Saturday, January 8, 2011

What Else Can You Do With A Necktie

Author: Tricia Oliver

Neckties are a must-have for men. You can also make a statement with your necktie by choosing a color or pattern that contrasts with your shirt color or suit.

Fashion is not only for women. The TV show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and celebrities with style like Brad Pitt and David Beckham have shown that men can be both masculine and fashionable at the same time. Now another popular TV show, AMC’s “Mad Men” have brought increasing attention to a staple masculine fashion accessory - neckties.

Neckties have been worn by men since the 1920s. It has practically become a must-have for working men - especially men with powerful careers - in order to project an image of power and influence. Most men wear neckties with their shirts or suits, and they usually go for simple ties, with monochromatic colors or subdued tones. But is there anything else you can wear with a necktie?

Besides the ordinary colors, why not jazz up your neckties a bit by adding more designs and colors to your ensemble? For one, vintage ties have become increasingly popular these days. The advantage with going vintage is that you get to have the most unique and exquisite design on a tie. In most department stores, neckties tend to have the usual stripes design or colors - but all of them tend to look alike. If you want to set apart from the rest, vintage ties are the way to go. You can choose from an array of eras - the loud-colored neckties of the 1970s or the skinny neckties of the 1950s, or perhaps more vintage patterns that date back to the 1920s.

You can also make a statement with your necktie by choosing a color or pattern that contrasts with your shirt color or suit. For example, pink and yellow neckties are cool colors to go with your navy blue suit. Neckties with unusual patterns like dots, stripes, stars, paisley or even Mickey Mouse can surely be eye-catching and an attention-grabber, but make sure you are using it in the appropriate place or occasion. On the other hand, shorter and slimmer neckties would give you a younger and rock star vibe. For affordable ties, Beau Ties Ltd of Vermont offers a range of men’s accessories, which includes neckties and bowties using designs such as cows, ascot or ladies’ scarves in their list of choices. They also offer a necktie conversion, in which they would convert your much worn out tie into a nice little old bowtie.

Men’s necktie will never drop off from the face of the fashion world - it will always appear and re-appear in similar or different forms, always surprising its wearers of the novelty it can provide in their day to day wear. Of course, a good quality necktie will never fail to complete your wardrobe.
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