When you are used to wearing plain ties on smooth silk, and you see a beautiful tie with a strong pattern, or just a club tie (with stripes), it’s very desirable, it’s different from the ordinary and it makes you dream, but it can immediately seem impressive. Sometimes you even wonder if you would be able to wear a strong piece well. Indeed, the pattern is imposing and it catches the eye! That’s the whole point of this kind of tie, it’s to offer an added value in terms of style. The problem is that you have to be comfortable and confident otherwise the effect is not there! Here are some tips to help you wear your first ties with ease:
I Start with a simple pattern
Going from a plain navy blue tie to an old yellow and orange madder pattern might be too high a step to take in one go stylistically. In fact, your colleagues who are surprised by such a bold move might point this out to you, which is not the desired effect.
It is best to start with a simple striped tie (call club tie) with two colors like our blue/green striped tie, or blue/brown striped tie . This is a first step that will allow you to wear more and more assertive ties.
II Do not accumulate patterns
When you’re not used to wearing strong pieces in your outfit (in this case one of our ties), you should start simply. Wear it with a suit made of plain, sober fabric (a navy blue or grey will do very well) and a white or sky blue shirt, as well as a pair of black or dark brown Oxford.
What’s the point ? Wear only simple pieces around, so as not to weigh down your outfit. It is better to avoid accumulating strong pieces in an outfit when you are not used to it.
III Choosing the right width
Although the trend over the last ten years has been to wear skinny ties (between 6 and 7cm of width), you have to know that things have been reversing for the last one or two years, and that standards will soon rise again.
Our goal is not to make you buy a trendy tie, but rather to choose one that will never go out of fashion, and that’s why we often recommend starting with an intermediate width of 8cm.
A rather fine knitted tie, on which one plays with the contrast with wide lapels
It is an all-purpose width, a sure and timeless value, which is suitable for all morphologies and all outfits, because the width is never disproportionate.
For the second tie, you can opt for an 8.5 cm (my favourite width)! Provided, of course, that your collar shirt and the lapels of your suits are proportionally consistent. If they are thin and short, go for 7.5 cm and if it’s the other way around, go for 8.5 cm wide! It’s a simple matter of common sense.