It’s been some time since we tied a tie. But, now offices are re-opening, dress codes are once more enforced and we start suiting up for the first time in months, it’ll pay to find a necktie that makes a striking, signature statement. And, if you’re at a loss for which tie will establish you as a gentleman of taste, style and elegance, we’re here to help.
Because ties don’t get their due respect. Often seen as secondary to your shirts or suits, the right necktie can speak volumes about you as a professional — and as a man. So, below, we’ve rounded up some of the finest ties available, from simply knitted to tastefully patterned options. Take a look at the best men’s ties are in style right now…
Patterned silk ties are all the rage
We live in a brave new world, gents; a post-lockdown world in which we brave the risk of a positive lateral flow in exchange for a wild (and much needed night out). And, it seems, ties have joined the ranks of this daring, bold environment in which we all now live. Patterned silk ties are everywhere to be found among the top British brands.
So if you’re a modern man with a sartorial mindset, you’ll want to invest in New & Lingwood’s ‘Gunners’ self-tipped option; or, if you’re in a particularly autumnal mood, Turnbull & Asser can offer two stellar seasonal offerings in the form of an orange multi neat silk tie, or a classic striped aesthetic in green and navy.
Navy Gunners Silk Tie
Turnbull & Asser Orange Silk Tie
Turnbull & Asser Stripe Silk Tie
If you want the silk without the pattern, there are subtler alternatives available…
Patterned silk ties may be the men’s ties in style right now; but we do understand that — if you’re of a discreet, subtle leaning — plunging straight into vibrant patterns this autumn might not be your sartorial cup of tea. So if you’re looking to stay on the current trend whilst remaining true to your ‘less is more’ attitude: we’ve sourced some aesthetically simple options, too.
Kingsman invites gentlemen everywhere to ‘invest in ageless elegance’ with its petrol-hued silk grenadine tie, woven on vintage wooden looms. Charvet’s textured silk tie hails from the brand’s French atelier and serves as the perfect option for a chic, sophisticated evening aesthetic. And if you’re looking to dip your sartorial toe into the patterned silk tie waters, Tom Ford offers a simple houndstooth pattern in its silk-blend jacquard tie: just the thing for the office.
Kingsman Silk-Grenadine Tie
Charvet Textured-Silk Tie
Tom Ford Silk-Blend Jacquard Tie
A knitted tie will always be seasonally appropriate
It may be, of course, that you’re a gentleman who knows what he likes, and who likes what he knows: and if knitted ties fall into that category, that’s a style choice we’d unfailingly support. A knitted tie will always be appropriate for autumn and winter — so when it comes to which men’s ties are in style right now, a knitted tie — for its seasonal value alone — will always make the autumnal list.
If you didn’t look to New & Lingwood for your knitted tie needs, we’d feel it incumbent upon us to enquire after your health. And the British brand has risen admirably to the knitted tie occasion, with particularly festive offerings in Royal Silver and Gold. If, however, you’re looking for something a little plainer, Tom Ford’s black Knitted Silk Tie has been crafted from exquisite silk yarns, and will look impeccable when paired with plain tailoring.
New & Lingwood Silver Knitted Tie
New & Lingwood Gold Knitted Tie
Tom Ford Knitted Tie
A cashmere tie will unfailingly make the cut
If we didn’t mention cashmere ties in this curation, we wouldn’t be doing our due tie diligence. After all, we’d assume that you’re a gentleman who strives after luxury style and stylish luxury at all times: and a cashmere tie is just the sort of luxurious, elegant style nod that will elevate an ensemble from aesthetically pleasing to supremely elegant. And with the days getting darker and colder, a cashmere tie is just the thing to see you through autumn, into winter and out the other side.
When it comes to cashmere ties, there’s one singularly obvious brand to look to: and that’s Emma Willis. Whether you opt for the simple, discreet Navy; the seasonally appropriate Chocolate; or the lighter, airier Stone: this British brand can cater to all your cashmere tie — and, by extension, your luxury accessory — needs in one swift, butter-soft bound.
Emma Willis Navy Cashmere Tie
Emma Willis Chocolate Cashmere Tie
Emma Willis Stone Cashmere Tie