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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.

Solid or Print Tie? When to Wear Which

Monday, June 8th, 2015


Any man who’s ever worn a suit has grappled with whether to complement it with a solid-colored tie or a patterned tie. Sure, solid ties generally represent the safer choice, but an eye-catching patterned tie can make certain outfits pop. However, when going with a patterned tie, you’ll need to be mindful of how well the pattern meshes with your dress shirt. To ensure that you make the right selection, consider the following tips.

Checkered Shirts

When wearing a checkered shirt, it’s important that you avoid patterned ties. Even if the pattern on the tie syncs up with the pattern on your shirt, it’s practically guaranteed to give off a loud, distracting appearance. So the next time you wear a dress shirt that features a checkered pattern, opt for a solid-colored tie — ideally, one whose color corresponds to the pattern on your shirt.

Striped Shirts

When it comes to striped dress shirts, either type of tie will generally work. If you go with a patterned tie, make sure the pattern corresponds to the colors found on your shirt. Additionally, if you want to wear a striped-pattern tie, the stripes should go in the opposite direction of the stripes displayed on your shirt. For example, if your shirt’s stripes are diagonal, your tie’s stripes should be vertical.

Solid Color Shirts

Solid color shirts — particularly white ones — are the easiest type of dress shirts for which to select corresponding ties. As long as the color(s) of your tie don’t clash with the color of your shirt, pants or suit coat, you’re golden.

Deciding between solid ties and patterned ties present headaches for men who consistently don suits. Since the wrong choice is liable to make you stand out — and not in a good way — it’s important to choose wisely. By brushing up on when to wear a solid tie over a patterned tie, and vice versa, you can ensure that you always look your best when wearing a suit.

Dapper Style Starts Early with Boys’ Bow Ties

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

If you’ve eve1r seen a boys’ choir in formal dress or a group of kids sporting sharp school uniforms with coordinating neck wear, you know how adorable young lads look in neat, colorful bow ties. Available in a vast array of colors, patterns and styles, boys bow ties can help introduce the concepts of style and solidarity at an early age. Teaching a boy to tie and wear one proudly can even be a great way for dads to bond with their sons. Whether it’s for a wedding, a first school dance or a musical performance, the bow tie always lends timeless elegance.

Purchasing Boys Bow Ties for Large Groups

If you need to buy a large number of matching bow ties, online shopping is your best bet. Because most are adjustable, and their sizing is usually appropriate for a range of ages, you can safely order the same product for everyone in the group without taking a poll. At Necktie Emporium, you can find bow ties to complement virtually any uniform or to match any theme or event, so you won’t have to spend your weekend combing multiple retail stores on foot. It’s never too early to look handsome and make the moms smile! Give your boys’ wardrobes a wow factor with classy, sophisticated bow ties.

Valentine’s Day Neckties

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

icon-354278_640Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re planning to buy your beau the perfect gift or planning a fancy night out, it’s important that you look your best and of course find the right gift. Valentine’s Day is done right when you start at At Necktie Emporium, we carry the best selection of men’s gifts as well as the perfect necktie options to wear on your Valentine’s Day Night out. Below are just a few of our favorite choices:

Look your best every day with the best selection of neckties and more at We take pride in helping men look their best for less.

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

Choosing a Tie to Compliment Your Face

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

It’s extremely common to match neckties with the collar of your shirt, thickness of jacket lapels and even pocket squares. But did you know that each face type has a complimentary knot and color that will make you appear more striking and put together? The following guide is to help select the perfect knot and tie color that will compliment the shape of your face.Chosing a necktie to compliment your face

  • It’s important to first figure out what shape your face is:
    • Oval: Well balanced, and often considered the most flattering shape face. The oval face shape is widest at the cheekbones and narrows at the jaw line and forehead.
    • Square: A square face shape does not narrow much from the cheekbone to the forehead. The jaw line is typically angled at the corners.
    • Round: The widest point is across the cheekbones with a slight narrowing of the forehead and jaw line.
    • Triangle: The triangle or pear shaped face type is the most narrow at the forehead with a wider jaw line. The jaw is typically angular or rounded
    • Heart: Heart shaped faces are essentially the opposite of the triangle face type.
    • Oblong: This face type is characterized by a narrow forehead and jaw line, with the cheek bones being the widest point.
    • Diamond: Not a very typical face shape. This type is characterized by a narrow forehead and jaw line, with the cheekbones being the widest point.
    • Now that your face shape is decided, it’s time to figure out which knot is best for you:
      • Windsor: most flattering for people with oval, square or heart shaped faces.
      • Half-Windsor: Flattering for the above, but also works for people with longer faces.
      • Pratt: The pratt is also best suited for those with longer face types and those with longer necks.
      • Choose a color that goes great with the color of your face. Try to go for contrast as to not appear washed out. If your complexion is light, choose a darker tie and vice versa.

Selecting a tie that compliments your face is a great way to appear suave and dapper. If you’re worried about tying the perfect knot, consider clip on ties from

How to Stand Out at a Black Tie Event

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

blacktieYou’ve just received an invitation to a black tie event and the idea has set you in a panic! What if you don’t know how to tie a necktie or bow tie? Clip on ties and bow ties can save you from the panic and stress of a black tie required event.  In most cases, black tie required typically means that men are expected to show up in a full tuxedo.  Black satin neckties are an excellent solution to the black tie conundrum.  Black satin mens clip on ties are an easy way to fit the black tie requirements for almost any formal event! No one will know you didn’t tie your tie and you’ll look dapper and put together for a fraction of preparation time and cost with

A fitted black suit may also pass for certain black tie events. The key is to wear a suit that is modern and fitted, and deck it out with details. A black satin pocket square and one of black clip on ties will keep you in the black tie requirements without having to rent or purchase a tuxedo. If you opt to wear a tuxedo, it’s best to rent one and size down from the suggested size the store measures you at. The key to really stand out at a black tie event is to pay attention to the fit and details of your outfit.  Many events may be black tie optional, but this isn’t an excuse to dress more casually than others. Anytime an event is black tie, it’s best to overdress and be the sharpest man in the room.

The Brief History of the Necktie

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012


The necktie is a staple of men’s style, and for good reason. Neckties have been worn since ancient times to signify title, wealth, or just to sop up sweat. The first people documented to wear a necktie were Croatian soldiers, these soldiers were said to wear bow-tie-like embellishments on their uniforms. After spotting the embellishments of the Croatian soldiers, King Lois XIV of France, popularized a new form of neckwear, the cravat. The cravat is a strip of fabric worn around the neck and then tucked inside a shirt. The cravat was the closet in look to the modern day tie.Vintage Tie

In the 1920’s an American tailor named Jesse Langsdorf created the very first modern tie. Langsdorf patented his creation, and gave birth to the necktie we are familiar with today. Throughout the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s the necktie grew in popularity. By the 1950’s, the tie became a necessary accessory for all men. The necktie quickly became a symbol of individuality and even conformity.

Today neckties are worn by many different groups of people. Since the first creation of the modern neck- tie, the style of ties has changed. The introduction of extra wide, skinny, and even clip on ties have given men more of a choice when it comes to dressing. Neckties have changed since ancient times, but are still worn the same way, and are still a very necessary accessory for any dapper man.  Oscar Wilde once said, ”A well tied tie is the first serious step in life.”

Ties Are Still Great Gifts for Guys!

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Modern Skinny TiePink and Gray Skinny Tie

Brainstorming new, unique, great gift ideas for guys is fun, if not a bit challenging, but it’s easy to overlook the value of some of the more basic options that many men still love to receive! Neckties are an example of gifts for men that often get treated as a ‘too traditional’ choice. However, gifting great ties is an opportunity to provide a special man in your life with a new look in complementary colors to his favorite shirts – something he might not choose on his own, but can certainly appreciate. When it comes in the form of a gift, he has to try it out. And that’s your perfect opportunity to effect change in his apparel and help him step out of a tired style!

There are lots of wonderful choices in affordable neckties at You can opt for clip on ties that are easy for him to put on, especially if he finds it challenging to tie a traditional Windsor knot. You can look for a complete outfit, using a tie as just a part of a set. You can look for interesting ties in unique colors that would work well with his current wardrobe, but that are bolder than he is accustomed to wearing. You can even use a tie as an alternative to a bow on your main gift! There are lots of options as you are considering a variety of different gift ideas for guys. We just hope you’ll keep some fresh new ties on your ‘to buy’ list!

Break Away from Dangerous Habits with Breakaway Ties

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012


Lurking underneath your all too professional appearance are you living life on the edge? Do you laugh in the face of danger?

If you work in a job where the risks are high, either because of the machinery or the security, you have enough to be concerned with aside from your dress. When you work in a professional capacity in a security or manufacturing job that requires you to dress up from the shoes to the neckties, you can?t let these things get in the way of your

What good is a polished appearance when you let the vandals get away? If you?re a security guard on the job ? don?t get tied up by clothing that restrains you. Choose work worthy, but safe breakaway ties.

How do breakaway ties help?

  • You stay in the top fashions, matching all of your best suits, uniforms, and shirts.
  • Slip on, slip off. If you get caught in a pinch or goodness forbid, a hazardous machine, you can quickly unclip out of the situation.
  • No one can pull you back. Security situations can be tricky, but a breakaway tie gives you the edge you need.

Don?t think you?re too cool to dress safely. When your job and life are on the line make the smart, fashionable choice with breakaway ties