Archive for January, 2015

How to Fold a Pocket Square

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

businessman-481113_640 (1)When it comes to accessories, there aren’t many choices for men. Of course the necktie is the number one accessory that can really help a man’s outfit shine and stand out, but other than neckties, watches, and modest jewelry, how else can a man look his best? Well, a lot of men often forget about the pocket square. A pocket square when worn well can make a man transform from an average Joe into a style maven. However, many men don’t know how to fold a pocket square.

  1. Place the pocket square on a clean, flat surface.
  2. Fold one side of the pocket square to the others so you get two overlapping triangles.
  3. Fold one side in and repeat for the opposite side.
  4. Place the folded pocket square in your breast pocket and adjust accordingly to your desired appearance.
  5. If you want to experiment with a more “fashion forward” look, throw the square in your pocket, and play around with it until it looks messy but put together.

A pocket square much like an attractive necktie can really pull a look together. Keep in mind that your pocket square and necktie do not have to match 100%, but should be complimentary of each other.

Understanding Tie Widths

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

pencil-1128191-mMany men don’t realize that there is a variety of options when it comes to neckties! Sure, most men are probably aware of the difference between skinny ties and traditional sized ties, but there are actually other widths that exist, and the width you choose says a lot about you!

  • The Average Everyman: Your style borders between Don Draper and the president! What we’re saying is, you favor a traditional look that is timeless and classic. You prefer your clothes tailored, but not tight, and favor a crisp white shirt over something with a loud pattern. Your tie width is wide, without being extravagantly so.
  • The trendsetter: You like your clothes tailored and tight, lapels thin, and clip-on ties skinny. Your look is still timeless, but has a modern flair that shows that you know what’s in style.  You wear suits because you want to, not because you have to. Skinny ties are often best suited for men of a thinner stature, and overall proportions of your wardrobe matter.
  • The Average Trendsetter Everyman: Can you combine the above two? Of course you can. Some neckties come in between traditional and skinny! Ties with a 3 inch width are the perfect middle ground between the two looks.

Regardless of your preferred tie width, you can take solace in knowing you’ll find the best selection of high quality, affordable, clip-on neckties and traditional ties at NecktieEmporium.com.