Lee Allison Necktie Company
The Bucktown tie manufacturer—officially launched in 1995 and the official tie of this year’s Green Tie Ball—offers a wild variety of handmade silk neckties creatively designed and titled. Some highlights: “You Can’t Catch Me…” featuring thousands of little gingerbread men, “Typewriter” in all of its letter-key glory and “Mixed Doubles,” boasting opposing tennis players. The ties are available at spots like Apartment Number 9 and Shirts on Sheffield and from its Web site www.leeallison.com, which also states that in-person appointments are available, just give them a call.
1820 West Webster, #401 (773)276-7172
Audience choice: Barney`s
25 East Oak, (312)587-1700
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