The tie is an important, though often overlooked part of the ensemble. Similar to its counterpart, the belt, the tie can be foregone without much real detraction from the rest of the suit. Yet never does a shirt feel so complete than with the perfect tie, which is where Japanese label giraffe comes in. The brand has released a lookbook for Spring/Summer 2013, featuring their selection of adventurous ties for the new season. Following a “Snow Mountain” theme, the pieces here range from a Fair Isle-esque pointed necktie to an elegant gold/forest green bowtie, and also include a unique Bolo option.