Let us delve into the world of neckties. It doesn’t matter what profession you indulge in, a gentleman’s wardrobe should always hold a few good ties for that special occasion, that lucrative job discussion, or for that one vital night to look extra classy. When worn the right way, neckties elevate even the simplest of looks up by a few notches. Here are different types of knots that should decorate a contemporary wardrobe.
The Chieftain of Neckties
- Four in Hand Necktie
The four-in-hand necktie type is arguably the king of neckties and the most popular of them all. It’s ever-present apparel in corporate offices and is the most appropriate for formal occasions. They come in multiple widths, patterns, materials, and colors, so the varieties are endless. They are absolute classics in the world of neckties.
- The Seven-Fold Tie
A close pal to the four-in-hand tie, the seven-fold is made from a yard of silk that is folded seven times. It needs no lining, but it is thick and holds a nice knot when worn rightly with minimal effort. They are a good fit for office and formal events.
- Skinny Necktie
Another cousin of the four-in-hand tie, these became popular in the fifties and sixties with music bands like the Beatles wearing them when performing onstage. They are still around, and sure to give you a formal look, but with a spicy edge.
The Casual Wearhouse Stuff
The bowtie is a tangy alternative to the classic ties and is an alternative for the masses who prefer to stay away from the classics.
- Western Bowtie
Remember Colonel Sanders? It’s got a mix of taste and tradition.
- Bolo Tie
The pride of the southern states then is still in sync with fashion trends and suits party wear.
A conventional twist of the cravat, the ascot is pinned rather than knotted. It is formal wear, though military caders use ascots as opposed to the classic standard necktie.
It is the most overlooked trend in neckwear. It is common among scouts and school cadets. However, neckerchiefs are a stylish and unique way to dress up your style quotient. Understanding the occasion, and knowing what suits you best, choose your right fit necktie. Neckties are a bona fide gentleman commandment. Take your knot seriously to help avoid your cardinal skin.