More and more guys are wearing neckties not because they have to, but because they want to. It’s a style choice, and a good one (depending on how you wear it).
I can’t think of an accessory that can completely change a look more than a tie. The trick is separating a look that says “I have a meeting with my boss” from a look that is more “I just want to wear a damn tie”.
Here are a few quick and easy ways to separate the two. How to pull-off a tie with a little attitude.
1. Unbuttoned & Unbuttoned
Loosen the knot, open the top of the placket and unfasten the collar buttons. Just a touch of nonchalant imperfection.
Bonus tip: don’t have the right pocket square to go with your outfit? How about a bow tie…
Bonus tip II: rustic gunmetal buttons are a more contemporary and less predictable choice for a classic blue blazer, rather than the traditional gold or brass emblem/crest buttons.
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- Grey wool glenplaid bowtie as pocket square
- Grey wool herringbone tie by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Khaki corduroy trousers (part of suit) by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Blue birdseye blazer by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Blue oxford shirt by Thom Browne