Getting dressed is always about making choices - and those choices let you make a statement with how you look.
Here are five reasons why you should always make the choice to wear a tie!
Wearing a Tie Shows That You Care
A lot of men these days have stopped wearing ties, and even the business and corporate worlds are seeing a lot more empty collars. World leaders have raised even raised eyebrows by forgoing the traditional suit and tie for a more casual, unbuttoned look at international conferences and meetings.
In our opinion, that's all the more reason you should be wearing a tie!
By choosing to wear a tie or bow tie in a setting where it would have been acceptable not to wear one, you’re showing the world that how you look matters to you - and that you’re not interested in “acceptable,” but in “exceptional”.
Wearing a Tie Commands Respect
A tie does a lot more than just decorate your neck and shirt: when people see you wearing a colorful, handmade silk tie, they’ll take notice of the fact that you went the extra mile, and will treat you accordingly.
You may have heard it said that you should “dress for the job you want”, and of course your boss won’t be able to help but notice that you’re dressing nicely eve if your job doesn't necessarily require it. Respect in your professional life can affect the way you see yourself, and when you’re tying and straightening your tie as you get ready for work - or a date! - you may be surprised at the amount of poise just seeing yourself in a tie can lend to your overall demeanor.
Wearing a Tie Shows that You Know Your History
Neckties became common in Europe in the 17th century, and have been a staple of men’s fashion ever since. By the 1920s, the bow tie and necktie as we know them were commonplace in the US, and the familiar triangular Windsor knot was widely used for neckties by the 1940s.
This history makes wearing a tie a great way to embrace the timelessness of any great era in men’s fashion: for example, a wider tie in an Art Deco design can recall the 1930s or the 1960s, just as a skinny or narrow tie can recall the classic looks of the 1950s.
What’s the reason for the tie’s longevity through the last few hundred years? Well, as the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke…”
Wearing a Tie Looks Good
This may seem obvious, but it’s always worth pointing out that one of the number one reasons you should be wearing a tie is that ties look great!
Men’s fashion isn’t about being flashy or ostentatious - at Christopher Schafer Clothier, our philosophy is that a well-tailored suit jacket, pair of pants or a shirt that’s made of quality materials and that fits you perfectly is always in fashion.
So, wearing a beautifully patterned tie or bow tie should simply be the finishing touch that allows you to add a pop of color and personality to any shirt or suit, setting you apart from the pack.
And when you're setting yourself apart, you'll understand the final reason you should always wear a tie:
Wearing a Tie Gives You Confidence
You’ll find that all the benefits of wearing a tie we’ve discussed here - looking good, feeling good, and showing the world that you aren’t afraid to be bold - will combine to boost your self-confidence, and confidence is a very good thing!
More self-confidence helps you in every part of life, from work to your personal interactions, and usually leads to better overall health and happiness.
So what are you waiting for?
Head over to the Christopher Schafer Clothier tie store now, and start enjoying all the benefits of a great-looking, handmade tie!