Few men today wear ties, but when they do, they rarely want them to be as smart as the traditional foulards and Macclesfield weaves. Understanding how to dress down a tie (or, for the right occasion, up) is important.
With the rise of the start-up culture, every new entrepreneur dreams of having an office environment that is casual and not pretentious. Big businesses are trying to emulate this by adopting relaxed dress codes in an attempt to attract millennials. This has had a dramatic impact on men’s wardrobes. Mark Zuckerberg wears a T-shirt while the late Steve Jobs popularized the plain, bland and boring turtle neck. Yet, even in our generation there is a place for class. Don’t be the guy that shows up unprepared. There is still a place for the humble necktie in our wardrobe. If you don’t already have one, then by gosh go out there and get yourself a dark strongly patterned necktie and get comfortable with it
This Navy Blue Plaid Jacquard Woven tie is only $10 but ads a touch of class to your suit. It also goes great with just a plain white Oxford. It makes you stand out without looking like you’re trying too hard.
Permanent Style has a great guide on the type of neckties that you should get. This is a versatile piece of wardrobe that you can wear in both formal and casual settings. Familiarize yourself. And seriously. Don’t ask your mom to tie it for you. Learn how to tie a damn necktie!