The 1980’s were a time of extreme fashion choices. From Dynasty-inspired shoulder pads, to the mullet haircut, to stretchy stirrup pants… everything was bigger, brighter and more exaggerated. One look from the 1980’s, however, was good then and is better now: the skinny tie.
In a nod to the Reagan era, men’s ties have been growing narrower and narrower each season. And now, the “skinny” tie once again reigns supreme!
In fact, after reading a GQ article on tie width not too long ago, I snuck into my husband’s closet (with a ruler!), measured all of his ties and hid any that were wider than 2 ¼ inches. Of course, he noticed that his tie rack was conspicuously bare. And, since I can’t claim that they are at the dry cleaner forever, I had to replace some of his faves with new, more stylish options.
Luckily, I discovered Tiecoon. This is an amazing resource, because I had to replace a dozen ties and everything at Tiecoon is so incredibly affordable.
But, affordable doesn’t have to mean cheap quality. These are the same ties that would sell in department stores for approximately $40. But, at Tiecoon.com, they are usually available for about $5.
I admit, I was skeptical. A decent tie for about $5? But, when the first tie arrived, it was gorgeous!
His new, royal purple Jon vanDyk tie is handmade in Holland and is made of microfiber, which by touch and feel, is comparable to 100% silk. Of course, not only is this less expensive than traditional silk, it’s also more durable. Plus, it can be (very carefully) washed by hand. No more expensive trips to the dry cleaner! Retail $5.95
Still not convinced?
Tiecoon offers a satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied, you may return or exchange your tie within 30 days. Tiecoon will refund 100% of your purchase price (less shipping charges).
In addition to narrow neckties, Tiecoon also offers regular width ties, bow ties, handkerchiefs and more. But, with 232 choices in narrow neckties alone, I have been busy selecting a whole new tie wardrobe for my husband. And, I’ve highlighted a few of my faves here. To see more from this amazing collection, visit Tiecoon stores nationwide.
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DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive a skinny tie from the Tiecoon narrow ties collection mentioned above in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.
PHOTOS: Used with permission by Tiecoon.
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