If we as women want to be stylish, then it is important that the men in our life look good by our sides. As much as we all love our sweat pants, it’s always nice to put on our Sunday’s best and hit the town. What better way for our men to look good then in a tie? And what is better than a tie that also acts as a bottle opener? The man in your life with LOVE the stylish and functional look of a Hugh Simms tie.
Hugh Simms is a distant grandson of George Calvert, Lord Baltimore, the founder of Maryland and he has taken his rebellious English heritage into fashion. Hugh is armed with degrees from Cornell University and F.I.D.M. (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising). He was taught the art of fashion design at the early age of twelve from his grandmother who created restaurant uniforms for their family business, Phillips Seafood Restaurants. From there, he took a long and winding road that led him to start his own company. Having done high-end neckwear all handmade in Los Angeles, Hugh Simms set out to make a tie of that same quality while adding the ever elusive metal beer opener. In the words of Hugh himself “The Openers on the bottom of sandals is pretty nasty. My necktie is the clean, hygienic alternative.”
Other than the look of these ties, my favorite part of the Hugh Simms brand is that all his ties are all handmade in LA. There are five collections, each with their own story behind them. The happy hour collection are the ones with the bottle opener (my personal favorite!).
Each tie arrives in a handcrafted tin that can be used even after the tie is taken out. The tins tins bear a close resemblance to the early 1920′s tobacco tins. Every single thing about this brand is well thought out and has a purpose. Hugh seems to have put his mark on everything. You don’t get that on many products these days.
Any Hugh Simms tie would make the perfect gift for any man in your life. Why not get your holiday shopping started early? To jumpstart the holiday spirit, Hugh Simms is going to give Mommies With Style readers a discount code for 20% OFF with the code “mommy” and will give that discount for the remainder of 2011. This can be used on any of the HUGH SIMMS products. A great way for women to get shopping early for holidy gifts for their husband, brother, son, father-in-law, or any other man in their life!