October 15, 2014

Satisfy Your Need for Tweed

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Satisfy your need for tweed by mixing up tweed patterns and colors that clash and compliment. With fall peaking its head out and winter not far behind, the tweed pea-coats, blazers, and caps are making their appearance after hiding in back closets during the sunny months.

Harrington twill,  Prince of Whales check, or classic houndstooth –  there’s no reason you can’t wear them all at once with our latest collection of skinny tweed ties by Blackbird!

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Tweed features a soft, open texture that was traditionally used by the upper and middle class in the Edwardian period for outdoor leisure activities, like hunting and golfing. Tweeds popularity has withstood the centuries, and today it’s association with Sherlock Holmes as portrayed on the hit television series by Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as hipsters’ vintage sensibilities and the annual Tweed Run in London have brought the classic fabric to a contemporary light.

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October 11, 2014

Commuter Wear for the Workday Warrior

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Ah, autumn. The wind whistles and falling leaves tap against your window as you snore in harmony with the melody of the new season – that is until your alarm clock goes off. Once you’re out of bed, you throw on yesterday’s suit and a crumpled necktie. An obstacle course of leaf mounds, pummeling wind, and pumpkin latte guzzling pedestrians await to make your work commute a harvest-time hell.

We here at Cheap Necktie’s San Francisco office know the struggle well. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of commuter friendly work wear to keep you looking fresh once you hit the office. What kind of commuter are you?

The Brave Biker 

bikerThese Levi’s Commuter Slim Fit Trousers in khaki are water resistant to keep you dry on rainy days and have reflective stripes on the cuffs for safety. A convenient back pocket strap holds your bike lock while allowing you to comfortably ride. The Giro Wind Shirt features a breathable waxed cotton that’s wind and water resistant to keep you safe from the elements. Add a trendy edge to your look by pairing it with a Blue and Charcoal Flannel Plaid Tie in a skinny width by Blackbird.

The Ride Share Rookie

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These Chicken & Wafflecords by Betabrand feature a relaxed fit with a quirky chicken printed lining that makes a great conversation piece when awkward silence strikes on your morning carpool. Pair them with Betabrand’s Red Activewear Button-down Shirt and our Checkered Skinny Tie by Blackbird.

The Cross Country Commuter

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Create a 1950′s inspired look for your train commute from the suburbs to the big city with this Short-Leave Pea Coat in fleece by Betabrand and a vintage fedora from Etsy. Add a contemporary spin with this winter Chambray Wool Skinny Tie in charcoal gray. Don’t forget to grab a newspaper and a pair of sophisticated spectacles for the long ride!

The Traffic Jammer

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When you’re under the weather and that half-hour bike ride through the snow is out of the question, drive to work in a grab-and-go black two-button blazer and a pair of Dresspants Sweatpants, from Betabrand. Made from super soft french terry cotton, these pants feel like pajamas but still look business appropriate.

Finish the look with a pair of easy-on black loafers and a Regimental Striped Tie in green. Substitute your morning coffee with a hot cup of chamomile tea.

October 3, 2014

Wedding Inspiration from Hollywood’s Favorite Ex-Bachelors

With George Clooney at the Venice Film Festival in August 2008.

This summer, Hollywood’s two favorite men finally put a ring on it. George Clooney, a notorious bachelor, married superwoman and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in an extravagant ceremony in Venice, Italy, while bff Brad Pitt married long-time partner Angelina Jolie in a small ceremony and inexpensive (by celebrity standards) celebration in France. Follow Clooney and Pitt’s lead for your wedding day inspiration, and follow ours to get their looks at a price normal people can afford.

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Is that a pre-tied bow tie I spy? While we normally recommend wearing self-tie bow ties for black-tie affairs, Clooney’s too-perfect bow is a great match with that too-perfect signature smile. Wearing a black Giorgio Armani suit with a white shirt, black oxfords, and a black bow tie, his outfit reportedly cost somewhere around $6,000. And that’s not even counting the customized gold cuff links engraved with his name in Arabic that his new bride bought him for their special day.

As a former dashing bachelor yourself, we’ve put together some options for a Clooney inspired outfit at an affordable price. A two-button black tuxedo at $143.99, a pre-tied black bow tie for $9.90, and a pair of classic gold colored cufflinks at $14.90 will get you the look for only $168.79.

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There was no new expensive tuxedo for Clooney’s friend and Ocean’s 11 co-star Brad Pitt on his wedding day. Well, there was an expensive suit, but Pitt decided to save a few grand by pulling a navy two-button Salvatore Ferragamo from his bulging red carpet wardrobe. The couple opted for a low-cost, high-reward celebration by hiring their five children as their wedding planners and using them as inspiration for their wedding garments.

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While the media couldn’t get enough of Jolie’s wedding veil, which was embroidered with a collection of their kid’s drawings by family friend Luigi Massi of Versace, the Brangelina kids also played a hand in putting together their dad’s ensemble. Pitt forgot to pack a tie for the occasion, so his oldest son happily lent him one of his own.

Although the couple decided to keep their wardrobe costs low, Angelina did surprise her new husband with a 1952 Patek Philippe timepiece worth about 3 million dollars. We’ve put together a savvy groom’s look inspired by Pitt’s wedding day for the truly frugal shopper. With a navy two-button suit by Caravelli at $109.99, a Seiko yellow gold plated timepiece for $64.75, and a Puccini kid’s tie for $9.90, you can get the Hollywood look for just $184.64.

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September 30, 2014

Deal Of The Week – Faux Gold and Diamond Cufflinks

Formal Gold + Diamond Cufflinks on Sale

 

Enjoy the luxurious charms of these designer cufflinks this season!  We are marking down these phenomenal Faux Gold and Diamond Cufflinks from $24.95 to $20.00 for one week only. These cufflinks are  perfect for formal wear attire and those special moments that call for your very best.

September 22, 2014

Deal Of The Week – Striped Sky Blue Tie

For One Week Only We Are Marking This Designer Tie Down to $15

Big Sale on Linen Striped Tie

Prepare to fall in love with this charming and stylish Summer Silk Tie in Sky Blue from the Parsley Design House. For this week only, we are marking down this luxe accessory from $20 to $15!  This versatile accessory can mix and match with a wide variety of suits, oxford button downs and cardigan sweaters.  Sky’s the limit when you accessorize with this phenomenal accessory.  Move fast to get this deal!

 

Your Cheap Neckties Team

 

September 18, 2014

Faissal Yartaa Showcases Our Preppy Skinny Anchor Tie

Skinny Anchor Patterned Tie

 

Faissal Yartaa of All About Fashion shows us how he styles our ultra popular anchor tie. We love his  unconventional mix of patterns and fabrics to create a very global look.  Yartaa pairs this designer skinny tie with a chambray button down, patterned navy shorts and artisan socks from Sammy Icon. This on the go look is a perfect fusion of form, function and fashion!   Due to popular demand, we are currently sold out of our preppy skinny anchor tie but plan on having more in stock soon.  Check out more of Faissal Yartaa’s creative looks on his blog and Facebook.

Your Cheap Neckties Team

September 15, 2014

Deal Of The Week – Autumn Wine Tie For $10

Designer Silk Tie Priced Down to $10 For One Week Only

 

Wine Red and Gray Silk Tie For Sale

With Autumn weather right around the corner, we decided to mark down our extra dapper Wine Red and Gray Silk Tie from $15 to $10.  This beautifully crafted necktie is designed by Chevalier and is artisan crafted from 100% pure silk. The stunning colors and the geometric pattern make this tie a handsome addition to all of your Fall and Winter suits.  This deep shade of wine red pairs impressively well with dark charcoal grays and midnight blues.  Move quickly on this featured Deal of the The Week. You won’t be disappointed!

Your Cheap Neckties Team

September 9, 2014

How To Properly Button A Three Button Blazer

The Rules To Buttoning A Blazer

When it comes to the single breasted three button blazer, we see a lot of bad buttoning. Don’t be caught with wrong buttons buttoned this season with this illustrated guide. The top button can be buttoned or unbuttoned, the middle button should always be buttoned and the bottom button should never, ever be buttoned.  Stick to these rules and you have nothing to worry about when it comes to your three button blazers and suits jackets.  And never forget to accessorize your blazers with the proper ties, pocket squares and tie bars.

Your Cheap Neckties Team

 

 

 

September 8, 2014

Deal Of The Week – 50% Off Our Skinny Pin Dot Tie

Sale On Skinny Pin Dot Tie

This week we are marking our uber stylish Skinny Pin Dot Tie in Dark Coral down from $10 to $5! Liven up your collection of suits and blazers with this colorful and chic menswear accessory from the Puccini Fashion House. It is beautifully crafted from a high performance microfiber that resists stains and wrinkles.  We love to see this tie paired with a midnight blue suit and classic white dress shirt.

Your Cheap Neckties Team

September 3, 2014

Back To School Fashion For The College Student

Setting The Standard For Back To School Style With This College Chic Look

Fashion Ideas For The College Student

 

School is in session and that means it is time to look – Academic.  We love this Back to School look by Jason Ander of Champagne and Chivalry who is a self proclaimed puppy enthusiast, style blogger and cocktail lover.  We love the combination of the burgundy tassel loafers, the denim jeans, the gray hoodie and of course the regimental necktie.

 

Fashion for your Masters Degree

 

The unusual pairing of the sweatshirt and the striped tie is completely college. It embodies that whole notion of thinking outside the box.  Mr. Ander created the perfect Back To School Fashion look that will be appreciated by professors and peers alike.  Check out more of our regimental ties to pair with your school colors and check out Champagne and Chivalry’s website and Instagram to see more of his fashion ideas.

 

Your Cheap Neckties Team