8 ties you need to secure that promotion

Investing in the right tie will get you noticed and closer to that well-deserved promotion...

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With the new season here, you’re probably plotting to secure that well-deserved promotion, and an aptly designed tie will speak volumes, before you’ve had a chance to speak in the boardroom. And with this in mind, gentlemen, giving your wardrobe a little overhaul could be the difference between a promotion and another year in the same job…

Richard James

Hand-crafted in Italy from pure silk, this time-honoured accessory by Richard James of Savile Row is decorated with a delicately embroidered paisley pattern on a classic fleck background. An instant style classic that’s best paired with a white or sky blue shirt.

Richard James small paisley silk tie

Thomas Pink

Meticulously crafted in Italy, Thomas Pink‘s printed silk ties are unmissable and instantly finesse Italian-cool to any serious outfit. Tessellated giraffes on this example add charisma and a powerful style focal point that will get the attention you need on your next boardroom meeting.

Thomas Pink Giraffe Printed Silk Tie

Salvatore Ferragamo

The Italians do printed silk ties like no other, and Salvatore Ferragamo’s example displays exquisite lions with alternating, wagging tails, all set against timeless pink. This tie will create a playful focal point against shirts and will reaffirm your courageous streak in the working world. 

salvatore ferragamo lion printed silk tie

Ted Baker

Ted Baker‘s Dorff silk tie is finessed in a flowing cubic design that adds a unique focal point and lifts your business attire for those all important meetings. We advise pairing this with a plain shirt, to keep the spotlight on this tie.

Ted Baker Dorff silk tie


Founded by siblings Claudio and Carlalberto in 1958, Corneliani’s expertise in Italian tailoring and sophisticated designs continue to make it a respected name. Knitted from pure silk and finished in horizontal stripes, this square end tie is a contemporary nod to finishing a boardroom look.

Corneliani stripe silk knitted tie


Handmade in England by the renowned gabardine makers, this silk jacquard tie makes a particular presence in red, the colour of confidence. Finished with Burberry‘s discrete logo at the tip, this tie is a timeless essential for any discerning businessman.

Burberry modern cut silk jacquard tie


Designed with a honeycomb pattern that will bring a bit of texture to your look, we particularly like Drake’s burgundy striped tie option, which adds some seriously suave elegance to the office. Handmade in England from pure silk, we advise to pair with a plain shirt for serious meetings, or with a micro-check shirt for a more smart-casual look.

Drake's striped woven silk tie

Ermenegildo Zegna

Made from tonal-blue and grey silk-blend yarns, Ermenegildo Zegna’s tie has been woven in Italy in a tactile striped pattern – a design that will certainly set you aside from the rest. Wear yours against a smart white shirt, choosing navy or charcoal suiting depending on the occasion.

Ermenegildo Zegna textured silk blend tie

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