As Oscar Wilde observed, “A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life,” then a well-tailored necktie collection is an emblem of accomplishment. Each man must have a good collection of ties as it is the best accessory for any guy. Ties fit just about any formal outfit: exudes confidence, creates a positive impact and inadvertently demands respect. There is nothing better than a well-tailored suit and a matching tie to complement the whole look.
Whether you’re suiting up for the office or layering for an evening out, sporting a tie will balance your outfit entirely. Go for a tie that speaks with the rest of your outfit, not stand apart from or clash with it. Knotted beneath the collar of a crisp dress shirt, a fine looking tie speaks of confidence, style and maturity. And at its most practical, a tie is the linchpin that pulls the male regalia together, complimenting, strengthening and softening other elements without detracting from the overall look.
Men should always have a couple of men’s ties at hand; no matter the occasion a tie is always appropriate. There are great ties for everything, weddings, funerals, work, or even a weekend out with the family. Knowing how to carry and exhibit your ties properly is essential.
Most importantly, learn to tie the perfect knot! It shouldn’t be too big or too small, or too perfectly triangular. The best approach is to make it look natural and effortless. Also, opt for solid or subtly patterned ties instead of going for loud, gaudy wallpaper prints.
Another fun alternative to the conventional tie is experimenting with ‘skinny’ ties. They’re not too mainstream or traditional. Since they’re slim in appearance, it makes the wearer look distinctive and edgy. Nowadays, a skinny tie is the answer to big, fat, wide ties! Bottom-line: Whatever its particular width or design, a high-quality necktie will stand out from a cheap cravat in any number of ways.
Ties add instant personality to your demeanor. Come fall, if you’re wearing tweed or flannel, reach for a woolly tie. Tie makers these days are offering a ton of options on both sides of the seasonal spectrum. They also add a sense of luxury and richness, as well as color and texture to our outfits, while completing the overall look of a dress shirt or a retro suit.