February 19, 2014
Three Piece Suits Are Big in Menswear Fashion
The Three Piece Suit has been revamped, redesigned and is currently sweeping the field of Menswear at a rapid rate. This season, the three piece suits are more tailored, slimmer fitting and available in a broad ranges of colors and patterns. You can opt for a bright blue three piece suit and accessorize with an embroidered blue tie and a patterned orange pocket square. You can also go with a more traditional look and opt for a check pattern gray suit, a black tie and a silver tie clip. The options for finding and accessorizing your aesthetic in a three piece suit are endless.
We’re seeing a wide range of men wearing the three piece suit including celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as well as everyday business men on the way to the office. We are hoping this fashionable trend stays around for awhile because the three piece suit is a fashionable menswear look that compliments the art of accessory very nicely. Three piece suits looks brilliantly handsome teamed up with ties, skinny ties, pocket squares, silk scarves and tie bars.
Your Ties Neckties Team
February 15, 2014
Mixing Patterns For The Ultimate Menswear Look in Blues and Whites
Blue Check Suit from Suit Supply
Striped Shirt from Brooks Brothers
Designer Blue Bow Tie from Cantucci
White Silk Handkerchief from Cantucci
Brown Oxford Shoes from Nordstroms
There’s nothing new about a menswear ensemble consisting of a palette of blues, whites and browns. However, mixing and matching patterns is something innovative, dynamic and aggressively fashionable. We love the style, cut and color of the check blue suit paired with a striped button down shirt and a textured blue bow tie. This look exudes confidence, professionalism and creativity. For a more casual spin on this look, you can pair the blazer, shirt, bow tie and pocket square with a pair of tailored denim jeans. We highly endorse expanding your fashion horizons and trying new ways to savvy up your style with unexpected pairings like plaids and stripes. This look has a New England charm that everyone is bound to love. The blues are mid range making this suit less severe than a classic Navy Blue Menwear Suit. Combine these dapper elements and the results will exceed your expectations.
Your Ties Necktie Team
February 7, 2014
The Now and Then of The Menswear Silk Scarf
The silk scarf is an extraordinary accent accessory with endless possibilities. It has a nostalgic past made famous by pilots in World War 1 and World War 2 and then movie stars like Fred Astaire and Cary Grant. Above, we have a picture of Cary Grant looking outstandingly handsome in a sports coat, a button up shirt and a silk scarf. This style has a nostalgic charm that continues to influence and populate menswear.
Here is a take on how the silk scarf has stayed current and modern. Silk Scarves have gotten larger, brighter, incorporated more patterns and are worn with more casual ensembles. Some of our most popular silk scarves include:
Regal Paisley Silk Scarf
Geometric Floral Scarf in Marine Blue
Burgundy Silk Scarf
Patterned Silk Scarfs are phenomenal accessories for adding color, confidence and prestige to your menswear pieces ranging from linen blazers to three piece tweed suits. You can pair silk scarves with coordinating pocket squares, bow ties or ties to add more dimension and interest to your aesthetic.
Your Ties-Necktie Team
January 29, 2014
Brown Ties Add Distinction To Just About Anything
There’s perhaps nothing more masculine than the shade of brown when it comes to menswear suiting. Every man owns at least one brown suit whether it is summer tan or a winter chestnut brown -whereas few men own solid brown neckties. Why is that? We want to reinvent how you approach tonal browns and start incorporating them into you wardrobe in both suiting and in accessorizing. Brown ties can be the quintessential accessory to an outfit whether it monochromatic or a palette of dark Autumn and Winter hues.
One of our favorite looks is seeing a dark brown tie paired with a light tan or fawn suit paired with a patterned pocket square to pull in all the colors. Another look that excels is pairing a knit brown tie with a dark navy blue suit and a brown pocket square. There are a million options for how you can rev up your suits with the simple addition of a classic single hued brown tie.
These are a few of our favorite dark brown ties:
This season, we strongly recommend purchasing a few solid dark brown ties to wear with your patterned button downs and brown suits. You’ll be instantly amazed by the fashion savvy results.
Your Ties-Necktie Team
January 24, 2014
Accessorize Your Cardigans For A Knockout Style
Cardigans are the new blazer. We are seeing a very concentrated trend of men opting to wear their cardigans with menswear accessories such as ties, bow ties and scarfs more than ever. Rather than picking a blazer, gentleman are reaching for cardigans and creating polished but casual ensembles that blur the traditional line between professional attire and leisurely wear. This unique combination of fashion components is creating a new aesthetic that we are fully endorsing. We love the combination of colors, textures and fabrics that come together in this look. The chunky feel of knits looks handsome with satin finished bow ties. Lightweight cardigans look modern and edgy paired with skinny ties. The options and combinations are literally endless with this casual chic style of dress. You can pull this style off in uber bright summer colors as well as dark winter neutrals.
Modernize the way you approach your workday no matter if you work in a very casual environment or not. This look will surprise you with its innate versatility, handsome style and polished sensibilities. You can coordinate you solid colored cardigans with patterned dress shirts, regimental neckties and either trousers or denim jeans.
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Your Ties-Necktie Team
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.