At a wedding, I observed two of the groomsmen were wearing ties that were embarrassingly short. My friend, who happens to be a tie enthusiast, also noticed other guests who were wearing ties that would make any fashion aficionado weep. What was going on? we both wondered. Even in the corporate world, it isn’t strange to see business executives making tie-wearing mistakes.
One would expect that most people could get on their digital devices and search for the keywords ‘How to Wear a Tie’. The truth is most people do not. Perhaps, an article on mistakes to avoid will help inspire more tie-wearers to avoid common gaffes. For the purpose of this article, I will discuss tips for buying the best custom ties for every novelty event. I shall also discuss the most common mistakes to avoid whenever you have to wear a tie.
Most of the mistakes start at the purchasing stage. One can hardly fault tie customers. When you consider that, there are various necktie shapes, shades, designs and knot types to choose from, most people are just likely to be lost and confused in the large world of suit accessories.
Don’t purchase a tie just because you are swamped with a lot of options and because you aren’t sure which is right for you. It is important to select a suitable tie and coordinate the style of knot to your shirt collar. However, the ability to do this has to be learned. If you want to increase your self-esteem, take the time to study the do’s and don’ts of tie purchasing and tie wearing.
The first step is to ask what kind of tie you can wear to specific occasions.
Ask a professional. Online tie designers often offer priceless advice to its customers. Most tie manufacturers design custom neckties for unique occasions. They will make sure that they sell you a tie that will match your clothing and the event you are preparing to attend.
The following five tips will also serve as a guide you can use anytime and anywhere.
One of the best attires to pair skinny ties with is a professionally tailor-made suit that has a trim, fitted cut. A gorgeous skinny necktie will do a fabulous job of accentuating the aforementioned attire. Most fashion aficionados will top off the look with a tie bar. What better way to attain an outstanding appearance!
The guidelines for wearing tie knots are quite simple. The shirt is a major determinant of the type of tie knot you should aim for. For instance, broad collars are best paired with big, triangular-shaped knot. Rather than use a cotton or cashmere fabric-designed tie, a good quality silk tie will be a better match.
If you’re tall and lean, you are likely to look amazing a small, longish knot. Stocky men (especially those who have thicker necks) will look better in ties with a more proportionate tie width and a broader knot.
Alternatively, a slenderer knot (and a elongated extension) will be a perfect match for a straight-point collar shirt.
The shirt is not just a major determinant of the type of tie knot; it is also a determining factor of the color and pattern of the tie and the overall attire (shirt and suit, in this case). For instance, a radiantly colored tie will accentuate a well-ironed white shirt and a deep navy blue or black suit.
As for pattern layering, it is important to ensure that the patterns on the shirt and the tie complement each other. You can also pair a patterned tie with a white or light-colored pastel shirt. A blue or pink will blend well too.
The rules differ depending on whether it’s a formal or semi-formal occasion.
For a semi-formal event, you will look fabulous in a three-piece suit, especially if it’s paired off with an expertly knotted necktie of appropriate length and color.
However, if the formal event is a purely black-tie affair, then a bowtie is your best bet. Especially, if you’re wearing a tuxedo.
In conclusion, knowing the right tie to wear is an art worth mastering. It is easy to master once you know what mistakes to avoid. For instance, you should make sure your tie is the right width and that you avoid accessory overload. Other common mistakes include choosing the wrong tie for a specific dress code, wearing wrinkled or stained ties, wearing clashing colors and patterns as well as wearing kitschy novelty ties. The list is long. But you can never go wrong by checking with a professional.