While there is no shortage of quirky ties in the world of fashion, few manage to balance that element with a clear sense of whimsy and affection like Japanese label giraffe. giraffe’s new Spring/Summer 2012 collection is sourced entirely in Japan from fabrics woven in Kyoto. Interestingly enough, each tie is based around a temperature threshold, and the wearing of the appropriate fabric and style accordingly. Scope the range of ties in this new lookbook titled “Journey,” and note the varying themes: ranging from muted vintage hues to kitschy travel destinations. You can find the giraffe’s unique collection of ties at famed Japanese boutique TOMORROWLAND, or online at ZOZOTOWN.