Necktie Trends For Fall


Not all men are aware of necktie trends and many are still not up to the idea of finding out what’s the latest. In recent years, there was a decline of wearing neckties among men. Last year’s poll result showed only about 6% of men wear neckties with daily office attire. So you can almost conclude then that most men rather not wear ties. But if you’re a fashionable, you should be at least interested.

Wearing ties could be just as exciting as wearing any other accessories, especially if you know that ties don’t come in only one shape and design. There are several necktie styles you can choose from this fall.

If you’re not very confident yet with your sense of style, your best option would be standard width ties. Base on the shape and design, standard width ties should suit almost any occasion. You can wear them with any ordinary office shirt or formal business attire. At times, the choice of tie is based also on lapel size and/or collar size as well, which makes standard ties ideal because they fit most sizes. Standard ties are usually 3.75 inches in width, but 3.25 to 3.5 inches range is now also acceptable. These ties are common and they rarely go out of style. Most men’s clothing stores almost never run out of standard ties.

Conservative ties are much like standard width ties. Both look good with popular tie knots.

Alternatively, you probably have seen another type of tie – the so called skinny style. Under the designer label Band of Outsiders, the skinny tie was popularized by Scott Sternberg back in 2004. Since then it made its way to the fashion scene and became a global hit. The skinny tie was fondly called slim or narrow ties, with about 2.2 inches only in width. The skinny style was most popular among young urban men – students and yuppies – who want to be fashionable yet different from the traditional style. There are of course, classic and also novelty designs. You can spot men wearing skinny ties in TV, ads, billboards, and fashion shows. Most notable figure perhaps was Justin Timberlake.

Skinny ties can be worn with casual and even semi-formal wear, like office attire, as great alternative from the usual ties.

Bowties also have a new look too. They’re no longer restricted to tuxedos anymore. Modern bowties now have trendy designs, with different colors and shapes too. They go well with casual attire too, like the knitted V-neck shirt perhaps.

And there are the clip-on ties if you like, but they don’t look just as neat and natural. It would be good then to invest time and learn how to do bowties.

Generally in wearing any tie, you don’t need anything fancy. You can simply tie them just as you would any ordinary tie. Of course, some general guidelines do apply in tying ties. Like, the tie’s tip should always meet the belt’s end, the knot should not be too loose or fit, and no collar space should be visible afterwards.


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