Sunday, February 10, 2008

Choosing the Perfect Necktie

Before anything else, let us first define what is a necktie. A necktie is a long piece of cloth worn around the neck. It rests under the shirt collar and is knotted at the throat. Men and women wear neckties as part of regular office attire, formal wear, or uniforms.

Nowadays, neckties are worn mostly by men. They wear it to have a complete formal appearance for the whole attire. In looking from those, your necktie is one of the first things people will see when you enter a room. It really compliment and accentuate your clothing, however choosing the wrong tie can end up breaking the idea of the coordination in your clothing. I know its not an easy task to choose what is the best tie for your attire. And it became even more complicated because of the huge variety of style, color, patterns, etc to choose from. That's why i made these tips to guide you from choosing the right necktie which suits perfectly for your attire.

Tip #1 – Choosing a fabric
Feel the fabric of the tie. Before you buy, ask what kind of fabric they used. If it was silk, then thats perfect because it holds the shape of your tie and at the same time, its lightweight and durable to wear. As much as possible, dont choose cotton ties because excessive wrinkling will be a big messed up on it. Wool is also good but these kind of neckties are considered less formal than silk.

Tip #2 - Tie Colors
Color in neckties is generally based in your personal choice. But you must remember a few things regarding colors to fully optimize your look on choosing the right color for your tie. Generally, if you want to compliment your shirt or suit, use a necktie which create contrast. A dark shirt is relieved by lighter colored tie and a bright shirt can be sobered by pairing it with a dark tie. Also you can wear a tie of the same color with your shirt or suit, just make sure that it was lighter or darker in shade. Here's another trick, if your wearing a striped, checked or plaid dress shirt, select a tie color that matches the dominant color of the stripes or checks in the shirt.

Tip #3 – Pattern
Be careful when dealing with patterns. One of the most hardest and yet complicated part in choosing a tie is regarding its pattern. Just always remember the general rule, if you wearing a patterned shirt, its better to wear solid ties and vice versa. Though you can still look great in wearing same patterned tie and shirt but be careful when matching. If done right, it will look polished and sophisticated. If not, it could be a disaster on your look. The trick in here is to choose a tight stripe that reads more like a solid, or to make sure the two stripes are of different sizes so they do not fight or look dizzy together. Another remedy for this problem is to can wear a plain jacket with them. By this your dazzling outfit can be neutralize by the coat.

Necktie really serves a big help to complete your look. Just be sure that you choose a suitable one that goes perfectly with your outfit. Remember to consider its fabric, colors and pattern. Hope this help. Enjoy!

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