Different Styles of Ties

Ties have been in style in America since the beginning of the 20th century. They are still required for several different dress codes including one with its namesake, "Black Tie."  No matter what kind of work you do or where you live, a man should always own a few different ties. Let's take a look at the most common styles of ties.


This is the tie we all know and love. It's probably the one you have 15 different colors of hanging in your closet. Most professional men who wear suits to the office wear this type of tie. It comes in a variety of different widths, colors and fabrics and is usually worn with the classic Windsor knot or a simpler Four in Hand knot.

Seven Fold Tie

This tie resembles the necktie style but is made from a yard of silk that is folded over seven times, hence the name. It is thick and easy to knot, making it a top choice for men who only occasionally wear ties with their wardrobe.

Skinny Necktie

This style of tie has become very popular over the last decade but first had its hay day in 1963 when four mop-headed English kids wore them playing with their band The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. These ties can be worn with jeans to create a stylish modern look.


The bowtie has had its ups and downs as far as being in style but has settled in the category of "so uncool, it’s cool." You can't help but look ironic sporting this trendy little guy, and it makes a wearing a formal tuxedo or fancy suit fun. Try wearing a satin bow tie to a formal wedding or party; you'll make a statement for sure. 

For all the proper attire to wear with your many different ties, come out to Frank's Big and Tall at any of our locations in East Brunswick, Ocean Township or Morristown.