The Handbook

Fool-Proof Tie Lineup

Every man should have at least five neckties. And ideally, those ties would be slender (not skinny) and in a variety of fabrications to suit a number of sartorial situations. Yet simple enough to be repeated. Here are some suggestions for your essential tie lineup.



Mostly knit from silk (and wool in the winter), it's perfect for dressing up your jeans and button-down while still looking relaxed and cool.

Example: The Knottery



A lightweight, casual option for when you're rocking a denim jacket, a khaki suit or rolled-up sleeves in the spring and summer.

Example: Pierrepont Hicks

Repp Stripe


An old school favorite that's been increasing in popularity with the return of Trad style. Wear them in a range of colors year-round.

Example: J.Crew

Dark & Narrow


Look at any old photo of a well dressed man and it's almost always the same: light shirt, dark slim tie. Eternally classic.

Example: Spencer Hart



Whether it's stitched with preppy critters, academic crests or polka dots, they're just conventional enough to be ironically stylish.

Example: The Tie Bar