All About Men's Ties
Fabric & Weaving:
Woven ties utilize pre-dyed silk threads, weaving the different colored threads together to create a pattern. Typically they are a bit thicker and heavier than printed ties.
Print ties are woven before the silk is dyed. The undyed silk is sometimes woven with a simple texture which is referred to as a jacquard or twill. It is then colored by printing a design on it. Typically print ties are lighter in weight than their woven counterparts.
Satin ties utilize a weaving technique that creates a high sheen finish. They can be either woven or printed.
The Windsor and Half-Windsor are fuller knots. They are most appropriate with wider spread collar dress shirts.
Learn more about how to tie a tie.
Matching the Necktie:
Matching your tie with a solid dress shirt is easy. However, even though a patterned shirt is a little more limiting, there are still ample neckwear options.
Our rule: Combine a large patterned tie with a small patterned shirt and vice versa. For example, if you are wearing a bold striped dress shirt, pair it with a pin dot necktie. Or, use a bold paisley necktie to complement a tattersall check dress shirt.