Paisley Neckties: The Hottest New Trend in Men's Neckwear

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Remember the days when dad put on his paisley tie and took the train downtown to his office? Young men are finding that not only is wearing ties an exciting way to spice up work clothes, but paisley ties are the real way to make a statement. Online neckwear company explains the recent phenomena which appears to be here to stay. Again.

If you look at any designer label today, you can't miss the incredible assortment of paisley ties that are found throughout their collections

The 1970's called. They want their paisley ties back.

Wow. . . the 70's. Men's hair was big. Men's jeans were tight. Men's rhythm on the dance floor was at its peak. And men in business suits were wearing paisley ties.

While certain styles have made a comeback in recent years, others have thankfully sat packed in boxes in the basement of the 1970's. But recently, the fashion world has tapped into its necktie trunk and rediscovered paisley ties. Only this time, with a little more size, flair and color.

"If you look at any designer label today, you can't miss the incredible assortment of paisley ties that are found throughout their collections," explains Greg Shugar, co-owner of, an online necktie company which has gained national media attention for its own stylish and trendy $15 silk ties. "Men will always choose certain mainstays like stripes, but paisley ties are now today's pattern."

Shugar responded to the customer demand in paisley ties by introducing a dozen new paisley designs in's first collection of 2007. Grouped with its prior paisleys that were added at the end of 2006,'s group of paisley ties is now as large as any designer label.

"But the paisleys are not printed on the silk like they were in the past. Instead, the designs are woven, giving the paisleys a richer, more luxurious look. And the colors are as bright and bold as ever." Shugar explained. "A man who is wearing a modern paisley tie is now considered 'in style'. Just check out fashion-conscience television programs like Boston Legal and Ugly Betty, and you'll see what I'm talking about," he added.

What's best about paisley ties is their versatility with solid shirts, plaid shirts, striped shirts and patterned shirts. Enter's website, where each tie can be superimposed against one of eight shirt backgrounds to see how the tie will look. "The feature is to give the online shopper the same advantages that shoppers at brick and mortar stores have in matching ties with shirts. It is probably the single best feedback we receive on our website."

But will paisley ties be stylish again forever? With most necktie styles lasting for at least 5 to 7 years, you might as well stock up now. Unless you want to look like you're stuck in the 1990's.

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