Tie, Bow Tie, Handkerchief

Used correctly, ties, loops and Einstecktücher complete the appearance of a man. Here you can do much right, wrong but a lot. The Gentleman Blog has checked with Stephan Hauner, owner of the Peacon Munich, a provider of exclusive men’s accessories. He explains, what accessories to whatever the occasion fits, what tie knots every man should know, and why the tie despite the Casualisierung of society not of extinction is threatened.

Mr Hauner, has what the tie, which does not have the loop?

Basically, both are an integral part of the wardrobe of the modern gentleman. The tie is however generally universal portable as the loop. However, which in turn is a type and occasion question.

When should you wear loop, and when tie?

Often, you can see the loop at evening events. For this, also increasingly classic patterns such as polka dots are needed in addition to the classic black satin. I find much expression more than a perfectly bound personal a self-bounded loop , balanced loop fixed. This is certainly the fact owed that not every man in the loop binding is practiced. The loop is experiencing a renaissance for several years in the lifestyle area. Here you can combine colorful loop denim shirt and chinos. This is a question of type of as mentioned at the beginning.

For all other occasions, which requires a suit or at least a jacket, the tie is the Central accessory. Only a tie completed the outfit. Work for business appointments fabrics woven or printed silk in classic patterns such as polka dots, small Printmotiven, plain or striped. Here it must be like something brave in choosing the colors. For the Office Friday or smart casual look completed, for example, a knit tie or a cotton tie the outfit to slim cut jeans and jacket. At evening events, the black satin tie is a real alternative to the loop.

For whom is the tie scarf something?

For landowners, classic car collector, horse racing lovers or French (laughs). Seriously, I’m a fan. Although the Tie scarf represents a marginal phenomenon, it is a lightweight alternative ideal for the summer.

What type of man is rather tie, who see him as a loop?

In the (classical) men’s fashion, everything is one question of type of. So a loop is a more extravagant appearance outside of ballrooms and casinos more. However, is a rather more extroverted type and feels comfortable with it, it is the ideal way to express themselves. It’s my opinion and accessories provide the perfect vehicle. Style means knowing not to worry about who one is, what you want – express and himself. It had formulated quite fittingly been Orson Welles.

Would also a tie be James Bond?

Absolutely, what has proved almost every actor. James Bond wears a Four-in-hands nodes in addition and was suspicious of anyone with a Windsor knot. The latter is too balanced and inflated it, see Sean Connery in from Russia with love.

What three tie knot should every man dominate?

Actually, a node – the four-in-hands is sufficient. With a beautiful Dimpel and slightly asymmetrical and narrow shape, it is an expressive node. A slight variation of the 4-in-Hands is the Prince Albert node. Here, the wide end is wrapped around two times. Generally, wide tie knot are more conservative and are often slightly out of date. A half Windsor sense can make for a very large shark collar. He is slightly wider than the other two nodes and not quite so balanced and broadly resembles the Double Windsor.

And which node is the absolute freestyle?

The Eldredge node, which is portable but limited. Without the Prince Albert.

Width or narrow tie, what is your recommendation?

This is somewhat dependent on the stature and the width of the lapel. The broader the lapel, the wider the tie and vice versa. Personally, I prefer a width of about seven centimeters, as a perfect blend from fashionably narrow and reputable portable.

And what should look at color and pattern, so that it fits to the remaining outfit?

Rules are know to be broken. There are however a few points of reference. Colors is white shirt, blue tie and dark blue suit relatively easy if you stay in the same color temperature. Green contains shades of blue, is therefore also quite excellent. Fun but also outside of color temperatures, so there’s some classic colour combinations such as dark grey/purple, Brown/light blue, dark blue/orange, beige/green and many more.

And patterned shirts?

Here I recommend uni coloured ties. When combining patterns, you can make sure to pair rough pattern with fine patterns. The same is true for strips. For example, a tie with coarse, thick Strip fits to a shirt with narrow strips.

What rule applies so perfectly tie and handkerchief?

Please never handkerchief and tie in your own color/fabric combine, that is unimaginative and distracts from the face, because it puts the emphasis on the line between tie knot and handkerchief unconsciously. The combination of tie and cloth, you can play instead very nicely with primary and secondary colors. So, a light blue handkerchief fits with an orange tie with light blue polka dots. Here, the classic color combinations work great. And also here is the question of type of again. I personally have always a handkerchief to tie. And if the occasion is somewhat less formally, I fall back on a simple white linen cloth with colour, hand-rollierten edges.

How about the tie clip – Yes or no?

In most cases no more. Honestly tie pins outside of GQ covers and Aral gas station employees more rarely seen.

How many ties would a man in the closet have?

I think with about seven to ten ties it has covered every occasion and every mood. It is well supplied with six silk ties in plain, striped and small motifs in different colours (blue, light blue, green, Orange, red, purple and Brown). In addition two knitted ties for the (smart) casual look and a black satin tie for festivities round off the wardrobe.

How to recognize a quality tie?

It recognizes a high quality tie at three points: fabric, deposit and processing. Silk fabrics are often of varying quality. A quality characteristic, this is a high shot density: the higher it is, the more silk yarn has been processed. A deposit of pure wool non-artificial material has the best properties with respect to resilience. It allows the tie after drawing again to get back to their original form.

During processing, the chaff separates from the wheat. High-quality ties have a hand-sewn Center seam with double Fadenreserve. This allows some flexibility in the binding and Unknot his tie and avoid tension in the seam. A key factor in the longevity of the tie.

Cutting and folding are further quality features of the processing. With Peacon ties from only two parts materials are produced, in place of the usual three parts. The substance use is higher, but saves a seam and thus acquired a feeling like a cast.

In recent years, politicians especially in the election campaign have occurred frequently without a tie, to demonstrate close to people. Ties are a dying relic, ties will bear might even be out?

A renaissance of Men’s accessories is I believe that this so-called Casualisierung. Einstecktücher and coloured ties today are a sign of good style than of extravagance. In particular Einstecktücher immensely enhance even a casual look and give the certain something. In addition a growing interest of men for materials and their processing.

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