Our Mens Ties are all around 5-8cm in width, they’re not too skinny but they’re slimmer than traditional wide ties – the perfect to wear to the boardroom then impress on the way to the bedroom.
We stock a range of affordable and luxury ties. Our Genuine Silk Ties are available for only €24.99 and our Italian Silk Range are only €49.99
HOW FAR DOWN SHOULD A PROPER TIE HANG?
Throughout history, ties have been worn at different lengths, dictated directly by the edicts of each era’s prevailing fashion. Today’s sweet spot is just at the top of or half way down the belt.
GUIDE TO APPROPRIATE TIE WIDTH
but there is a rule of thumb that dictates the width of your tie at its widest, should be the same as the width of your jacket’s lapel. Please refer to the illustration below.
NECKTIES IN VARIOUS MATERIALS
Beyond the actual appearance of the ties, there are other matters to consider when making your selections. We have tried to make your choices more manageable by discussing the characteristics of the various materials that our ties are made from.
Silk is a soft lustrous fibre produced by silk worms. This natural material makes the tie drape perfectly where it hangs.
Silk ties have unique colourations and wonderful light reflections.
Silk ties can be ironed but at the lowest heat setting only.
In comparison, silk ties are more expensive than other materials.
Silk is less resistant to water and stains.
It is wiser to store silk ties in a rolled up coil than on a tie rack.
Polyester is resistant to both water and stains.
Very resistant to curling up.
Polyester ties are less fragile than silk and hold there colours well over their lifetimes.
Much less expensive, costing as little as half of what you would pay for a silk tie.
Polyester does not breathe, unlike natural materials do, so on hot summer days you can get a damp and sticky feeling around your neck.
Polyester does absorb odours such as those of smoke and sweat.
Polyester does not wrinkle which is a good thing because that synthetic material absolutely abhors heat sources, especially from an iron.
Natural cotton is a material that breathes well so that it is suitable for anytime of year.
Fleecy cotton material.
can easily lose its shape and curl upward.
Either woven or knitted, wool ties drape very well.
Somewhat resistant to moisture.
There are many qualities of wool available but the higher ends, such as cashmere wool, can be a little pricey.
Because of their natural warming properties they are more appropriate for the cooler times of the year.