Father’s day is coming up and I saw a poster at work advertising some charitable campaign event to purchase a tie for your father.
Mike rocking the Christmas tie.
It got me thinking about ties in general. I had a bunch of ties over the years and a few years ago, I had my good friend Nat put those ties on a weight loss program so now I have a bunch of skinny ties. I preferred the look of them compared to the fatter ties.
The flask tie is always a hit at Christmas service in church.
In the past year, I’ve decided to not wear a tie at all because…no one is wearing them! I roam the halls and I don’t see any ties in sight…it’s even rare to see them on a ‘higher up’. I almost felt like I was the person who was out of place with his choice of neckwear.
The ‘It looks cooler this way’ tie.
Today’s blog post asks fashion expert Nat the question: Are neckties still a thing?
Ties still a thing…in the fashion world some would say yes, others no. For example, if you look at pictures from the latest celebrity fashion events of the year, MET Gala, Tony Awards, Oscars, the men are either in bowties, or skinny ties. Paris Fashion Week had an assortment of fall 2017 trends, anywhere from oversized coats, clothing in shades of red and burnt orange, fur, etc…not so much suits and ties (some had a few more formal preppy looks such as Stella McCartney’s collection, yes we are talking about Paul McCartney’s daughter!).
The classic bowtie. The unicorn of ties?
I personally don’t think it’s a question as to whether ties are still a thing. I think it’s more of a “if you like wearing ties, wear ties!”. I think it’s important that everyone brings their own sense of style into the way they dress, and more importantly, feels great wearing it! For example, I hate wearing dress pants to work (jeans on Friday is my only exception to the rule) so over the last few years, I began to only wear skirts and dresses. Does everyone do that at work? No, but I love it so that’s how I roll!
The moustache, the tie and the smoking hot wife by his side…James makes that tie pop!
Now with that out of the way, I would say if you’re looking for a skinny tie, regular tie or bow tie, all depends on where you are going, your personality and your ultimate look. Now if you’re looking for specific examples of what’s “in” right now, checking out fashion bloggers is one stop you can make on your quest. Many of them are on Instagram (one I follow is Adam Gallagher – iamgalla.com) and can perhaps give you some insight into a style you’d like to try out for yourself or incorporate into your everyday attire.
Kids with ties…always cute!
In the end, the tie will always have my vote! 🙂
Thanks for your input Nat! Nat can be currently found planning out the launch of her own Etsy clothing enterprise!
Sierra getting some fashion tips from Aunt Nat.