Sunday, May 2, 2010

What Every Man Should Know About Style - Necktie vs. Bowtie

I'll keep it short and sweet... Let's start with NO CLIP ON's. If you're asking yourself why, well its pretty self explainatory, it's childish. Necktie's serve as a oppurtunity, meaning that if you're going for a job interview, your necktie can speak for you if you're not able to speak for yourself. The best necktie/bowtie is a solid necktie if you're afraid to do patterns. Just choose wisely about your colors. Solids are best in black, grey, deep red and medium blue. Stay away from pastels and loud solid ties because they are meant for the all boy's high school choir. Solid pastel ties could work but you MUST do it right and shouldn't be worn with a suit. I'm working only on the basics right now, so stay focused. If you like patterns, go with a small print stripe neck tie or a paisley. These neckties are nice and even though they add a little jazz to your ensemble, it doesn't hurt. Your patterned necktie/bowtie should have no more than 2 or 3 of the same color varying from dark to light or light to dark. Again choose wisely about your colors. You should be able to tie your necktie, but if not there are plenty of websites to choose from that gives you instructions on how to tie your neckties and bowties. Check the style of your shirt collar and that will determine how you should tie your ties. The finishing touch is to add a pair of cufflinks. It always gives a finishing touch. However PLEASE, no I BEG of you to stay away from the blinged out cufflinks. You don't need to draw attention to yourself with oversized cufflinks, especially with the fake stones. You're look will speak for itself more when you keep it simple. Feel free to email me any questions. I wish you much success on your new look.


Remember... "How you look, tells the world how you feel..." - Sergio Valente