December 23, 2012


So you want to learn how to tie a bow tie... GREAT! Every man should graduate from a clip on bow tie to a self tie. Tying a bow tie is a form of artistry. Clip on bow ties look too symmetrical, too perfect. A self tied bow tie looks awesome because of its imperfection. Here are steps to creating to masterpiece.

 

Bow tie Origin and History-----> 

Learn the different Bow tie Styles----->

The Perfect Pairing : How to choose the right tie.

 

"Neckties satisfy modern man's desire to dress in art." - Harry Anderson
Have you ever looked in your closet and stood before a wall of dress shirts and ties and not known what to do with it? Well, you are not alone. Esquire advocated that a man only really needs just three ties in his closet. The advice was spot-on. Aim to have something with a dark stripe, a bold, bright (but not over-the-top) solid color, and a small, not cheesy pattern. Keep the fabric and shape pretty traditional. Extra wide or extra skinny ties can be a bit harder to pull off; unless you’re conscious of keeping your whole look in line. 


For the rules of creating the perfect suit-shirt-tie combination, continue to read on:


Don’t be afraid to mix patterns:

  • Make the sure the patterns are different sizes – mix a small, subtle stripe with a bolder, wider stripe.
  • Mix different patterns (a plaid with a stripe), by following this tip: make sure the major color in your tie works back to a minor color in your shirt.
  • Always coordinate, never match.


Understand the importance of balance:

  • If your suit and shirt are pretty classic and conservative in color (think grey suit, white shirt or the like); take the opportunity to add a bolder tie. Probably that solid you've picked up based on the advice above..