A way to add an androgynous feel to any outfit of course is to add a tie. Now I like the traditional menswear ties and bow ties but this is not to say that by wearing a menswear inspired tie that you are not bringing the full Dandi affect. In fact you are and these Dandi’s prove it.
I say I prefer the classic menswear ties but sometimes the truth is that I too like to mix it up and wear a looser, longer look by using lace, satin or even a wool blend. I like lots of color around my neck most of the time but these looks give you an idea of how to mix it up and take it out of the traditional which I am always a huge fan of.
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Speaking of bow ties aren’t these silk and lace ones fabulous!?! These wonderful pieces of neckwear are from a line called Marwood and they are the creation of designer Becky French. These ties definitely take Dandi to a whole new level.
Available at marwoodlondon.co.uk
Of course no article about ties would be complete without talking about the Four In-hand necktie which is the most common type of menswear tie. It can be literally a pain in the neck to wear but if you want to pull off being a natty Dandi then you must wear one on occasion.
The four in-hands of the new millennium are sleeker, longer, slimmer, and sharper so throw away your old fat ties and this is one item that you might want to avoid buying from vintage and second hand shops, they are bound to be too wide and dated. Keep it fresh when tying your outfit together with this accessory.
Photo of menswear inspired ties courtesy of Vogue
Lace bow ties courtesy of Homme Essential