Filed Under: Tie yourself to the high-style of Paris, and the high-charm of Texas.
Overview: Handsome, stylish, and very well-made collection of neckwear celebrating iconic themes of the Lone Star State. These ties aren't just fun; they're fancy: crafted using 100% imported silk and double-wool blended liners, these Paris Texas Apparel ties will shine in the boardroom, the courtroom, and in the line at Whataburger (man's got to eat, you know)
Appreciate: The clever designs by owners and brothers Patrick and Paul Hotze. Ten designs are available overall; here are our favorites: The Texas Twisters Tie features little states of Texas, slightly morphed in twisty ways, like tornadoes; and the Thirsty Birds Tie is a pattern of pump jacks and oil barrels, just askew. Patterns for all designs are understated, and that's a good thing: a great tie should be noted after a while, not noticed at first glance. These Paris Texas Apparel Co. ties achieve that careful balance, and in a variety of attractive colors, we might add. We'll also add that we're particularly fond of the witty descriptions accompanying each tie at PTAC's online shop, yet further evidence of the Paris Texas Apparel Co. charm, and a hint that the Hotze brothers would be fun to sit with at a ball game
Know: Let's get our cities straight: The 'Paris' in Paris Texas Apparel Co. is a reference to the lovely little northeast Texas town, not the fluffy French capital. And Paris Texas Apparel Co. is actually based out of Houston, the southeast Texas metropolis spanning in many flat directions and that lays claims to the top aerospace innovators, energy explorers, medical doctors, and the makers of more egg rolls than anywhere else in the world (trust us; we know these things). Houston is also one place where you can find PTAC ties in person, at famed Houston clothier Vincent Ford Custom Apparel, if not at several other fine Texas stores, or online at PTAC's website, linked below
Special Comments: As a matter of policy, we don't ordinarily feature Texas-themed products here at The Diego Files (featuring Texas-sourced products, instead). Plenty of attention already goes to the ubiquitous souvenir lavender soaps, pecan-stuffed pecans, and iron stars for mounting on the facade. But we gladly make an exception here, because, quite simply, ties from Paris Texas Apparel Co. aren't souvenirs. Well, they can be used that way, certainly; but their quality is too high, their designs are too charming, and their appeal is too broad to view these in the context of being mere tokens for remembering Texas. We challenge anyone, at any time, to dispute our conclusion that the Thirsty Birds Tie would be any less at home in the lobby of the Hotel de Crillon, off the Place de la Concorde, as it would before the Best Western's free breakfast buffet, in Edinburg
See them: Here.