While we love it when the men in our lives break a sweat (in the gym, in the bedroom...), we're so not into the whole sweatpants-in-public thing. But, dudes can finally get a pass on the heavy cotton thanks to C. Chauchat — the fine neckwear brand has teamed up with NYC cool-kids spot The Blind Barber to produce a tie that looks like it's made from a piece of a heather grey sweatshirt, but is in actuality a jersey weave simulated using a cheese cloth under dyed Swiss cotton, which produces the discreet, grainy appearance.
To give it a little Blind Barber edge, this handmade-in-NYC neck accessory has chiffon cut-outs sewn in between the layers to channel those old-school barber poles. Whether he wears it for a Honeypot (Bushmills Whiskey, honey, lemon juice, rhubarb bitters, and mint) at the East Village hangout or for a meet-the-parents jaunt in Connecticut, one place he won't be wearing this baby is the gym.
C. Chauchat Blind Barber Collab Necktie, $160, available at C. Chauchat.
Photo: Courtesy of C. Chauchat.