Can you wear a tie with jeans? The short answer is yes, but as always there are some pointers that you should think about.

It may not be very good for Reef Knots to say this (and I can hear the marketing department shouting as I type), but a silk tie is difficult to wear with jeans. Why? It's because the fabric is too delicate and fine next to a rough pair of jeans. The contrast in fabric is too high.

So what is the answer? Here are two options:

(1) Knitted Ties: Wear a tie that is made from a rougher fabric. Like the guy in the jacket below.

(2) Break it up: Or you can wear something that adds some texture and breaks it all up, like a waistcoat. Not sure how to do that properly? Well Pharrell Williams does...

Patrick Dudley-Williams
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