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Neckties  Buying neckties can be a very personal thing, but if you're shopping for a necktie, we have some buying tips for you that you might appreciate.


For starters, we're in what necktie manufacturers call a "Woven Market".  No it's not a like a bull or bear market, it's just that preference has been leaning to woven silk instead of printed silk - but printed silk ties do seem to be coming back which are currently 10% of the market.


Jerry Garcia neckties, as an example, are printed silk.

Generally, printed silk is flat with no texture at all, just smooth.

Woven ties have depth and loft in the weave of the pattern.  Woven neckties generally have a pattern that you can see and feel.  If you're shopping online, look for the word woven.



Look For These Attributes in Silk Neckties:


The heavier the silk the better the tie will drape however, too heavy, and you'll end up with a big knot.  In this case you are better off making a Four In Hand Knot

Wool is best and very forgiving to the elements, but poly cotton is the next suitable lining.

A tie with the rear of the tipping made from the same silk as the front of the tie is best - it hangs better and has a nicer finish.
This is known as a self-tipped necktie.

Look for fabric loops, bar tacks and double reinforced neck stitching which are all good indicators of quality.


Look for textures in the weave.  Textures create depth of design.


A bottle neck or half bottleneck cut necktie will give you a better looking necktie knot.


Timeless designs are generally more acceptable for business.  Timeless designs are stripes, and neats.  The trendy designs are more acceptable for leisure.

Shopping For Silk Neckties

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Familiarize yourself with some of the necktie brands offered online.  Browse department stores where you get the opportunity to feel and inspect it.  Once you're familiar, then shop online for neckties. 

Online shopping for neckties will always save you some money - though, don't get greedy.  Ignore those claims that you can save up to 80%.  Realistically, you get what you pay for.

In conclusion, unlike years ago, like in the 50's 60's and 70's when the fashion look was fixed today there is no rule that you have to lean to one way or another when it comes to neckties.

Society has become much more accepting of individualism and comfort, so just wear neckties that you like.  Don't be pressured by trends unless that's what you like.




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