The Gentleman’s Guide To Styling A Tie
The necktie or simply put, the tie is the emblem of the gentleman. When worn correctly, a tie is like a signature at the end of a letter – the finishing touch.
And there is a tie for every gentleman. The gentleman knows he can’t just throw any type of tie around his neck, here are some things he considers before styling a tie:
Did you know that your body type determines the type of tie you should put on? Different tie widths suit different body shapes.
A broad man should consider a slightly wider tie to match his larger shoulders. Slim ties suit skinnier guys because it complements their body type – just make sure your shirt collar is smaller in proportion, too.
Colour is the spice of fashion. You can’t just throw in any splash of colour – except you want to be the clown of the party, of course.
One cardinal rule that works when choosing a tie colour is the tie should be at least one shade darker than the shirt it’s paired with.
The “dress for the occassion” rule also applies to styling a ties.
Below are some popular types of ties and where you can wear then to.
An Ascot Tie is a narrow band that is wrapped around the neck with wings that are wide and point outwards. The Ascot Tie is worn on formal occasions.
The bow tie is a ribbon made of fabric and is tied around the collar in a way which allows the two opposing ends to form a type of loop. Bow ties are worn primarily along with the traditional tuxedo
The skinny tie is primarily traditional but has a shorter width. The skinny tie appeals more to younger men and can be styled for both formal and informal occassions.
This is your traditional tie you see most people wearing.