Archive for the ‘How to Wear A Tie’ Category

How to Always Get the Perfect Tie Knot

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Every man you speak to who’s worn ties for a number of years has a few tips and tricks to offer when it comes to tying the perfect3 knot, but they won’t all work for you. In fact, hearing from multiple sources may only confuse you. Luckily, it’s not so much about how you knot your tie, but buying the right tie in the first place.

The Zipper Tie

Stock your closet with men’s zipper ties and never worry about getting the perfect knot again. These ties go around the neck, so you’ll still have the material back there beneath your collar so it really looks like a traditional tie. The difference is you simply pull the knot higher to tighten it; no looping the knot together required.

The Clip-On

If you don’t care about a tie going all the way around your neck — after all, most of the time, people can’t see it behind your neck under the collar anyway — a clip-on tie might be what you’re looking for. It’s a better option for jobs such as law enforcement, security, and safety inspection as well because you can quickly break away the tie in potentially dangerous situations.

Clip-On Tie Conversion

What if you already have a favorite tie and you just want to know how to knot it perfectly? Practice makes perfect, but if you’d rather not devote a large portion of your day to getting it right, have a professional convert it into a clip-on tie for a modest fee. Keep your favorite tie and lose the headache of tying it perfectly.

Ask a sales representative to tell you more about what ties will make your mornings easier by always offering the perfect knot. All ties can be tied into a knot that looks amazing, but some varieties make it easier for you than others. Plus, no one’s going to be able to tell they’re anything but traditional ties.

Men’s Neckwear and the Look of Luxury

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Luxury does indeed mean different things to different people and much of that interpretation comes down to the way someone1was raised and what their lifestyle is like. For someone who grew up in a working-class family, luxury would be winning $5 million from the lotto. For someone who grew up in a wealthy family, $5 million is just a drop in the bucket they call luxury living.

It is important to remember that the way you look and feel largely depends on your own views and ideas of what success and luxury looks like. For many men their wardrobe is the biggest factor and men’s neckwear is the most commonly used accessory to help create a look ad style that demands attention. This is what Necktie Emporium can do for you!

This is why it is important to keep an open mind as you work to become successful in your own life because you will likely end up working with a wide range of luxury-minded people, each one with their own likes, dislikes, wants, needs, desires, and demands. This can also impact how you see yourself and how successful or luxurious your own look and style seems in comparison. Do not ever assume that just because someone likes luxury in their life that they will the same as the last person you worked with.

It is also important to remember that your idea of luxury and high fashion can be distinct and different and wholly your own. Men’s neckwear can totally change the way you look and feel and best of all they are super affordable and come in many different styles so you can be sure to find ones that are just right for you!

When it comes to living a life of luxury and exuding the attitude and appearance of someone who is successful, a lot comes down to how you look and how you feel in the clothes you choose to wear. Check out our impressive selection of men’s neckwear at Necktie Emporium today!

Ties That Should Be in Every Man’s Wardrobe

Monday, February 29th, 2016

The tie is a staple accessory in every man’s wardrobe. Whether you wear one on a daily basis for work or you only frequently wear them for special events, there is no doubt that you have at least a handful of ties in your closet.

Even if you don’t wear them on a regular basis, you do want to make sure that you are happy with the ties that you own. You want to be happy with the way that they look and you want to make sure that they give you that clean, polished look that they are meant to provide. In order to ensure that you are happy and that you look great, here’s a look at some ties that you should make sure that you are going to want to have in your wardrobe.

Skinny Neckties. As the name suggests, skinny neckties are skinny. They pull an outfit together without being overly formal. A skinny tie is perfect to wear to a daytime event, on a casual date or to the office on a casual dress day.

Plaid Ties. Whether it is in a bold color, or you choose a tone-on-tone version, a plaid tie is one that you are going to want to have in your closet. This pattern adds an immediate pop of color and/or interest to your wardrobe.

Silk Ties. This material lends a sophisticated touch to any outfit. Silk offers a rich, luxurious look that automatically dresses up any outfit. A silk necktie is perfect for a formal event, whether it’s a work function or a wedding.

With these three types of ties in your wardrobe, you will be able to successfully achieve that put-together, sophisticated and dapper look, whatever the occasion may be.

3 Slimming Effects of Neckties

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

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A good necktie can complement virtually any suit. Whether you’re heading to the office, going to a formal event, or hitting the clubs, your choice of necktie can make or break your outfit. In addition to looking great, many neckties have slimming effects on the men who wear them. If you’re interested in using neckties to make yourself appear trimmer, consider the following benefits.

Diverts Attention From the Waistline

One of the biggest benefits of men’s skinny ties is their ability to draw attention away from the wearer’s waistline. When wearing a tie, the people with whom you interact will be drawn to your chest and neck area instead of focusing on a prominent gut or hefty waistline. Furthermore, solid-colored ties have been shown to direct people to the wearer’s face, ensuring consistent eye contact and clear communication.

Meshes With Form-Fitting Suits

Even if you’re not particularly overweight, bulky or ill-fitting suits can make you appear as such. Alternatively, suits that are tailored to your specific body type will help you appear stylish and trim. Complemented by a skinny tie, a form-fitting suit can exude confidence and give you a slimmer appearance than any workout attire.

Stripes Are Slimming

As any fashion expert can confirm, vertical stripes have a natural slimming effect. So if you’re eager to look nice and svelte, invest in a tailored pinstripe suit and pair it with a vertically-striped tie. Even if you don’t wear suits very often, a vertically-striped tie makes a slimming addition to any dress shirt and khaki pants ensemble.

Not only are neckties commonplace in offices and formal events, they’ve also become popular amongst frequent club-goers and trend-savvy hipsters in recent years. As an added bonus, the slimming effects they offer make ties the perfect fashion accessories for anyone looking for a way to convey a trimmer appearance.

Bow Tie or Long Tie? Styles for Different Occasions

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

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Although a fair number of men vehemently insist they hate dressing up, you’d be hard-pressed to find one who genuinely dislikes the occasional foray into formal attire. Getting cleaned up and donning your best suit can be a great confidence booster and ensure that all eyes are fixed on you. However, when dressing up, many men find themselves faced with the age-old question: Bow tie or long tie? As you’ll find, the answer varies depending on the occasion.

Weddings

If you’re serving as a best man or groomsmen, tradition dictates that you wear a tux, which entails donning a bowtie. In some cases, wedding planners will pick out a suitable tux for you, thus relieving you of having to shop around for one. If you’re attending a wedding purely as a guest, it’s recommended that you wear a long tie so as not to create confusion or redundancy with the groomsmen.

Job Interviews and Office Settings

When attending a job interview or going to work in an office setting, it’s generally a good idea to wear a long tie. For decades, long ties have been the standard in these environments, and showing up in a bow tie is liable to make you stand out and raise some eyebrows. Sure, you’ll see the occasional bow tie-clad office worker, but these people occupy a dwindling minority in the business world.

Black Tie Events

Like weddings, black tie events typically require male attendees to wear tuxedoes — and therefore bow ties. Such events include art galas, fundraisers, charity auctions and other high-class shindigs. The invitations to black tie events usually make it clear that you’re expected to show up in a tux, ensuring that you won’t run the risk of wearing the wrong attire.

While men’s bow ties and long ties do a commendable job of complementing nice suits, they’re not always interchangeable. Simply put, certain occasions require men to don bow ties, whereas others dictate that they opt for long ones. The next time you’re unable to decide between a bow tie and a long tie, remember to take the occasion into account.

Accessories to Accentuate a Tie

Friday, May 8th, 2015

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To increase the appeal of men’s neckwear, it is recommended to mix and match various accessories. Here are a few tips to dress your tie with a little extra personality.

Tie Bars

A bar clip is a piece of hardware that brings class to a tie. The bar slides over the neckwear and attaches to your shirt so that your tie does not hang wildly. This accessory has been around since the 1930s and is making a comeback, especially with the current skinny tie trend. It is important to select a tie bar with the same metal tone as your belt buckle, watch, and cufflinks.

Pocket Squares

A pocket square is an extremely popular tie accessory. Although a tie and pocket square should blend together, both entities do not have to share the exact same color or pattern. Contrast keeps things interesting. A white pocket square is always a safe choice. However, to infuse a bit of personality, it is possible to create a square from your favorite old bandana or shirt.

Tie Tacks

A tie tack is a smaller alternative to a tie bar. Although this item comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, it is advised to select a sparkly gem or meaningful symbol. Avoid a tack with words or flamboyant images. These will detract from your appearance.

Tie accessories make great additions to men’s neckwear. They are functional and provide a polished look when you want to make a great impression!

Necktie Emporium’s Guide to Picking Patterned Ties

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

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When crafting a collection of neckties, it is important to include a few patterned ties. They’re fun and fashionable, able to fit into a variety of settings, and add a touch of personality. Additionally, there are a wide variety of classic patterns to choose from, leaving something for everybody!

Checked Ties
This pattern is common and subtle enough that it is acceptable in most conservative work environments. Men who prefer checked ties that are bolder or more noticeable can choose contrasting colors or brighter colors.

Striped Ties
Stripes complement a suit or shirt nicely. Pick a bold color with a pastel of the same hue for a smooth look. For a bolder look, pick stripes that are completely different colors. Striped ties that have subtle or coordinating colors are usually acceptable for conservative and professional work environments.

Dotted Ties
Dots offer a trendy look, which is perfect for a more modern or artistic work environment. Choose contrasting colors for a bold look or coordinated colors for a more conservative subtle look.

Paisley Ties
Paisley gives a suit or shirt an extra element of style. This pattern is usually permitted in a casual work environment, and, depending on the coloration, great for more formal events.

In addition to these favorites, there are also patterned ties with geometric shapes and quirky designs. The main rule to remember when choosing these types of ties is appropriateness for the occasion or workplace!

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.

Brightening Up an Outfit with a Necktie

Friday, December 12th, 2014

businessman-481113_640When a man feels confident not only within his own personality, but with the outfit he’s wearing, he can feel unstoppable. There’s a reason why some of the most powerful leaders are always seen sporting a perfectly tied necktie. Simply put, a necktie demands attention and makes a man look handsome, strong, and well-dressed. Did you know that a necktie could actually transform an entire outfit into something more? Neckties have the power to brighten up a dull or average outfit, and at Necktie Emporium we make it easier and less expensive to do so.

If you’re a fan of wearing darker clothes, there’s really not too much happening with your outfit. Darker outfits are a safe bet at looking great, but if you want to stand out from the pack, a necktie can make that happen. Try wearing a patterned necktie in bright colors, or even a red clip-on to really make your outfit pop. If you’ve ever seen a man wearing a traditional black suit and colored necktie, you know exactly how great the combination can be. Neckties not only have the ability to brighten up an outfit, but many neckties even add texture to outfits, which can result in a completely different and extraordinarily stylish look.

Brighten up your wardrobe and get handsome with NecktieEmporium.com today!

Matchmaking – Ties and Shirts, You and Style Part #2

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Patterned Ties

Since you’ve mastered the basics, let’s turn our attention to matching patterned ties with patterned shirts. There are several ways to approach this stylish equation, all of which incorporate the matching, contrasting, and complementary color techniques.

Before we begin matching like fashion connoisseurs, let’s outline a no-fly zones. We never want to cruise into this area: exactly matching the same pattern. If the patterns match closely, the highest contrast in the universe won’t be able to save your look.

Now that that border is set, we can cruise around it in style. Start by examining a patterned shirt. Identify the most dominant color on it, like salmon or pink for a white and salmon checkered shirt. Once you have that, turn your attention to the patterned tie.

Things get more detailed with the tie. That’s because here, you want to pick out a detail in the tie that complements and contrasts the shirt’s dominant color. For our aforementioned example, a tie with salon accents in it will look great. If you are stuck (don’t worry it happens), refer to the contrast and matching tips from our first article and you will do just fine.