Wear a nice suit and they remember the man, wear a bad tie and they remember the tie.”
Apart from receiving favorable comments from all the ladies in the office, ties have a unique character of their own. Much to do with the way a tie is knotted and the silk it is made from will depend on the overall performance and presentation however there are several points to look for when buying your ties.
- Look at the density of the silk and try to picture how this will look after you have worn it several times. If it's for a special occasion like a wedding obviously there will be more importance on the look so for everyday wear its best to opt for finishes that are a tighter, heavier weave that can withstand a few long lunches or afternoons at the races.
- Feel the weight of the tie and make sure the lining is made from a quality wool blend so that it knots beautifully and retains its shape. Inferior ties will generally have a synthetic lining which won’t have the same handle or appeal.
- If your tie is genuinely Made In Italy the chances are it is from an expert producer and 99% of the time will have a charm and appeal which no other manufacturer anywhere in the world can quite seem to achieve. Like anything of true value expect to pay a little more for quality.
- Don’t be afraid to let your heart overtake your head in this selection as it’s probably the most talked about and visually crucial item a man can wear.