By Andrew Yamato
The first question a client often asks after we show a paisley necktie is whether they’re "back in style." In fact, a well-executed paisley is one of neckwear's most elegantly evergreen designs. An ancient pattern of Persian origin introduced to Europe by the British East India Company in the 17th century, paisley takes its name from a Scottish town that became a center of its production in the 19th century. Its feather-shaped curlicues are among the most whimsically organic design elements in the neckwear canon, but depending on its scale and complexity, paisley can be rendered into a tie anywhere on the formality spectrum. Below are a few examples drawn from our stock.