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Ties are back and not just for business

Updated on February 18, 2015
There are a variety of different styles to choose from here are just a few
There are a variety of different styles to choose from here are just a few

Ties can add personality to any boy's attire

If one looks at the fashion industry ( Skinny neck ties )one will see that there are more and more ties coming into the mix. This is a great thing for the tie industry as the market has expanded from the grown business man to the younger crowd and even boy’s clothing. Because of this the designs as well as the way that the ties are worn has grown in its variety. No longer are ties considered just something to wear to the office or to a business interview. Now, ties bring a statement forward about the personality of the individual wearing them. Where it is true that the tie has a place of dominance in the formal and upscale events division of our lives, ties can serve as a day to day accessory to a shirt regardless of the events planned for the day.

You know who wears a tie. That's right..this guy.
You know who wears a tie. That's right..this guy. | Source

Who wears a tie? And Why?

Ties have always given a sense of class to the individual wearing them. The black tie on a white shirt is a classic look that screams elegance. However, for a boy this is probably not a look that will be most favored. Blues and patterns are in and make a much more unique look than the common colored tie. If the boy does not like the traditional silk make of a tie then he can go with a new material such as the woven tie (which is growing in popularity). A boy can even sport his favoritecomic book hero in his attire and look sharp doing it. This is not to say that printed shirts do not have their place, but an image on a tie has a little more character to it than the run of the mill shirt. A bold look is welcomed here. Where a bright orange or yellow tie may be frowned upon in an upscale area, a boy can easily add these color ties to his wardrobe without fear. The bright colors state that the child is playful and creative yet on the same side that sense of style is still conveyed.

For those that have always looked at a tie with fear due to the way it sits upon the neck, do not fear. Ties are no longer confined to sitting snug against the neck. In today’s modern fashion one will find that the trend leans more to the well-constructed knot hanging lower. This is great for the boy that wants to have a more laid back and leisure look. A nice design on a tie with the knot hanging low combined with a t-shirt or polo shirt still has a nice appeal. One is not expected to have the knot at the top of the neck anymore. I know that as a boy wearing a tight fitting knot was my biggest drawback to wearing a tie on a normal basis. I just did not like the knot against my neck as I thought it was too constricting. Had the lower knot been a fashion statement in my younger years I would definitely have worn more ties.

With this growing fashion trend it is essential to the modern boy to understand how to properly tie a tie. Like one’s shoelaces if a tie it not properly knotted it will be noticed. Well, what about a clip on one might ask? To this I would respond that a cheap tie will only convey a cheap look. It is a crutch to those that do not want to take the time to learn how to properly style oneself. If one is going to wear a tie one should wear one that ties. Apart from a cheap look, a tie which requires one to tie a knot will come in handy later on. It is true that ties have evolved from the business attire to more social settings. However, the tie still stands as a sign of professionalism when adorned on the proper business attire. Therefore, learning to tie a tie early in life is a great skill to have.

Even if one does not know how to tie a tie one can embrace the trend of wearing a tie. Resources are available for a very low cost for those that want to learn how to tie a proper knot. Books such as Learn-Tie-Rabbit-Fox-Instructional offer exceptional instructions on how to accomplish the task. These books are illustrated well so that the task can be accomplished with ease. With just a little practice one’s boy will be tying his tie knots with ease. So get a tie that best describes your little man’s personality, whether that be the fatter more businesslike tie, design, image, or the thinner leisure tie. Regardless of the color or make a tie is sure to impose positive effect from those that come in contact with the little trendsetter.

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      Douglas and Nikki Siclari 4 years ago from United States

      This was written as a request. I do not usually write on fashion