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It really pains me to see so many people on the way to work nowadays with an open neck shirt. What happened? Forgot to finish dressing yourself this morning? And what pains me even more is that many of said people are in high powered roles within their organisations, or are customer facing.
So what's happened? Where's the ?. Maybe it's actually a case of changing attitudes towards the workplace. Maybe it's down to a lack of confidence.
Lack of knowledge perhaps. What tie should I wear? What colour? Stripes? Plain? Confused??? Well let me help you. I have some simple tips on how to choose the right tie for your outfit. Firstly, consider width. If you have a jacket with a narrow lapel, keep the tie narrow. Skinny is still the in thing right now. With so many suits with slim lapels out there, skinny ties are great. A good tip is that your tie should not be wider than your lapel. Try to match width where possible as it can be very complimentary. Chances are, if you're slim, so are your lapels - and so too should your tie be. Width can range from about 1.
75 (Skinny) to 4 (Extra Wide) and does help finish off your outfit. Second rule I tend to stick by, is the 2 out of 3 rule. Now, I'm not saying that you absolutely must follow this one, but I do find that it helps compliment your outfit well. Try to wear a plain tie if your suit and shirt are patterned. A patterned tie with patterned suit and shirt can look very busy. The plain tie will help to tone things down.
Third: Choose your knot carefully. I won't go into too much detail about this point, but I will give you a link to my colleague Rachel's blog Tweak your Collar and Tie to your face shape, which explains it perfectly.
Of course, there are people out there who have great difficultly in finding a tie that suits. Either for the reasons listed above, or because they are simply too tall, or too short to wear ties found in the shops. Well, I have some good news. A Suit That Fits now offer Bespoke Ties. We allow you to choose from our range of silk cloths, select your preferred width, customize with a nice lining colour and finally, tell us your height range. Click here to design your own.
Charles Rennie Macintosh is one of the most famous designers in the history of Glasgow. His influence has spread far and wide, and almost everywhere you look nowadays there's something 'Macintosh' to catch the eye.
Macintosh believed that design could be functional, beautiful, but not always symmetrical (although much of the modern day Macintosh ornamental pieces are symmetrical), and that philosophy is evident in all of his works from furniture, to architecture.
Macintosh's most famous building stands in Glasgow, and is the famous Glasgow School of Art. However, in the clothing world, the rain mac was also invented by Charles Macintosh - but not the same one. This Charles Macintosh had invented a rubberised fabric in 1824 that would change the face of the overcoat, as it was in that era. It became part of the staple uniform for the British Army, and British Rail. Macintosh Rainwear still trades in London until this very day. Although Glasgow School of Art has produced many great names over the years, not only in design and Fashion, but in Music too (Franz Ferdinand and Travis to name a couple) - there are a couple of famous interior designers who lead the way when it comes to fashion in Glasgow.
These designers were not pupils of the famous art school, but one wonders what if they had been? Their work in property is renowned as proved by their hugely popular programs; such as the hugely successful 'Million Pound Property Experiment' and 'How Not to Decorate'. My opinion, however, is that their next venture should be in Fashion. You only need to look at these guys to see that they are true dapper gents. They always dress smartly (apart from that spell in the Jungle) and they know how to work that smart-casual look too. As we all know, it's supposed to be summer just now. Which means only one thing, it's time to place orders for our winter coats. This year, we can forget about black, blue and charcoal. We want to see you all in Checks and Tweeds. Try a lighter colour, put a contrasting collar on it. Stand out from the crowd and be that dapper gent you want to be. Most of all though, be safe in the knowledge that its a coat that fits you, and only you
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