Top Ten Coolest Ties for your wardrobe to pick right now involve new fabrics, slim designs and quirky patterns to turn the traditional formal accessory on its head.
Think of a tie and a dinner jacket, or a suit comes to mind. Prim and usually paired with formal attire, they have historically been down to solid colors, or minimal geometric patterns. That however, is rapidly changing in the new fashion world, with newer fabrics, quirky patterns and slimmer designs regularly upping the style quotient even when worn with jeans. So here’s our pick:
UK based fashion chain Gant bring in the essential red, blue and white of the imperial flag into the tie in a simple hatch pattern. Feel patriotic, feel chic. Perfect for a formal dinner, minus the boring part.
From the house of Topman comes this tie, aptly in “cool ocean blue” colors, replete with white polka dots and a faded denim effect. This one is ‘oomph’ for your classic white shirt. Budget friendly too, at a mere $20. See it to believe!
Asos makes the idea of unisex, long ties cool with this sophisticated looking monochrome patterned tie. And yes, it fits right into your last minute purchase plan, costing less than $15
Trust Givenchy to put the high-end finesse (and a heavy price tag) on even the most basic of fashion accessories. These limited edition ties sport of myriad moods of a human face, and look cool with party shirts of all hues and jeans as well. But $190 for a tie might not be for everyone.
Alexander Olch is a master doing the quirky. Who says winters and alternative fabric has to be boring? Mixing traditional geometric patterns, hatches and vibrant colors on warmer fabrics, he produces the ties which are a must have for your winter-wear. Fashionable and comfortable, that’s perfection! Priced at $140
If you fancy the windsor knots, but love a good, slim design on a tie to rock your formal and casual shirts alike – this might be the “Deluxe” one to spend your $125 on.
Band of Outsiders do a swell job on their classic silk tie design by accentuating their sober gray and blue base colors with eye-catching use of yellow and red on the borders. It really makes it pop without going over the top. Get noticed at your next board meeting! Available at Nordstrom for $150
Fancy the hillside? well, this tie might just be the right one for you. Hickoree’s modified herringloom ties are a riot of colors, fine patterns and colors. This is a sure one for that fancy dinner with your girlfriend. Starting from $90.
We saved the best for the last. This Ermenegildo Zegna Quindici Print Silk Tie, is pretty much the one tie to beat it all. Okay, so you may never want to pay $250 for a tie (!!), but this is worth looking for a knockoff. I know you’re already murmuring – “Why is it so expensive?” – in addition to being silk, fifteen different screens delivered the final pattern and then they were all hand printed. Phenomenal quality aside, check out the colors, especially the bright, hot pink against the blue and the black. This is tie royalty right here.