I am married to a man who grew up with parents who took great pride in dressing up. You see, his parents owned a jewelry store in a small town in South Dakota. His dad wore a dress shirt and tie every day to work. The male workers at the store were also required to wear a tie. Wearing a tie showed professionalism and gave the impression they could be trusted. When dealing with large investments that can be made in jewelry, it was very important to portray the image of quality.
My husband has quite a collection of ties.
In fact, we do not know the exact number he owns. Let me put it this way. He has not worn the same tie to work in almost 3 years! The end of this month will be exactly 3 years of not wearing the same tie. If you are not following me on social media – Facebook and Instagram – I do a #tietuesday post where I share the tie and pocket square combo he wears every Tuesday. Of course, this is just a sampling of the tie collection he has. For him, this has become his signature piece.
Most men do not have such an elaborate collection. Most likely, a typical man has 3 ties for each suit. I will let you do the math! Here are the eight ties that every man SHOULD have their collection. I have provided you with a link to these ties on Nordstrom.com.
1. Solid Navy tie
Absolutely the number one tie every man should own! The solid navy tie will go with most anything and is always appropriate.
2. Red tie
A red tie can range from solid to a pattern. A red tie a power tie and will always command attention.
3: Stripe Tie
A stripe tie is a classic. The stripes can be narrow to bold, depending on your personal style.
A paisley tie pairs well with a striped dress shirt.
5. Polka Dot or Spotted Tie
A polka dot or spotted tie is easy to pair with other patterns. This is a classic style.
6. Check Tie
A small check is considered more businesslike.
7. Geometric (Foulard) Tie
A geometric, as known as a foulard pattern, is a small repeating pattern.
8. Statement Tie
There are times when you will want to make a statement and show a bit more creativity with your tie.
Take inventory of your ties and be sure to include these eight basics in your wardrobe. These ties are the building blocks to your wardrobe. However, you do not have to stop at just eight. You may want your tie to become your signature style. In that case, the sky’s the limit … as I have found out with my husband!