The gentleman’s guide to wearing ties

Ties remain a very versatile piece of a gentleman’s fashion article. Regardless of the time of the year, ties can always come through when properly styled. However, when you are told you have to wear a tie to an event, what kind of tie comes to your mind? Do you even realise that there are several types of ties?

Here’s a guide that will help you distinguish the different ties and when to wear them.


Ascot Tie

An Ascot Tie, or Ascot, is a narrow band that is wrapped around the neck with wings that are wide and point outwards. The Ascot Tie is worn on formal occasions, and is usually folded over, and tightened with a pin or a tie tack. The Ascot Tie comes from British descent, and over time has become a traditional figure in custom British and

Scottish weddings. Unless you are attending a British or Scottish wedding the Ascot may not be your choice of tie.


Bow Tie

The bow tie is a ribbon made of fabric and is tied around the collar in a way which allows the two opposing ends to form a type of loop. Bow ties are worn primarily along with the traditional tuxedo, and the short collar shirts. In any situation where you are wearing a tuxedo, please wear a bow tie. If you want to stand out in any formal occasion, wear a bow tie, it’s pretty simple. With the tuxedo, it is more fashionable when you wear a self -knotted bow tie rather than a clipped-on version.

Bolo Tie

The bolo tie is completely different compared to common neck ties. Essentially a bolo tie is a chord or string, made of any material, with a metal piece attached that has the chord pass through it. Cowboys are notorious for wearing bolo ties. As a civilized gentleman, you shouldn’t be caught wearing a bolo tie, except you are acting a folk drama or something.


Traditional Tie

This is the tie you see most people wearing. They are the standard of ties and can be worn with a suit and to all business type meetings. When interviewing for a job, make sure you put on a nice tie and the traditional tie can never be wrong for an interview. Perhaps, this is why a lot of business minded individual stick to the traditional tie.


Skinny Tie

The skinny tie is primarily a traditional tie but has a shorter width. The skinny tie can be worn at work as well as roaming the town. The skinny tie shows youth as well as

rebellion yet is classy and professional. The skinny tie is a personal go-to tie for a lot of young professionals. The skinny tie can be very experimental too as it adds style and class to any outfit.

Never run out of options when it comes to wearing your ties, choose the very best.