Why you should get a white necktie.
We could dive deep into the history of the white tie dress code, but it’s not that interesting. Trust us. In the 1920’s the white tie code became the new black tie code and became reserved for the most formal of occasions. The exact events for a white tie code differ between continents but white tie events are generally reserved for presidential dinners, royal affairs and formal balls. Now for the details:
A white tie event means a white bow tie.
There’s no reason why you can’t wear a white necktie at other events where the dress code allows men more flexibility but for this dress code you need to stick to the rules or you’ll be the laughing stock of the event.
In a perfect world you’ll use a self tie bowtie. Yes, people can notice the difference. If you struggle with tying a tie, make sure to load up some YouTube videos the day before and get practicing. Or be really nice and ask someone else to cover your back.
White bowties aren’t widely available.
It’s human nature to find yourself once or twice a year running around last minute buying things (Christmas Eve shopping anyone?). Most of the time you can get away with alternative solutions if your first choice isn’t there.
But, Trendhim to the rescue of course. While we only have white neckties on this page, you can just click here to see our selection of white bowties
When to wear a white necktie
Not everyone is going to notice if you don’t own a white necktie but there are a few situations where buying a white tie can work to your advantage.
- When the party attire is a 1920’s theme. The Gangster look became popular when the Bonnie and Clyde movie hit the screens. Now you’ll see people wearing all black outfits with white neckties at 1920’s parties worldwide.
- You want to portray purity and innocence. That’s the mood white gives off according to various studies. If it’s good enough for German judges to wear, it’s worth a shot right?
- A spot of difference. If you’re looking to impress a certain someone and know the way their mind works, you’ll definitely catch the attention of those around you.
- It’s not for the office. Leave the solid white necktie at home. A white tie with platinum patterns can work if you must.
Where to buy the best white tie in the UK?
You’re in the right place to add white ties to your collection. Take a look at the selection above, we don’t like to boast, but we are certain you’ll find a nice mens white tie to buy today.