Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Yoko Ono is in negotiations with Ralph Marlin, a novelty tie maker, to use John Lennon’s artwork on a line of neckties.
Get ready… The skinny tie is coming back! Okay, all youÂ Flock of Seagulls fans you can pull out your eighties ties and wear them with pride again.Â This return to the skinny tie is the biggest in almost 30 years!
Although skinny ties are making a come back some necktie makers aren’t jumping on the skinny tie bandwagon. Brioni and Brooks Brothers will continue to offer their high-end collection at 4 inches wide.
For those of you looking to sport one of these thin neckties you should keep in mind that your suits, sport coats and dress shirts will have to be updated as well soÂ everything is kept in proportion.
OneÂ reason for the return of the thin necktie is due to the slimming down ofÂ mens’ suits. Apparently guys have become more comfortable showing off their bods.Â Another reason is an attempt to inject some freshness into the neckwear market.
One caveat for big guys is they may not be able to pull off wearing a thin necktie because wider guys need the width of a wide tie to balanceÂ their bodies. A good rule of thumb to follow is that the tie shouldn’t be more than a half-inch wider than the jacket’s lapel.
ThinÂ neckties look best with narrow shirt collars or button-down shirts, and do not wear a thin tie with a broad collar shirt! Ever!
Over the past couple of years, guys in their 20s and early 30s have been embracing the necktie as a style statement. Even with tie sales among older age groups uniformly down, sales to men 18 to 34 were up more than 13%.
The necktieâ€™s resurgence among the “cool” crowd was sparked by designers like Thom Browne and Hedi Slimane, who made it a part of their collections. In keeping with the trend, sportswear lines like Theory and Club Monaco are now offering ties.
Itâ€™s too early to tell if the necktie will come back as a mandatory presence, but if you’re one that has to be part of the “in-crowd” when it comes to men’s fashion you’d best be off picking out ties to add to your wardrobe.
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Got an infection you want to make people aware of? Easy, take a necktie and put one of several microscopic infections on it to raise awareness.
In addition to the image there is an informational note on the back of the tie.The company that makes these ties is also donating a portion of the proceeds from every purchase towards research and education.
It’s spreading… no not a new virus strain, but rather a new anti necktie dress code for doctors in the UK. Concern over hospital-borne infections has led UK hospitals to reevaluate the clothing worn by health care professionals treating patients.
Ties are rarely laundered but worn daily,” the Department of Health said in a statement. “They perform no beneficial function in patient care and have been shown to be colonized by pathogens.
dress code would help prevent the spread of, or MRSA, the deadly bacteria resistant to nearly every available antibiotic.
The Infection control societies in the U.S. however,
don’t recommend similar dress restrictions because there is no strong evidence that health care workers who don’t wear ties or jewelry reduce the risk of infection, said Dr. James Steinberg, an Emory University infectious disease specialist.
You would think that even if there is a slight chance an article of clothing like a necktie could carry bacteria that hospitals in the US would do something about it. I guess looking good is more important. Read the full article.