To Tie a Tie
Four in Hand
To Tie a Tie
To Match a Tie
To Buy Ties
To Make A Dimple
To Make A Tie Stay
For an Interview
And Trends In Neckties
Spring 2011, we attended some more men's accessories trade shows
and have noticed some necktie trends which we think are fairly interesting.
hope that the above illustration for a Four in Hand knot helps - this knot is
very easy to make and a very popular one too because it make an
asymmetrical knot but when you add the dimple to this knot it
looks picture perfect!
Necktie widths remain the same.
For starters, neckties are now cut to 3 different sizes, and within
those sizes, there seems to be some slight variations as well.
The "executive size" seems to be a full cut necktie. Full cut
we describe as 3.75 inches at the widest part of the tip. This
size seems to be still the most popular width.
However, there are some necktie designers that have been progressing... and we
say progressing, because while there is no big commitment yet, these
designers are inching to a narrower cut.
Some necktie designers like Perry Ellis, DKNY, and Nautica, are now
producing their ties just a bit slimmer. Some popular necktie
sizes seem to include a "Skinny" size which is about 2.75 inches and
a "Slim" size which is anywhere from 3.00 to 3.25 inches in width.
And, lastly - one necktie manufacturer is still promoting, after
several years, the little black tie -
just like women refer to their little black dress. This
particular tie is somewhat even narrower than the slimmer ones.
So... there you have it, executive, slimmer, & narrower...
You be the judge. If you like the look - wear it.
Colors seem to be gravitating
to brighter and more livelier. Colors like magenta, and
varying pinks with lime green seem to be very much gaining
Several years ago, a popular color combination was brown and pink.
This combination has not survived along with the teal and brown.
In 2010, the
popular combination was brown and rust paired with a pale
blue. For spring and summer 2011 look for a lot of lime green and oranges
certainly vivid pinks and pale blues.
Look out for
polka dots!! Dots are in but so are flowers, floral
patterns and yes- paisley.
We have certainly noticed that neckties seem to be somewhat mixed in
styles. There is still no one style that is more pervasive than
another. However, having said that, tie manufacturers have been
talking about resizing neckties to a narrower cut. If this trend
does begin to gain traction, you will read about it first here.