An accessory that can never be missing in the wardrobe of every gentleman is the tie: classic, woven, wide … Theres many types of ties. No matter which one, there should always be one available for when its use is required.
Types of ties
According to the fabric
Now we will divide this type into three possibilities: silk, woven or wool.
They are the most common and with which you will never fail. They are good for both day and night, for the office or for a special occasion.
We took them back a few years ago as a sign of “modernity” and they are a perfect way to update your suit. As they are lighter than silk due to their texture, it is advisable to reserve them for the spring / summer season and for more “informal” occasions, that is, for the office or morning events.
They are the antithesis of knitted ones. Made of thick fabric and more forceful than silk, they are perfect to combine in winters with the warmest suits. In the same way as the knitted ones, it is advisable to reserve them for the office or tomorrow’s events due to their rougher appearance, although there are always exceptions: the plain ones in sober tones are a perfect option for more formal evening events, in which the label It reads “dark suit.”
According to the width
We move the axis of the selection to the width of the necktie blade and we also divide it into three possibilities: skinny, standard and wide.
They were the norm in the mid-60s, until the bombastic 70s came along. In the early 2000s we brought them back into our wardrobe thanks to Hedi Slimane and the revival of the slim silhouette for Dior Homme, and now they’re falling out of favor again. . However, fashions are very good to follow, but you always have to use them to your liking and favor. Let’s explain: a narrow tie (as well as a reduced lapel) will visually enhance the width of our shoulders, so if you have a bare shoulder, it will be useful to give you a little more court.
The one that works in any case. How would you recognize? Its traditional measurement is about 7 centimeters and it is what you will see in any store, from those of luxury firms such as any clothing store.
Like skinny, it comes and goes according to fashions. This is typical of the bombastic years 70, as opposed to the narrow 60. But, as in any trend, there is a practical application for this type of wide blade. If you have broad and open shoulders and are looking to balance proportions, ties with a scoop (front) between 8 and 9 centimeters (as well as generous lapels) will be your best allies to stylize the silhouette, since they will perfectly fill the ample space between the shoulders.
Finally, we cannot forget the design of the tie, since there are many to choose from, which can be used in the aforementioned classifications: stripes, paisley, dots, smooth, floral, etc.
Another classic that never goes out of style and very versatile, as you can use it on almost any occasion. The most common are diagonal or horizontal stripes. In these ties, the choice of the color and the design of the stripes is also key (thicker, thinner, a combination of both …)
They are those ties stamped with paisly motifs, which are the most varied, striking and creative, and can range from more jovial to more elegant designs. They provide a sophisticated and edgy look.
Or polka dot tie. The thicker, the more daring you will look and the thinner, you will gain a more discreet appearance. They go well with any type of shirt.
The quintessential tie, the most common and versatile. The key element of these ties is color. There is a wide variety of colors to choose from, from the classic black tie to the most striking. Choosing one color or another for your tie is crucial, so it conveys and you should choose it wisely according to the occasion and according to the color confinement of your suit or garments.
Ties with different patterns
If you are a daring man, ties with patterns are for you. There are all kinds and for all tastes: flowers, geometric, vintage, etc.
There are many more designs but not all of them are included in the article. Which other do you know? Leave it in the comments, we will read you.