5 Reasons Wearing a Tie Gets You More Respect

A.K.A. Dudes looking fly
in ties

Written by Gus Penton

“Why wear a tie?” Well,
what makes you ask?
Men sometimes feel
constricted by traditional looks. But even with the rising stardom of guys
wearing athleisure, wearing a suit will never die. Sure, tapered sweats are
great for boozy brunch at an insta-worthy hotel rooftop, but do want to hire
the guy in a Thrasher snapback? How about for a six-figure salary? You’ll
probably want a tie wearer.
So, Why Wear a Tie?

Reason #1 to Wear a Tie:
History Favors the Great

Neckties have always
symbolized nobility, honor, and order. Originating in 17th century Europe,
Croatian mercenaries serving in France were the first to wear knotted
neckerchiefs to signal their position and alliances. King Louis XIV of France
admired the neckwear so much, he began wearing ties as a status style item.

why wear a tie look good
why wear a tie respect
Would you like to
command respect and power with your presence? Wear a tie.

Reason #2 to Wear a Tie:

Ties signal capability.
In the same way that glasses make you look smart (whether or not you are), ties
make you look influential (whether you actually have a job or not). People
operate on their perceptions. If you wear a tie with absolute confidence, those
around you will assume you possess certain qualities and abilities.
why wear a tie confidence
why wear a tie be confident
Do you want to appear
distinguished? Wear a tie.
Reason #3 to Wear a Tie:

Ties always mark
professionalism. Even if you work in a casual office, a tie can only enhance
your presentation. Impress your boss and colleagues by being the guy who puts a
little more effort into his look by wearing a modern tie, like a skinny tie.
why wear a tie professionalism
why wear a tie career
Want to look
professional, regardless of whether you’re in a junior or senior position? Wear
a tie.

Reason #4 to Wear a Tie:
Looking Good.

Let’s not pretend here.
Looking good should be the #1 answer to the question “why wear a tie?” Nothing
says sharp-dressed like a carefully selected necktie. You’ll want to pick a
width that suits your body type, of course. People who dress well are often
catered to more–that’s a fact of life, whether we like it or not.
why wear a tie looking good
why wear a tie to look good
Would you like for
others to assume you’re worth their time? Wear a tie.

Reason #5 to Wear a Tie:
The Extra Mile.

Ties tend to measure a
little under 60 inches, so if you were to scale that out according to the
respect barometer, they really go a long way. Who would’ve thought that a
relatively small piece of fabric would make such a big impact? Well, the King
of France actually. And countless noblemen, soldiers, founders, and CEOs after

Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.