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A tie can be seen as an unnecessary extra, or it can be seen as an extra step that shows that you care about your appearance and take pride in your dress. The fact that you chose a certain tie, made of a nice and good material, chose an appropriate knot based on the shirt collar and ceremony, shows people around you that you are ready to go a step further.

When you choose to wear a tie, you are joining almost every great man in human history. Of course, this is a joke, and we're not at all saying that if you wear a tie, you're more likely to be president, but… we are. Whether you want to look at Churchill, Obama, King or our Guðna Th., they all have one thing in common, to take that extra step every time they step forward to lead.

Tidying can be seen as making one's bed. Pointless, you'll ruin it that night anyway, but those who notice know you probably take life more seriously than those who don't. Also, you will probably feel better about yourself, and the competition is low so you can stand out in a nice and neat way .

We are going to go over what to consider when choosing a tie and what types of ties are available.

When choosing a tie, keep two things in mind.

  1. Length & width
  2. Material

Length & Width

Few things say "I don't know what I'm doing" more than clothes that don't fit the wearer . When properly tied, a tie should end at the trouser string. If you are a man of average height, you don't need to worry about the length of ties and think more about the width. If you are tall or short, you will of course get a longer or shorter tie. When it comes to the width, choose a tie that is approx. 9 cm +/- across the widest part. It's a width that has stood the test of time and will always look good on photos no matter how old they are. Skinny ties have become the norm, but they don't suit most people. Menswear is all about proportion and balance, so we recommend not wearing a wide 70s tie or a skinny tie.


Next is content. Ties should be made of natural materials, and silk is at the top. Both because of softness and beauty, but also because silk ties are more valuable than, for example, plastic or wool ties. Silk comes with a certain finesse that is both tasteful and classic and if done right, it will last for decades.

For a more relaxed look, wool ties are suitable. The rule is simple, the rougher the more informal. They are ideal in autumn and winter, including they give the overall look a little warmer and are therefore in line with the weather. Wool ties are also knitted instead of woven and are flat on the bottom instead of triangular. This gives an even more casual look, but is still more formal than skipping a tie.

You can also get ties made of cashmere-wool and linen (e. linen), but they are so rare that it hardly takes time to write about them. Linen and cotton should be worn when it's hot outside, but on the other hand, few people want to wear a tie over their head when the weather is like that.

You want to avoid polyester or rayon ties because few people want to have them for a long time but plastic bandages are usually accompanied by a shine that is either from purchase or developed over time, which evokes untidiness in people's minds.


Ties make you look better (if you choose the right tie and make the knot smart) and make you look like a man who is willing to go the extra mile.

More likely to become president if you wear a tie.

Buy ties made of natural materials, silk, wool, cotton and plastic ties should be avoided.

Learn how to tie a respectable Windsor knot and you'll be good for 99% of activities that require a tie.

With the first ties bought in a wardrobe must be (in order of importance) after this one is free to expand the collection as one sees fit. These make you bulletproof for 99% of life's situations.

  1. Solid black or dark navy and burgundy (silk)
  2. Striped or checkered
  3. Tie with modest small pattern eg Macclesfield tie
  4. Patterned tie
  5. Tie outside the frame for light activities

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