Pick the Right Tie

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Now, let’s chat about tying your tie in the right proportion. First, the tie should be tied to end near the center of your belt buckle. Second, the size of the tie knot should fill the gap between your collar – making larger tie knots (such as the Windsor) more suited for spread (aka cutaway) collars.

It’s important to realize that there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” color, as each ensemble and event dictates the need for certain color palettes.  For example, a black tie event calls for just that (black tie), with other tie colors being off limits.  Semi-formal “suit and tie” scenarios, on the other hand, offer up a great deal of other possibilities.  As for the most popular colors; deep blues and reds are at the top of the list.  These colors tend to represent professionalism and confidence, and are ideal for those who are trying to draw attention in their direction.  If you are wanting a more casual approach to wearing a tie, you can experiment with practically any color to see whether or not it is a good fit for your outfit.  Always strive to choose ties based upon seasonality; pastels and light colors in the spring/summer, rich earth tones in the fall/winter.