On a man, a tie is the first accessory anyone will notice. Whether you’re suiting up for that important board meeting or laying out an outfit for the evening, a tie can pull together all the elements of your wardrobe. According to Alex Wilcox, the owner of the esteemed men’s clothier Lord Willy’s, there are three signature ties that every man must have in his closet.
A Deep Navy Tie
“The beauty of a deep navy tie, is that it’s going to allow all the other colors to breathe so something like this is going to work just as well as, for example, a grey suit or even maybe a plaid. The tie itself is the grounding element and the other fabrics breathe around it.”
A Colored Tie
“Choose your colors wisely. If you’re a little pink in skin color then the dark reds are going to bring that out. But if you have a little bit of olive in your skin, great colors like chocolate or dark green or purple are going to look beautiful.”
“Rather than expressing yourself in color, you can express yourself in graphics.” For example you can pair a pinstriped suit with a checkered shirt and a polka dot tie.
A Haute Living Bonus:
Silk Bow Tie
Nothing says class and sophistication like a satin bow tie. It’s perfect for the man who wants to step outside his comfort zone, yet maintain panache.
While shopping may be a daunting task, we can help make tie shopping, at least, a breeze. Here are our top five places to find that eye-striking tie.
What Goes Around Comes Around – SoHo
351 West Broadway
(between Broome and Grand St)
New York, NY 10013
Touted as the “purveyors of the finest luxury vintage,” What Goes Around Comes Around offer some of the world’s most extensive collections of vintage designer clothing. Brands that are sold at this haute spot includes Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Alaia, Comme des Garcons, among others.
The Tie Bar
411 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10014
With special collections created by actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, you’ll be able to find dad a slew of stylish neckties.
484 Broome St.
New York, NY 10013
This high-end European men’s store was named after the eighteenth-century British dandy who grandfathered modern menswear by popularizing the custom-fitted suit and tie.
Barneys New York
660 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10173
This luxury department store has an array of accessories, including an excellent collection of luxury ties.
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151
Another New York City landmark, the luxury department store represents the pinnacle of style, service and modern luxury.