Let’s face it, most of us would only consider wearing a tie in ‘unique’ circumstances.
Unless we’re attending a wedding, sweating a job interview or mourning at a funeral, a neck tie, bow tie or cravat wouldn’t be among our everyday dress wear. Lawyers and bankers aside, most of us might prefer to ditch the tie and stick to what we’re comfortable with.
Step out of your comfort zone!
A tie will suit almost every occasion, and should be worn more often. Here are 4 reasons why.
1. A tie is a form of expression
Let’s address the elephant in the room. A tie is simply not a practical piece of clothing. It doesn’t protect us from the sun, and doesn’t keep us warm. It can often find itself getting caught in doors or dipping in our morning coffee.
It’s this very reason why wearing a tie is so great. It is a decision that goes beyond practicality. It takes time, effort and consideration.
While you can throw on a t-shirt and pants without a second thought, choosing a tie is a conscious effort.
The tie you decide to wear is a statement, and lets others know that you aren’t just another mindless soul, drifting through this life we share. You can express your mood, portray your persona and separate yourself from the herd. Your tie tells a story to those you surround yourself with. This brings us to our next point...
2. Wearing a tie exudes confidence
3. Ties are versatile
4. Ties look good
There is a reason why ties have stood the test of time; they just look so damn good. Sure, they’re also great for the other reasons mentioned above, but at the end of the day a tie will automatically upgrade almost any outfit.
We will be the first to admit that you can’t just slap a tie on and expect to get heads turning. Choosing the right tie for the occasion, or for the outfit, is an art. There are definitely basic rules to follow when matching ties to your outfit, though we’ll leave that for our next article.