January 14, 2014
How To Dress Like An (Awards) Winner
We have literally been inundated by post Golden Globe commentary. It’s everywhere and about everything? “Did you see that dress?” “He wore tweed to an awards show?” “Amy Poehler kissed Bono?”
As much as we’re relishing in the aftermath banter, we can’t help but day dream about being that Leading Actor in a Drama and holding that Golden Globe Trophy. If and when that day comes to be, we know exactly what to wear. Any awards show calls for Black Tie Attire and we’ve broken it down.
A Black Tuxedo
Like clockwork, every year, someone tries to break the fashion landscape and wear something too inventive and it always fails. We’re sticking to the classic black tuxedo.
A White Tuxedo Shirt
And when ever you wear a tuxedo, you have to wear a tuxedo shirt!
A Self Tie Black Bow Tie
For an awards show, always opt for the self tie bow tie rather than the pre tie bow tie.
White Pocket Square
Every classic tuxedo calls for a white silk pocket square.
Black Patent Shoes
Patent Leather shoes are a must.
Golden Globe Trophy
And in the name of building up confidence, we believe in props.
Now’s it time time to work on that screenplay and hone our acting skills!
Your Ties-Neckties Team
January 8, 2014
Menswear Supplies To Combat The Chill of the Cold Storm
When in doubt about what to wear, go with the classics. This quintessential combination of menswear basics is guaranteed to look utterly handsome when the temperature keeps dropping. This look is as classic as it get from the cotton oxford to the navy pea coat to the broken in denim jeans. This “Three Sheets To The Wind” flask will also come in handy if you need a sip of warmth while shoveling your driveway.
As fickle as fashion can be, there are some things that are guaranteed to never go out of fashion or style and it’s these very pieces. They are tremendously masculine, functional and fashionable. For extra layering you can also add a cardigan or a denim jacket but believe us when we say that this peacoat is impressively warm.
This ensemble can also be worn with or without a tie. The tie instantly adds a level of brilliance and polish to the button down making it a perfect look for a casual meeting or night on the town. Mix and match your way using these components and we assure you- you can’t go wrong.
Authentic Peacoat from US Wings
Broken in Denim Jeans of your choice
Wool Scarf from Boss
White Oxford Button Down from Brooks Brothers
Black Skinny Tie from Ties Necktie
Flask from Izola
Your Ties Necktie Team
January 2, 2014
Radiant Orchid Announced Color of 2014
Pantone has announced the official color of 2014 to be Radiant Orchid. This creative and innovative color is a handsome fusion of pinks, purples and fuchsias. This wildly modern color puts a vivaciously fabulous spin on fashion and especially menswear. Men are incorporating Radiant Orchid into their aesthetic in a variety of splendid ways ranging from Radiant Orchid hued trousers to silk pocket squares.
This dynamic color is charming because it captures the enthusiasm and imagination that fuels fashion innovation. Negotiate your level of comfort with this daring and dashing hue and reenergize your basics.
We recommend investing in some key Radiant Orchid accessories like a pocket square and coordinating tie.
You can also opt to invest in more substantial pieces like cashmere sweaters, trousers, suits and jackets. We thing this brazen color is best used as an accent or accessory color to liven up neutrals.
Your Ties Necktie Team
December 27, 2013
A Retrospective Nod to The Best Fashion Trends of 2013
2013 was filled with plethora of definitive menswear trends; some were remarkable and others were lackluster at best. We wanted to give a nod to the trends that we admired in hopes of having them continue into 2014. Fashion trends come and go and some leave a longer impression than others.
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The Knit Tie
The skinny knit tie was one of the year’s biggest trending accessories. We saw men of all sizes, ages and aesthetics accessorizing their assortment of menswear essentials with skinny knit ties and tie clips. In fact, we are practically sold out of our collection of knit skinny ties and only have a few colors left.
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The Patterned Scarf
Patterned Scarves have always been an element of European Menswear and finally, in 2013 American men warmed up to this fashion trick. We saw a number of ensembles handsomely improved by the addition of a luxury silk scarf.
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The Creative Suit
2013 was a phenomenal year for Menswear to redefine what it means to wear a suit. It use to be a thing that was associated to a professional position. Not any more. We saw men of all professions and dress codes wearing suits with a creative and dynamic spin that we haven’t seen before.
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Menswear saw an injection of color this year. We saw a tremendous difference in the color ratio of brights and neutrals in 2013. 2012 was a sea of gray when it came to menswear and this year, we saw an abundance of colors ranging from bright primary hues to sultry jewel toned shades used to make striking additions to menswear getups.
We are eager to see the trends of 2014! And hope that a few of these trends from 2013 will last a little bit longer.
Your Ties-Necktie Team
December 20, 2013
New Years Resolutions: Draft One
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And so it begins. The year is coming to an end and everyone is doing a recap of the year’s best and worst moments, trends, etc. We can’t help it. But in closing down one year, we open up the next and we all have those optimistic ideals of improving upon a little of this and a little of that.
Ties Necktie is no exception to the rule. We have had an outrageously good year. We’ve expanded our tie collections, created our own Tie based Video Game, worked with some amazing stylists and had the opportunity to really reach out and connect with many of you. A lot of you played a lot of Dapper Dude Games.
We wanted to get to work on our first draft of resolutions and give you a chance to give us your feedback. What can we do better next year? What would you like to see? We are open to any and all recommendations and hope to add many of your ideas to our New Year Resolutions List. We thought we would get started a few:
Resolution One: Add more polka dot designs
Resolution Two: Add more special sizes in new designs for XL and Kids
Resolution Three: Work with a charity to donate ties
Resolution Four: Start a Tie Enthusiast Club that meets once a month
Resolution Five: Wear more bow ties around the office
Happy Holidays to everyone. We whole heartedly appreciate you and your love of neckties.
December 12, 2013
Self Tie Bow Ties That Are Guaranteed to Steal the Show
Self Tie Bow Ties have been historically associated with Black Tie Fashion but that is changing at a rapid rate. We’re spotting Self Tie Bow Ties everywhere and being worn with everything. We’re seeing rugged dressers pairing self tie bow ties with jeans and oxfords and professionals trading in their ties for self tie bow ties. Here are some of our favorite looks that we’ve spotted. As you can see, they run the gamut of styles, but they all look authentically sharp.
No matter how you define your style, you can benefit from a variety of self tie bow ties that are textured, patterned or simply solid hues.
These designer textured ties are charming and sophisticated additions to winter getups no matter if you are rocking a beard and denim jacket or a tweed suit.
These two patterned bow ties are regal additions to a multitude of looks ranging from cardigan sweaters to denim shirts and suspenders.
Self Tie Bow Ties having all the style momentum this season so don’t miss out on finding the ones that work for you. Once you start incorporating self tie bow ties into your fashion mix, you’ll never look back.
Your Ties Necktie Team
December 4, 2013
Take Fashion Inspiration From George Clooney and Pop With Polka Dots
Photo Credit: W Magazine
W Magazine and George Clooney joined creative forces and put Polka Dots on the Fashion Map this season with an all out Polka Dot photo shoot. The result is bold, punchy and inspiring. We pulled together a few of our favorite looks that incorporate polka dots into menswear.
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Polka dots are a classic pattern that can mix and mingle with a variety of other patterns and textures. This gray and black polka dot button down shirt works outrageously well with this tonal gray paisley necktie.
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The quintessential Black and White Polka Dot Tie is an accessory that belongs in every man’s wardrobe. It can be worn with a tuxedo, a suit or simply with a cardigan sweater. A simple polka dot tie is savvy investment that can invigorate anything it is teamed with.
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Polka Dots come in many shapes and sizes making them a charming pattern to experiment with. Don’t be afraid to mix a few polka dot patterned accessories into one fashion-forward ensemble. We like this combination of a polka dot silk scarf, a skinny polka dot tie and a tweed suit.
Your Ties Necktie Team
November 27, 2013
Menswear Fashion You Can’t Squabble About
Thanksgiving is hours away from beginning and we know you’ve spent the day fantasizing about the culinary gluttony that is about to take place – but have you thought about what you are going to wear? You haven’t, have you? We’re here to help you with a fool proof fashion ensemble that you can easily pull together.
Sun-Faded Chinos in 484 Fit in Bedford Blue from JCrew
Pants. Go chinos. They look nice and to be direct, they have more give in the waist band then denim.
Shawl Cardigan From AE
A cardigan is multi-functional and adds a veneer of polish to your getup as well as added comfort in case it is chilly.
Midnight Blue Bow Tie from Ties Neckties
Accessorize with an Autumn inspired accessory and everyone loves a patterned bow tie.
Trim Fit Non-Iron Dress Shirt from NordstromAny gingham dress shirt will do but we love this trim fit non-iron dress shirt in blue and white. Yes, you read that right, non-iron!
Animal Mask from Amazon
The kids will love it. We spend weeks looking for a turkey rather than a chicken with no luck. We plan on doing some awkward photo bombing at the dinner table. The kids will love it.
Navy Color Block Parka from Topman
Always remember to layer up in the cold months. The fusion of function and form makes this parka one of our favorite choices.
Cole Haan Oxfords at Cole Haan
Finish up the Thanksgiving Chic Look with a pair of savvy oxfords.
Happy Thanksgiving, Sincerely Your Ties-Necktie Team
November 22, 2013
Accessorize Menswear Looks with Patterned Silk Scarves
Put a fitting demeanor on your menswear essentials with the debonair style of luxury crafted men’s silk scarves. These high functioning fashion accessories instantly inject a stylized mystique into and ensemble while adding color, texture and pattern all at the same time. Designer silk scarves can be worn with a plethora of menswear fundamentals such as three piece piece, motorcycle jackets and denim shirts. No matter your pattern preference, there is a silk scarf for you.
You can go overtly modern and ethereal with this Graphic Patterned Scarf in Platinum from the Cantucci Limited Edition Collection. This contemporary scarf pairs well with chambray shirts and cotton chinos. This is a great addition to a minimalist’s aesthetic.
For a more regal and exotic sense of style and design, layer your pieces with this Moroccan Paisley Scarf in Blues and Reds. This masculine staple accessory is the ethos for fashion perfection.
Luxury scarfs are a clever way to add color and panache to an understated and/ or somber suit. This Tangerine and Blue Patterned Scarf adds a charming and dapper nuance to anything is teamed up with.
We carry a diverse range of luxury designed and crafted menswear silk scarfs that can be paired with any number of menswear pieces. They are artisan crafted from world renowned silks and are silk screened with razor sharp precision. Our fingers are genuinely crossed that Patterned Silk Scarves once again become a mainstay in menswear fashion.
November 15, 2013
Power Up Your Pieces with These Exclusive Paisley Accessories
Prepare yourself for a Paisley Invasion. The Cantucci Luxury Line has launched the quintessential line of luxury paisleys that are a symbiosis of old world artistry and modern perfectionism. These exquisitely crafted ties are made from legendary silk from Arte Seta which supplies high end designers such as Brioni. The only difference is, Brioni charges hundreds of dollars for their ties compared to $39.90 with us. This visionary collection of neckwear is a culmination of everything we believe in: striking designs, impeccable craftsmanship and prices that speak for themselves.
These ties are handmade from the finest Italian silks. The gorgeously regal pattern is screen printed onto the textile with the utmost precision and skill. Look at this unmistakable level of detail as well as the perfect thickness of the fabric
This Premier Collection comes in four exceptional color ways: Imperial Red, Venetian Blue, Vintage Gold and Brocade Black.
Embody the elegance of this phenomenal collection by accessorizing your menswear essentials with this collection of neckties. You will instantly swoon over the exclusive perks of accessorizing with these exceptional high end artisan neckties from Italy.
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