By highlighting the shirt collar, the tie allows you to complement or contrast your look.
This accessory allows you to enhance your outfit by the addition of colours, textures and pattern.
Good quality ties are always handmade and are always fluid and flexible.
Our advice on choosing a tie for the right look are:
Best to avoid excess: never choose a tie with a width smaller than 7 cm or greater than 9 cm, we suggest an 8 cm width, being the correct size.
When choosing a tie, also take into account your morphology.
If you are tall and thin, avoid a tie which is too wide, while if you are of a strong constitution a thin tie would not suit you.
The length of the tie once knotted should touch the belt of the trousers. As for the blades, they should be of the same length, and if it remains a little longer, then it should be at the tail at the back.
Whether you prefer liberty or "nonchalance" do not use the loop to block the tail, we like to see the tail from time to time.
Silk, wool, linen and cotton
The tie by definition is usually made of silk, normally pure silk; this type of tie is suitable for almost all occasions and for all seasons and becomes indispensable in the case of formal occasions and ceremonies. Silk ties are more formal than those made of linen, wool or cashmere.
Flannel or cashmere ties are suitable for the colder seasons, they are thicker than a silk tie and they are best worn with flannel jackets and suits.
Linen ties are a perfect choice in summer and spring, and sometimes can be worn even in formal contexts; Because of the natural effect of linen, which gives a chic look.
Knitted cotton ties, which do not end with a tip but are flat and horizontal, these are the most informal.
A pattern can be created with different techniques, so the tie can be divided into categories:
- WOVEN, designed by weaving different coloured threads to create geometrical patterns like squares, rhombuses and circles, with shades of blue, white and grey.
- PRINTED, designed by direct printing on dyed raw silk which is already sewn.
Keeping this in mind one can divide the ties into:
Striped, polka dot, paisley, geometric and plain ties
The British and the Europeans wear the striped tie from left to right, while the Americans wear it from right to left; When we talk about left and right, we refer to the shoulder of the wearer.
Plane textured ties are essential to mitigate an already busy patterned and quite complex dress; we can still play with the texture and variations of tone on tone.
Satin for the evening, twill and grenadine for the day, the tie is always a great solution.
The predominant colour of your tie should be in accordance with a colour present in your shirt or jacket or a complementary of both.
The colour of the tie serves to maintain a harmony of colours, and for the most daring to break away and give a touch of character to ones look.
You can also vary the colour of your tie according to the seasons: bright colours or natural shades in spring and summer, and dark shades in autumn and winter.
In Italy the art of knotting a tie is handed down from father to son, it then evolves according to one's style and also according to fashion.
Pini Parma privileges only two tie knots: the single knot (four-in-hand) and the half Windsor.
Some knots should only be used with certain types of shirt collars, others only with certain types of neckties, and others depending on one’s morphology. A wide neck requires a wide knot, a thin narrow neck requires a tight knot. But one criterion is certain: the knot must be tight, Solid, centered, and especially compact. One must also make sure the knot covers the first button of the shirt.
Avoid wearing a tie with a button-down collar unless you are wearing it with the collar buttons open.
A thin knot that is fitting for almost all ties and necks.
It is the most versatile and easiest knot to make and its conical shape favours a variety of morphologies of the upper shoulders.
Simple and elegant at the same time; It has a more pronounced triangular shape compared with the simple knot.
This is a perfect choice for shirt collars with a medium opening when wearing a fine tie.
Whether it's simple or half Windsor, everyone agrees on the importance of having "Dimple" by allowing a slight hollow under the knot of the tie.
And finally, it is better to forget the pincer!
If you wear a light suit, choose a dark or colored pocket square. Conversely, with a dark suit a clearer colored pocket square is preferred.
When wearing a tie, never match the pocket square too closely to the tie!
The white pocket square (uniform or with discrete patterns) is a very versatile object, it adapts itself very easily to classic business outfits, but also to a more casual layout.
We always recommend choosing a uniform coloured pocket square with small coloured details which reflect the dominant colour of your outfit.
Pini Parma privilege 3 types of folding:
Cotton, wool and linen pouches are ideal for this type of folding because these fabrics perfectly maintain the folds. Folding is easily carried out and it readily adapts to any outfit.
It is particularly suitable for "black tie" events and when wearing a tuxedo.
For a perfect fit, the pocket squares must fill the pocket. This will prevent it from slipping and ends up in the back of the pocket.
More daring and brings a touch of elegance to your outfits.
For an elegant and relaxed style, principally made of silk pocket squares.
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