5 Tips for Buying a High-Quality Tie

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Do you want to look sharp, stylish, and professional? A quality tie is a great way to bring any outfit up to the next level instantly. Finding a good-looking yet durable link is easier said than done – it can be hard to navigate what fabrics, materials, styles, and looks work and which ones don’t. To help you make this important decision, we’ve put together five tips for buying the highest quality tie possible.

Tie Tip #1. Proportion

As with everything else tied, ties are available in various designs and styles. Choosing an appropriate tie to your body shape and the attire you’ll wear is crucial.

Consider the suit jacket or blazer with a pink bow tie as an example. The length of your tie needs to be determined by the width of the lapels of your suit jacket or blazer. Inconsistency in this can result in your look being off-balance and incorrectly attracting attention. A tie that fits well with your style is an essential aspect to consider when you purchase an appropriate tie.

Tie Tip #2. The Slip Knot

Fantastic (but costly) handmade ties can have the slip knot loop visible at the tip of the blade.

The rationale behind this is to reduce the wear and tear resulting from the decades of tying and untying. 

The slip knot allows people to alter the tension throughout the years and return it to its original form, prolonging its usefulness.

Tie Tip #3. Fabric

As with most things sold in menswear, the fabric is king. You receive what you spend in the fashion world; generally, the material is a major factor.

Silk is my preferred fabric for men’s ties, which should make up most of your tie collection. What is the reason?

  • Silk is among the most durable textiles around the globe. Even though silk is extremely soft, the tensile force is quite high. This is due to its elasticity which is a major contributor to its strength in tensile.
  • Silk Fabrics maintain their form and exhibit moderate resistance to wrinkles and look great when used in self-tie bow ties.

If you’re interested in experimenting with different fabric types, here are some options to consider:

  • Cashmere – Cashmere tie styles are a popular choice for men’s attire. Because the finish of a cashmere tie doesn’t have the same shine as silk, they’re better suited in more casual settings.
  • A cotton tie makes sense if you reside in a colder climate. It is a fantastic alternative to silk. The tie made of cotton is versatile enough to wear in many different settings. It is also available in a variety of designs and styles.

Tie Tip #4. Shell

When I refer to the necktie’s shell, I’m talking about the body.

A good necktie made of quality should consist of three parts:

  • The blade is the largest portion of the necktie.
  • The tail is the tiny and thinner part of the necktie.
  • The gusset, which constitutes the neckpiece that connects the two

Looking for these essential elements of a necktie can help you choose the perfect tie and make you a pro in purchasing a tie.

Tie Tip #5. Cut on the Bias

A well-constructed tie is constructed from fabric on one side (i.e., at 45 degrees). Fabric cut on the bias indicates that it’s been made diagonally over the fabric, which allows the tie to take on its original shape following tie-making. A bias cut allows the finished tie to lay flat and not turn to the other side.