RES IPSA USA
About the name
Res Ipsa Loquitur. (rayz ip-sah loh-quit-her) n. Latin for “the thing speaks for itself”.
Res Ipsa USA is a lifestyle brand for modern professionals formed by two Georgia lawyers who wear ties every day. It fills the space in the marketplace for classically-inspired, made-in-the-USA neckwear appropriate for a courtroom, boardroom, or war room.
About the ties
A modern gentleman needs a good tie. Neither of the Georgia lawyers could reliably find ties they wanted to buy and set out to design their own. They became convinced there was a need for Res Ipsa when they discovered that they each had the awkward responsibility for staging a summer associate intervention to talk about how to dress professionally. (Hint: chambray/deadstock fabric ties may be fine for the service industry or a drummer in an indie band, but not BigLaw). They concluded that just because you work in a conservative environment doesn’t mean you have to dress poorly or surrender your personality. Now, they make and wear Res Ipsa ties to work.
About the wool loafers
A trip to Istanbul to source tie fabric inspired the wool loafers, which are reminiscent of the venerable British tradition of dress slippers. Each loafer is handmade, crafted from vintage hand-woven Turkish rugs, and finished with a durable leather sole and rubber heel. Because each Turkish rug is unique and asymmetrical, no two pairs will ever be identical. This is a one-of-a-kind product with an international flair. Fabrics are sourced from mills around the world — Italy, Scotland and Turkey, to name a few.
About the brand
Each of the products are made by hand, exclusively for Res Ipsa, and according to precise specifications. They are responsibly-sourced, carefully-manufactured products appropriate for professional environments, and each product is one for which its design and quality is self-evident. Hence, the thing speaks for itself.