Posts Tagged ‘anchor ties’
Friday, June 11th, 2010
I received this wonderful testimonial from someone who wore an Anchor Tie for the first time.
“I thoroughly enjoy wearing my Anchor Tie and that is a big hurdle because I am not a tie guy. Whenever the occasion forces me to dawn a tie I am usually frustrated. This is in part because I tie a full windsor, not for any other reason than I really like the way it looks. This has always left me with a problem because the nubbin of tie left over is always too short to do anything with except tuck it into my shirt up high, and it is always noticeable. So when Anchor Tie boasted that their Anchor Neckwear label was strategically positioned to catch the small end of the tie, regardless of how you tie it… I was curious to put it to the test. I was very pleased to find out that it did exactly what it said and it passed with flying colors!
Another nice function of this tie, is how it anchors to your dress shirt keeping your tie in place no matter if you lean over or find yourself walking through a windy part of town. This is made possible through elastic bands with button holes on the top and bottom of the concealed pocket. It’s nice that the elastic was placed at the top and bottom, so it is sure to work for everyone. It doesn’t pull or put strain on your neck, and works great regardless of height and style of shirt worn.
If you haven’t checked out Anchor Tie, whether you wear a tie on a daily basis or one every couple of years, you are missing out! This is a tie that dad would in-fact love to receive for Father’s Day or any other day of the year.”
Live the Tie Life,
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Not Just Another Tie for Dad: New Anchor Neckwear Stays in Place, No Matter What
TAMPA, Fla., June 2, 2010 — A new fashion retailer is offering a novel take on that timeless Father’s Day gift, the tie. The Anchor Neckwear website (http://www.anchorties.com) features 100-percent silk handcrafted neckties that securely “anchor” to dress shirts so they stay in perfect position all day, enabling wearers to look polished and professional at every moment.
“Anchor Neckwear has solved every fundamental problem with the standard necktie,” said Joseph Sale, founder of Anchor Ties. “Men will never again have to worry about their ties swaying out of place, dipping into plates, cups or sinks, being blown over their shoulder by the wind or otherwise getting in their way. Moreover, Anchor Neckwear is perfect for anyone who has to wear a tie to work, including restaurant and hotel employees, doctors and salesmen.”
Anchor Ties feature a patent-pending design with two elastic strips that attach to two buttons on a dress shirt, securely keeping the entire tie “anchored” in place. In addition, all the ties include a concealed pocket where wearers can discreetly store business cards, credit cards, money, an iPod or any other small, flat item. Even the Anchor Neckwear label is strategically positioned to catch the small end of the tie, regardless of how the wearer ties it.
When Sale worked as a Fortune 500 account executive, he often noticed that his tie and those of his clients were out of place. When he lost his job, he recalled those incidents and decided to launch a new business that could provide a solution. After developing many different prototypes, he hit on the idea for Anchor Ties and founded Anchor Neckwear in November 2008. “Simply put, Anchor Neckwear is the most functional line of neckwear available, which is why our slogan is that it’s the only tie that works for you,” he stated.
Retailing for $30 each, the 30 silk neckties in the Anchor Neckwear collection are available in a variety of colors and patterns, including solids, stripes, port paisleys as well as patterns of dots, wheels and geometric shapes. The website offers e-mailed gift certificates for last-minute purchases or for those who prefer to let Dad choose for himself.
Currently, the ties are only available at the website, but Sale’s plans include not only exclusive designs but also retail distribution, partnerships and wholesale opportunities for retailers or individuals. Anchor Ties may also be customized with branding on the inner label for corporate promotions or gifts.
In addition to creating the Anchor Neckwear portal, Sale has built a social media base to stay in touch with fashion-conscious professionals. Anchor Neckwear fans can access his TIE Life blog, a YouTube channel containing local television coverage of his ties (http://www.youtube.com/user/AnchorTies), a Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/anchorneckwear) and a Twitter page (http://twitter.com/anchorneckwear). In addition to posting feedback, individuals will enjoy Sale’s posts and tips on such subjects as tying a Windsor knot.
Monday, May 31st, 2010
Most people will say, “Happy Memorial Day” to you or “Have a great Memorial Day Weekend” when in reality, this is a rather somber Holiday. I understand the majority of people are happy to have an extended weekend to spend time with family and friends. I however, have a different outlook on Memorial Day and often feel guilty if I spend this time celebrating and partying. After all, Memorial Day is a day to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. In my family alone, we have had 8 men serve their country, thankfully, none of which were killed in action. Although none of my family members died during their tour of duty, the cost of war ultimately took it’s toll on them. I am honored to have had a strong military influence in my life, I will cherish the memories of those who are no longer with us, and I will pass down the invaluable lessons they have taught me over the years. I would like to thank those Men and Women who have given everything, paid the ultimate price for us to live the lives we do today. Their families should be proud to know their lives were not lost, yet treasured forever.
For those lost in previous battles, those serving in our ever changing current war, and future soldiers of America’s military, thank you for all that you do…you will NEVER be forgotten. Your honor stands taller than any statue or tribute one could build. God Bless you and your families!
Live the Tie Life,
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
You may have purchased your latest tie at a local retail outlet, men’s store, or from a website. You can even see the new trends of ties from famous fashion designers, such as Marc Jacobs. Regardless of how and where you purchased your tie, I bet you didn’t know it dates back to the Third Century B.C. That’s right, that piece of silk you knotted around your neck this morning is derived from centuries of neckwear use, evolving over time to what we use today. As you can see in the painting below, neckwear or knotted scarfs were used by Chinese terra-cotta warriors around 200 B.C.
In 1974, an army of 7,500 terra-cotta warriors were unearthed in China by local farmers. Each of the warriors had a knotted scarf around their neck, the first known use of neckwear. It was determined that this was the tomb of the first emperor of China, Ch’in Shi Huang-ti. Below is a photo of one of the terra-cotta warriors. It is thought that in early times, this form of neckwear was used primarily for protection from the sun and weather elements.
So next time you tie on your favorite tie, know that it’s not just another tie from China, but that it actually came from China’s rich history. For more information on the Terra-Cotta Warriors, please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terracotta_Army.
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
I see it every day! Guys who put a lot of effort into how they look. Wearing a suit, freshly pressed shirt, shined shoes, fine watch, and a beautiful tie. Of those items, there is only one that can make you look like a fool…YOUR TIE!
Take a look at President Barack Obama on a trip to Florida in 2009. As you can see, his tie is the first thing you notice!
Here is another photo of the President exiting Air Force One. Again, his tie is flapping in the wind!
A couple of examples of how the tie you wear can often precede you. It is one of my goals to get Barack to wear one during his time in office. Could you imagine if he wore an Anchor Tie during the State of the Nation address and actually spoke about it? Help an entrepreneur out Obama!
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
Did you know there are over 100 ways to tie your necktie? I would like to share with you my “GO TO” knot, the Windsor! In the 1930’s American fashion was dictated by two polarizing figures. The famous actor Fred Astaire and the Duke of Windsor (formally Edward VIII) influenced men’s neckwear decisions, still popular today.
The Duke of Windsor and his Grandfather King Edward VII both opted to tie their knots in a manner that formed a wide triangular knot. When the Duke of Windsor visited the Unites States in the 1930’s, his fashion sense was quickly adopted, as it was considered more comfortable and relaxed. Needless to say, the Windsor knot and it’s variations are still used every day. Here is a picture of The Duke of Windsor:
The Duke of Windsor featured in Vogue Magazine
The Windsor knot is best worn with a wide collar or spread collar. When tied properly, the knot is tight, and does not slip away from the collar during wear. Compared to other knots, it is very comfortable to wear, as the knot itself will hold the tie firmly in place while still keeping space between the collar and neck.
The knot is symmetrical, well balanced and self-releasing. It is a large knot, which amply displays the fabric and design of the tie when wearing a closed jacket or coat. Here is a look at a completed Windsor knot, it is up to you if you would like to dimple, double dimple, or go flat.
Here is a simple 7 step diagram to help you tie your windsor knot…it’s actually pretty simple. A note on position, when getting started, the shorter the narrow end is around your neck, the longer the tie will be when finished.
Monday, May 10th, 2010
“As rich in meaning and as expressive as a poem, a tie gives a man his own language”. Stated by Gary Cooper in 1933.
This is a bold, yet very true statement. Your tie says more about you than you may have previously imagined.
What does your tie say about you?
While the picture of Gary Cooper is in black and white, the elegance and professional attire are the first things you notice. Regardless of the tie’s color, it is worn properly, paired nicely with a pocket square, and is in perfect position. You can tell, Gary Cooper was a man of distinction, class, and a true gentleman.
While Gary Cooper was before my time, he influenced many through his acting and off screen lifestyle. Being fashion forward doesn’t take much, except for concerted thought and follow through.
Wear your Anchor Ties with confidence, knowing it will never get in your way or sway out of place, others WILL notice just how good you look!
Friday, April 30th, 2010
I would like to personally welcome you to Anchor Neckwear and The TIE Life blog.
Finally, a tie that WORKS for you! Every Anchor Tie is hand crafted from the highest quality 100% pure silk and is guaranteed to exceed your expectations. Once you wear an Anchor Tie, you won’t want to wear anything else.
You may be asking, what makes Anchor Ties so unique? First and foremost, Anchor Ties securely attach to two buttons on the user’s dress shirt, keeping the tie in perfect position throughout the day. In addition to the tie staying in place, there is also a concealed pocket on the back of the tie, perfect for storing business cards, credit cards, money or nothing at all.
The blog for Anchor Neckwear will bring you several exciting segments. I look forward to bringing you the most unique gift ideas for men…those who want to “Live The TIE Life”. I will educate you on the history of the necktie and present you with articles relevant to everything neckties. I will also post unique and funny videos which I hope you will share with others. Finally, I will keep you posted on retail partners and special events in which Anchor Neckwear will be a part of.
Thank you for checking out Anchor Neckwear!
Live the Tie Life,
Founder of Anchor Neckwear