How You Can Wear a Necktie Casually

If you've been thinking that neckties can only be worn for formal events, let this be the confirmation that you can wear a tie to more casual events.

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If you want to wear a necktie to a casual event, then you may worry that the tie will make your style look too formal. Here are a few easy tricks you can try to wear a tie more casually.

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What Type of Necktie is Casual?

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A necktie with simple pattern can be enough to spruce up a casual outfit

The most important thing to remember when selecting a casual necktie is that you don't want it to look out of place without the accompanying suit. You don't what to wear anything that looks too flashy or too business appropriate.

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Neckties of a standard width are usually fine for your casual outings. Wearing a tie without too many colours or patterns is an easy way of avoiding a formal look. They are easy to match with clothing that is both formal and casual.

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Alternatively, wearing a necktie with a unique design like an artwork can be great for casual get-togethers. Your necktie both stands out and puts others at ease as a necktie with a unique pattern opens the door to casual conversation.

How do You Tie a Casual Necktie Knot?

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Almost any necktie knot can be casual with this one trick...

You can wear almost any knot when tying a necktie for a casual outing. The most common knot used for a casual tie is the four-in-hand knot.

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The four-in-hand knot is the most common casual necktie knot.

The one trick to keeping a necktie casual is to wear the tie knot loose. Your shirt collar should be exposed and the top button should be open.

What do You Wear With a Casual Necktie?

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Casual outfits have many options when it comes to what to wear with a casual necktie. One fabric that works best in casual clothing is denim. Wearing a tie with a pair of jeans is an easy way to tip the scale of your outfit in favour of casual.

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Another easy trick for making an outfit more casual while wearing a necktie is to roll up the cuffs of your shirt and pant legs in the spring and summer months.

Tell a Story Through What You Wear

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Everything you wear tells a story

One of the advantages of wearing a unique necktie to a casual event is that people will ask you about it. This allows you to talk about why you like your tie.

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Nathon Kong creates limited edition silk fashion accessories from artworks by artists with mental health difficulties. Each accessory tells the story of an artist's journey to recovery.

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We donate 10% of all proceeds to Les Impatients, a nonprofit organization that supports artists with mental health difficulties through therapeutic art programs. Each accessory comes in a unique gift box with a certificate of authenticity detailing the accessory's edition number and the story of the artist who created it.

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