Men's ties, those relating to the modern ones, have appeared in fashion at the beginning of the 20th century. For over 100 years, they have been transformed in terms of length and width, which was largly dependent on the height which men used to wear trousers on. Nowadays, the length of a trendy men's tie is 140 cm and it's not wider than 9 cm. Also, it's been a long way for ties to obtain their current colours and patterns. Regardless of the trends, a tie has always been the most characteristic element of a suit, it's choice and knot was quite a challenge for gentlemen. Men's ties can be divided into three main categories: formal, business and casual. They differ in width, pattern, fabric and knot type. For celebrations and formal events, it's best to choose a plain tie or with a tiny pattern. Simplicity is the key here. The more subtle pattern, the more elegant tie. If you look for a tie to complete your business suit, you can pick more expressive colours and patterns, such as stripes, polka dots, check or micro patterns. It's worth noticing that the tie has gained a new function recently. It's no longer worn only with suits. Bolf online shop offers plenty of interesting models of men's ties that are perfect for smart-casual outfits. They have usually a narrower knit than a regular one. You can wear it with a blazer or a cardigan and it also presents itself nicely with a shirt. Looking for a great accessory for every occasion? See our offer of men's ties.