Alexander Olch x Maison Kitsuné Neckwear at NoMad Hotel

Alexander Olch x Maison Kitsuné Neckwear at NoMad Hotel NYC

To celebrate the opening of the Maison Kitsuné shop at The NoMad Hotel, Alexander Olch and Kitsuné have teamed up for a limited line of silk ties. Alexander and Masaya Kuroki, one of Kitsuné’s designers, formed a friendship while presenting their respective collections in Paris at the same showroom. Both designers are involved in fashion and art (Alexander is also a filmmaker, while Masaya is involved in the music industry) and enjoy working in diverse mediums. Alexander and Masaya share a mutual respect for timeless design, and the tie collection explores the idea of the classic New York man.

The collection consists of four neckties ($150 each) and two bow-ties ($110 each) in 100% English silk woven at a seven generations-old mill. Numbers are fairly limited and are offered exclusively at the Maison Kitsuné shop at the NoMad Hotel in New York.

Alexander Olch Spring/Summer 2012 Scarf Collection

Alexander Olch Spring/Summer 2012 Scarf Collection

Alexander Olch’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection has landed at Barneys New York which includes these lightweight cotton scarves in the mix as well as all the well-made neckwear and accompanied accessories we’re accustomed to seeing from the New York designer. The scarves are available in small ($145) and large ($280) sizes. They are now available at the Barneys New York flagship store as well as online at barneys.com.

Alexander Olch ‘Knot Yourself’ Video

Alexander Olch 'Knot Yourself' Four-in-Hand Knot Video

Alexander Olch teamed up with TheCorner.com for this exclusive video highlighting the New York designer’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection. With direction from Matt Lenski and narration by The Olch himself, the video features a tutorial on how to tie the four-in-hand knot. French model Aurelie Claudel stars in the video and looks stunning. Needless to say, you’ll have to watch this multiple times to get the knot perfect.

Fall 2011 | Alexander Olch at MR PORTER

Fall 2011 | Alexander Olch at MR PORTER

New to MR PORTER’s stable of fine designers is New York’s Alexander Olch. The neckwear designer has had a major influence on the industry over the past few years and his Fall 2011 offerings are looking as solid as ever. The plaid wool ties come in some great finishes with matching handkerchiefs to boot.

Alexander Olch ‘Scratch’ Neckties

Alexander Olch ‘Scratch’ Neckties

Here’s another great looking set of neckties from Alexander Olch’s S/S ’11 offerings. The ‘Scratch’ necktie comes in a few different finishes but the raw wool base doesn’t disappoint. The red tie with thin cream stripes looks amazing and will work really well this season. The other two options — a cream tie with thin blue strips or one with thicker navy stripes — are really promising as well.

Alexander Olch for ACL & Co. Silk Repp Stripe Ties

Alexander Olch for ACL & Co. Silk Repp Stripe Ties

Here’s a collaboration we think has been long overdue. Our favorite tiemaker Alexander Olch teamed up with ACL & Co. for a really special collection of silk repp neckties and bowties. The duo pulled inspiration from an old men’s shop catalog from 1962 and remade the prints exclusively for ACL & Co. by a mill in England.

All eight different silk ties were then handmade in Alexander Olch’s factory in Brooklyn, New York to exacting standards that one has come to expect from an Alexander Olch production.

These pieces are timeless and they’ll be essential for your summer wedding escapades, folks. Don’t hesitate to pick one (or three) up before they sell out as production’s limited.

Summer Essential | Alexander Olch Thomas Necktie

Summer Essential | Alexander Olch Thomas Necktie

Cotton ties are one of my personal favorite spring/summer accessories. They offer texture that you generally don’t get from silk ties and are cooler on those hot summer days. Alexander Olch has a beautiful striped option. The Thomas tie is 100% cotton with a black, red, and yellow striped pattern. At 2.5 inches it is slim without being skinny and is a great accent to a chino or tropical wool suit.

Alexander Olch Fall/Winter 2011 Preview

Alexander Olch Fall/Winter 2011 Preview

We recently had the opportunity to preview the Fall 2011 offerings from one of our favorite accessories designers – Alexander Olch. The New York-based creative is dishing out another solid fall collection. As usual, expect a lot of wool fabric atop a range of product from neckties and bowties to suspenders and notebooks. The prints are really well curated and, at the same time, extremely wearable.

Look for Alexander Olch Fall 2011 pieces to begin hitting fine stockists worldwide starting around August.

Closer Look | Alexander Olch Raw Silk Neckwear, S/S 2011

Closer Look | Alexander Olch Raw Silk Neckwear, S/S 2011

For this editorial, Por Homme teamed up with up-and-coming online catalog, Two Inch Cuffs. Our teams worked closely together to ensure the contents of this piece were fitting of our independent yet fairly similar voices. Much thanks to Ruben Hughes of Two Inch Cuffs. Photography by Paul Wax.

We had the opportunity to meet New York based designer Alexander Olch a few months back and all eyes were on the man’s necktie. He was sporting a raw silk tie that was due to drop this season and now that his Spring 2011 collection is out at select stockists, we wanted to shed light on some of our favorite pieces from the lineup. The raw silk material is unique as not many designers have taken their stab at it and also because the texture allows it to be worn year ’round. The Olch has been downright flawless ever since he entered the industry a few years back and this season’s collection reaffirms this.

The raw silk neckwear comes in both bowtie and necktie varieties.

Alexander Olch Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook

Alexander Olch Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook

New York-based designer Alexander Olch has been dropping amazing neckwear for quite sometime now and his Spring 2011 collection is no different. He’s bringing in an array of fabrics into the mix including some raw silk, while the product range is still solid with neckties, bowties, suspenders, and pocket rounds some of the few pieces you’ll see featuring these fabrics.