February 20, 2015

Style Icon: Christian Grey

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It is not a secret that women are not just drawn to this man, but they are literally fantasizing about “50 Shades of Grey” character, Christian Grey. Without doubt he seems to have it all. He has style, confidence, success, money, and he knows what he wants. And it all starts with his wardrobe. If you dress in style, walk in confidence, then good things will happen to you. To get his look, our stylist put together all the pieces you need; all for under $500:

Suit by Combat Gent – $200

Dress Shirt by Hugo Boss – $125

Silk Tie by Cheap-Neckties.com – $20

Bondage Tape by Adam & Eve – $23

Cufflinks by Cheap-Neckties.com – $20

Leather Belt by Hugo Boss – $85

Pomade by American Crew – $18

TOTAL: $491

February 6, 2015

Fall in Love with Our Favorite Valentine’s Ties

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You’ve found the perfect gift, put the finishing touches on her bouquet, and made dinner reservations at her favorite restaurant weeks in advance. There’s just one thing left to do before you can safely call this your best Valentine’s Day yet: put together the perfect outfit to sweep her off her feet.

With so many ties and pocket squares to choose from, there’s no reason you shouldn’t look your best. Pair one of these red ties with a pink or white accent like the pink pin dot pocket square and white tie bar above. Enter the coupon code BLUSH for 20% off our entire site. Note that this sale ends on Tuesday Feb. 10th, 2015!

Our Favorite Ties to wear on a Valentine’s Date:
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January 30, 2015

Affordable Kid’s Sized Neckties for Any Occasion

If you’re looking for the perfect necktie to accent your little one’s formal outfit, you’re in luck! Many of our popular adult styles are made in a 48″ length to fit boys between the ages of 5-10. Many of these ties are great for matching with popular designers’ colors like David’s Bridal and J. Crew, making it easy to find ring-bearer neckties that match your bridal party. We also have a wide variety of patterns and textures. Let him explore his own personal style by picking out a tie for the next school picture day!

Here are just a few of the most popular solid colored kid’s neckties we have to offer. Click on the images below for tie details and links to the adult versions. And stay tuned! Our new collection of kid’s bow ties are in the works!

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January 23, 2015

Colorfully Cool – Get This Look for Under $300

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Add colorful accents to keep your business ensembles fresh.

Slim Fit Jacket – $49.95

Wrinkle Free Pink Dress Shirt – $49.50

Polka Dot Tie in Black – $20

Purple Supima Cotton Pique Socks – $4.50

Trendy Silk Pocket Square in Green Paisley – $19.90

Slim Fit Suit Pants – $34.95

Jeepers Peepers Clear Lens Glasses – $34.11

Derby Shoes in Leather- $85.25

The best way to keep your staple garments exciting year-round is by accessorizing with bold colors and patterns. An affordable blazer and pair of slacks in black are wardrobe must-haves for trendy yet professional ensembles. When worn with a soft pink collared shirt, purple socks, a black tie, and a vibrant green pocket square, you’re sure to be the most fashion-forward guy around the office! This outfit clocks in at $298.16.

January 14, 2015

NEW Textured Solids – $5

Planning a wedding? Looking for the perfect tie to match your date’s prom dress? How about jazzing up your necktie arsenal with bold colors for any occasion? Our new collection of textured solid ties are available in twelve stunning colors, and feature a basket weave texture and glowing sheen for depth and elegance. At only $5 a piece, you can stock up on every color for all of the year’s pending events! Click on the colors above to find them in our store.

January 9, 2015

The Wear-Anywhere Necktie: Graphic Plaid

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Parsley’s collection of graphic plaid neckties are a versatile addition to ensembles that suit your always-eclectic weekday. Wearing a Grass Green Parsley graphic plaid necktie with a gray suit, a blue pinstriped shirt, and a navy pin-dot pocket square, you glide from Friday’s big boardroom meeting to Happy Hour with co-workers, then dart over to your best friend’s fundraising gala just in time to place a winning bid – all of this while keeping fashionably sharp, as if your necktie was picked out special with each occasion in mind.

Featuring a classic plaid pattern available in Merlot, Peacock Blue, Spring Green, Copper, or Gray, each tie in this collection boasts darker hues of charcoal that mute their brighter colors to create a look that’s appropriate for any occasion. Fashioned from jacquard woven pure silk and expertly handcrafted, they feature a luxuriously smooth texture that elegantly drapes over crisp dress shirts. At an affordable price of just $15 each, there’s no reason you shouldn’t collection them all!

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January 5, 2015

A Look Back at the Best Dressed Men of 2014

As we look forward to this new year, it’s important to reflect on the gentleman who rose to the top in 2014 and served as our style inspiration on those days when we lacked the motivation to change out of our hoodies and sweatpants. The following six celebs consistently appeared at red carpet events in dapper designer duds flaunting bold colors, sharp cuts, and smart menswear accessories, flooding our Pinterest news feeds and providing us with dapper looks we couldn’t help but recreate (at lower costs of course!). Who inspired your wardrobe in 2014?

 

Jonathan Gordon-Levitt

joseph-gordon-levitt-menswear-styleYou can always count on JGL to rock an impeccably tailored suit, skinny necktie, and a perfectly gelled hair-do. His project HitRecord, an online collaborative production company, exploded this year and now boasts thirteen independent short films made with people around the world. Above, Gordon-Levitt wears a skinny brown wool tie, a plaid checked dress shirt, and a charcoal gray suit at the premier of his 2013 directorial debut of Don Jon. The actor married Tasha McCauley, the CEO of a Silicon Valley robotics company, in a secret ceremony just last week.

 

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell-Williams-Cover-GQ-April-2014Pharrell has been on the hip-hop scene since the early ’90s, but his hit song “Happy” shot him to number one for the first time with its 2014 release. He exploded as a style icon soon after appearing at the Grammy’s wearing a Vivienne Westwood designed ranger hat that became so famous that it now resides in Washington DC’s Newseum. Here, Williams graces the pages of GQ in a flamboyant jumbo dotted shirt, a skinny red power tie, and a pair of roughed up Converse shoes.

 

Jared Leto

1382222-jared-leto-at-the86th-academy-awards-950x0-1Between rocking the stage with his band 30 Seconds to Mars and taking home an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto can be found sporting menswear ranging from classically handsome to grungy and art-fem. Here, Leto sports an ornate gold tuxedo coat with black labels, a solid black shirt, and a silk magenta pocket square for the 86th Annual Oscars Nominees Luncheon.

 

Chris Pratt

Premiere+Marvel+Guardians+Galaxy+Arrivals+MUJtU34o-8axWearing a a gray sharkskin suit with a blue knit tie and a polka dot pocket square, it’s no wonder Chris Pratt ranked at #2 on People magazine’s list of Sexiest Men Alive, outranked only by Chris Hemsworth. In the last year, Pratt has gone from lovable doofis on the television show Parks and Recreation to leading man in the films Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie. Look out for his 2015 attire as he’s sure to show up in style to plenty of red carpet events for his next big film, Jurassic World.

 

Matthew McConaughey

rs_560x415-140112201157-1024.matthew-mcconaughey-golden-globes-2014After a string of questionable romantic comedies, Matthew McConaughey saw his first Academy Award for Best Actor in 2014 for his performance with co-star Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club. In the photo above, McConaughey accepts his Golden Globe for the same film, setting the trend in an outstanding green velvet tux jacket with wide winged labels and a matching dark green bow tie. McConaughey finished 2014 strong, staring in HBO’s hit crime series True Detective and ranking on Time 100‘s list of 100 Most Influential People in the World.

 

Chris Hemsworth

Chris+Hemsworth+Press+Room+86th+Annual+Academy+UuqndT0suG9lPeople magazine’s 2014 Sexiest Man Alive winner Chris Hemsworth  isn’t afraid to go bold with nontraditional colors and fabrics for his red carpet appearances. Above, the Australian actor wears a burgundy black trim tux with a classic black self-tie bow tie and a white handkerchief in a crisp bill fold that peeks out oh-so-slightly. Check out Hemsworth’s Golden Globe photos for a peak at his marvelous royal blue velvet tux.

December 30, 2014

The Top 6 Menswear Style Guides for Dressing Well in 2015

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There’s never a better time to build or re-brand your personal style than the coming of a new year. These six men’s fashion books are filled with iconic style inspiration, fashion advice, and lifestyle hacks to help you map out your 2015 wardrobe and keep yourself looking sharp on even your most casual days.

 1. 100 Years of Menswear, by Cally Blackman

Fashion historian Cally Blackman offers a beautiful collection of photographs and film stills covering menswear styles over the last 100 years. This book is a great reference for fashion students and menswear enthusiasts who love adding hints of vintage flair to contemporary designs.

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2. Icons of Men’s Style, by Josh Sims

For a richer understanding of menswear and the garments that have defined men’s fashion as we know it today, this book is for you. From the deck shoe to the biker jacket, this book covers the most iconic men’s fashion staples with beautiful photos and rich text that tells the story of their design and sartorial evolution.

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3. The Handbook of Style: A Man’s Guide to Looking Good, by Esquire

From the fashion editors at Esquire, this book provides its sartorially conscious readers with vital info on the art of building a successful wardrobe. From advice on choosing fabrics and creating the perfect tie knot to the best tips for packing and grooming, The Handbook covers everything you need to know about keeping it classy.

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4. Fashionisto: A Century of Style Icons, by Simone Werle

Fashionisto highlights 50 male trendsetters of the past century who have made their mark on the fashion world, featuring beautiful double-paged spreads with color photos of its eclectic array of figures, from Fred Astaire and George Clooney to Truman Capote and Che Guevara.

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5. Dressing The Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion, by Alan Flusser

Here at Cheap-Neckties, Dress the Man is one of our go-to guides for everything from pocket square folds to the history of necktie styles. Its informative and sophisticated text is accompanied by photos and illustrations that bring the book to life, combining the beauty of a coffee table book with the usefulness of a style manual.

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6. ABC of Men’s Fashion, by Hardy Amies

Written with style and class, Hardy Amies provides an alphabetical guide to menswear that covers everything from “Accessories” to “Zip fasteners.” Its small size fits easily into any carry-on bag or coat pocket, offering timeless style advise on the go.

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December 12, 2014

Tropical Silk Tie Collection

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We’re still feeling the aftermath of Northern California’s #Stormageddon here at Cheap-Neckties’  San Francisco headquarters. And while our state dearly needs the rain, we can’t help but miss those bright and lazy days of summer!

Luckily, Cantucci’s latest collection of tropical silk neckties and pocket squares have just arrived, brightening our office with beachy coastal vibes. Bold hibiscus flowers and palm frond prints pop with bright purple, honey-yellow, leafy green, and deep orange against various shades of blue backgrounds, creating a design that’s apt to make any winter work day feel like summer vacation.

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These trendy tropical accessories are made from 100% premium woven silk imported from the coast of Italy and are artfully handcrafted for optimal quality. Each print is available in both a skinny 2.35″ necktie and 10″ x 10″ pocket square.

Dress up your dark suits and blazers by pairing one of these neckties with a colorful tie bar and a furled matching pocket square.

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December 5, 2014

Get This Look For Under $300 – Winter Chic

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A dapper look for keeping things colorful in the winter.

 Wool Trench Coat – $38.99

Yellow Silk Tie – $15

Leather Gloves – $14

Double Breasted Jacket – $55.90

White Poplin Shirt – $78

Brown Chinos – $98

Create a dapper winter look that mixes brown hues with bright pops of color. This outfit easily translates from the blustery winter commute to  a heated workplace, giving you a sartorial edge while maintaining a professional air. The green trench coat and yellow necktie keep things festive without overdoing it, adding just enough color to offset the light brown trousers and chocolate brown double breasted jacket. A crisp white shirt gives these rich hues a place to stand-out against, while a pair of brown leather gloves will keep your hands warm or your coat pocket overtly  cool.