2 Accessories You Can Wear Instead of a Necktie

We're going to be honest with you: we love wearing neckties as a suit accessory.

Silk Neckties in Blues | Fashion Designer Nathon Kong

Neckties are great accessories, but aren't for everyone

But fashion is a matter of personal taste. If you groan at the thought of wearing a necktie to a wedding or another formal event, we have a few different accessories that can replace your necktie.

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1. Tie a Silk Scarf in Place of a Necktie

One accessory you may not have considered wearing before is a silk scarf. Silk scarves can look similar to neckties while also being completely different.

Quality Silk Scarf in Black & White | Fashion Designer Nathon Kong

Silk scarves are both similar to and completely different from neckties

Like with ties, silk scarves are an accessory for your collar which can add colour to your suit. Unlike with neckties, silk scarves grant you a great variety in how you tie your scarf and what kind of designs and patterns you wear.

There are many stylish ways of tying a silk scarf

Plus, silk scarves look great when worn with suits. They're bigger than neckties, and the accessory adds a sense of volume and texture to your suit.

Art Inspired Silk Scarf in Green | Fashion Designer Nathon Kong

Silk scarves look great with suits

One caveat to add; if you're replacing a necktie with a scarf, we would recommend wearing a silk scarf. Silk scarves are an accessory that look a lot better with formal clothing and suits, the kind of outfit you would wear a tie with.

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2. Bow Ties, a Formal Alternative to a Tie

A more obvious choice of accessory would be to replace a necktie with a bow tie.

Silk Bow Tie in Yellow | Fashion Designer Nathon Kong

Men often struggle choosing between wearing a necktie or a bow tie

Bow ties are often considered a more formal accessory than neckties, since they are often worn with tuxedos. But they can also be a legitimate one-for-one replacement for a necktie.

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Most men who wear bow ties make bow ties a staple accessory to their fashion. If you aren't a big fan of ties, a bow tie can be for you.

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Bonus points if you wear a self-tie bow tie. A self-tie bow tie is an accessory that offers you greater flexibility in how you wear a bow tie. If you want to wear a bow tie less formally, then you can tie the knot so it is a little looser.

Designer Bow Tie for Men | Nathon Kong

Self-tie bow ties offer greater flexibility between formal and informal outfits

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Wear Clothing You Want to Wear

Whether you wear a necktie or another accessory, what's important is that you wear what you are excited to show to others. Wearing what you want to wear rather than what is in style or is 'the dress code' is when you start creating outfits for yourself that you enjoy wearing.

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Wear neckties, silk scarves, and bow ties you enjoy

At Nathon Kong, our limited edition silk fashion accessories tell the stories of local artists recovering from a mental health trouble. Our customers connect with these stories and with the clothing they wear.

Designer Silk Scarf for Women & Men | Fashion Designer Nathon Kong

Silk Scarf Inspired by Art

Nathon Kong collaborates closest with Les Impatients, a local non-profit organization in Montreal that supports participants with mental health issues through therapeutic art programs. We donate 10% of all proceeds to Les Impatients so that they can continue to support these creators.

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Les Impatients Artist at Work

Each accessory comes in a unique gift box with a certificate of authenticity detailing the stories of the creators and the article's edition number.

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