Ties are dull, conservative and solely for businessmen? Far from the truth: Ties are cool, accentuate a personal look and are an elegant accessory. When design, pattern and colour harmonise ties become an absolute eye catcher – especially when combined with a waistcoat and jacket.
TATTOOS AND TIES ARE A PERFECT COMBINATION
Do you have visible tattoos? In that case, ties are the absolute killer-look because they emphasize apparent opposites so wonderfully. On the one hand – the cool bold tattoo style, on the other – the traditional male accessory – unfortunately worn less and less often these days. The combination of tattoos and ties accentuates, attracts attention and highlights your personality.
CONTRAST SAYS IT ALL!
What should be considered when wearing a tie with visible tattoos? A few simple basic rules – easily flouted if you prefer:
Coloured tattoos – on the neck for instance – require single-coloured ties with discreet patterns to emphasize contrast. Black visible tattoos look best with multi coloured ties. Have no fear of wild patterns: Ties with elaborate patterns, for example Paisley or flower designs, will set off your tattoos brilliantly, especially if the colours contrast.
When ties, a classic of men’s fashion, are worn, they should be tied in the classical manner: We suggest the double Windsor – perfect symmetry and a knot of well balanced size.
MIX AND (NOT) MATCH!
Go for it and complete your look with waistcoats, jackets and breast pocket handkerchiefs. A word of advice: Often silk breast pocket handkerchiefs are purchased with the ties. That’s perfectly in order. But a man of the world does not wear a breast pocket handkerchief identical to his tie. Instead, tie and breast pocket handkerchief should contrast slightly, both in colour and pattern. A black and white patterned breast pocket handkerchief fits well with most highly coloured ties but the ultimate look is achieved by a breast pocket handkerchief that picks up a colour from the tie.