Silk and patterned designs, businessmen jet flying from one business meeting to another, or sitting in a conference room, male models in suit and ties posing on the runway, coloured fabrics and a design suitable for different events, there is no doubt that the rebirth of the tie is making a strong statement in the fashion world.
A piece of tie is like the dot on an “I” and the cross on a “T” when it comes to men and fashion. While women have many ways to accessorise their outfit and define their style through jewelries, scarves, handbags and many other items, the necktie is one of the most important fashion item that can be used by a man to establish his style of fashion. As a result, men and ties have become inseparable that there is virtually a variety of ties to suit different occasions. From textured and silk ties that can be worn to the office, to bow ties that can be worn for black tie events and fashion ties that are worn for less formal outings, the choices of patterns and colours to choose from are endless. You can colour match for a wedding, go all print or make a statement with some loud colours, there’s always a tie for every function.
The tie, which used be worn in formal occasions are now made to fit into every type of fashion style that even sportsmen like Dhani Jones love them so much and seems not to get enough of it.
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“When you wear a bow tie, doors open for you. Your posture is a little more erect; your shoulders are a little further back; your style is a little more dynamic. It’s about the reestablishment of the gentleman,” said Dhani Jones, an American football linebacker who used to play for the country’s National Football League.”
Jones is not the only man with love for the tie and the difference and touch it can make to a man’s fashion style. According to Rick Kaplan, a former TV news producer for ABC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC “Wearing a bow tie is a statement. Almost an act of defiance.”
The men’s universe is made up of a variety of ties that can be worn with shirts or suits for different occasions. They come in a variety of colours, fabrics, patterns and styles. If you’re a man and not fully taking advantage of this beautiful piece of fashion accessory or you’re doing it the wrong way, check out a men’s fashion and necktie blog dedicated to men and ties. You can also watch the video below and learn how to match shirts and ties together.
In the video, Tressa Branin – an image consultant and corporate trainer with Total Style Solutions will give you vital tips on types of ties, colours, patterns and the best way to combine them.