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Look As Good As Your Favorite On-Screen Character!

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

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Actors playing iconic characters are always figures that people look up to and try to emulate, especially how they dress. Most usually don handsome suits with all the accessories with the necktie being one of the main attractions. But, who are some of the most influential fictional characters in men’s fashion you ask? Below are just a few, but probably the most popular:

  • James Bond – From his famous tuxedo to more casual suits, Mr. Bond has always wowed the fashion world with his influential taste for sophisticated dress while maintaining a simple color pallet. Although 007 is famously known for the bowtie, he favors both solid and unassuming pattern ties when going with a standard necktie.
  • Bruce Wayne – Although many actors have portrayed the rich playboy billionaire, every incarnation of the character features a classic looking suit that really jumps off the screen in every frame he’s in. Mr. Wayne usually dresses in pinstripes with a pattern or solid tie that matches his mood at the time.
  • Don Draper – The famously handsome ad-man exemplifies cool to many young men around the world. His 60’s era suit is still fashionable today, but the secret is adding a striped or skinny tie to really give you that classic look.

Of course, these are just three out of many fashionable characters that come to mind that some people may look to when creating their own wardrobe. By following these simple suggestions on suits and men’s neckties, you’ll be sure to be looking your best in no time!

Novelty Ties: ‘Tis the Season to Enjoy

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Novelty TiesIt’s okay to tie on a little fun during this holiday season. Novelty ties are a great way to add personality and fun to your wardrobe, so break out the last gag gift tie you received and wear it with pride. Here are a few upcoming occasions that are perfect for this type of fun.

Veterans Day is coming up fast. It is also one of the best days after the Fourth to break out the flags. Wear them loud and proud, November 11.

Thanksgiving is all about fellowship. Hopefully you will be dressed down for your turkey day, but the days before it are ripe for food tie fashion. You don’t have to be a turkey with it either. Just check out our beer barrel clip on.

Christmas ties are a classic. You will certainly see wrapping paper, fir trees, lights, and bells galore this season just like last season and the one before that. Take your tie to the level. A tie that actually lights up is fun, festive, and actually exciting.

As we take holidays and days off this time of year, casual Fridays get lost. That makes these fresh ties a great way to reclaim the spirit and stay at the relative level of dress the week demands. They are also a great way to continue the business conversations that keep professional relationships profitable; but don’t take out word for it. Try one on yourself this season.

The ABCs of Style!

Monday, August 19th, 2013

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A-Always stay sharp!

B- Begin wearing a tie, just because!

C- Clip on ties are fashionable! Never mind the naysayers

D-Dress to your strongest features!

E-Everyone looks great in a necktie!

F-Fashion isn’t permanent!

G-Get dressed up every day!

H- Have a large selection of neckties! They can make any wardrobe seem larger than normal!

I-Instill the love of neckties to your children. Find kids clip on ties at NecktieEmporium.com

J-Just clip it!

K- Know how to wear a tie…every day!

L-Look your best every chance you get!

M-Men’s style is all about basics! Neckties, slacks, denim, suits, etc.

N-Never leave home without a necktie!

O-Open your mind and take stylish risks!

P-Pre-tied neckties always look great! Consider making the switch!

Q-Quality doesn’t always mean a high price tag! NecktieEmporium.com is the best source for high quality and affordable neckties for men.

R-Remember to keep your knot perfect! A perfect knot is always present with a clip on tie!

S-Shoes can make or break an outfit! Never wear square shoes, and always keep them polished!

T-Ties are one of the most stylish and well-regarded menswear accessories. With a variety of patterns, colors and styles, you can always refresh your look with the right necktie!

U-Un-tucked is un-kempt! Always tuck your shirt in when you wear a necktie!

V-Very large numbers of people don’t know how to tie a tie. Don’t let that deter you from your looking your best! Clip on ties exist for a reason!

W-Wear what fits your body and personality!

X-Xtra long is no problem! NecktieEmporium.com has ties for even the tallest of men!

Y- Young men wear baseball caps, young gentleman wear neckties! There’s no age where a necktie isn’t a great accessory!

Z-Zipper ties are easy to wear, look great and found at NecktieEmporium.com!

Look As Good As Your Tie

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

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Neckties are an absolute must for many gentlemen around the world, and many men are rarely ever seen without a necktie or clip on tie around their necks. The necktie, a quintessential gentleman’s accessory, isn’t the only detail a man needs to look his very best! Many men often neglect a proper grooming regimen, but taking care of your skin and overall appearance is the best way to truly look your best. Before you clip on your tie, or tie it yourself, consider adding the following grooming tips to your routine.

  • Exfoliate: Exfoliating helps get rid of dead skin cells and even prepares hair for a closer and more effective shave. Exfoliating 3 times a week can truly make a huge different to the appearance of your skin.
  • Trim eyebrows and Nose hairs: There are a variety of electric trimmers on the market that are priced reasonably, but tweezers also do the trick. Unsightly hairs sticking out of your brow line and nose can make you appear unkempt and sloppy. Keep hairs short and manageable every time they get out of hand.
  • Don’t overdo the fragrance: When it comes to cologne, less is always more.
  • Use a face wash: Never use a bar soap on your face, find a face wash that caters to your specific skin type and keep your face clean daily.
  • Moisturize: Use a moisturizer with a sun block in it to help avoid wrinkles and aging skin.  Your face will thank you!

However basic, the above tips are easy to overlook, especially for the man on the go. Next time you wake up and start your morning routine, make sure you look as good as your necktie!

Understanding the Many Fabrics of Neckties

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Understanding Necktie Fabrics

No tie is created equal, and knowing specific fabrics is a crucial step in choosing the perfect neck tie. From silk to wool, many variations of fabrics are used to craft and create neckties. Below is a simple guide to help learn the differences between fabrics:

  • Polyester: Polyester is a fabric that can sometimes be mistaken for silk. Polyester ties are a very popular and common type. However, Polyester is known to stain easily and also hold wrinkles.
  • Knit : Knit ties are a very popular casual style of neckties and mostly worn in prep style circles. Knit ties are exactly what they sound like, ties made from knitted material. It’s best to avoid wearing knit ties in professional or formal settings.
  • Silk: Silk is an extremely popular material used in neckwear. Silk reflects natural light and has a glossy and shiny appearance. Silk needs special care in order to obtain it’s shape and overall appearance. It’s best to save silk neckties for more formal or professional settings, as silk ties often look out of place when worn casually.
  • Wool: Wool is a great fabric for winter looks. The unique and stylish appearance of wool ties make them extremely popular among fashion forward men.

NecktieEmporium.com carries a large selection of different fabric neckties that helps ensure you find the perfect tie for any look you hope to obtain. Whether looking for clip on ties or standard neckties, Necktie Emporium can cater. It’s important to choose a tie made from a fabric that goes along with your daily life. If you work in a professional setting, silk and wool neckties will also keep you looking proper and suave, where as more casual fabrics are perfect for everyday wear.

Men’s Skinny Ties: Retro, Cool & Classic

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

You see them in almost every men’s style magazine, and even on your television set. Skinny neckties for men are hot neckwear accessories that show no signs of getting out of the spot light anytime soon. From the skinny tie of Don Draper to the matching skinny ties of the Beatles, skinny neckties for men help men exude a sense of cool and retro edge that a wider tie does not. When thinking about men’s skinny neckties, many people automatically think of the retro look which resembles the 60’s, however the skinny necktie was first made popular at the end of the 1950’s, greatly due to Beatlemania!

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Prior to the 50’s, neckties we’re typically of the wider variety. Along the way, lapels on sports coats and suits became slimmer, and neckties began to slim down themselves to help match the more European aesthetic of slimmer cut clothing. The men’s skinny tie remained extremely popular during the late 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, but eventually moved over for wider neckties in the 80’s. The popularity of men’s skinny neckties greatly decreased in the 80’s and 90’s, but eventually found their spotlight again in the early 2000’s. Today, many men opt for skinny neckties and many high fashion companies are making skinny versions of ties by the dozen. If you’re looking for a way to put your best fashion foot forward, consider trying men’s skinny neckties from NeckTieEmporium.com. If you’re worried about being able to tie your own tie, don’t fret. NeckTieEmporium.com carries a large selection of men’s skinny clip on ties!

How to Choose a Bow Tie

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Wearing a bow tie may be foreign for many men, but this sartorial accessory is a classic staple in menswear and for good reason. The pointers that go with wearing a standard necktie are also applicable when it comes to the bow tie as well. If you’re interested in wearing a bow tie for men but don’t know what to look for, follow this simple guide:

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  • There are 3 types of bow tie; the self tie, clip on bowtie, and the pre-tied bow tie. Many men prefer the self-tie versions of the bow tie, but tying the perfect bow can be tedious and nearly impossible. Clip on bowties are great choices for both men and children alike.
  • The width of your bowtie should never overcome the width of your face and should be smaller than the width of your collar. An oversized bowtie will look ridiculous and unflattering.
  • Bowties come in a variety of fabrics and patterns. Flannel, cotton and seersucker are popular choices for daily worn bowties whereas silk is essential for formal and classier events. Patterns like paisley and stripes are also popular when it comes to bowties.
  • Choose a bow tie that correlates well with the colors in your outfit. Never choose as bowtie that is too bright and overpowering. Like most accessories in men’s style, bowties should emphasize your style and not overshadow your entire outfit.
  • A bow tie can be worn for a variety of occasions. Pairing a bow tie or clip on bow tie with a suit or tuxedo is an excellent choice for more formal events. A bow tie worn with jeans and sports coat is also a dapper and popular choice for more laid-back occasions.

Kids Bow Ties for Easter!

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Easter is a holiday that celebrates new life and new beginning. Traditionally, parents have dressed their children in the finest garments in observance of the holiday. A proper boy’s Easter outfit will embody the charm of a child while adding a tiny hint of the fashionable gentleman he may grow up to be. Kids bow ties are the perfect accessory for any Easter outfit! Putting your little boy in a kids bow tie will have your little tike looking just as dapper as dad.  If you’re looking to really make your son stand out as a dapper gentleman, you can’t go wrong with kids bow ties.

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What is cuter on a little boy than kids bow ties? Bow ties have the amazing power to make any little boy look like a proper little gentleman. Bow ties are an amazing staple in classic menswear and are a surefire way to have your little tike looking like a million bucks. Kids bow ties paired with pastel sweaters and dress shirts are a fail-proof outfit that is sure to meet your expectations of providing your little boy with a dapper and proper Easter outfit. Traditionally, a lot of attention is put on little girl’s Easter dresses and bonnets. This year, have your little boy be the best dressed in the room with kids bow ties from NeckTieEmporium.com!

Look Dapper in 3 Easy Steps with Zipper Neckties

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

zipperties collageWe’ve discussed the convenience of wearing zipper neckties before, so it’s no secret that zipper neckties will have you look dapper and put together in seconds. There’s no need to waste time tying a tie in the morning with zipper neckties. Gentlemen who are required to wear a tie to work, or those who just want to wear a tie may benefit greatly from a zipper tie. Much like clip on ties, zipper neckties include a permanent knot that stays perfect all the time.  If you recently purchased a zipper necktie and need some guidance on how to wear it, follow these simple instructions:

  • Simply flip your collar up and place the zipper tie’s loop around your neck.
  • With your dominant hand, hold the tie knot and keep the narrow end in your other hand.
  • Hold the narrow end and slide the knot toward your neck.

In just 3 easy steps, you’ll appear more put together and save plenty of time from your morning routine.  Men’s zipper neckties are available in a wide variety of colors and styles and no one will know you’re wearing a pretied tie! If you’re always on the run and often wish you had more time, perhaps you should make the switch to zipper neckties today!

How to Look Your Best This Spring

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Spring fashion forward!Spring is almost here in full force, and spring clothing is popping up through retail stores and boutiques. When the weather warms up, it’s time to shed those tweed sports coats and muted clip on ties. Men’s style changes every year and new trends emerge and disappear just like the seasons. Here’s what we think will be the spring 2013 trends in men’s clothing:

  • Color: Bright colors had their spotlight, but we predict primary colors will be back in style this year. Concentrate on crisp whites, reds, blues and blacks. A striped clip on tie in primary colors will be your go-to piece this spring
  • Accessories: We think this year will be the year of the accessories. Tie-clips, watches, and pocket silks will be in style this year and in full force! It’s time to go back to the days of being a gentleman, and dressing the park. Think Steve McQueen and Paul Newman this spring.
  • Stripes: Stripes never truly go out of style, but we predict they will be even more popular this year. Whether it’s a striped necktie or bow tie, stripes will make you look fresh and current in today’s crazy menswear world.
  • Classic: Classic and traditional menswear is going to be popular again this season and for good reason. Classic style never goes out, and it’s resurgence in menswear is extra exciting. It’s time to dress like our grandparents again! Sports coats, slacks, and pretied neckties will keep you look stylish and suave.