The "roll" of the original Brooks button down collar - a mystery that I list with the Emilia Earhard and Judge Crater disappearances.
When I joined my father at Chipp in 1960, we had three shirt suppliers - Gant, Troy Guild and Creighton.
They each offered a button shirt - their version of...
There were friends who became customers and customers who became friends.
John Groth was one of the latter.
John was an artist/illustrator. He was known for works that covered sports and war. During WW2 he spent a lot of time with his friend and fellow correspondent Ernest Hemingway. John...
The Christmas season always gives me a nostalgic revisiting of the Christmas ties we have produced through the years. As is the case with most clothing "creativity", it is really adaption and variation rather than creativity. After all, I certainly did not create Santa Claus; but the United...
We have a limited edition of 4 classic challis patterns.
To buy go to chippneckwear.com and order any GRENADINE tie. Then in the comment section say which tie you want.
( #1 Red Bean #2 Blue Bean #3 Red Diamond #4 Navy Paisley )
Do you like challis ties ?
You can give yourself, or someone else, a gift.
We have a limited edition of 4 classic challis patterns at a special price of $60 per tie ( We have 4 ties in each pattern.)
To order go to www.chippneckwear.com and order any GRENADINE tie. Then in the comment...
We have 1 Christmas cummerbund. Adjustable waist.
Perfect for Christmas Black Tie.
$22 - includes shipping to any address in the 50 states.
To order go to chippneckwear.com and order any dog tie. Price will be adjusted when order is processed.
We made Santa ties for a private party a few years ago.
Printed Silk - 3 3/4"
You can spread some Christmas Joy for $18.50 - (Includes shipping to addresses in the 50 states )
To order go to chippneckwear.com and order any dog tie. In the comment section say SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TIE
One of Chipp's most colorful customers was E Michael Burke.
Mike was a good enough athlete play for the Eagles in the NFL, put in time with the OSS, and CIA, was dropped in behind enemy lines in World War 2 to help plan the D Day Invasion, served as General Manager of Ringling Brothers Barnum...
Another Watson story - this one concerns Tom's younger brother Arthur/Dick Watson.
Dick Watson, as is often the case in brothers, was very different from his older brother. Dick Watson had a biting sense of humor.. Sometime he was quite "brassy".
One thing he had in common with Tom was...
Tom Watson Jr spent a considerable amount of time with my father.
He really liked our business. He would sit with my dad and talk about Chipp for an hour or two a few times a year.
The chats continued with me after my dad's passing.
In one of my sit downs with Mr. Watson he related the...