Men’s Plaid Tie for Fall 2011
Whether you’re a proud Clansmen, Scotsman, or simply the modern stylish man, here is a great men’s trend for fall 2011 that will not break the bank. It’s always so refreshing when everybody can participate in style without selling their Grandmother’s pearls.
The trend: Tartan Plaid Tie’s
History lesson: The pattern that the Scottish call tartan and we North Americans refer to as plaid, is as old as dirt. The pattern originated in the Scottish Highlands, in the 12th and 13th centuries and made its first appearance in fashion in the early nineteenth century.
Today: Now with a modern day revision, the Tartan Plaid pattern is back with a vengeance in the form of a tie. Now don’t be hasty and look through your grandfathers dresser in the hopes of pulling out some shameful plaid monstrosity and dare to call it a vintage take on this fall’s trend. Instead, spend the couple of dollars to get a plaid tie that is leaner, with edgy color combos so you can feel sleek and stylish. As a side note, you may want to do away with the traditional Windsor knot when tying this particular tie and live on the edge with a modern knot like:
- The Atlantic Tie Knot
- The Italian Tie Knot
- The Diagonal Tie Knot
- The Onasis Tie Knot
For the perfect way to rock this look try:
A wool Tartan tie paired with: a white oxford shirt and a Gray flannel suit, or, a chambray/denim long sleeve button down and a tweed jacket.
Now go! Grab your smart phone (so you can keep reading Fashion Collections) and go get yourself a Tartan Tie for the fall and look your best!
PS. Check out Alexander McQueen plaid ties for fall, they are spot on!