by Toby Sells
Wade and online neckwear company, The Tie Bar, will release their second line of bow ties and pocket squares Thursday at the company’s website. Inspiration for the new line comes from Memphis, Harlem, New Orleans, and Chicago.
The Memphis collection is “diverse and dynamic,” according to the company. The collection’s “melodic patterns, motley color, and unique textures” is Wade’s acknowledgment the “city’s musical roots and soulful heritage.” The collection also features designs inspired by the “Memphis-Arkansas bridge.”
“Memphis is known for its influence of musical genres such as blues, soul, gospel and rock n’ roll,” Wade said in a news release. “Artists and musicians such as Al Green, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, and Elvis Presley all made their mark here.”
The Harlem collection is “bold and graphic” inspired by the mosaics and art that "fill the streets." The New Orleans collection was inspired by the “lush flowers and vines” of the city. The Chicago line “mimics the industrial sensibility of the Illinois city.”