‘It's that time of year again’ we say with cheerful glee at mynicetie.com. Why, you ask? Well, you could say that October 18th is one of the most formal days of the year – and one of the most important for us. For those who don't know, October 18th is Necktie Day, and at mynicetie.com, few things can make us happier than a widespread celebration of one of the coolest fashion icons in all of human history.
The necktie is a staple of men's fashion, and while millions of hard-working men wear neckties every single day, we like to think of Necktie Day as a chance where you can take your tie game to the next level.
In our minds, we think Necktie Day should be like a gladiatorial match for everyone who fancies wearing a tie. It's a known fact that those who celebrate Necktie Day wake up extra early to peruse through their tie collection – in order to pick the perfect tie that will impress and slay the moment they walk into the office. Compliments will be flying left and right as people are dazzled by the daring fashion choices.
Needless to say, there will always be an awesome bunch of people who will take Necktie Day seriously. For the rest of us, sometimes myself included – you can argue that every day is Necktie Day for me – there are many new ties, knot styles and brands that will be flooding the market, as well as many different ways that you can celebrate.
Up until Necktie Day, we will be working overtime to make sure we get everything in line before the rush hits. We really look forward to seeing you, and inviting you to be part of the action – especially if you're going to put your best gladiatorial foot forward and challenge your colleagues in the office to a game of, ‘Who Has The Best Tie’.
If you're wearing a tie at all, you're probably a winner anyway – but that may be my bias talking. Feel free to let me know if you have a special type picked out for the big day. I love hearing about all the new designs people are getting into. Thank you so much for taking the time to read as always. It is a pleasure to connect with everyone who has been a part of our adventure, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Today's fashion and style ideas can permeate through our culture at lightning speed. Social media has empowered us to share everything we love with everyone we know, and style is no exception.
Even a cursory look online will find that there are nearly infinite ways to customize the modern tie. In fact, everything from corporate brands to content creators and creative individuals are either making money or making a living off of marketing and promoting different ideas.
We're all familiar with things like the Windsor Knot and the Bow Tie – but what about all the other styles that are possible? How about the Trinity or the Eldridge knot? What if you want to know how to tie a tie in 10 seconds? A quick search of “how to tie a tie” on YouTube is bound to pull up many new and interesting possibilities.
After all, in a world where people are wearing avant-garde leather jeans with frayed seams, and hats made out of organic material you can find in your lawn, you may want to take it one step at a time and whip up a fresh tie look.
Thanks for reading – We always appreciate good feedback and look forward to hearing from you. Have a great summer.
P.S. Here is an interesting read about the history of neckties.
As summer starts to reach warmer highs, backyard barbecues begin to fill the air, baseball build a fever pitch, and all those other dad-like things, I’m reminded why Father's Day is so important.
For many of us, our fathers brought a genuine sense of self into our lives. When you think about a father or a great dad, what do you picture? I thought about that a lot this year as I continue to grow, expand my business, develop relationships with friends, and find a greater sense of connection to my family.
I would be lying if I said that my father didn't have a major part in all of these things, even if he's not by my side every single day. What I remember from growing up was my father's service and love for those around him. He was the first to lend a helping hand and to inspire a laugh in a stranger.
One vivid memory I have is how he’d gently unfold his suit and make sure it was clean and free of any lint. He’d take his little cloth and wipe down his shoes before he put each of them on and tied them with delicate precision. He had a few ties, and to me they seemed like the most important thing he was wearing. It was the one chance to show some color and personality. Eventually he'd settle on one, and I would get to watch him walk through the motions of tying it around his neck. Over, around, under, up, and through the loop – finally pulling it tight.
This Father's Day, I encourage everyone to think of something special about our Fathers or Father figures. They bring so many positive sentiments into our lives, even if they were/are off and hard at work much of the time.
Thanks for reading.
Until next time,
Director of Good News
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With summer around the corner, I’m starting to hear everyone’s plans; and without fail, I hear a ton about weddings.
I’ve been to a LOT of weddings. Why? I think it’s because of these three reasons—let me know if any of them resonate with you.
One, I come from a big family. That one’s obvious.
Two, all my friends got to that age where we all started ‘adulting’ and buying nice clothes, thinking about our futures, etc.
Three, people seem to stay connected longer these days because of social media, and that means more invitations.
Speaking of social media, this season is sure to be filled with an obscene amount of photos plastered everywhere on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and others! It’s fair to say that if you’re between 25-40 your social media is one continuous stream of people in fancy clothes getting their picture taken and frozen in infamy for all eternity.
From the bridal party to the casual last arrival in the back row—everyone is dressed up and looking good. The least you can do is present yourself well. If you’re going to pose for photos fifty times in a row—whether with friends, family, or the bride and groom, what’s your look going to be? If you’re looking to spice up your wedding look, try a different tie knot.
Have you ever met someone who threw on a last minute look for a wedding? Why risk it? If you want to stand out and have your own flair, there are many ways to spruce up your wedding attire, from colorful pants, to a flashy belt and an unforgettable tie. Just make sure your tie and belt don’t match the bridal party. You might be remembered forever as that guy who crashed the photos.
Anyways, enjoy wedding season! Even if you’re not prepared for that long service, at least look your best. You might just show up in a couple hundred pictures the next day.
Until next time,
Every April, I inevitably get involved in conversations regarding a little thing that has essentially exploded into a national holiday. Students obsess about it; parents stress out about it; schools do everything they can to one-up each other, and the local police—if we may be curt for a moment—gets a chance to fill their quota early. :)
Prom. When I was in school, we all dressed our best and met in the school gym. The janitor dangled a disco ball from the ceiling, and off we went.
I’ve spoken with parents about their kids as they send them off to prom these days, it seems like fanfare around prom is out of control. Today, high schools are renting out hotel banquet halls, students pack into limos, photographers are hired for high-end photo shoots, and from what I hear, there are some pretty festive parties both on and off campus surrounding the event.
Our culture, like everything else, has ballooned prom from a quaint little coming of age story to a massive experience of transformation.
I guess the only thing that has remained constant is that everyone still makes an effort to look their best.
You may remember the last note I wrote about weddings—and getting photographed a hundred times. Prom is no different. If you’re going to shell out for a fancy photographer, you probably want to look nice. We all remember the guy who insisted on wearing a top hat and a tuxedo t-shirt. The truth is, he looked a little out of place, and years later, he still does.
When you show people your prom photos, what feeling did you have? When you look at your “old” self, what do you think? Do you have butterflies, are you in shock, or do you quickly shut the book and try to forget? Whatever the emotion, you can still try to make your kid's night the best it can be—especially when, these days, there will be thousands of photos posted the next day.
It always comes down to the fact that looking great is the best way to go. Check out some .
I wanted to take a quick minute today and share a couple things on a topic inseparably connected to neckties—interviewing.
Interviewing is a hot topic. At first, I didn’t know why this topic is getting so much attention—but I looked into what my peers were saying online, and it started to make sense. Our current work culture—from corporations to the freelance market—has transformed interviewing into a new beast that’s far different than it was even five years ago.
Think about the tech movement. Companies are cropping up right and left—and touting incredible corporate cultures that feel more like theme parks than the cubicle game.
Employees are also staying with their current jobs for much shorter periods of time. The millennial generation has been throwing employers through a loop. At the end of the day, if you’re interviewing for a job and want to nail it, how do you make sure you end up on top?
Amidst this kind of cultural corporate overhaul, some things still reign true: you have to dress to impress.
While business casual has clearly dominated the workplace, those who are dressed like they want to succeed—usually do. Nice shoes, a clean, pressed shirt, a nice belt, and a nice tie is always a way to show that you value yourself—and that you value the business you're courting.
So, if you have an interview coming up and you’re fretting over how many oddball questions you’re going to get, don't forget that fashion is something to consider—you have to look your best!
Résumés are always important, but presentation goes far beyond the page.
Anyway—thanks for reading this quick note.