September 3, 2014

The Key Rules To Wearing A Suit

The Rules To Wearing a Suit

Whether than bore you with the rules of properly wearing a suit, we thought we would visualize it for you.  We have broken down the key rules to wearing a suit into seven paramount rules started from head to toe.

1. The Tie Width
The tie width should always be in proportion to the lapel of the suit jacket. You never want to be caught wearing a 3 – 3.5″ width tie with a slim lapel.

2. The Handkerchief
The handkerchief is a must when it comes to elevating your aesthetic to the next level. The handkerchief can add color and pattern to your entire look and also bring attention to your chest.

3. The Jacket
The jacket should fit your body type and curve in at the waist. The length of the jacket should never be longer than your knuckles otherwise it will look too big.

4. The Cuffs
The shirt cuffs should be 1/2″ longer than the cuff of the jacket sleeve. No shorter and no longer.

5. The Briefcase
Invest in a proper briefcase in leather or waxed cotton and save the backpacks for your weekends and your trips to the gym.

6. The Pants
The pants should be tailored and slim fitting. They should stop at the top of the shoe.

7. The Shoes
Your dress shoes should always be polished and they should coordinate with the color of your belt. Never wear a suit with a black belt and brown shoes.

 

 

August 21, 2014

Famous Men And Their Famous Bow Ties

A Chart Of The World’s Famous Bow Ties

 

Chart of Famous Bow Ties

We have compiled a chart that combines the world’s most famous bow ties from James Bond’s untied self tie bow to Jay Z’s oversized black tie bow tie.   Who knew that Humprey Bogart and Dragula had similar taste in bow ties?!   Big personalities also like Big Bow Ties – i.e. Jay Z, Karl Lagerfeld and Dr. Suess.  Children entertainers are inclined to wear red bow ties where comedians opt for polka dots.   How many of these famous bow ties were you able to recognize?

Your Bows-N -Ties Team

July 17, 2014

Learn The Basics of Menswear Fashion With Our Collar Chart

The Quintessential Chart For Men’s Dress Shirt Collars

Chart For Men's Collared Shirts

 

Navigating the world of fashion can be tricky but when in doubt, always have a handle on the basics.  We have illustrated a simple to follow Collar Chart of the nine most popular collar shirts. If you can remember and recognize these, you’re a step ahead of most.   Take a minute, to check these out and put them to memory. We’ve also picked out the best tie to wear with each collar type.

The Spread Collar has one of the widest openings so it should be paired with a standard width tie and tied in a Half-Windsor or Windsor knot.   We recommend our Glen Check Tie.

The Classic Collar pairs well with just about anything and is your most versatile collar option. We recommend our Navy and Silver Polka Dot Tie.

The Button Down Collar is the most casual of all the shirt collars and should be worn with a blazer but never a suit.  We recommend a Worsted Wool Skinny Tie.

The Mandarin Collar should never be worn with a tie. This is a good fact to know for your next Trivia Night.

The Pinned Collar adds extra oomph to a tie and has a very traditional aesthetic. We recommend pairing this collar with a regal and ornate tie like this Autumn Hued Paisley Necktie.

The Wing Tip Collar is the most formal of the collar family and should be paired with a bow tie. We recommend the classic Self Tie Black Tie.

The Tab Collar is an old school collar that gives added rise to the tie much like the Pin Collar. We recommend going with a refined and texture silk tie like this Dark Navy Silk Tie.  James Bond wear a Tab Collar and when he does, he pairs with a textured navy tie.

The Club Collar has a retro look and pairs well with skinny ties. We recommend this slim cut knit tie in ivy green.

The Contrast Collar makes a very dapper fashion statement and should be paired with a power tie. We recommend the Striped Tie In Navy and White.

Your Bows-N-Ties Team

March 11, 2014

Featured Tie Of The Week – Blue Diamonds

Look Ultra Dapper With This Diamond Patterned Tie

Dapper Streetwear Look With Tie

 Diamond Patterned Tie in Blue and Silver from Bows-N-Ties

Our Featured Tie of the Week is our acutely handsome Diamond Patterned Tie in Navy and Silver. Steven Onoja of Ostentation and Style styled our featured tie with his very talented ability to combine classic menswear pieces to create something utterly new and authentically all his.  This is a skill that is very much- easier said than done.  Onoja  paired this classic diamond patterned tie with a denim shirt, wool blazer, camel coat, broken in denim and a red baker boy hat.

Diamond Patterned Tie and Blazer

The range of color is unexpectedly superb.  We love the combination of camels, greens, and blues paired with the bright red hat and the eclectic collection of bold gold rings and the vintage silver tie bar.  The result of all these fashion components is nothing short of dapper.

Designer Blue and Silver Tie

The textured layers of wools and denims bring out the sharp and distinct pattern of the diamond tie which is made from a utilitarian microfiber that resists stains and wrinkles while mimicking the aesthetic and quality feel of silk.  Onoja put his distinct and impressive spin on this tie to show the vast possibilities of this particular design.  You can emulate this look or create one all of your own.   And if you are lost for ideas, this tie makes  the perfect accent accessory for a navy blue and / or gray suit.

Thank You to Stephen Onoja of Ostentation and Style for creating a brilliant look and capturing the versatility of this accessory.  We encourage all of you to check out his site for more fashion inspiration.  Also, thank you to Sasha Israel for her phenomenal photography in taking these shots.

Your Bows-N-Ties Team

August 9, 2013

Looking Dapper in Tan

Embrace a Palette of Tans For Your Most Notable Look Yet

You can never underestimate the powers of the classics.  The color tan has been a landmark color in menswear from the very beginning and it continues to be one of the chicest colors in fashion.  From tan suits to tan hued accessories, you can create innovative and trending looks that are guaranteed to turn heads.

Menswear_Tans

 

All you need is to invest in a few key tan components to great ultra dapper looks. We recommend investing in a tan suit, a trench, khaki chinos and an assortment of tan accessories ranching from bow ties to ties to pocket squares.

You can never go wrong with a tan necktie whether you opt for a solid tan tie, a paisley tan tie or a asymmetrically striped tan tie.   Tan neckties look phenomenal teamed up with navy and grey suits.

Tan Hued Tie
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We can’t help but swoon over this perfect Winter Ensemble. The tan hued knit tie adds some lightness to the olive green jacket and the dark brown suit creating the perfect balance of style and contrast.

Tan Hued Blazer

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A tan hued blazer is a must have basic for any season and any style. We love this lightweight linen textured blazer teamed up with a patterned dress shirt, denim jeans and a  textured grey tie.  You can never go wrong with the combination of tans and navy blues.

Men's Tan Trench

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A tan hued trench is one of the most versatile pieces a man can own. It can be layered with a three piece suit or a sweater and jeans combination.  It also adds a high level of contrast and sophistication to a head to toe look.

No matter what you opt to wear with tan, it will work!  Treat yourself to a few tan basics and see how sophisticated your wardrobe instantly will become.

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Your Bows-N-Ties Team