Picking out the best tie for work can be anxiety inducing.
What necktie should you wear to work?
Sometimes it feels like you have to choose between the tie you love and the tie that is accepted as more professional for your work.
But is that really the case?
How do you choose a necktie for work?
Of course not.
There are a lot of factors that help you choose a tie best for work, and what they are may surprise you.
1. Necktie Colours
The most important thing to consider is the colour of your tie when choosing one for work. Knowing what each tie colour best represents is crucial for deciding what tie to wear to work or any other occasion.
Blue ties are the most common choice of tie colour for work taking place in an office. The colour goes best with most formal outfits. It suggests an appearance of calm and security, which is always appreciated in occasionally high-stress environment of business.
If you want to choose a tie that pops, nothing says "I'm in charge" best like a red tie. If you want to come across as more laid back at work, a tie of a lighter shade of red like pink is the way to go.
There are a few colours you should definitely not choose, such as a solid white tie. White ties are best as a casual accessory, but shouldn't come anywhere near your work place.
2. Necktie Patterns
That's right. You don't just have to wear a solid colour necktie to work. For the most part.
There are a few popular necktie patterns that are great to wear to work, such as stripes. Stripe tie patterns are probably the most popular choice of work tie.
Wearing a tie that is a mostly solid colour broken up by a subtle pattern of illustrations can add a lot of personality to your work outfit while remaining professional. The key word being subtle. Choosing a pattern that is all design is less professional.
Subtle patterns are great for work ties.
3. Neckties Fabrics
Most ties are made out of cotton, polyester, or a combination of the two. There are the type of tie most often chosen for events, including certain work environments like offices.
Of the fabrics used to make ties, silk is one of the oldest and widely chosen necktie fabric. People will often wear a silk tie to work because of its elegant appearance. They are especially appropriate in sales or law work.
Silk ties are a popular choice for work.
There are also wool ties that have a knitted appearance. They are best used as the most casual choice of ties.
As we've seen, the kind of tie you choose to wear to work can communicate a lot about you. Neckties speak to your professionalism and what is important to you.
The necktie you wear can say a lot about you.
At Nathon Kong, we give our clients the opportunity to express what is important to them through the clothes they wear. We integrate the artwork of participants of Les Impatients into limited edition silk fashion accessories and suit linings.
Les Impatients is a non profit organization that supports people with mental health difficulties through therapeutic art programs. Each artwork tells the story of a person's journey to mental health recovery.
Artwork by Bill Market, Les Impatients
Nathon Kong donates 10% of all proceeds to Les Impatients. Each fashion accessory come in a unique gift box with a certificate of authenticity detailing the accessory's edition number and the story of the artists who created it.
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