Archive for May, 2014

Professional Neckties for the Courtroom

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

iStock_000015020806SmallSo you finally finished law school and are beginning a career as a court room attorney! However, your current wardrobe is less than professional and you’re in desperate need of a style upgrade. At NecktieEmporium.com, we carry the best selection of traditional neckties, clip-on ties, and even bow ties that will have you looking like a million bucks in any court room. Courtroom attire is conservative, classic, and can be cool depending on your own style sensibilities and preferences.

Old timey and classic style is the most commonly seen wardrobe choice among lawyers of all ages and tenure. However, you don’t need to settle for the antiquated norm! At Necktie Emporium, we carry a large selection of stylish and handsome neckties in varying colors, patterns and styles. There are no set rules that must be followed when deciding on a professional wardrobe for your new law career, but with any necktie, it’s best to follow these 3 simple rules:

  • Keep it long! A necktie should hang just so the tip covers the top of your belt. At necktie Emporium, we carry a large selection of extra long ties, for the taller man.
  • Keep it simple! Sometimes a neutral and simple necktie stands out more than a loud and abrasive pattern.
  • Keep it snug! Can’t tie the perfect knot? Clip-on ties always have the perfect knot and look great. A proper necktie should be pulled tight to cover the top button of your shirt.

Another Exciting History Lesson in Neckties

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

1900 style man wearing black hat and coat. Medicine man in DickeWe’ve visited the topic before, but the history of the necktie is rich in culture and importance dating all the way back to 221 BC, when China’s first emperor, Shih Huang Ti, and his Terracotta Army wore neckties in the battle field. However, the necktie we know and are familiar with today dates back to around 1864, when the first mass produced necktie was patented and quickly spread in popularity throughout Germany and the United States. Previous to this, the cravat was the neckwear accessory of choice, but eventually ceded popularity to the necktie.

In the 1920s, French designers created the first “designer tie” that quickly rose in popularity among the wealthier Americans in the 20s. Twenty years later, neckties became wider and adopted the look they currently have. It was during the 40s that neckties popped up in unique patterns and became a way for men to express themselves and their individual styles. In the 50s neckties went on a diet and become much thinner, leading to a new style that returned to popularity in the late 00s.

Today, popular men’s neckties are slightly wider than those that were common in the 1960s, and are available in a lot more styles, patterns and colors. The necktie has certainly gone through some changes since its creation, but much like the past, men today always look best in a necktie or clip on tie from NecktieEmporium.com.