I was reading this article recently on GQ Magazine’s web site. It explained all the different types of ties that there are out there. Contrary to popular belief, there are a variety of tie styles out there. The appropriate size, shape and pattern of your tie can vary between different situations. If you are a professional or someone who needs to wear business attire constantly, these tie fashion tips are a great resource.
Just a few of the great tie fashion tips from the article
For example, one tie fashion suggestion that was unexpected to me is that you should ignore tying styles such as the half-Windsor knot, Prince Albert knot, and others that lead to a giant triangular knot. GQ suggests that men stick to the traditional four-in-hand, which provides a compact and neat knot.
Other great tie fashion tips from the article include suggesting that your tie hit directly at the belt line, that a tie should be about 2.75” wide, and that a dimple is pretty much a must-have for the tie. If you have a hard time getting that perfect dimple, refer back to one of my older posts about the Dimpler, a product designed specifically to give you that perfect dimple on your tie.
Another interesting tip I read in the article is that a solid tie color or a very subtle print is the way to go. Ignore paisley or wall-paper-like prints, and avoid making your tie a conversation piece. Just use the tie to “tie” together the outfit.
Hands down, the best one of these tie fashion tips is to wear your tie a little loose for that casual look. Even better, they recommend letting your five o’clock shadow grow out a bit for a very casual feel for your wardrobe. That is the kind of fashion I can get behind!
Of course, none of these tie fashion tips mean squat if your tie is a mess. To avoid wrinkled ties I would recommend investing in a high quality tie rack, such as the Wall Hook Tie and Belt Rack.