Who says only women can be fashionable? These days that is not the case! In recent years, men have become increasingly concerned with what they wear and how they look. Gone are the dark days when it was okay for men to roll off the bed and wear the first thing they grab from their closets. Men today are more willing and eager to channel GQ then Caveman and are not ashamed to admit it. Wonder what the trends are for silk ties for 2010?
Both in women and men’s fashion, the trend has largely been about going back to the past. Runways all over the world have brought back styles from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s – albeit with a modern spin on them. So, if you want to spiff up your usual office attire, get some inspiration from the fads gone by.
The Rocking 70’s
Big and bold: That’s what everything was about in the 70’s. So, if you want to bring out the inner hippie in you, then big neckties are the way to go. Keep this in mind though: If you’re planning to go wide on the necktie, make sure the suit jacket you wear with it has equally wide lapels. Other than that, keep everything else trim and minimalist. Keep your hair clean and gelled in place. You want to channel Sean Connery, James Bond era, not Bozo the Clown.
The Electric 80’s
Ah, yes. The 80’s are definitely back, including Mohawk haircuts, biker jackets and washed-out jeans. When it came to office wear, people from the 80’s knew how to rock their double breasted suits. A friendly tip, though: If you’re planning to go double breasted, choose the slim and trim cuts. Boxy never looked good on anyone, after all. And instead of choosing the usual black, opt for a gray or a pin-striped one instead.
I personally didn’t like the fashion of the 90’s very much. It was the age of floor-low jeans, bandanas and animal prints. On men. However, when it came to suits, the 90’s was pretty much headed towards the direction we find ourselves in now: Tailored, tapered and simple. If you still have suits from the 90’s, there’s no reason to throw them out. All you need to do is to bring them to your tailor so he or she can give them a better and more modern fit. Oh, and don’t forget to wear it with a smashing silk tie.