Neckties have been around for a long time. In 1884, the first necktie was made by a New York City cobbler named Jacob Davis. Since then, men have worn them in various ways from bow ties to ascots to cummerbunds. But it wasn’t until recently that men’s ties became trendy again.

With the rise of menswear in recent years and the increasing popularity of men’s fashion, this trend has come back with a vengeance. It is not just about wearing one anymore – there are many different ways to tie a tie these days and how you wear it has become an important way to express your personal style.

The History of Men’s Neckwear Styles, a Style Evolution Timeline

The history of men’s neckwear styles can be traced back to the 18th century. The styles have evolved over time and continue to change with the times. This timeline is a visual representation of how necktie styles have changed throughout history.

The ties we wear today are a reflection of the current fashion trends and are often designed by famous designers, such as Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, and Christian Dior.

Tie patterns: The tie patterns in this timeline are categorized according to their style type, which includes: Straight Tie Clip-On Tie Bow Tie Half-Windsor Tie Four in Hand

The History of Men’s Neckwear Styles in America

From the beginning of America, men have been wearing neckties. In the early days, they were just a part of their attire and not a fashion statement.

Throughout the history of America, men have been wearing neckties to formal events. They wore them at night as well as during daytime. They would also wear them with their suits and tuxedos in order to add more style to their outfits.

Though these days ties are mostly worn by businessmen, they are still a popular fashion item among many other people who like to wear them with casual outfits or even shirts and jeans.

Conclusion: Style Advice for Layering Your Wardrobe

Using the same color will make your clothing look bland and boring. The key to mixing and matching colors is to use complementary colors. For example, blue and green are complementary colors because they are opposite on the color wheel.

Conclusion: When layering your wardrobe, it’s important to think about how each piece of clothing will work together with other pieces you have in your closet. Complementary colors can help you mix and match more effectively than trying to match one color with another.

Are you the type to thoroughly inspect every piece of clothing that passes through your hands, where you weren’t careful before? Looking at the finesse of the seam of a collar? Counting the number of dots by 1 cm? Has this approach become widespread to other objects in your life? You find yourself “geeker” to buy any furniture?

Now take a duo of men obsessed with the object 1 in its broadest sense, maniacs in the slightest thing they touch and that enters their home.

Now imagine that they are creating a brand of timeless, uncluttered and mixed accessories, in which their (your?) retail maniacs can fully express themselves. Let them push their obsession to the point of taking care of the invisible details, Those who speak only to other enthusiasts of beautiful objects…

The object by which it all begins is a bracelet – a rush more accurately – in polished silver, with brushed interior.


Adrien and Erwan love the nobility of this material, both beautiful and discreet, and its ability to skate over time.

They mainly work on silver 925 thousandths: one of the strongest titlings, composed of 92.5% “pure” silver and 7.5% copper. It’s called “sterling money.”

“Why not a 100% money?” you’ll ask. Or even money called “Britannia” at 958 thousandths? Simply because pure money is too soft 5, the bracelet would deform too easily.


When I took this rush in hand, Adrien described it to me as a simple object, elementary in shape, but very complicated to make. It took them a whole year to get his form perfected.

I also notice brushed silver rushes,a finish I love on watch bracelets. Adrien explains to me that a craftsman holds the bracelet in front of a roll, digging tiny streaks on the silver.

The difficulty is to properly handle the jewel, so that the brushing is perfectly parallel with the edges. For this, the craftsman is helped by a guidance system on his machine.

So what to do after that?


We start with the horizontal guilloche bracelet, where well-marked streaks run all the way. Finding the “not” of each groove was not easy: it required an aesthetic result, while respecting certain proportions.


When you combine colors, textures and reliefs, you get a wide choice of bracelet.

The Gram is a brand that is part of an “accumulative logic”. Don’t ask me why but accumulation is a concept dear to some designers.

Since we are talking about an accessory, the goal here is not to take the lead but to have fun.

How do you wear it in a stylish way without overdoing it?


First, I think you should avoid wearing it with a butler-style suit vest, venturing there can be dangerous. Similarly, some looks mixing bow tie and suspenders are sometimes successful, but it seems to me quite rare. The combination of the two is a little too much in my opinion.

In terms of color and patterns, on the other hand, I see no limits! On the contrary, it is the opportunity to express one’s personality that makes the piece interesting.


It exists at all prices, from 10 euros to a hundred. As you will have understood, the price fluctuates depending on the material chosen, the quality of manufacture and the possibility of customization (tailor-made).

It should also be noted that thrift stores that are plentiful on the Hexagon are also a very good way to find bow ties. I’ve already found some for only a few rupees.

We now move on to the selection of brands to find beautiful bow tie. 😉


Beyond prejudice, the bow tie is a much simpler accessory to master than you might think.

Available in a multitude of colors, patterns and materials, there’s something for everyone. The offer has diversified considerably in recent years and, in general, a brand known for the quality of its ties will generally also be recognized for its bow ties.

Tradition has it that the tie was brought to France by Croatian soldiers at the court of Louis XIII. They tied a scarf around their necks to maintain their elegance at the height of the melee. From this bravado detail was born the accessory par excellence of the modern man’s outfit for his daily struggles. The tie is the most personal element of the costume. It is “this essential piece of clothing that gets to know the wearer,” even the one who has been forgotten was a fine fashion analyst: So how do you choose this accessory that says so much about the wearer?

The basic rules for wearing it well

The first thing to observe is the length: the tie should not hang over the belt. The tip of the fabric should touch it. So it shouldn’t be too high either.

The width, as for it, evolves over time. So it’s better to stay in an average. The slim model, very modern, is generally not recommended because it remains a sartorial audacity. The wide tie itself, from 8 cm to 9 cm, is largely out of fashion. According to Adrien Gros, “the safest way to work is to choose the width of 7.2 cm”.

“The best thing is to focus on the simple knot,” he explains. Except for the very thin silk tie to which a windsor knot will give volume, it is not worth looking in everyday life for refined knots that will seem complicated, including for a wide-open collar. To make it an elegant and simple, we can leave a slight cavity, which will give it a real dynamic.”

Finally, Adrien Gros confides this tip: “You can shift the second part of the tie very slightly to make chic. This reminds us that the tie comes down from the headscarf. However, it is a dandy detail that is not necessarily appropriate for the office.”

The united tie, for the man you can count on

If you want to inspire confidence with a good sober and effective taste, it is best to opt for a solid tie. But not just any one. Neutral silk, too smooth for a complex personality, and even more so in polyester. To show a classic but informed taste, we prefer what Adrien Gros calls “the tie of the defence”. The strategy is to opt for risk-free colours, such as “a beautiful navy blue or an elegant anthracite grey,” but textured materials. A slight “caviar” gives a little relief and attests to an effort of selection.

“The first thing to focus on is the outfit. A tie with a wool trilure will not make folds, unlike polyester ties whose fibers break and which are thus always crumpled.”

The tone on tone is also not recommended. If you stay in the same color as the jacket, you prefer the contrast. This ensures that the person watching you have a safe taste because you present well by staying simple.

The touch of elegance, for the man in representation

Some professions require a level of elegance, especially occupations that require frequent representation. By staying in classic colors, we can then try slightly more original materials, “to be elegant while remaining business”. The chevron tie or the faux-uni can give this chic and neat impression, while remaining discreet. Similarly, Adrien Gros evokes the models with a hen’s foot motif. “In small patterns, in shades of brown, cream, black and white, and provided you are discreet, it is very elegant.”

The tie used as a chic detail, for the man who must stand out

One can easily use a tie to present a certain chic, even in the world of work. However, to be chic in the office, one will not follow the rules of other occasions dressed. Again, the first contrast to watch is that of the context, not to surprise with the entourage. So let’s forget the pastel ties and the liberty motifs of the summer wedding. For true elegance at work, two ways are possible.

The first is the choice of an original color. A beautiful forest green, an elegant light grey or, for sunny days, a tie color duck or mustard yellow. Again, if we aim for luxury, we might as well put the price. “It’s best to avoid a dull yellow or bling-bling on the edge of gold, under the pretext of pretty mustard color,” advises Adrien Gros. The bright red is not particularly modern, “maybe a little too Donald Trump.” It is better to favor a quality burgundy.

The second option is to opt for a motive. The most elegant are the large tiles. “Great red tiles on a blue tweed tie, for example, it works very well. Watch Yann Barthès(the host of the daily show, on TMC). The stripes of club ties are less popular. Unless of course come from a big house. Ditto for the weight that has been very trendy in recent years. The small motive, on the other hand, may be of reasonable fancy.

How far can fantasy be pushed without looking like an original?

If you want more fantasy, it is possible if you wear your tie with a sweater. “Better to avoid round-neck sweaters that are very ‘dad’, but the button waistcoat goes very well with a tie.” Open by ten or twenty centimetres, it can be used to wear an original patterned tie while maintaining a serious style. “With this outfit, you can put on a Hawaii tie in complete serenity. You will never be shocking, you will be refined.”

We then cultivate his fantasy without looking like an original. You can also simply wear a sweater and tie, to give you a more sporty look: “it allows you to be Friday wear, a nice and quiet style”.

“The French are now looking to take care of their clothes,” says Adrien Gros. The tie is and remains a rather chic accessory. The whole art of wearing it is therefore to find the right assortment that does not seem enthrlyful but naturally elegant. This is an escape from this category of bow tie men who, according to Balzac, wear a tie as they would wear a rope around their necks.