Monday, 30 January 2017

Dapper Man of the Month for January

This month we have chosen TV personality and model Calum Best as our dapper man. His father George best was a football legend. Calum moved to the UK when he was 21 years old. He has appeared on numerous reality TV shows such as: Celebrity Love Island, Fool Around With, Come Dine With Me.

Birthday: February 6th 1981 (aged 35)
Born in San Jose, California
Son of English Model Angie Best and George Best, footballer

Best came third in Celebrity Big Brother 2015 and has now returned to the Big Brother House in the 19th series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Facts You May Not Have Known

  • He has a daughter
  • Dated Lindsay Lohan
  • He's had three hair transplants
  • His mum Angie took him to get his first tattoo at the age of 15
  • Best is playing the lead role in an upcoming mafia film due to be released in June 2017
  • His middle name is Milan, named after his Godfather.
Best Dressed Moments

Thursday, 26 January 2017

NTA's 2017

The 22nd NTA awards was held at the O2 in London yesterday on the 25th January hosted by Dermot O'Leary and Scarlett Moffatt. The National Television Awards is the most notable British television awards ceremony where all the winners are voted for by the public.

Graham Norton won this years special recognition award for his 20 year long career in television. Ant and Dec won the best tv presenter award for the 16th time in a row. Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were happy with their win for best live magazine show and partied until 4am despite having to appear on their show at 10.30am.

Best Dressed

Holly Willoughby looked stunning and classy as always in a floor length pale pink dress.

Caroline Flack wore a simple yet elegant burgundy wrap around strapless dress with a pair of beige shoes.

Tess Daly and Vernon Kay look like the perfect couple. Vernon wore a navy blue suit with a black skinny tie and Tess wore a white and black strapless jumpsuit.

Coronation Street star Shane Ward broke the trend of plain suits wearing a quirky tweed suit with the finishing touch of a flat cap.

Mark Wright was very dapper in a blue velvet dinner jacket, black trousers and a white shirt with a black velvet bow tie.

Worst Dressed

Marnie Simpson was overly exposed in a sheer lace dress leaving barely anything to the imagination. However her boyfriend Lewis Bloor kept it smart with a classic black slim fit suit with a red tie.

Scarlett Moffatt who presented the awards alongside Dermot wore a very vibrant pink baggy shorts suit which didn't flatter her at all.

EastEnders actress Gillian Taylforth looked extremely close to having a wardrobe malfunction in her floor length gold dress.

Sam Quek and Stacey Solomon embarrassingly wore the same red glitter dress to this years NTA's however they both looked wonderful.

Fun Facts 

  • Since the beginning of the NTA's 306 awards have been presented.
  • Sam Aston who won best new comer in 2004 is the youngest ever winner at age 11.
  • This is the 7th year the awards have been held at the O2.
  • The fist ever NTA was won by the drama Solider Soldier in 1995. 
  • 3 serving prime ministers have presented awards 
  • 52 nameplates for all the potential winners are prepared in advance. 

Monday, 23 January 2017

Peoples Choice Awards 2017

 It was the 43rd annual People's Choice Awards on the 18th January 2017 and it was held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

On the 15th November 2016, the nominees were announced. Captain America: Civil War received the most nominations of the year with seven.

What is the People's Choice Awards?

It's an American awards show that recognises the people and the work of popular culture. The great thing about it that the general public vote.

The award categories have varied over the years e.g. favourite movie actor, favourite all round movie.

The Winners

To name a few, Ryan Reynolds and Jennifer Lawrence won Favourite Movie Actor and Actress. The Girl on the Train won Favourite Thriller Movie. The Simpsons won Favourite Animated TV Show.

To see all the winners, click here:

Melissa McCarthy for Favourite Comedic Movie Actress.

Tom Hanks for Favourite Dramatic Movie Actor

Johnny Depp for Favourite Movie Icon.

Red Carpet

There was a great display of style on the red carpet. Here are a few of the outfits we think stood out the most.

Actress Jodie Sweetin went for an edgy contrasting outfit of an elegant cream rose pattern dress with a leather jacket.
Bill Paxton and Justin Cornwell looked extremely dapper. Bill wore a royal blue suit with a black and white pin dot tie. Justin opted for a black shirt and trousers with charcoal grey suit jacket with black lapels and pocket tops and button.

Jamie Chung exuded elegance in a pale yellow floor length cut out pattern dress

Justin Timberlake was very casual wearing a pair of dark khaki green trousers, a dark blue patterned shirt, a black blazer and a pair of suede brown boots.

Friday, 20 January 2017

The Fab Ties Team and Our Customer Service

Us at Fab Ties take great pride in our work and are dedicated to provide the best possible customer service. We always strive to keep our customers happy and greatly appreciate good feedback. Here are some kind words from our customers:

'Thank you for the prompt service. Will definitely recommend.' - Steven from Derbyshire

'Fantastic seller, although the tie was initially out of stock they kept us updated with no less than three phone calls and were incredibly pleasant throughout. They used real people to talk to us instead of email updating or robotic messages, giving truly exemplary customer service.' - Rachel from Stoke on Trent

We are happy to take orders over the phone if you are not comfortable using online. We also can offer some discount if you would like to place a bulk order whether it is for a large wedding party or maybe even a sports team. We have a great selection of wedding accessories available including ties, bow ties, cravats, cufflinks and waistcoats. Our Rugby Balls Silk Tie by The Tie Studio and Rugby Ball Socks by The Tie Studio would be perfect for any rugby team for example.

If you see something on our site that is out of stock but you want it please contact us and we will try our hardest to get more in for you or find a suitable alternative.

We can also offer a bespoke service so if there is something in particular you would like but cant find it anywhere this could be the perfect solution. If you are interested in our bespoke service or have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We offer free standard delivery on all UK orders and you can get 10% off your first order with us using the code FIRST10 when you place an order on our website

Email us at: or Telephone us on: 01892 836380

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is an English singer songwriter who was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire on 17 February 1991 and was then raised in Framlingham, Suffolk. He released his debut album + in September 2011 which is 6 times platinum in the UK. He became an extremely popular artist straight away and his alum contains some massive hits such as A-Team which won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.

2 New Hits

Ed has released 2 new songs at the same time to mark his return to music after a year break. They are from his new album called ÷. The theme of naming his albums after maths symbols has continued with his first album plus and the second multiply  and now divide. They are titled Shape of You and Castle on The Hill . He became the first ever singer to have the number 1 and 2 spots on the charts with 2 new songs. Both songs have broken the one week streaming record, Castle on the Hill reached 11.07m and Shape Of You a massive 13.4m streams. Shape of You also broke a global streaming record on Spotify as it was streamed 6.13m times on the day it was released.


While on a year long break Ed carried on his normal diet but was a lot less active than he would be so he stared to put on weight, he then realised he needed to change something and asked his hockey player girlfriend to make him a diet and exercise plan. He dropped a massive 3.5 stone.

Interesting Facts

  • He is the first artist to have a Snapchat filter dedicated to his new music.
  • His music video for castle on the hill is based in Suffolk and features people from his high school.
  • Ed gave up social media while he took a break from music and hasn't been using a smart phone in the effort to make himself more sociable.
  • He put into a boiling geyser at the top of a mountain and melted all  the skin off on his 25th birthday. 
  • In November last year princess Beatrice accidentally cut Ed Sheeran's face with a ceremonial sword when pretending to knight James Blunt.
  • His brother Mathew is a classical composer.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Golden Globes 2017

This years Golden Globes were held on Sunday 8th January at the Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles, California and hosted by Jimmy Fallon who is an American comedian and television presenter well known for hosting the tonight show.

The Golden Globes Awards recognise excellence in film and television from the previous year. They are an accolade given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a non-profit group of about 90 journalists and photographers who report on the entertainment industry in America mainly from outside the country. The First ever Golden Globes was held in 1944 at the 20th Century Fox Studios to celebrate the films from 1943. The money made from the ceremony is donated to entertainment related charities and used to fund scholarships for future film and TV professionals.

There are always a huge variety of amazing outfits on display at any Hollywood award ceremony and this years Golden Globes definitely did not disappoint.

Aaron Taylor Johnson who won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Film in the movie Nocturnal Animals, looked very dashing on the red carpet wearing a pair of black trousers, white shirt and a black velvet dinner jacket with a large black bow tie and a white pocket square.

Hugh Laurie spiced up his outfit a little bit by wearing a subtle check pattern suit jacket. He won an award for best supporting actor in The Night manager.

Ryan Gosling dazzled us in his bright white suit jacket, with black trousers, a red boutonniere and a large black bow tie. He accepted the award for best actor in a comedy or musical for the romantic comedy musical La La Land.

Tom Hiddleston looked dapper as ever at the Golden globes while receiving his award for best actor in a miniseries or TV movie for The Night manager. He wore the classic black suit with a black bow tie and white pocket square.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Tartan Galore - Get Burns Night Ready

Burns Night is on the 25th January so why not take a look at our great selection of tartan ties and accessories at We offer free standard delivery on all UK orders and 10% your fist order with the code FIRST10.

Burns Night celebrates the poetry and life of Scottish poet Robert Burns on his birthday. On Burns Night every year traditional Burns Supper's are held. At a burns supper there is usually haggis, Scottish music, scotch whiskey and Robert Burns poetry will be recited. The first ever burns supper was held by the poet's friends on the 5th anniversary of his death on 21st July 1801. The celebrations became a national celebration  when the Burns Club took over the organisation of the event and were then celebrated on his birthday and have been celebrated on the 25th January ever since.

What to do this Burns Night

There are a lot of great ways to celebrate burns night this year so we thought we would give you a few suggestions and some inspiration for what you can wear. You do not need to be Scottish or in Scotland to partake in the festivities. Maybe you are poetry fan and love the work of Robert Burns, or it can just be a great excuse to celebrate.

You could take a short break to Scotland the true home of burns night and attend an authentic Burns Night supper. These are normal a fairly formal affair, so show up in style in a classic black suit with our White and Grey Bold Tartan Wool Tie by Knightsbridge and a Grey and Cream Tartan Pocket Square by Knightsbridge.

Use this as an opportunity to bust out your fantastic hosting skills and hold your very own Burns Night supper. Invite the whole family or maybe just a few friends. It would not be a proper burns celebration without reading some of the poet him self's work, there is a free app available on android and apple called the work of Robert Burns  containing a selection of his poems. Why not wear our Black and Green with Red Tartan Skinny Tie and Pocket Square Set with a burgundy shirt and a pair of charcoal grey trousers for a great smart casual look.

Or for a completely informal celebration why not go off to a bar of club, maybe head into London to make it a bit more special for the occasion. Stay stylish wearing a pair of jeans, white shirt, a pair of Navy Blue Clip On Braces by Knightsbridge and our Van Buck Black Watch Tartan Bow Tie.

Friday, 6 January 2017

New Movies in 2017

Watching a movie can be a great way to relax, a wonderful hobby or form of escapism to get away from the stresses of the real world. This year has a lot of promising film releases coming up so we have picked a selection of movies that are being released throughout the year so you will have inspiration for something new to watch.

A Monster Calls is fantasy drama following the tale of a young boy named Conor (Lewis MacDougall) who is bullied by his peers at school, and is pitied by everyone he knows due to his mother's (Felicity Jones) terminal illness which he is struggling to come to terms with. A monster suddenly (Liam Neeson) appears to help cheer him up.

Fifty Shades Darker the sequel to the extremely popular Fifty Shades Of Grey will be released on the 10th February. In this raunchy romance Anastasia Steele against her better judgement rekindles the steamy sexual affair with high flying business man Christian Grey. But as time passes she has to deal with the anger  of the woman that came before her and make the most important decision of her life.

Fifty Shades fanatic? Why not show your enthusiasm by wearing our Van Buck Fifty Shades Of Grey Platinum Silk Tie, it would look great with a classic black suit for a formal occasion, or a navy blue blazer, pale blue shirt and a pair of beige chinos for a smart casual look.

Beauty and The Beast is a live action retelling of the children's classic animated film, starring Emma Watson. The story is of Belle a beautiful and intelligent woman captured by the beast and trapped in the castle. She makes friends with the enchanted staff, Lumiere the candle stick, Cogsworth the clock and Mrs. Potts the teapot. The longer she spends with the beast she realises his kind nature and begins to fall for him. It will be released on the 17th March.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 out on the 28th of April follows the team traipsing across the cosmos on a quest to discover Peter Quill's true parentage. Of course they encounter a new threat a long the way, old foes become friends and the new found family continues to grow with characters from the original comics.

Alien Covenant is the second prequel to the original film Alien following Prometheus. Aboard the ship covenant the crew are bound for a distant planet which they believe to be a paradise, however they discover a dangerous world inhabited by David a synthetic android who was once a member of the crew on the Prometheus expedition. This thrilling sci-fi will be released 19th May.

Wonder Woman is the fourth instalment of the DC extended universe and will be out on the 2nd June. This film shows the journey of how wonder woman comes to be. When an American pilot crashes on the island of Themyscira he meets Diana and tells her about the world war that is going on, so she leaves her home to become the infamous Wonder Woman and bring about the end of the war.

Star Wars Episode VIII will be the second film in the sequel series following on from the last film in the series The Force Awakens. It will be released 15th December. Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga. This film does star the late Carrie Fisher and marks the end of her iconic part in the film series.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy New Year! From All of Us at Fab Ties

First thing's first we would like to thank all of our customers for a fantastic 2016 and we wish you all the best for the year ahead. Our 20% off sale is still on! So take advantage  of this amazing offer while you can. Have a look at our huge range of mens ties and accessories at We offer free standard delivery on all UK orders.

Our 20% off deal is site wide meaning it is automatically taken off of all products. Just one product that would be great buy are our spectacularly high quality Knightsbridge silk knitted ties. This will make them even better value and will keep you looking dapper  all year round. We have a number of patterns and colours available for you to choose from.

Our Racing Green Silk Knitted Tie with White Spotty Pattern by Knightsbridge looks great with a white shirt, navy blue blazer and some dark green woollen trousers.

This Plain Silver Silk Knitted Tie by Knightsbridge would be a great focal point against a black suit for a day at the office or a formal event. Our Plain Platinum Cufflinks would add a great finishing touch to this outfit. 

If you are attending a winter wedding you could look very dapper wearing a brown suit with our Plain Cream Silk Knitted Tie by Knightsbridge and these Silver Plated Knot Cufflinks