Neckwear Notes

Thankfully, Alexa and Google have made it that much easier to learn how to tie a tie. After all, neckwear requires quite a bit of knowledge when it comes to being worn fashionably correct. Who knew there was so much to learn about a tie? We thought we would share some of our neckwear notes with you. 

  1. Did you know that when a tie is tied around your neck, the tip is meant to end and land just at your belt buckle and pant button? If you’re an extra tall fellow you may need to shop for an XL tie to achieve the proper length.
  2. Each tie has a batting, a lining, that is placed within the outer material. The lining is what gives the tie thickness and substance. The thinner the filler, the more likely you may consider your tie a trend or you may consider it of lesser quality. The thicker the lining, the more likely you'll have a chunky knot or difficulty tying your tie. 
  3. Another component of the necktie is the tipping. The tipping is the exposed fabrication seen on the backside tip of the tie. Oftentimes, it is a solid contrasting fabrication to the tie's main material and printed with the brand logo. The logo is also sometimes displayed as an additional label near the tie loop or somewhere towards the back tip of the tie. 
  4. When it comes to traveling with your neckwear, simply fold the tie in half and roll from smaller end to wider end. If you roll your tie it will prevent wrinkling, just like other clothing and accessories items when packing, i.e t-shirts, belts, etc. Pack your tie inside one of our d+h elston flat nested pouches for extra organization. In a pinch, even a plastic baggie will do. 
  5. If your not sure what tie matches your shirt, we have a few tips. There are endless possibilities, but we recommend trying out one of the combos noted in our styling tips below.
  6. Don’t get hung up on the material makeup of your tie. Sometimes neckwear with a little polyester or rayon helps to prevent wrinkling and may intentionally be used to create a wintery or summery feel and look for the tie. 
  7. Lastly, if you decide to add an accessory to your tie such as a tie bar, be sure to place it somewhere in line between the top part of your suit jacket pocket and the bottom part of the pocket. Not higher or lower. There is also the more famously known advice that a tie bar belongs between the third and fourth button on your shirt. 

Check out our “d+h how to tie a tie chart & styling tips" above. For more neckwear notes please share your thoughts and tips in the comment section below. 

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~ Trevor, Senior Designer of Wallets + Travel