In this detailed guide, 21 Best Ties For Men in 2023, we cover an array of ties that will have you impeccably dressed through the year, irrespective of occasion or season!
You might tie your tie with the same muscle memory you had at your prom, but your tie certainly shouldn’t be the same. Same goes for recent grads - leaving campus life for the office grind means a shift in style, and we’ve got you covered. Maybe you’ve spent years with the same tie, an ode to the ever reliable blue paisley that your mom bought for graduation. This isn’t a sign for a breakup, that tie will always be there for you- this is just a nudge to try something new and fresh for the man you are now.
It can be hard to know what ties to stock in your wardrobe (and the answer isn’t one in every color). In this comprehensive guide, we are going to share 23 of the best ties for the modern man, while helping you prepare for every occasion. Whether it's a date night, stepping into the office, or holidays with your family, we found just the thing.
What’s in style?
For each feature in our 21 best ties for men, we explain all you need to know. Keep reading to learn about twill, foulard, and even what makes faille silk such an elevated material- but to start, here are a few pointers on how to select the right tie.
Solid colors and smooth fabrics are more formal, and the most formal option is always a solid black tie (or a white tie if you have the occasion for one!). Silk is our go-to for ties due to its shine and quality; it's hard to beat, though linen and wool ties are favorites too.
There are plenty of variations in silk ties, like a Grenadine, that can help sway your style from overtly formal. Silk ties in vibrant colors and designs can be great for all occasions, plus they give you more opportunities to experiment with pocket squares and accessories.
With the right choices in pattern and texture, your collection of ties will be perfect for year round wear. With all that said, let's dive into the 23 best ties for men in 2023.
1. Nordstrom, Neat Silk Tie $79.50
Foulard ties are defined as ties of small-scale patterns with repetition, and are also called set or tailored patterns. Foulard ties are great wardrobe builders due to the simplicity of their designs, making them great for dozens of occasions. Professional style doesn’t have to be bland, and the subtle hint of color in foulard patterns add another layer to the tie- like the traces of blue in this warm piece.
2. The Dark Knot, Berkshire Abstract Silk Tie, Navy / Yellow $76
Dark hued with splashes of color in a dot-like floral pattern makes this piece an essential statement piece. Whether you are looking for a tie for daily work, a wedding reception, or date night, this playful and striking tie tie will ensure that people are paying attention. Available in a variety of colors, we chose this one for its neutral base color. Navy is easy to match, just avoid black suits and shoes!
3. Cravat Club, Lionheart Paisley Tie £105
Paisley is a classic pattern for ties, and depending on the style, can range from casual to professional. Paisley ties can take many styles, this larger pattern with a bright splash of colors is appropriate both for evenings out or for the office - though we recommend a smaller print for big presentations or important meetings, as larger prints lean more towards casual.
This tie is by Cravat Club and is crafted in England. The Lionheart tie is fully lined, hand finished, and made From Grade A1 Mulberry Silk. It is a bold and regal pattern that pairs well with pocket squares.
4. Brooks Brothers, Signature Tartan Tie $79.50
Maybe you went from undergrad to graduate without ever leaving the library. This is a classic staple for any scholarly gentleman's wardrobe. This tie is considered a tartan, rather than a simple plaid, as the design is woven in a two-over-two twill pattern.
This signature piece by Brooks Brothers is woven from pure silk, and made in England. Offering a robust style while maintaining timeless simplicity, you can beat your winter blues by wearing one.
5. Nordstrom, Canali Floral Silk Tie $160
A garden of flowers enhances a herringbone pattern on this distinguished Italian-crafted tie made from silk. This Canali silk tie offers florals without the fragrance of spring. With the burgundy herringbone undertone and blue detailing, this tie works without limiting your wear to one season. Pair it with what you like, this dynamic piece is perfect for someone who likes versatility.
6. The Dark Knot, Coventry Foulard Silk Tie $76
Not all of us live where the seasons change, and if you’re lucky enough to live in eternal sunshine, there's no reason to shy away from pastels and pops of color year round. Colored ties can be bright without being too bold or overpowering, take this tie for example.
The colors in the Coventry Foulard are contrasting, making them stand out but are not harsh or casual. Embrace the breeze and try a splash of citrus color with this silk piece.
7. J. Crew, Knitted Tie $72
This knit tie by J. Crew offers cafe colored warmth for any winter day. The texture of the fabric delivers both detail and design, and adds depth to any suit or sports jacket. Knit ties are dynamic, but are less formal than the Italian silk of a grenadine tie, which make them the perfect option for your professor's office hours or a relaxed professional setting.
8. Banana Republic, Wide Windowpane Silk-Linen Tie $47
Ties made of lighter fabrics should typically be reserved only for summer, but that doesn’t mean you should limit yourself to only one summer staple. Linen ties like this piece by Banana Republic are perfect for summer cocktails and breezy day trips. The window pane design offers a bit of depth to the style, without the weight of more heavily woven pieces.
9. Eaton Shirts, Dark Green Micro Paisley Silk Tie $165
This piece would work well for a man who wears jewelry. The gold silk details would help a gold ring or other accessories integrate into the outfit with well executed cohesion. While this is a lustrous silk tie with a generous weight, the graphic pattern of the paisley helps lower the formality to cocktail rather than strictly black tie formality, making this perfect for a jazz club or casino table.
The Dark Knot Tip: This tie is perfect for street style. Try styling with our Gold Lion Manteca Bracelet , the gold hues will help make this piece pop.
10. Prince of Wales, Black and White Checked Silk Tie with Blue Overcheck £110
This style is called Prince of Wales and is a classic staple. Popularized for its formality, this pattern is easy to style and works for many of your more serious occasions, from weddings to funerals. This tie’s fine stitched details can offer the style of a patterned tie, without overpowering your look.
11. Magnoli Clothiers Hamburg Pure Silk Tie $60
Black might always be in style, but not every day is a black tie affair. Meet in the middle with chocolate brown silk designed with black details and a drop of Tiffany Blue for a medley of class and Art Deco flair. A geometric pattern like this is perfect for making a statement without the distraction of a more dizzying pattern. A refreshing spin on evening style, this tie offers a blend of both dark and light color, perfect for a date to an arthouse or for gallery events.
Knit silk in cozy chocolate for elevated style. Grenadine ties are eye-catching as their gorgeous texture replaces the patterns seen in other statement ties. Made from Italian silk rather than more casual knitted wools, the threads are lightweight and maintain their formality.
Dark Knot Tip: If you’d like to stand out with this style of statement tie, we've got you covered. Read our Complete Overview on Grenadine Ties.
13. Zara, Jaquard Silk Tie Burgundy $35.90
Every gentleman should have at least one Jacquard tie in his closet for winter. Jacquard means that for every color in the pattern, a different thread is used, typically resulting in a thicker woven tie. This dark wine toned tie is sure to catch attention, pair it with the right jacket, and you’ll find yourself sporting a look to remember.
14. Calvin Klein, Men's Silk Neck Tie $27
Jewel toned silks offer street style with the linear overlay of this simplistic design. Gemstone colors like this one pair well with brown suits to create a stylized contrast. This tie will help you create a unique look of refined class for your next night out, or pair with pinstripes for a fresh new look in the office.
15. Banana Republic, Textured Silk Stripe Tie in Mint Green $59.50
Mint is a cool-toned pastel color that can be styled well for a variety of occasions, so this piece stands out from the norm. The blended threads of this tie offer texture as well as pattern. This can be a great addition for any gentleman looking for a splash of color without overpowering their day to day style.
16. Cufflinks Inc., Herringbone Silk Tie $58
Herringbone is a classic gentleman’s staple. This tie style is made of silk knit with a linear design. Herringbone is smart and sharp, and provides a bit of vintage flair to any outfit. Or for any anglophiles, a very earl grey style.
17. Rampley & Co., Dusty Blue and Scarlet Twill Tie $155
This tie is medallion motif crafted from twill silk, offering something between a floral and geometric pattern with a touch of old-money class. If you are unfamiliar, twill refers to when a fabric is woven with a surface of diagonal and parallel ridges. Often, medallion patterns are larger graphic patterns, which can be overbearing. However, this tie sales things down and gives you room to experiment with a variety of bolder pocket squares and accessories. This is another great option if you're interested in jewelry or cufflinks.
The Dark Knot Tip: This tie is perfect for cufflinks, tie bars, or other accessories. Try styling with our Suffolk tie bar, the gold hues will help accentuate this pattern.
Last but not least, Black Ties.
We selected a few must have black ties for your wardrobe, as just one is never enough. A black tie is an essential in your wardrobe, without a doubt. Though a solid black tie is for evenings and your most formal outings, we selected a few alternatives too- for the gentlemen who prefer to keep things sleek and singular.
18. The Dark Knot, The Classic Black Tie $67
First and foremost, the classic and timeless black silk tie. Solid black ties, such as this one, should be reserved only for your most formal events, and the quality matters. With the minimalism of a singular sleek color, imperfections like thread pulls and polyester sheen are obvious, that's why we recommend strictly silk. Your opera house tickets and your best friend’s wedding deserve it.
19. Calvin Klein, Composite Plaid Black Tie, $28
Black is easy to match and style, and a composite plaid tie like this one is a great choice for men who prefer to steer clear of color. This tie is a silk blend, so it doesn't have the same gloss as a pure silk tie does, making this a more casual piece for daywear.
20. Drake's, Black Tussah Hand Rolled Silk Tie $140
What is 'tussah'? We're glad you asked. Tussah refers to the type of fiber, a raw silk with natural texture, rather than the tightly spun silks that give a more formal shine. This black tie by Drake's is still considered a solid black tie, though it is much more casual than first black silk tie in our list.
This is made from 100% raw spun tussah silk. This tie has a great texture that can be worn with suits, but is a great option for a softer look. Style this tie with trousers and a jacket for a composed first impression.
21. David Donahue, Classic Faille Silk Tuxedo Bow Tie $85
What wardrobe is complete with out a bowtie? It might be tempting to choose a pre-tied bowtie, but we urge you to reconsider. This bowtie is crafted in the U.S. from 100% faille silk, woven into a ribbed pattern. The ridging in this material adds depth and dimension to your tuxedo, giving you a subtle edge above the rest.
What is faille silk? Faille silk is a particularly glamorous style of pure silk that is notably smooth. When choosing a bowtie, its best to choose a formal material, and an elevated silk such as faille is the perfect choice.
And with the timeless bowtie, we conclude our 21 best ties for men in 2023. Whether you're sporty or slick, we hope our selection had something that suits your style.