Monday, 23 June 2014

Choose right tie for your celebrations

Whether you wanat to buy cheap ties for an office party or a family gathering or if you simply want to fit in well with the corporate environment, a jacket and tie is the way to go. Depending on color, pattern, fabric and size, a tie can garnish a formal or informal outfit, turning it into the proper attire for any occasion. Most importantly, you can choose your tie according to your personality or the way you want to be perceived by the others - as conservative, bold, stylish, elegant, wacky and so forth.

Finding the best tie is not as difficult as you might think. It is always a good idea to seek customer consultancy in a store, but you can also rely on your common sense and your own fashion instinct. If the tie complements your outfit and looks good on you, then you surely made the right combination, even if you haven't seen it presented on the catwalk or displayed in fashion magazines. The main thing you have to keep in mind is that your tie has to be appropriate for the event where you plan on wearing it and that it needs to match and coordinate with your shirt and jacket when it comes to color and pattern.

Two (or more) colors that match are within the same palette and may be of different hues: red matches red, blue matches blue and so on. When two colors coordinate, it means that they are complimentary - bright shades coordinate with dark ones, while a bold choice of color goes well with a conservative, almost dull counterpart. This means that if you are wearing a loudly colored shirt, you need to balance it out with a more somber tie and vice versa. Although the choice of color is personal, the general rule is that the tie should be lighter than the jacket and darker than the shirt.

The same principle holds true for patterns. A solid shirt (no pattern) requires a tie with an expressive pattern, be that stripes - thick or thin (pinstripes), vertical, diagonal or horizontal -, dots, checkered patterns or plaid. At the same time, to a boldly patterned suit you can successfully match a solid, more subtle tie and shirt. The secret is to start with the biggest clothing item - the suit or the jacket and jeans - and work your way up to the smaller ones: the shirt and finally the tie. Make sure to create some contrast in your choice of patterns: the pinstripes on your jacket can be emphasized with a thickly striped tie. Also remember that ties with cartoons, comic characters and colorful logos will spice up any party but look inappropriate at a business meeting.

When it comes to fabric, the decision you make is critical. A tie made of a cheap material will cast a shadow over an expensive suit and will most likely not stay in place after you have tied the knot. Choose a tie that is thick enough to withstand daily tying and removing routine - you should know that the strength of a tie comes from the lining of coarse fabric that is sewn into it. The best option is silk, cotton or polyester, noting that silk ties are a better suit for formal events, such as an interview, a board meeting or a weeding, whereas the other fabrics can be worn on a daily basis to complement your style.

Last but not least, in the composition of your outfit and the resulting visual appeal, the size of your tie plays an important part. The standard length of a tie is 55 to 57 inches and its width should be between 3.5 and 4 inches at the widest point. The best way to verify whether your tie is of perfect length is to see if the bottom tip touches (but doesn't go below!) the buckle of your belt after you have knotted it around your neck. If you are taller, you will need a lengthier tie. At the same time, thinner people should wear slimmer ties. But you can always go for a Money clothing Signature top, matched with Money clothing jeans.

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