A tie is one of the most traditional of men's accessories, and although it is currently a rare sight in a work context, it is an excellent way to enliven an otherwise restrained business suit or a loose jacket and pants combination.
Since we have designed a wide range of different accessories for our collection and these often spark discussion in the store, in this text series I will scratch the surface a little into the comfortable world of accessories.
Width and Material
The width of the tie usually varies between 7-9 cm , the narrower being a slightly more modern interpretation and the wider more classic.
For ties, fine silk is a stylish, traditional choice, but wool, linen and cotton are also good options if you want more variety depending on the season.
The pattern and color of the tie
Traditional tie patterns include stripes, polka dots and paisley patterns - of course, monochromatic ties with different textures are also good candidates.
In work use, you can stylishly add color to an outfit in the form of a tie , good examples of which are burgundy, forest green, orange, yellow and light blue.
A dark burgundy or green shade can be used for a nice contrast to a dark blue suit in the autumn season, while in the summer orange, pink and yellow seem like current colors.
With a gray suit in autumn and winter, dark blue and chocolate brown are great options, while in summer light blue, bright royal blue and strong orange bring a lot of expression to the outfit.
Anton's pairing tips
A plain tie and patterned shirt, like a plain shirt and patterned tie, are safe choices .
But if you want a pattern for both the shirt and the tie , I recommend getting patterns of clearly different sizes: a shirt with a small stripe and a tie with a large or sparse polka dot or paisley pattern, a shirt with a small check and a tie with a bolder stripe pattern or a bigger polka dot, a shirt with a big or wide stripe pattern and a tie as a friend with a small print pattern – to name a few combinations.
If you are looking for a slightly more relaxed interpretation , a woven tie is very appropriate. A woven tie is, as the name suggests, woven from silk, wool or cotton thread. The woven tie is characterized by a flat point instead of the traditional v-shaped point. Since it is the most relaxed of the ties, it is best at home with slightly more relaxed suit and shirt fabrics. An excellent example of this is a wool flannel suit and an oxford cloth shirt combined with a woolen woven tie. A summer version of this could be a wool-silk-linen suit with a porous texture, a linen shirt and a silky woven tie.
Welcome to our store in Kämp to get to know different ties and to discuss more about their use and combinations.