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The Staggered Tie

As you know, Fonzworth Bentley is a fashion icon with tremendous style. He also happens to have a new television show, through which he can showcase his talent. Let’s take a look at his first episode suit. Besides being slim-cut and stylishly mismatched, he utilizes a subtle technique that rounds out and adds a touch of class to any look: the staggered tie.

The staggered tie concept is simple. Using a tie clip properly placed at mid-chest, puff out the portion between the clip and your neck. The extra puff adds volume to your critical-v and brings your flat, boring office shirt-and-tie to a new dimension.

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Of course, there will be many imitators. But you will know how to properly rock the staggered tie. You will make the puff appear subtle, as if you weren’t trying to make people notice. You will expand your tie bar collection, to ensure you will have something that matches your tie and your puff. You will observe proper tie wearing rules, i.e., the bottom tip touches the top of your belt buckle. You will only use this on fatter ties with body that create a graceful curve, not skinny ties that create an awkward protrusion. And lastly, you will thank Fonzworth Bentley for giving you a new way to wear your tie.

Unless, of course, you thought of it first. Then it’s up to you to find another way to rock it.



  1. Posted July 18, 2008 at 3:21 am | Permalink

    haha, thanks for your comment about my header 😀

  2. Posted July 18, 2008 at 4:10 am | Permalink

    It’s pretty simple advice, but it does work wonders!

  3. Posted July 18, 2008 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Excellent post emore! It makes me wish I could rock a tie.

    ❤ your fellow Suburban Legends fan

  4. Posted July 18, 2008 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    love his style! his pattern and color mixing had me at hello 🙂 thanks for your comment on my HE Mag post. love this blog–putting it on my roll. let me know if your down for exchanging links!

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