Remember when a neck tie was a MUST for the office or an evening out? While the rules of tie wearing are certainly less strict these days, there are still times when wearing one is necessary and the man in your life should always be prepared to “tie one on”…
Did you know the early Romans wore scarves around their necks in an early form of neck-wear? French officers in the 1600s wore neckerchiefs and made them popular throughout Europe. Louis XlV employed a tailor to create a collection of cravats made of lace and ribbon. During the mid 19th Century the styles were made soft linen and muslin. Pre-tied ties came during the industrial revolution and in 1924 a New York tailor was the first to patent his process of cutting the fabric on the bias and sewing strips together.
Did you know these basics?
- Wear a white tie with a tailcoat.
- Wear a black tie with a tuxedo. You can also wear a formal pattern or solid color bow tie.
- There are four ways to tie a tie: Windsor, half Windsor, four in hand or bow tie.
The classic knot is the half Windsor. A thicker gauge fabric will always look more expensive and always lie just a little away from the shirt — this look is expensive and sophisticated.
Robert Talbott …Best color and pattern selections
The right tie can….
- Show power
- Bring attention to your face
- Complement your suit color and the color of your shirt
- Enhance your skin tone and hair color.
- Say something about your personality.
- Ca make an outfit more formal or more casual.
- Add color and style to any man’s wardrobe.