Let’s talk ties, no matter the occasion adding a tie to your outfit will instantly sharpen up your look. All gentlemen should have a few good ties to hand for interviews, special events and dinner parties. Below we explain the different ties, our Richard George Tie collection and the fabrics used.
Types of Tie
Standard necktie – this is the most popular tie, it comes in a variety of widths, colours, and patterns.
Skinny Necktie –The more casual tie, made popular in the 60’s with bands sporting these ties, they are still used today.
Bowtie – Everyone knows of the bowtie, used to create the formal look with your suit. Bowties are a popular choice for Weddings and special occasions. These can either come pre-tied or self-tie.
Cravat – a cravat necktie is usually pinned and comes either pre-tied or self-tie. A popular choice for a day at the races and often accompanies a wedding suit.
When selecting the material for your tie the season and event should always be considered. Warmer ties are made of wool and cashmere and should be worn during the colder seasons and lighter ties made of silk or linen being worn in the warmer months.
The most popular choice of fabric for ties is silk, this is the day-to-day office tie you see being worn and is perfect for formal events too. Wool, Cotton and Linen are casual choices for fabric, perfect for less formal occasions. That said, cashmere wool is a very fine and soft natural fibre which is extracted from the coat of the cashmere goat. Cashmere is a luxurious fabric; the material belongs to the precious wools and is a popular choice.
Tie the perfect Tie – the Simple Knot
- Drape the tie around your collar with the seam facing inward and the thick end on your left, two or three inches lower than your desired finishing position.
- Bring the thick end horizontally across the front of the narrow end, and then pass it back horizontally behind the narrow end.
- Pass the thick end again across the front of the knot from left to right.
- Now pass the thick end again behind the knot horizontally from right to left.
- Pass the thick end AGAIN across the front of the knot from left to right. Slip a finger under this third horizontal loop.
- Bring the tip of the thick end up underneath the loop around your collar and feed it up behind the knot, down over the front of the knot and through that third horizontal loop.
- Pull the thick end through the horizontal loop and snug it down.
- Adjust the tie by holding the knot in one hand and pulling gently on the narrow end with the other.
Richard George Tie Collection
Our entirely handmade pure silks ties in our ready-to-wear collection are unique and will set you apart from your colleagues. Take a look at our exclusive online collection here.
Alternatively, our bespoke service enables you to create a piece that is individual to you with character and flare, using a fabric of your preferred choice.