliment the music with ties, just to keep things classy, see below:

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To Be Unique.

Yasiin Dante Smith Bey aka Mos Def

Sometimes it's those simple defining pieces, that make you different. Gotta have the proper accessories to add that special uniqueness to your look. 

Take your pick: Sunglasses, Pocket Squares, Ties

 
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J.Crew: The Knit Tie

I’ve always been a fan of J.Crew and with their Obama presidential endorsements it seems like everyone is a fan these days. One of my favorite items in J.Crew are their ties- a guy can always find a nice tie there.

I really like their knit ties, you can’t wear them with everything, but if worn properly they can go with a variety of looks:

1. Basic button-up and chinos.
2. Collar shirt, vest, and khakis or jeans.
3. Fitted/Athletic suit or blazer and trouser combo.
4. etc… you get the picture, they can pretty much go with anything that has a preppier/ralph lauren/benjamin bixby/j.crew look. But they don’t go well with formal looks and materials (like silk).



$49.50, J.Crew.

24, 7-fold: Fox’s 24 Wears Robert Talbott 7-fold Ties

So, this morning I decided to head over to Fox.com and catch up on 24. I had seen 24 Redemption, but none of the episodes that followed. So I’m watching the show… its soooooooooooo freakin’ good by the way, I mean Jack Bauer is the truth he really is… Anyway, so I’m watching the show and by episode 2 the tie of FBI Agent Larry Moss caught my eye. At first I thought to myself “That’s an impeccable tie” then I’m like, “Wait… he’s wearing a 7-fold tie”. As I continue to watch and I began to notice that every tie that is worn- by the agents, prime minster, doctors, lawyers, good guys, bad guys, etc, is a Robert Talbott ties. Some of the guys are wearing Talbott 7-fold ties that are $225.00 each, while others are wearing Robert Talbott “Best of Class” ties that are about $135.00

Robert Talbott 7-fold ties are hand cut, handsewn, luxurious silk ties. Each tie is a limited edition tie and is hand signed. For example, they may make only 40 of a certain pattern and color tie, so each one is numbered 1/40, 2/40.. 15/40 and so on… basically when you have a Robert Talbott 7-fold tie you don’t have to worry about seeing someone else with it EVER, some may even say that they’re sort of like rare pieces of art. I became an expert on these ties and other fine men’s products while at Nordstrom. I had one client who collected Talbott 7-fold ties, he would purchase 6 or so at a time and regularly called me to see if we had gotten any new designs in that I thought would fit his style.



The name ‘seven fold’ comes from the way a single piece of fabric is exactingly folded in on itself seven times creating a tie that drapes fluidly, hangs straight and is very durable. The tie is a definite standout.
A few screen shots of the 24 Cast in Robert Talbott Ties:












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