Neck Ties – The 4 Best Trends Coordinating With Shirts

You may really like the way that necktie goes with this shirt of the same color. Over the past few years, the trend has been to coordinate different styles and patterns. An important aspect is to be careful in deciding different colored patterned neckties. Start with the match directly and now we can even ignore the material. Luckily, coordinating different styles of shirts with ties isn’t really that tricky. You will find that the match is so easy when as long as you learn some simple ways. Here are four ways to combine between the ties and shirts which allow you to monitor the trend of fashion.

Using a common color throughout is a good place to start. In this case, you can select the shirt firstly, and then find the dominant color on the shirt. When you’re ready to choose a tie, you can choose one that is relevant to the major color of the shirt. Pairing a dark beige shirt with a pinkish tie, for instance, is a nice combination. Although it is a shirt with thin brown stripes, the tie in the base color pink is a good match for the style points brown paisley.

Coordinating a grid-patterned tie and shirt is one way to display a different style. The basic rule of this method is to wear a shirt with a small plaid and a tie with a large grid. It is also quite important to be careful in choosing a well colored match of shirts and neckties. A good example of this is to have a larger check mark pattern on the tie and a small pattern on the shirt. For detail-oriented men, the image can be enhanced by wearing a shirt or neckties with a larger grid. Also, you should always be sure to select trousers that are similar in hue.

If you choose the shirt and tie in the same size proportion, it will be too confusing. You can bring attention to the visual contrast in size of both of them. Gray with white stripes is a classic design for shirts. It is more striking to coordinate a tie with blue stripes than a gray background and thin stripes with your shirt. The less eye-catching shirts with the appropriate ties in the bright color can break the dull from the dark color.

You will be amazed by the elegant and charming effect if you can apply the practice of the match from simplicity to complexity. You still can work out with this rule when even the shirts and neckties have totally different styles. It looks best to pair a simple shirt with a dressier tie to really stand out from the crowd. It is not necessary to coordinate the color of a tie with a neutral white, grey, or black shirt. If you aren’t afraid to wear the color, this could be a really good look. The light purple shirt with one row of buttons is soft, and the white stripes will not usually be noticed. This means that the ties with striped patterns and colorful embroidery are the best option for this shirt.

How To Care A Silk Tie

Here are some suggestions on how to care your silk ties including how to get rid of wrinkle, how to store a tie, and some tips for ties on travel. Those rules keep your ties looking nice and fresh and a long lifetime, of course.

Get Rid of the Wrinkle
Depending on how serious for the wrinkle, the wrinkles can be treated accordingly: hanging, rolling up, steam iron, iron. Mostly minor wrinkles can be removed easily by hanging after untie your necktie. It is one of the features which only silk has. Currently most high quality silk ties are wrinkle-resistant so this is the best and most gentle treatment to avoid wrinkle. Another way to straighten out any wrinkles is to roll the tie up from the narrow end to the broad end. Those two ways are highly recommended for quality silk ties. If still looks crumpled, the hand-held steamer is more recommended than the regular iron. One way to do this is to run a steamer above your ties without touching it. Remember that the high temperature is never good for your silk fabric. The regular iron is always the last resort. The reason is that you could damage the silk and the interlining of your ties. During ironing, some suggestions are as follows: set the irons temperature dial to silk; lay a thin, damp cloth over the tie; once done, let the tie to cool down for a while before hanging up.

How to Store a Silk Tie
Always keep your ties in a hanger or tie rack when not in use. Thats the best way to let a tie refresh itself and prevent the chances of getting wrinkles. Also, keep your neckties protected from sunlight, dust, humidity.

Tips on Travel
When traveling, how to pack your ties could be a headache. The easiest way is to have a tie briefcase for travel purposes. If you dont have it, there are two other possible ways:one is to put your rolling-up tie into your shoes, the other is to place the folded ties inside a dress shirt that you pack flat. Unwrapping your ties and hang them straight when you are in the hotel. A great way to straighten the ties is to hang your silk ties in the bathroom when you take a hot shower.

Silk Ties By Vivienne Westwood, Co-founder Of The Punk Style

As a stylist Vivienne Westwood has remained peerless for decades. From co-founder of the punk style to Dame of The British Empire, its been a long road out of Tintwistle to the international fashion arena and back again. She managed to tuck some big names under her belt during her travels too, like Wedgwood. And a few best designers of the year awards as well.

Vivienne doesnt waste her breath giving lip service to originality and individuality, she lives and breathes them. Just a glance at her credentials will reveal this to be true and allay any doubt of her ability to stay ahead of the pack. At sixty six her mind remains young and vibrant in spite of her aging body. And she doesnt wear knickers even when accepting her DBE, now how original is that?

Vivienne Isabel Swire was born in Glossopdale, Derbyshire, on 8 April 1941. Her mother had been a weaver in the local cotton mills and her father came from a family of shoemakers. Her parents ran a sub post office in Tintwistle before moving to north-west London in the 1950s

She left grammar school at 16 and briefly attended Harrow Art College, studying fashion and silversmithing, but left after one term.

Vivienne always enjoyed ‘cutting a dash’. As a teenager in the 1950s, she customised her school uniform to emulate the fashionable pencil skirt and made many of her own clothes, including a long, fitted ‘New Look’ dress. She made sleeveless shifts, with a single seam and darts, from exactly one yard of fabric.

In 1965 she met Malcolm McLaren together they went on to become one of the most creative partnerships in history, similar to the Tommy Nutter, Sexton coalition. Westwood and McLaren revolutionised fashion, and the impact is still felt today. Their working relationship, which lasted from 1970 until 1983, launched Punk, the style was later epitomised by The Sex Pistols.

Punk clothes were never cheap, but the Punks improvised their own gear and the look spread rapidly. It provoked open hostility and is still potent today. Westwood viewed it as ‘a heroic attempt to confront the older generation’, but inevitably it was absorbed and disarmed by the mainstream. Westwood, then in her early forties, turned her attention to subverting the Establishment from within.

Now Vivienne has an impressive range of silk ties, theyre as cool and refreshing as a sea breeze on a hot stuffy summers day. Theres her tongue tie, displaying a large print of an open mouth with full, rounded lips, framing a wet tongue: tongue tied get it? And then theres her oops tie, with what appears to be stains near the tip of the blade. Now chaps how many times at the dinner table have you stained your tie and then said oops? Far from being categorised as garish novelties, they are works of art. Perhaps other designers will take head and stop flogging dead horses.

A return to punk style would be fruitless, theres no gain in reliving the past and revivals are often short lived, but we can learn from the past without patronising it. Designers often extract elements of past styles and modernise them, Vivienne is a master in this field. Westwood worked historical factors into her collection by using 17th-18th century original cutting principles and modernising them.

The first major retrospective of her work was shown in 2004-2005 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the National Gallery of Australia. The exhibition is made up of around 145 complete outfits, grouped into the themes which have dominated her work from the early 1970s to the present day and were drawn from her own personal archive and the V&A’s extensive collection. They range from early Punk garments to glamorous ‘historical’ evening gowns. The retrospective is touring the world and is set to continue until 2008.

Westwood accepted a DBE in the 2006 New Year’s Honours List “for services to fashion”, She has won the award for British Designer of the Year three times. In December 2003, she and the Wedgwood pottery company launched a series of tea sets featuring her designs, testimony to her versatility and maturity and the respect she has garnered, a far cry from Punk.