Ties have been a fashion accessory in men’s wardrobes for centuries. The very first ties were pieces of fabric that were literally tied around the neck. Over time, the neck tie has evolved, and today, there are several different types of ties available for men to choose from.
If you’re just venturing into the world of tie wearing, you probably want to know what types of ties are available for you to purchase and wear. To help you with purchasing the right tie for your needs, here’s a guide to introduce you to the different types of neck tie options that are available for men.
The Standard Neck Tie
These are, by far, the most common type of men’s tie. Long pieces of fabric, these ties are placed around the neck and they are tied into a knot, at the center of the neck. They come in a variety of fabrics, including satin, silk, wool, and linen. They also come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns. The standard neck tie can be knotted in a variety of ways.
The Clip-on Tie
Clip-on ties for men offer the appearance of a traditional neck tie, but they eliminate the need to create a knot. These ties arealready knotted, and they have a metal clip sewn underneath the knot. The tie is affixed to the color of a shirt with this metal clip. They are easy to put on, safe, and comfortable.
The Zipper Tie
These ties also eliminate the need to create a knot, like the clip on tie; however, they are more similar to the traditional neck tie, in that they go around the neck. Once placed around the neck, they are secured in place with a zipper-like device, which is located behind the back of the tie.