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Tie Trends - What's in store for 2014?

Traditional cuts, blazers and a classic tie: What Fashion Week predicts for 2014




London Fashion Week: Men’s collections.

The designers agreed that spring/summer 2014 will celebrate the best of heritage style, traditional cuts and tailored suits. 


 Picture2.png    /    Best trends from Men’s Fashion Week  SS/14


A photographer snaps some vibrant suits at the Milan, Paris and Rome fashion week. Note the pastel, gingham and double breasted suits, all of which stole the show in menswear collections across Europe.

Pastel is set to be a strong theme for early 2014, with many designers opting for neutral tones and soft cuts. However, for the more eccentric, vibrant tones and double breasted blazers all made multiple appearances on the catwalks. 


Picture3.png     /     Valentino SS/14 collection


Valentino chose to keep it neutral with deep shades and block colours 

The traditional black suit has a touch of class with a bold, grey block of colour – perfect for introducing a small splash of colour into your work wear. Similarly, strong, dark shades will also be perfect for formal wear, adding a minimalist, stylish streak to otherwise bland suits.  

A simple, classic tie, behind a modern, well fitted suit, is the ultimate timeless look. 

Picture4.png    /    Dolce and Gabanna men’s SS/14 collection

Dolce and Gabbana created a distinguished air with the traditional black suit, complete with fitted, slim blazers, double-breasted cuts and smart-casual looks to suit every taste. 

D&G created the perfect everyday look for suits  – simple black blazers, smart shirts, everyday ties and well fitted trousers have been transformed with the added finish of a natural-shade shoe, with brown and beige being a key feature in the collection. This is quite the contrast from last year, where Alexander McQueen concentrated on beige and natural tones throughout his collection.



Picture5.png     /     Burberry menswear collections SS/14

Burberry added a playful edge to formal wear, mixing traditional cuts with bright splashes of colour.

For a younger, more creative look, try a bold colour skinny tie and clash with bright print knitwear, to completely transform an everyday look. Bold prints were popular among many designers, especially paired with gingham print ties, which would work well with this Burberry ensemble.

Picture6.png     /     The best-dressed men of 2013

The skinny tie is set to be around for some time. Just look at Tom Sturridge, who appeared in’s 2013 best dressed list.

The skinny tie is a staple for any wardrobe. Don’t worry if rock and roll isn’t your usual look, the skinny tie is so commonplace that it can look just as smart at a formal occasion as a regular tie.  However, if high fashion is your forte, scruffy brogues, a hat and a dash of swagger is all you need.

Why not liven up a traditional suit with a primary colour skinny tie? A playful twist on a traditional outfit.