Tie Go-To Guide
The tie provides instant personality and adds that extra detail to your outfit. A tie may seem as a small piece to add to your outfit, but it is that small piece that allows the magic to happen.
The history of the tie goes way back. It originates from the 17th century, and King Louis XIII, and has undergone several changes since then. In the 50’s we saw an emergence of skinny ties to complement the form fitting of the time, as in the 60’s and 70’s some of the widest ties of time were created and got the nickname “kipper tie”. Moving from this to the millennium and today, ties are now narrow and new fabrics and patterns, such as knit and floral, is introduced.
Adding a tie gives you a coherent look with a touch of texture or color to complement your entire outfit. Colors and patterns are great to create extra personality, however, a solid dark tie in combination with a white shirt is a forever go-to combo.
Match your tie with your suits, wool ties with winter suits, cotton ties with summer suits, and make your tie speak to your outfit, not stand apart from your outfit. The go-to length of your tie should reach exactly to your beltline, and the go-to width is about 6.5 cm, or 2.5 inches.There are various knots for your tie, but you really just need to know one and master this. Most importantly, learn how to do it correctly and in balance with the rest of your outfit. In the video below, we give you our guide to the perfect knot and tie-look.