Sock of the Month Subscription: What Your Tie Says About You, According to Socks

sock of the month Subscription: What Your Tie Says About You, According to Socks

Socks have been around since the first humans were making their own clothing, and throughout all that time they’ve had an association with status and wealth. Wearing shoes was necessary if you wanted to protect your feet from the elements, and so only the wealthy could afford to wear shoes regularly while everyone else wore whatever they could find. It wasn’t until 1564, when Charles IX of France outlawed the wearing of boots without visible socks, that wearing socks became less of an indicator of wealth and more of an indicator of social standing.


The history of the necktie

The necktie's origins are unclear. One theory is that it was first worn by Croatian mercenaries in France in 1698. Other theories propose that it came from Croatian soldiers who wore red and white scarves around their necks. The necktie as we know it today—the long, narrow strip of cloth or fabric tied around a man's neck—is said to have been invented by Beau Brummell for men about 1805-1810. Brummell shortened the length of his cravat because he believed it made him appear taller and slimmer; this resulted in a tie which was narrower than those worn previously.


The different types of ties

There are many different types of ties that represent different things. The type of tie you wear says a lot about you and how you want to be perceived.
-Patterned Ties: Patterned ties are a great way to show off your creativity in your wardrobe. It also shows that you're a man who likes patterns but isn't afraid of making bold fashion statements.
-Dark Ties: A dark tie is usually worn by men who want to appear more professional and serious. Darker colors like black or navy blue tend to make people look more mature and knowledgeable.


How to choose the right tie

Choosing the right tie for a formal occasion can be difficult. The first thing you need to know is that there are four types of ties. The Four Types of Ties are: The bow tie, the tie bar, the clip on and the ascot. The bow tie is formal and requires you to know how tie it without any help from anyone else. The tie bar is also formal but it doesn't require you to know how to tie a bowtie so it's easier than a bowtie. A clip on is not very formal at all because nobody knows how to wear it properly and an ascot is more informal but still looks good with dress clothes.


The benefits of wearing a tie

Whether you wear a tie or not, there are benefits to incorporating them into your wardrobe. For one thing, they're an easy way to add some color and style to an otherwise monotone outfit. And if you're looking for a versatile accessory that will go with just about anything you put on top of it--a suit or even jeans--then ties have your back there too. They also come in handy when you need to dress up your office attire; whether it's for work or a more formal event. The best part is that ties are available in every possible color imaginable (even non-traditional shades), so now you can really show off those brightly colored socks!


How to care for your tie

In order to make your tie last longer and maintain its good condition, it is important that you take care of it when necessary. Here are some ways you can care for your ties.
1) Whenever you are wearing a tie for a long period of time, such as at an event or business meeting, be sure to remove any excess sweat from under the knot. Sweat will cause the fabric to become wrinkled and stained with body oils and bacteria. 2) Be sure not to use fabric softener on your ties. Fabric softeners will prevent water from penetrating into the fibers and lead to mildew growth.