How to Wear a Tie


Ties say a lot about a man. They can be playful or very conservative but the trick is to make sure it feels right. The rules on wearing a tie change with the times, but some things remain classic. Here are some basic rules on how to wear a tie.

Make sure the end of the tie meets the top of the belt. Tie width and styles change all the time. The color and print may be all over the map, but the length should always maintain this proportion.

Be adventurous. Fashion statements should be unique. Men should have the confidence to strike out on their own and make decisions that describe who they are. Choosing fashion for shock value is never a good idea. If a tie happens to be loud, then so be it. If a brown tie feels good with a brown suit, then wear it.

Tie the tie on a door knob and then tie the same tie on the neck in a mirror. Different perspectives on the tie will promote ideas on how best to wear it. Whether it’s a Windsor knot or a dimple in the middle, ties say different things with their knots. Experiment with different styles.

Remember the color wheel from elementary school. Complimentary colors are always a good way to jazz up a humdrum tie ensemble. Many ties include complimentary colors. Use solid ties against solid suits to create complimentary ensembles. A blue tie with a brown will brighten up an old suit.

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