January 30, 2014
Freshen Up You Menswear Look with Accents of Light Greens
Freshen up your sense of fashion by incorporating a range of sophisticated soft greens into your wardrobe. Soft Green is a newcomer in terms of color in menswear, but it is quickly becoming a staple accent color because of its handsome versatility. More and more designers are creating innovative fashion pieces in pastel greens from shirts, to suits, to sweaters, to neckties to bow ties. These specialty shades radiate charm, coolness and creativity. Soft greens mix and mingle aesthetically well with navy blues, grays and tans.
Striped Tie in Pistachio | Patterned Tie in Clover | Diamond Tie in Light Green
Soft greens come in a multitude of names including Pistachio, Clover, Light Green and Mint Green. Find a solid or patterned tie or bow tie in your favorite shade of soft green and start accessorizing! Light hues of green are phenomenal in all months and also make wonderful additions to casual and professional getups.
Your Cheap Neckties Team
January 9, 2014
A Designer Look at a Fraction of the Cost
Achieve a high style look at a fraction of the cost with our guide to emulating popular looks. Each week we are scanning the hottest trends and looking for ways to make high fashion looks economically sensible. The realization is, as much as we like a fitted blazer, we’re not going to pay thousands of dollars for it.
This week we broke down a street wear look that we’ve come across on multiple fashion blogs. It is a polished menswear look that is both very fashion forward and wearable. You can have this entire look for under three hundred dollars. Look fashionable in the red without going into the red!
Blazer from Asos – $119
Checkered Dress Shirt from JCP - $21.99
Skull and Cross Bones Pin from Amazon – $3.95
Paisley Pocket Square – $14.95
Plaid Necktie Tie – $10.00
Silver Tie Clip – $14.95
Black Levi’s – $44.00
Your Cheap Neckties Team
June 11, 2013
Three Great Looking Summer Outfits Using Seersucker Suits
Seersucker is the ultimate summer fabric. This lightweight and very “breathable” weave was first made popular during the British Colonial period, especially in warm weather British India. Seersucker eventually made it across the big pond by the late 19th century – where it became a popular textile in the south. Initially it was considered a poor man’s clothing choice, but this eventually shifted, and by the 1920s it became a popular clothing piece even among the affluent. Today seersucker is a must have fabric for men who often attend summer/warm-weather dressy functions. To give the classic seersucker suit a “fresh” look, we picked out three of our favorites found on some of our favorite style blogs.
Above is a perfect example of a classic seersucker suit combination. The classic blue and white colors are perfectly complemented with a solid blue necktie and matching blue pocket square. The brown belt complements the horn buttons, and the white dress shirt underlines the classic and timeless look. Image found on: http://giantbeard.tumblr.com
Pairing seersucker with bow tie and straw hat is the epitome of the southern gentleman style. The man on the left chose a double breasted cut that nicely complements his body type. The suit on the left is a 3-piece style. The pink color is another great alternative to the classic light blue.
Seersucker can be worn for anyone’s style preference. For those appreciating a trendy/fashion-forward look, this example might just serve as inspiration to wear seersucker for the next summer wedding you are attending. The double breasted cut is nicely tailored to fit this slim body type. The tattersall check shirt adds contrast while the bright tangerine orange necktie adds a pop of color. The penny loafers (sans socks) are a nice choice – perfect for the warm summer day. Image found on: http://iqfashion.tumblr.com/
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April 26, 2013
Smarten Up Your Favorite Looks With Tie Bars
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Tie Bars are very well one of the most under-utilized and under-respected accessories in the Menswear Fashion World. The time has come to shed some light on these utilitarian super stars that instantly sharpen and smarten any menswear look. The history of the tie bar is short and sweet; they came about in the 1920′s to replace the tie pin. The tie clip’s primary motive is to prevent ties from swinging and keep a look straight and tailored. They work well with formal suits as well as casual get ups and they look great with all sizes of ties from XL ties, to standard ties, to skinny ties to kids ties.
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Tie Bars look sensationally chic teamed up with solid hued skinny ties. The placement of tie bars is key to creating a dapper look. Tie bars should be placed at the sternum just below the chest muscles. A skinny, modern tie clip pairs handsomely with a solid hued skinny charcoal grey skinny tie.
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Tie Bars come in a variety of styles and metals. One thing to keep in mind is to always match your metals in a get up. You don’t want to mix a gold tie with a silver tie buckle for example. Gold Tie Bars pair very handsomely with dark, warmed toned hues like golden browns and bright navy blues. A gold tie bar would look smart teamed up with our Cascade Floral Squares Tie in Dark Blue.
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The biggest misconception about tie bars is that they are all about function and not about fashion. This is wildly untrue. Tie Bars are a perfect way to incorporate some bling into your look. We love this casual look of a polka dot tie, a tie bar, a cardigan, chinos and sneakers.
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April 1, 2013
Three Stylish Neckties for Summer 2013 Along with Tips on How to Best Wear Them
Summer is just around the corner, and if you haven’t already updated your wardrobe, then these three light-blue ties will be the perfect addition to your summer business look.
Light Blue & White Polka Dot Tie
Perfect for any sunny day is this polka dot tie by Chevalier. What makes this tie stand out from the dozens of other polka dot ties we carry, is the combination of fabric texture with color. The light blue background features a fine herringbone ribb-texture. The small white polka dots are woven into the fabric, adding nice depth and more texture to the tie. We especially like pairing this piece with light gray suits, white shirts, and white pocket square.
The Light Blue Paisley Tie
A bit bolder and more attention-grabbing than polka dots, are paisleys. Every man needs to have at least one paisley tie in his collection, and for the spring/summer this year, the light blue paisley piece should be on top of your tie wish-list. It is a piece that pairs perfect with summer suits in light gray, beige, and cream. It can be worn for business as much as weekend weddings, wine tastings, or a dressy lunch. Our tip: Stick to larger scale paisleys and keep the colors in the light blue to white color range. In other words: Avoid color over-load. The large-scale paisleys will draw enough attention as is.
Preppy Striped Tie in White & Light Blue
Stripes are one of the most popular designs found on men’s neckties, and for the spring/summer 2013 the classic two-tone stripe in white and light blue is a must have. It is a perfect piece for any gray or navy suit. It also pairs exceptionally well with seersucker and linen – making it a perfect piece for summer weddings.
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October 18, 2012
Trends to Bank on for 2013
The fashion trends of 2013 are beginning to make their debut and are gaining momentum with Design Houses. From what we can see, 2013 is going to be a year of modern fashion with organic twists. Metallics and earthtones will team up to create new and dynamic menswear combinations. Here is a comprehensive list of the top menswear trends for 2013.
Earthtones are forecasted to be all the rage come 2013. These organic hues of grays, browns and greens should be mixed and matched to create a handsomely monochromatic aesthetic. You’re sure to see a surge of earth tone infused fashion.
Shorts can be a polarizing garment with some thinking of shorts at the cats meow and others being repulsed by the idea of them. No matter your stance on shorts, prepare to see plenty of slim fit shorts in 2013. They are going to be making quite a splash in the fashion world in bright colors and fun patterns.
The world was consumed by the 2012 London Olympics and that consumption has spilled over into the fashion trends of 2012. Active Wear isn’t just for the gym and the coffee shops anymore. Design Houses are reinventing active wear to be highly fashionable.
Reinvented Floral Prints are about to take the fashion world by storm. Designers are globally embracing the motif and are using it to design suits, blazers, shirts and accessories. One of the best looks of the year will be incorporating floral blazers into your style of dress.
2013 is going to be a year of glitz and glam so be prepped to incorporate some Metallics into your style of dress. From Burberry to Nike, designers are exploring the panache of metallics. This is definitely going to be the most brazen trend of 2013.
Bling Up 2013 with Metallics
There’s nothing more exciting for those who are fashion-forward than the transition into a new calendar year. Transitioning into a new year often means taking new trends and stylistic cues and incorporating them into your authentically you aesthetic. Metals (also called “metallics”) are looking to make a rather big debut in 2013, accounting for the year’s biggest and most omnipresent trend. Incorporating this trend into your look may be very well worth your while, and is worth working towards doing. Take the following aspects of this look into consideration, and don’t forget to think about how you might be able to properly embrace this trend yourself.
Blazers in metallic hues are making a big surge into the fashion arena for their glitzy style and their overwhelming versatility. The shimmer and sheen of a metallic blazer can instantly enhance an ensemble taking it from drab to fab without crossing into the realm of the outlandishly ugly. Metallic blazers can be extremely effective, and can help to highlight practically any other piece that you decide to make a part of your outfit. The most important thing you can do when trying to incorporate a metallic look into your ensemble is to choose one piece and stick with it. You should avoid piecing together multiple metallic components. Stick with a signature piece and let it shine.
Contrast is Everything
One of the most important things one should think about when trying to incorporate metallic pieces into their ensemble is contrast. An ensemble that incorporates a variety of metallic pieces, for example, can easily look robotic and/ or gaudy, and should never be embraced. Who wants to look like an overdressed robot? As a result, one of the biggest parts of the metallic trend of 2013 is the need to embrace contrast by incorporating elements into the ensemble that are clean and stark. A stark black tee, for example, can look fantastic with a metallic blue suit.
Embracing the Trend
Metallic pieces are going to instantly infuse a modernistic feel into your style and into your individual garments. Rev up your 2013 look by investing in a few metallic pieces that you can mix and match with other components. Start small with pocket squares and sneakers and work your way up to a metallic blazer. A dynamite look on the runway included a patterned dress shirt, a cultivated metallic bronze blazer and dark denim jeans.
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Blossom into 2013 with Floral Prints
The fashion trends of 2013 are knocking on the proverbial door and we can’t help but take a peek at what’s in store for us in the new year. It looks like redesigned floral prints are getting a foothold into the noteworthy trends
that we should expect to see come 2013. Faded floral prints have been seen on the Runway in Tokyo, Paris and Milan and are gaining momentum with smaller design houses. We aren’t talking about oversized Hawaiian shirts or Margaritaville button downs. These floral prints are aged and cultivated to look dynamically fashionable.
The faded floral print is something that a lot of people might consider to be tacky, gimmicky and better suited for outdated living room furniture. With that being said, floral motifs are making a big and bold debut in Menswear Fashion for 2012. During Fashion Week in Milan, we saw faded floral prints making their way into suiting and ready-to-wear. Calvin Klein and Bottega Veneta both thoroughly embraced this look, with Veneta in particular taking things to an entirely new level by incorporating a floral shirt of high contrast with a monochromatic gray, floral patterned suit. Floral on floral is an aggressive move! Floral suits are a new sensation with an ultra modern vision for menswear.
Taking a Subtle Approach
As one might expect, floral prints give one the opportunity to take a rather not-so-subtle approach to putting together an ensemble. This being said, however, 2013 is all about incorporating floral prints into your look without making it seem as if you’re trying too hard. This doesn’t have to be difficult to do; a lot of these pieces only hint at the print, showing a mere outline rather than a full-on floral assault. Taking a subtle approach to floral prints can be done with the right pieces and can make you look highly fashionable without making you uncomfortable. For a softer approach to florals, use the print sparingly in your accent pieces like pocket squares, ties and socks.
Embracing the Trend
Embracing faded floral prints may seem difficult at face value, but it truly doesn’t have to be. The most important thing to keep in mind is that subtlety is the best medicine here; avoid floral prints that are too aggressive for you. Pick the perfect floral for you and depending on your comfort level, incorporate it in a big or small way into your 2013 ensembles. Floral shirts look phenomenal with tailored blazers and tailored blazers look great with floral pocket squares.
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Hue Things up With Earth Tones
As fall steadily moves along, those with a strong interest in fashion are becoming more and more attuned to the fact that 2013 is right around the corner. With the new year often comes an urge to embrace new trends, and many of these trends can be seen gaining steam months in advance of the start of the year. 2013 is already looking to be a banner year for trends. Fashion shows throughout the world have exhibited an intensely interesting array of styles and aesthetics. One of the biggest trends predicted for 2013 is the usage of earth tones in menswear. Earth tones go hand-in-hand with the chilly winter temperatures that permeate January through March, and are looking to make a big debut in 2013.
The color brown is hardly new in men’s fashion; it can be found in practically every type of menswear in one form or another. This being said, there are simple browns and there are complex and cultivated browns. From deep rusts to light chestnuts, every single spectrum of the color is likely to be represented in full force come 2013. From Milan, to Paris, to New York, the focal point has been put on brown, with darker, dirtier shades becoming a central focus. Look for shades of brown that are eye-catching and complex in hue.
A Monochrome Approach
A big part of the 2013 is putting an organic and monochromatic spin on earth tones. Earth tones hues have usually been mixed, matched and accented by pastels or bright primary colors to add a desired level of contrast to a look. The trend for 2013 is focused on creating a head to toe natural feel using a monochromatic palette of related earth tones. The monochromatic approach is simple to accomplish and incorporates a variety of patterns, textures and accessories in tonal browns and grays.
Embracing the Trend
This phenomenal trend is a menswear breakthrough and is cinch to accomplish and wear. For you functional work wear, amp up your closet with tweeds, grey cashmere suits and broken in khaki chinos. For a more casual approach with earth tones, we suggest a tweed news-cap, grey denim jeans and sand hued desert boots. Earth-tone heavy ensembles are here to stay so get ready to embrace this trend and take your aesthetic to the next level of cool. It’s time to put the neons away.
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September 11, 2012
Show Your True Colors This Season
Show off your true colors this season with explosive hues and positively spot on designs with our new collection of solid colored neckties. Your Fall style is calling out, in fact, begging you to invigorate it with some menswear focused pizzazz. Embrace the design trend and pump up your look with jewel toned topazes, ocean inspired blues and dashing primary reds and yellows.
If you’re shaking your fashion conscious heads at us right about now, we are ready to convince you with our seasons best mixing and matching ideas. Topaz Blue is a ladies favorite. It conveys invention, creativity and a healthy sense of machismo fun. Go for the unexpected and spice up your navy suits with a dose of fun loving topaz blue. Here are a few of our most popular and most coveted designs in topaz blue.
Never turn a cold shoulder on the powers of ocean inspired blues. Songs are sung and poems are written about the beauty of seas, oceans and water -and that should be proof enough of the magnitude of true blues. Set sail to fantastic fashion with these inspirational ocean blue ties. They pair beautifully with tonal grey suits and patterned dress shirts. Here are our absolute favorite ocean blue neckties from light to dark waters.
Punchy primary colors never get old and instantly do wonders to update menswear neutrals. Expect to see plenty of reds and yellows paired with olive greens and textured charcoals this season. Check out our favorite Fall Friendly primaries below. These quintessential red and yellow neckties look sensational with single breasted sports coats and boldly patterned dress shirts.
Your Cheap-Neckties Team