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Deck yourself out in checkered ties this spring

Spring ties for men

my yen trung The Globe and Mail/styling by christina yan

Over the past few seasons - light years in fashion time - plaid has moved beyond bagpipers, lumberjacks and preps to become go-to daywear for the everyman. Not brave enough to rock a check blazer? Try a plaid tie on for size. Wear it with a denim shirt when you're off the clock or use it to inject a dose of spring colour into your starchy work wardrobe.

From left to right:

1) Oliver Spencer, $95 at Oliver Spencer in Toronto (647-348-7673).

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2) Brooks Brothers, $85 through

3) H&M, $34.95 through

4) Fred Perry, $45 through

5) Burberry, $160 at Harry Rosen (

6) Etro, $160 at Harry Rosen.

7) Ted Baker London, $95 at the Bay (

8) Brooks Brothers, $85.

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9) Robert Talbott Carmel, $140 at the Bay.

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