It’s not the size of the wallet that counts but the size of the knot. True to this old saying, ties are a symbol of one’s personality, leadership and attitude. There are many variants of neckties like ascot tie, bow tie, bolo tie, zipper tie, clip-on tie and cravat tie. In ancient times, ties were first created so that men could be prevented from the sword thrust. However, in recent decades, neckties have become an important fashion accessory signifying the charm of a gentleman. And not just men, today ties are a part of women fashion too. Also, many professions like hotel management, catering and police forces require necktie as a must-wear accessory in their uniform. Nevertheless, if you too like to give your wardrobe a collection of these cool yet sophisticated fashion accessories, here are world’s top 10 trends of ties.
So, lo and behold, and tie the knot!
10. Turnbull & Asser
Golden age personalities like Prince Charles, Picasso, Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin had been dressed by this brand. Established since 1885, Turnbull & Asser was founded as an extension to the hosiery named John Arthur Turnbull. The hosiery was opened at St. James in London which was the main street for men’s clubs and haberdasheries. T&A today is a well known manufacturer of men’s clothing, shirtpieces and ties. It is also known for the time of World War I when it developed a raincoat for British military which could also be used as a sleeping bag.
9. Ermenegildo Zegna
The Italian fashion brand is not just about business but a passionate venture of fashion lovers striving to develop unique fashion for six generations. Apart from neckties, Zegna is a manufacturer of shirts, fabrics, made-to-measure suits and recently have extended their services to fabricate automobile interiors too. With over 550 boutiques worldwide, the company also supports various projects like reforestation in Trivero and clean water channelling in Peru.
Counted among one of the leading luxury fashion brands in the world, Armani is 42 years old. Headquartered in Milan, its annual turnover crosses over 2.5 billion euros. And it seems justifiable when you see how Armani has spread its network to over billions of fashion lovers round the globe. Furthermore, it holds over 10 labels and brands on its name in high-end fashion, trendy fashion, junior fashion, lifestyle, jeans, furniture, home décor, florals, hotels and ooh! even confectionary.
7. Stefano Ricci
The moment you have a glimpse of it, you can feel its luxury, its gentleman aura, of Italian silk. And not just the silk, who else can match the neckties handcrafted with gold thread and dotted with little diamonds. Tucked in the outskirts of Florence, Stefano Ricci will make your experience of fashion dressing shift you in front of a royal wardrobe encrusted with precious gemstones. Not just fashion, they have their hand in lifestyle industry too.
6. Roberto Cavalli
The pair of sandblasted jeans that you love to wear was invented by this Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli. Also, the exotic Bohemian prints, the camouflage designs and intricate detailing are the highlights of his fashion brand of the same name. In addition to fashion apparels and season collections, Roberto Cavalli houses a supply of shoes, fragrances, bags and other leather accessories.
5. The Charvet
Almost 179 year old Charvet was the first ever shirt shop established. In 19th century, it used to provide haberdashery to kings, princes and ministers of state. Since then, it is a renowned maker of bespoke and ready-to-wear clothing. And what to say about their ties, fine silk dipped in distinctive prints like candy pink, blue lilacs and what not. Even the famous late Italian painter Giovanni Boldini was crazy for their ties. Charvet’s neckwear has been as popular as the moon. Notable artists, designers and businessmen have their wardrobe full of their favourite Charvet neckties.
4. Van Heusen
Van Heusen is a fully owned fashion brand coming under the umbrella of PVH (Philips-Van Heusen) Corporation. Available in exotic varieties of patterns and textures, its ties hit just the mark of perfection. Apart from ties, the American brand specializes in everyday wear, suit pieces, magnetic buttoned shirts, sports shirts and more. Other eminent brands featured by PVH include Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Arrow and Izod.
Ginghams along with many checks and plaids, stripes, seasonal patterns, choose what appeals to you the most; there are lots and lots of options to choose from. Coming straight out of the mills of Italy and England, Burberry’s elegant silk ties are made for luxury. Incorporated in 1856, the British fashion house is spread out on the globe in nearly 500 locations.
2. Louis Philippe
Louis Philippe is a sub-division of Aditya Birla’s fashion venture Madura Fashion & Lifestyle. The Indian brand consists of one of the most exquisite collection of apparels, footwear and fashion accessories. With its headquarters in England, Louis Philippe produces a vast range of neckties with a price coming in the bracket from INR 1500 to INR 2500.
1. Ralph Lauren
It started with ties and its ties started a revolution in fashion industry. After its beginning in 1967, Ralph Lauren first came in light when its ties were sold by Bloomindale’s fashion store for the first time. Due to his interest in sports, the founder Mr. Lauren named his first ever tie collection as Polo. The brand operates from New York based Ralph Lauren Corporation. The brand spreads to over 500 stores worldwide.