Some say that the tradition of hanging stockings with the anticipation of socks filled with gifts may have begun in pre-Christian times with the ancient custom of offering food to the gods. Read More
Studies show that within the first 3 seconds of meeting an individual you have already been sized up and an opinion has been formed. Your necktie is one of the few items of apparel through which a man can reveal his true personality before a word has been spoken. What does your tie say about you?
There are many stages of production that must be adhered to when crafting the most magnificent ties in the world. Using state-of-the-art technology and the traditions and skills handed down through the generations, truly artisan ties are produced. Read More
The next time you are dressing for the office and you have just donned a fresh, crisp shirt, you open your wardrobe and reach for a tie… but stop! Do you know why you are searching through all the colorful strips of fabric and what the reason is that you choose one, tie it around your collar, shrug on your jacket and rush off to work? Read More
Wearing a Pocket Square demonstrates that you have confidence and are well-versed in personal style. A small burst color in your jacket pocket shows you care about detail and gives a hint to your personality and sense of style. A pocket square is an easy to update your coat or jacket and will add pizzazz to any outfit you wear.
Maybe you have one tie and try to make it work in any situation; maybe you have a collection of beautiful, designer ties to choose from. Maybe you are a grabatologist - a tie collector. The Guiness World Record holder for the most ties was a gentleman from the United States who had 16,055 ties and had been collecting since 1934. Read More
When buying a dress shirt to wear with a tie remember that the shirt collar will dictate which knot will look best.
The necktie has long been a staple accessory for the well-dressed man. The tie is a visual compliment to the man’s attire and image. And as a “compliment” an effective necktie should coordinate with wearer’s outfit…that’s a given. But the tie can provide much, much more for the wearer. Tied correctly, with a tight knot and dimple, the man or woman often is perceived as precise and detail oriented. A strong color can project confidence and boldness. Even paisley shows a glimpse of the person’s character. Read More
Who would have thought that there was so much that goes into choosing the right pair socks? There are rules and then there are best ways to break the rules and express yourself. Important, because you wear them everyday and you want them to be comfortable. Read More
The Half-Windsor Knot is more symmetrical in shape and creates a bigger knot than the Four in Hand. This knot is very versatile and looks great with suits and a semi spread collar. It is a medium sized knot and produces a great dimple when tied. Read More
The Four in Hand Knot is one of the most popular tie knots today as it is one the easiest to learn and tie. The knot is slightly less formal, slim, slightly asymmetrical, and pairs well with a semi-spread collar dress shirt. However, it is up to you to decide the look you prefer as what you feel confident wearing is the most important factor when deciding on which knot to choose. Read More
What you wear to a job interview can make or break your chances of being considered for the job. Many suggest that you always follow the ‘one-step higher’ rule. That is, you dress one step higher than you would wear for a regular day on the job. When in doubt do some research on what the attire is at the company. Read More