Men's fashion can often feel formulaic (though if you want to break out of that rut, be sure to check out my Pinterest board of men's style) and a great tie can make an outfit more fun to wear. Whether you are building a tie collection from scratch or simply adding to the ones already hanging in your closet, here are the four ties every man should have:
Although it is generally more fun to shop for bright and bold ties, everyone should have a somber option in the wardrobe for funerals. I'm partial to a grey herringbone because it is versatile enough to be paired with a navy, black, or grey suit.
Think of this as your interview tie. Choose a subdued color palette and a simple pattern, such as diagonal stripes. This is the tie you pull out when you need to look professional and want to err on the side of dressing conservatively. Your tie collection only needs one or two classic ties.
"Patterned tie" might bring to mind novelty ties with patterns of tiny pumpkins or candy canes. However, there are lots of fun prints in bright colors that are modern and stylish. This is the part of your tie collection where you can really let your personality shine through. Break out your fun ties for dinner parties, weddings, and to add pizzazz to your work clothes.
Something for Summer
You have a lightweight suit (perhaps a linen-cotton blend in tan), so why wouldn't you also have a lightweight tie for the warm weather? Seersucker is a great investment because it screams summer and won't go out of style.
Do you have a go-to tie pattern or color palette? Share your favorites in the comments!