A tie is any piece clothing worn around the neck for decorative purposes, usually resting under the collar of the shirt. Ties range from neck ties to bow ties to ascot tie, amongst others. Ties are worn by men and boys as part of regular office attire in formal settings but in recent times they may be worn in a "not so formal" way. You know what I mean, a nicely starched shirt, a jean and a tie.
The older generation will always love fat ties *winks at dad* while the younger ones prefer slim ties. A tie in its color and shape can make you look goofy or smart. Choosing the perfect tie for that occasion or outing is therefore paramount.
- As a tip, never wear a pattern tie on a pattern shirt, NO!!!
- Go for quality, not quantity. There is no laid-down rule that you must have many tie. After-all, it isn't your under wear. It is more preferable to have very few quality ties that speak in volumes, than have several with no quality.
- For neckties, the width of your tie should be between 3 and 5 inch that is if your are going old school. Anything wider than that and you are on your own. If you are like me, you will be going for 2 inch.
- Statement always matters. Remember to always stay bold and simple.
So why the post on ties? I saw some really nice looking ties in African fabrics, they looked great. If you are a guy and are a tie freak, or want to stand out totally, I recommend trying these.