Selecting the Perfect Tie – It’s Knot that Hard for Us
Friday, November 18, 2016
By George Wilder
Fall is finally here and with the holidays fast approaching you may find that you need a new suit or sport coat. Maybe you have an upcoming business trip or family event planned and want to look especially dapper. So, after you find the perfect clothing, you need to finish your look with a great tie. Oh, and you’re the kind of guy that wants the GQ look but can’t even match your socks to your pants.
A tie may be one of the smallest elements of your outfit, but when it comes to your wardrobe, it’s the small things that make a big difference. Whether you’re suiting up for a business meeting or planning a look for a party, a tie allows you to pull together the different elements of your wardrobe with a touch of texture or complementary color. You can learn to do it correctly. Or you can let us do it for you at The Locker Room.
Here, whoever you encounter on our staff knows how to select a tie correctly – to balance the width of the tie against your lapels and shirt collar, to find the perfect knot to fit your face, to select the perfect fabric, color and pattern to complement your clothing. In fact, a tie is the first thing people notice.
“Nice tie!” Isn’t that what people always say? Their eyes can’t help but go there. Your tie should speak to the rest of your outfit, not stand apart or be a novelty piece.
Here are some things we consider when picking the perfect tie: Length, width, color, fabric, pattern, texture, and the knot. And lastly, the dimple in the knot! Yes, the dimple! The dimple is the essential finishing touch that takes you from passable to polished. Visit the Locker Room and we’ll show you how to master the dimple, the secret weapon of tying a tie.
The Locker Room has an incredible selection of beautiful ties from makers like Robert Jensen, Seaward & Stern, Breuer, Canali, and more. Come in soon. We can help you select the perfect tie for every outfit and every occasion.