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5-Star Buys: A Notice-Me Necktie For Extra-Dapper Dudes

by Aleksa Brown

Dec 16, 2019

Handmade from brightly patterned African wax print fabric, this cheerful tie is bound to impress any well-dressed man on your list.

A man wearing a brightly patterned necktie and pocket square from GabeJade
Photo by: GabeJade

In our 5-Star Buys series we spotlight popular Etsy items that recently struck a chord with shoppers—and let their rave reviews do the talking.

When it comes to gift shopping for the gents in your life, there’s nothing like some fashion-forward flair to help them stand out in a sea of suits—and this bold African wax-print necktie from GabeJade is sure to do the trick. The perfect present for dapper dads, stylish main squeezes, or your always-fly best man, the bright, botanical design by Texas-based designer Ade Ogbomo will take them from festive winter celebrations to spring weddings (and plenty of meetings and dinner dates in between). Ade crafts each necktie to order in her Dallas studio using traditional African Ankara fabric, in a slim-cut silhouette that’s earned the stamp of approval from customers around the world. Looking to take your gifting game up a notch? Follow the lead of the buyer below and add a matching pocket square or lapel pin to the package.

African wax print necktie and matching pocket square from GabeJade
SHOP: African wax print necktie and matching pocket square from GabeJade, from $25

Rave review: Take it from one satisfied shopper

“It was a beautiful tie/pocket square combo—super stylish and they folded my pocket square like in the picture, which was a nice touch. I would definitely order again in the future!” — AS 

GabeJade seller Ade Ogbomo sewing one of her pieces in her Texas studio

Seller spotlight: Meet Ade Ogbomo of GabeJade

“I use Ankara fabric because I’m Nigerian, and I want to share my culture with the world through my designs. The most common response we receive from our customers is that the tie is well-made and that people like the patterns and color combinations we offer. This item makes a great gift because it’s unique and eye-catching. You won’t step out of your house wearing it and then see someone else in it, too.” — Ade Ogbomo

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Aleksa Brown

Aleksa Brown is a writer, editor, and brand storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY. Some of her favorite things include burgers, bike rides, and being outside with friends on sunny days. Read more of her work on the Etsy Journal.