I love ties and wear them everyday! I don’t have to but I choose to! They keep your neck warm in the winter, they look smashing and they allow for a piece of expression in a boring world. I love dots! I love stripes and I love little animal patterns (Ferragamo type), Some checks and squares are also great. I love bow ties and cravats also but nothing compares to the pin dot tie (especially red with white dots) or a nice poka dot (red and white, blue and white, yellow and blue or blue and red [first colour the base the second for the colour of the dot]), either with a nice striped shirt, a contrasting collared shirt or a white shirt! Add some braces and cufflinks and away you go–who needs a jacket!