Whoever says men’s fashion is not sacred has never been momentarily blinded by an obnoxious tie, or seen someone wearing pants so short that it’s almost painful. Our “ten commandments” lay out fashion rules to live by.
Thou shalt dress appropriately for both work and play. Different events and different places require different styles of dress. If you are like most people, your workplace requires a dress code that is very different from what you wear to go out with your friends or a girlfriend. Although it’s good to have accessories in your closet — such as belts — that could be dressed either up or down, for the most part your play clothes should be kept separate from your work clothes, and vice versa.
There are several different ways to tie a tie, but not every one of them is appropriate for every occasion – or every man. Here are five different knots for men’s ties, and when to use them.
If you never knew there was more than one way to tie a tie, then most likely the four-in-hand is the knot you use. This is the most common knot used by men, but what most people don’t know is that it is also the most casual.
The four-in-hand method creates a knot that is fairly small and slightly asymmetrical. Because of the small size of this knot, it works well with almost any weight fabric, not to mention almost any collar style. You should not use the four-in-hand with spread or wide spread collars, which are usually found on more formal men’s dress shirts. In fact, the four-in-hand should generally not be worn in formal settings at all.
Some men seem to be able to pull off an aura of sophistication and success more easily than others. You know the type: Those whose suave manners and style of dress instantly make you think, “Millionaire,” even if they aren’t.
But what is their secret? What is it about these men that instantly give everyone the same impression, without them even having to open their mouths? Below are six things that you can utilize to make your appearance scream sophistication and demand respect.
For many men, a tie collection is among their most prized possessions. Such a man might have dozens or even hundreds of ties, all of which he cares for meticulously.
Even if you are not all that jazzed up about your ties, though, caring for them properly is important. The condition of the ties you wear has a bearing on your professional image. If you wear ties that are wrinkled, stained, or worn, your bosses and coworkers may interpret the quality of your work as less effective than it really is. Moreover, companies are more likely to promote people who will reflect a positive image for the company, so it is in your career’s best interests to dress the part.