Thursday, 31 March 2016

Happy April Fools Day From Fab Ties!

April Fools Day is celebrated every year on the 1st April. It is a day for everyone to play jokes and have a laugh, but an April fools only counts before midday.

In the middle ages New Years Day was often celebrated on the 25th March for a week ending on 1st April. Some people believe that April Fools Day originated from those who correctly celebrated it on 1st January making fun of those who celebrated it in march and April.

In Scotland and Ireland the tradition is to ask someone to a deliver a letter to someone and each time they delivered it they would say it needed to be delivered to another person and so on until it is eventually opened and would tell them to keep sending the person elsewhere.

In Poland and Nordic countries every 1st April one false news story would be published, it is often fist page although rarely the headline news.

On the 1st April 1698 several people were fooled into going to to tower of London to see the lions washed.

Why not join in the festivities this year and bring some cheer by wearing one of our men's accessories (pictured bellow), all of which can be purchased on









Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Best Dressed Men Of The Awards Season

This awards season men's style seems to have narrowed a lot with the majority of people going for the classic black suit and tie with a white shirt and black shoes. However, there were some that stood out high above the rest bringing variety.


This year the BAFTA's was held at the historic Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and there were quite a few very stylish celebrities, but for us there are two that stand out.

Idris Elba

Idris Elba; famous for playing the title character in the television series Luther and a variety of film roles cut a sleek image in an all black attire. He wore a Black dinner jacket, shirt, bow tie, trousers and a pair of black patent shoes. He was nominated for supporting actor for his part in Beasts Of Nature but unfortunately lost to Mark Rylance. 

Man of the moment: Newly single Idris Elba cut a suave figure attended the EE BAFTAs 2016 on Sunday, held at the historic Royal Opera House in Covent Garden

Taron Egerton

Taron Egerton was nominated for this years rising star award which he sadly lost to John Boyega. He stared as 'eggsy' Unwin in the huge hit Kingsman:The Secret Service. He also played 'Mad Teddy' in Legend the biopic feature about the Kray twins and will take the title role in the film Eddie The Eagle. Taron definitely looked the part in a Navy Blue suit with black lapels, matching bow tie, a white shirt and black shoes.



This was the 88th Oscars Awards ceremony, it took place on 8th February 2016 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, LA.

Jimmy Napes

Jimmy Napes a songwriter, record producer and singer from London won the Award for Best Original Song with Sam Smith for Writings on The Wall. He modelled a green velvet dinner jacket, large black bow tie, white shirt, black trousers and a pair of black loafers.


Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio looked very stylish as always on the red carpet alongside his good friend Kate Winslet. He opted for the always charming classic black suit but somehow still manages to stand out. He paired his black suit with a matching bow tie, white shirt and patent black brogues. Leonardo won his category of best actor for his role in The Revenant.



Held at the O2 in London on 20th January 2016 the 22nd NTA ceremony showcased some wonderful fashion and style.

Brian Friedman

Brian Friedman  accompanied the rest of the cast members of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! who won the best entertainment programme category. He donned a black felt fedora with a ribbon at the base, a white shirt underneath a navy blue checked waistcoat ans suit jacket, a black silk bow tie, black trousers and a pair of black shoes.

Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly won this years special recognition award for his amazing 50 year long career as a comedian and actor. He wore a black shirt underneath a white waistcoat and black velvet dinner jacket with purple lapels, a casual black cravat, a pair of statement tartan trousers and black loafers.

Golden Globes

The 73rd Golden globes was held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on 10th January.

David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo is an English actor and producer. He was in the films Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Middle of Nowhere, Lincoln, and portrayed Louis Gaines in The Butler. He attended the awards ceremony with his wife Jessica and wore a purple square pattern Dolce and Gabbana suit, with a matching waistcoat, a white shirt, black diamond shape bow tie and black shoes.

Will Smith

Will Smith was nominated for his role in Concussion as Dr. Bennet Omalu. Mr.Smith wore a dark navy blue Tom Ford suit with a satin stripe down the sides of the trousers, with a white shirt and pocket square, an oversized black silk bow tie and black shoes.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Easter Bank Holiday Style Inspiration

This weekend is the Easter bank holiday and we are all looking forward to it, are you?

Whether you're going out or staying in for a family dinner, style is always important and it's great to be able to look your best. We are here to help you as we have created some perfect outfit ideas.

 Casual Look

Spring has sprung and the weather is set to improve with it getting warmer and brighter for the week ahead. So why not try this casual outfit which is perfect for the changing weather as its lighter than winter wear but will keep the chill off and of course will look great too.

We've gone for a red tartan shirt, blue washout denim jeans and black Converse paired with some ever fashionable Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses.   

Evening Look

For the evening, knock everyone's socks off with a white formal shirt, burgundy trousers, a navy charcoal blazer, a pair of tan suede chukka boots with a snazzy Van Buck navy blue swirl pattern cravat.

Spring Wedding 

Over the Easter Bank Holiday, are you going to a spring wedding? If you are we have the perfect look.

We suggest a light grey suit, a pair of brown capped toe Oxford shoes with one of our pale lemon yellow pocket squares and a Van Buck limited edition flower design navy silk tie.

Fab Ties wishes you a fantastic Easter!

Thursday, 17 March 2016

The Largest Watch & Jewellery Show Kicks Off: BaselWorld 2016

What is BaselWorld 2016?

BaselWorld takes place in Messe Basel, Switzerland and starts today to the 24th March 2016. BaselWorld is a watch and jewellery show and attracts over 94,000 visitors. Around 2,100 exhibitors attend from over 45 countries.

If you're a massive watch fan then this is the show to attend and to gush over all the beautiful timepieces and find out new watch launches.

Watch brands such as Patek Philippe, Rolex and Breitling are just a few that will be there.

New Rolex Watches

Rolex have released their new 2016 watches and here are our favourites.

1/ New Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master

Rolex is introducing their latest version of the Oystery Perpetual for the first time in Everose Rolesor (a combination of 904L steel and 18 ct Everose gold) along with a chocolate dial.

Image: Rolex

2/ New Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40

Rolex deems the Day-Date their most prestigious model as its been worn by heads of states and leaders. This new model has a modernized design as well as a new mechanical movement.

Image: Rolex

3/ New Cellini Time

A classic timepiece that features a redesigned white lacquer dial.

Image: Rolex

Want some outfit inspiration?

Here are our 3 Fab Ties with our top 3 new Rolex watches.

1/ Our Luxe Casual Look

Featuring our 100% silk Van Buck Polka Dot Teal tie. If you'd like to buy this tie, click here.
Matched with the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master

2/ Our Dapper Man Look

Featuring our 100% wool handmade Van Buck Grey and Green tie. If you'd like to buy this tie, click here.
Matched with the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40.

3/ Our Classic Gent Look

Featuring our 100% silk handmade Van Buck Gold Fleur De Lis Navy Tie. To buy this tie, click here.
Matched with the new Rolex Cellini Time.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Where To Go & What To Wear For Your St Patricks Day Celebrations!

St Patrick's Day is soon! It's this Thursday 17th March 2016 and if you’re looking for things to do then below you’ll find the top 5 Irish pubs in London that might tickle your fancy. In this post, you’ll also find some attire inspiration for the festivities.

Top 5 Irish Pubs in London

1/ The Porterhouse

One of the largests bars in London, situated in Covent Garden with twelve different levels.The Porterhouse has a large range of ales, lagers and stouts. You can also find fine food and later in the evening, live music!

Image: The Porterhouse

2/ Waxy O’Connors

Waxy O’Connors can be found in the heart of the West End where you’ll receive a warm Irish welcome. Food is served all day long and live music 3 nights a week. Inside Waxy O’Connors, you’ll find 4 unique bars over 6 levels all linked together by a maze of passages and staircases.

What’s on: On St Patricks Day, 17th March from 21:45, they have live music with The Hares.

Image: Design My Night
3/ The Cow

The Cow is situated in Nottinghill and known for their oysters and great Guinness. On the menu, they have dishes like Beef and Guinness Pie and Sausages and Mash.

What’s on:

Image: The Cow

4/ Blythe Hill Tavern

The Blythe Hill Tavern is a CAMRA award-winning pub where you can find a great selection of ales on tap. It’s one of London’s Real Heritage Pubs, located in Forest Hill, south east London. There’s traditional live Irish music every Thursday all year round, which makes it a great place to relax and meet friends. Last year, the Blythe Hill Tavern was awarded the Best Pub and Cider Pub in the South East and named “the best in London” by the Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood.

Image: News Shopper

5/ The Tipperary

The Tipperary is London’s Irish oldest pub situated in the very centre of the city, on Fleet Street. There’s a possibility that it was the first pub outside Ireland to serve draught Guinness. You'll also find cheap and cheerful Irish food and a friendly welcome.

Image: The Gentlemans Journal

Outfit Inspiration

Here are 2 outfits that we've put together with a flare of St Patrick's Day.

The first outfit is a smart/casual look which features our Emerald Green Skinny Tie for £6.99 and can be bought by clicking here.

The second outfit can be for a groom, groomsmen or if you're attending a wedding. This look features our:
  • Emerald Green Scrunchie Cravat for £7.99 and can be bought by clicking here.
  • Emerald Green Pocket Square for £4.99 and can be bought by clicking here.
  • Emerald Green Cufflinks for £4.99 and cab be bought by clicking here.