Thursday, 6 December 2012

Christmas is Coming!!!

It is now less than 3 weeks until Christmas! In fact there are now just 2 weeks until Ties Planet will be dispatching last orders for Christmas using standard delivery. Fortunately those using Next Day Delivery can still put orders in until 10am on 22nd December to make sure that the presents will be under the tree in time for Christmas.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Why The Telegraph Thinks Ties Are Essential

A piece by Iain Martin in The Telegraph highlights why men should maintain high standards of dress.

Martin writes:

"This is the main mistake often made by those who declare formality, and in particular the tie, dead. They assume that it is about self, when it isn’t. Wearing a jacket and tie for work, or complying properly with a dress code as a guest, is about respect for others. At issue is not what the wearer wants. What matters are his customers, colleagues or voters."

So there you have it - long live the tie!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Tie-less Paxman Ridiculed

Today's press has attacked the BBC's Jeremy Paxman for not wearing a tie. This article in the Daily Mail was particularly scathing:

The Daily Mail even goes as far as saying that Paxman has 'lost his dignity' by revealing his 'old-lizard neck'. It says that he is at least 8 years late to the 'no-ties party' which has seen presenters move slowly towards the Jimmy Savile shell suit look.

Of course, the release of Skyfall, the latest Bond film, has reignited debate over the wearing of ties. At Ties Planet we have always maintained that a tie or other neckwear is essential when trying to look your best and it appears that current trendsetters agree with us. The 'no-ties party' is no longer the place to be, not that we were ever on the guest list anyway!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Lyle & Scott at

With colder days upon us it is important to wrap up warm! With this in mind Ties Planet are now stocking some great hats and scarves from Lyle & Scott.

These items make great Christmas presents and are sure to be popular as we enter the festive period. Dare we say it but Santa Claus will be doing is rounds before you know it!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Blood Red Skinny Tie a Hit

This Plain Blood Red Skinny Tie is proving to be a popular product at

Whether the colour is popular with Ferrari enthusiasts or fans of vampires, we are not too sure but it is most definitely the 'in' colour at the moment.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

New, Improved Website

As regular visitors to will have already noticed, this week has seen the launch of a new, improved website. This makes finding what you are looking for even easier.

Why not take a look today? Any comments on the new site, good or bad, will help us improve your shopping experience further.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Ties for Girls Too

The Tightrope singer Janelle Monae is the latest face of CoverGirl.  The new campaign for the cosmetics company will debut in the September issue of U.S. Vogue.  Janelle wears bright and bold red lipstick in the image, along with a suit, shirt and last but not least... a skinny tie.

This Daily Mail article shows the image and will no doubt inspire many girls to try on a tie too!

Friday, 3 August 2012

Going for Gold

With the London Olympics well underway, everyone is aiming for gold at the moment.

This Plain Gold Silk Skinny Tie will make anyone a winner. At just £14.99 these will make you look sharper than a javelin. So make sure you look your personal best by picking one up from Ties Planet today!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

How to Tie a Cravat

Marquis of Fashion Mark St. James shows you how to tie a cravat.

If you are wondering where to buy a cravat, or simply need to expand your collection, Ties Planet is the place to go!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Black Tie Event Cancelled

According to Bloomberg, The British Bankers' Association has postponed its annual dinner, scheduled for tonight.

Of course, we are all in favour of black tie dinners but few people would argue that British bankers deserve a night out at the moment!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Tie of the Day - Tennis Special

With the Wimbledon Men's Final underway, there can be only one choice for our Tie of the Day.

At the time of writing the match has just been pulled level by Federer at one set all. Whether you are supporting Roger or Andy Murray you would be the envy of SW19 in this one! Trust to serve up an ace for any event!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Who Says Bow Ties are In

According to an article in The Telegraph, bow ties have been propelled back into the fashion stakes thanks to Dr Who.

Needless to say, there is a wide range of bow ties available at  Whether you buy into the trend, or simply want to put an ironic slant on this very traditional look, there is something to go with any shirt.

Friday, 15 June 2012

London Collections: Men Underway

London Collections: Men has started and is running until Sunday. The event is being held at The Hospital Club in London. HRH The Prince of Wales hosted a reception to celebrate the launch at St James's Palace yesterday.

If you want to keep up to speed with developments, check out the Telegraph's live blog.

It is already clear that the traditional English gentleman look continues to boom in popularity. Pocket squares, ties and bow ties have been very much order of the day. Of course, this is nothing new to us at Ties Planet and whatever type of tie or accessory you are looking for we will have something to finish off your outfit.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Have You Got Dad's Tie Yet?

Father's Day is just 5 days away, which means you will have to be quick to order your gift for dad. We have ties and cufflinks to cover any hobby your dad might enjoy. Of course, this Football Novelty Tie is very topical at the moment.

If you plan on using standard delivery, you can use the code FREEDEL at checkout to make sure that delivery costs you nothing.  Next day delivery is available until 2:30pm on Thursday and Saturday delivery is available until 2:30pm on Friday but we would recommend ordering today and saving a few pounds in the process!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Euro 2012 About to Start

Undoubtedly stylish. Proclaimed by many as the best ever. Admired by millions over the last few years.

No, we're not talking about these Spain Flag Novelty Cufflinks, we are referring to the Spanish team, who are hot favourites to win Euro 2012.

To be honest, there are even better England related ties and cufflinks available at Ties Planet. But surely they can't win it. Or can they?!!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

First Euro 2012 Tie Kicking Off Soon

We are just over 24 hours away from the start of Euro 2012.

Although football is top of the agenda, style is also a prominent feature of the build up to any major tournament and things have been no different this time around. Most amusingly, Mario Balotelli got a slap around the head from Italian team-mate Thiago Motta when he tried to rearrange his tie for him. That's a warning not to mess with a well-dressed Italian's tie without being invited!

We know it is difficult to keep your hands off such a fine garment Mario, so why not buy ties to your satisfaction at Ties Planet!

Followers of this blog will know that we previously selected Manchester City as winners of the 2011/12 Premier League, based on the closest tie to match their club colours. Look out for our Euro 2012 selection very soon!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Treat Dad with a Tie

Father's Day is just 2 weeks away and it is about time you thought about buying a present for his special day. After all, it only comes round once a year, so why not show your appreciation by treating your dad to a tie, something he can wear and treasure all year round.

Alternatively, if you just feel obliged to buy something for the old grump, why not think about making him smile with a novelty tie from Ties Planet?!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Grab Your Tuxedo for Black-tie Events

The English language is changing and according to The Guardian people now refer to their attire for a Black-tie event as a tuxedo rather than a dinner jacket.

One piece of clothing unlikely to be changed by an influx of US terms is the bow tie. Ties Planet currently have well over 100 bow ties to choose from, so whether you want plain black or something more jazzy, silk or polyester, pre-tied or self-tie, there will be something to fit your requirements.

Although bow ties are a hot trend at the moment, it is well worth adding a quality bow tie or two to your wardrobe for future events. After all, style never goes out of fashion even if some words in the English language do.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Ties on Sale From £3.99

If you are looking for a tie at a bargain basement price, look no further than the sale! There are ties at half price, starting at just £3.99 and if you are looking for a gift you can grab something from just £1.99.

With Father's Day coming up next month why not get yourself organised and treat the old man?!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Look Dapper for the Diamond Jubilee

The Diamond Jubilee is now just over two weeks away. What are your plans for this once in a lifetime event? Whatever you plan to do, make sure you mark the ocassion by looking fit for the Queen with a tie or cravat from

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Keeping Up Appearances

The MCC has issued picture cards to clarify its dress code, as reported by The Telegraph.
In the Pavilion and Long Room at Lord's gentlemen shall wear "lounge suits or tailored jacket and trousers, shirt, tie or cravat and shoes with socks". This helps maintain standards which have been in place for hundreds of years and the MCC tie is certainly a great British tradition which will be around for some time.

To make sure you will be guaranteed entry to all the top sporting events this year, why not visit to ensure that even the most difficult steward can be evaded every time!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Manchester City Champions - We Told You So!

The Premier League title race is over and as predicted in the Ties Planet 'League of Ties' in August, Manchester City have won the prize.

Congratulations to the men in blue, who will certainly be looking their best for the celebrations if they are sporting these Plain Light Blue Satin Ties.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Kutcher Sports Bow Tie for Kentucky Derby

The soaring popularity of bow ties in the US was underlined again this weekend when Aston Kutcher wore a bow tie for his visit to the Kentucky Derby.

Anyone wishing to copy his look can choose from a huge range of bow ties at Ties Planet.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Hip to be Square

There is no doubting the fact that pocket squares are following hot on the heels of ties as a "must have" fashion accessory at the moment. Even Prince William is getting in on the act.

At Ties Planet there is plenty of choice in terms of hankies to put in your jacket/suit pocket. Watch out for some wonderful pocket squares hitting the site in the near future. As Huey Lewis once said...

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Ties Boomerang Back into Fashion

When you think of Australia you probably think of sun and surf rather than dressing in sharp suits.  However, in the Sydney Morning Herald business etiquette expert Lizzie Wagner describes Australian tie-wearers as "reliable, respectable; a man who can deliver, not one of the boys".

This Australia Flag Novelty Tie is great for Aussies who are proud of their country and want to smarten up their look.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

You're Never Too Young for a Tie!

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's son Mason is only two years old but is already proving to be a trend setter! The young lad has been spotted in a great scarf and will no doubt follow in the footsteps of his dad, who is renowned for his choice of neckwear.

At Ties Planet there is a fantastic range of boys ties to choose from. So make sure your little chap is the talk of the town by smartening him up immediately!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Tie of the Day

Looking at the weather today there is only one tie which is worthy of a mention as Tie of the Day. This Great British Weather Silk Novelty Tie is certainly appropriate given the rainfall across the UK. On the plus side, many areas were in urgent need of water given drought conditions and keeping with the positives it is Friday after all!

Monday, 16 April 2012

Get Your St George's Day Tie!

We have created a special St George's Day section at

A celebration of all things English is increasing in popularity and a suitable item of clothing can certainly add to the occasion. Just to remind you, St George's Day is on Monday 23rd April so it is only a week away!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Hankies a Hit

According to the London Evening Standard, hankies are the must have fashion accessory of the moment.

With the Diamond Jubilee and London Olympics coming soon, we think you will struggle to find anything better than this Simon Carter Union Jack Hanky & Cufflink Set.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Ties Now Socially Essential

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is famous for his casual style. But the billionaire has shown once and for all that when you want to look your best a tie is an essential part of your look.

Zuckerberg met Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in Japan yesterday and in our view looked all the better for wearing a tie!

By the way - do you 'like' the Ties Planet facebook page yet?

Monday, 26 March 2012

Tieman has More Ties than Ties Planet

Dipak Sharma, known as 'Tieman', has 3,200 ties, which he has been collecting since the 1980s! The feat has seen him hit the record books, as noted in the Times of India.

Watch out though Dipak! With the range of ties available at set to break through the 1,000 barrier there could soon be competition from tie fans in the UK!!!

Friday, 23 March 2012

Yorkshire Mafia Conference a Huge Success

Over the last two days we have been at the Yorkshire Mafia Conference. You will be pleased to hear that we made it back in one piece!

The Yorkshire Post newspaper were on hand to capture the event on film, with highlights available here:

Watch closely and you might catch a glimpse of the loveable Ties Planet mascot Knotty Bear!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Ties Planet At Yorkshire Mafia Conference

On Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd March we will be exhibiting at the Yorkshire Mafia Conference at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.

There are some great exhibition offers available, with details here. Of course, even if you are unable to get along to the event, there is always a great range of ties and related products at

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Bow Ties at the Ready!

On 24th and 25th March the Official Doctor Who Convention takes place at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

Any Doctor Who fans wishing to look their best should make sure they have a bow tie organised in time for the big event.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Poll Predicts the End for Ties

According to a poll by ties are likely to be extinct in 50 years time.

The company claims that the success of companies like Facebook and Google means that the notion of wearing smart clothes for work will soon be a thing of the past.

It will come as no surprise that we at Ties Planet beg to differ and only time will tell!

Friday, 2 March 2012

Saint Patrick's Day 2 Weeks Away

It is almost time to get your Ireland Flag Silk Tie out of the wardrobe again! With 17th March falling on a Saturday this year it is bound to be an even bigger party than ever.

Make sure you are looking your best on the day!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Not so Jolly Roger

You may have seen a story about a seven year old boy being told to take down his pirate flag. Quite a few people must have been thinking that it was the first of April, not March!

In case you missed it, East Lindsey Council have ordered the toy flag to be removed, citing the 2007 Town and Country Planning Act.

For those wishing to participate in pirate fun without risking a £2,500 fine, this Skull & Crossbones Skinny Tie is available now at - buy one quick before they're banned!!!

Happy Saint David's Day

Today being the first day of March, it is the feast day of the Patron Saint of Wales.

What better way to show your pride in Wales than this Wales Flag Silk Novelty Tie?

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Ties Planet now on eBay

Ties Planet are in the process of building a presence on eBay.

We have initially listed 10 different items with an initial bid of just 1p required and free postage & packaging. This will enable us to open an eBay shop in the near future so look out for more bargains from us on eBay soon.

Queen Victoria Preferred Black Ties to White

Queen Victoria's dispute with an artist over whether to paint her son wearing a black tie or white tie can finally be judged by the public.

The miniature portrait at the centre of the dispute is going on display for the first time from 16 March to 4 November at The Queen's Gallery, Hollyroodhouse. Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, is painted by acclaimed Scottish artist Kenneth Macleay. The original was praised when exhibited in Edinburgh but Queen Victoria requested a miniature of Alfred based on the watercolour portrait, but asked for alterations. In particular a black tie was to replace the white tie in the original. After painting a black tie, Macleay decided it looked better white and changed it back.

In a letter to Queen Victoria dated August 4 1864 he stated 'The Queen will observe that I have done the miniature in a black handkerchief at her majesty's command, but on again seeing the large picture (as it was painted in a white tie by the Queen's desire at first, and all the arrangements in accordance and with reference to the white,) that it would quite spoil it to put it in a black handkerchief - in which opinion the president and all the members of the Royal Scottish Academy who have seen it, entirely concur, I have left it white.'

In a reply written in pencil on the reverse of the artist's note, Queen Victoria noted 'The Queen does not like this miniature as well as the original and she wishes Mr Macleay to alter it by and large.'

The monarch had her wish and the final image shows her son with a black tie. The miniature will be part of the Diamond Jubilee exhibition - Treasures from the Queen's Palaces.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Tie of the Day

Our latest 'Tie of the Day' offering is this Pink & Light Blue Square Patterned Silk Tie. Certainly not one for shrinking violets, this tie will make sure you are remembered at that vital meeting or event.

Expect another 'Tie of the Day' from Ties Planet soon!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Bow Tie Fever

This Gizmodo article provides a very entertaining look at the bow tie and some very famous bow tie wearers are mentioned.

There is no doubt that bow ties are becoming a talking point. At there are already 115 bow ties to choose from and expect this number to increase as the trend gathers momentum.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Stella McCartney Hosts Black Tie Event

Last night Sir Paul's daughter hosted an event to mark the 2012 London Olympics. Guests included Rihanna and Kate Moss, giving plenty of reason to dress up!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Look Your Best on St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day is just 4 weeks on Saturday.

If you want to get into the Irish spirit on 17th March, an Ireland Flag Novelty Tie will go a long way to showing you have made an effort. Just don't spill your Guinness down it!

Are You Looking to Tie the Knot?

Valentine's Day is now behind us but that always leads to a flurry of proposals and couples around the world will now be in wedding planning mode.

Of course, if you are female and your loved one didn't pop the question then your big chance will come on 29th February. In case you needed reminding, 2012 is a leap year!

At we have a dedicated Wedding Zone, which is bound to have all the neckwear the groom and male guests need for the big day. There are also some highly appropriate cufflinks.

The image shown is courtesy of Leeds-based Gently Bentley, who specialise in providing luxury travel for special occasions.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Are You a Twitterer?

Could you give two hoots about twitter? If so why not follow @tiesplanet and you will be the first to hear about great offers and competitions.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Love is in the Air

Just a quick reminder that Valentines Day is tomorrow. Don't forget!!!

These Simon Carter Crystal Heart Cufflinks are a gift which he will always remember.

Six Nations Continues

This weekend saw the second round of Six Nations matches. Well almost... England edged a win in Italy and Wales saw off a mini fightback from Scotland but the game between France and Wales was postponed due to the weather.

At least that will allow more opportunity for fans to wear one of these Silk Rugby Novelty Ties, available at

Friday, 10 February 2012

Tie of the Day

With much of Europe gripped by freezing temperatures, snow and ice we have gone for this Plain Sunshine Yellow Tie as our latest 'Tie of the Day'.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Beckham Sports Skinny Tie for Afterparty

If ever more proof was needed that skinny ties are well and truly in fashion, David Beckham was proudly wearing one for the afterparty following the launch of his H&M Bodywear Collection.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Opening Six Nations Ties This Weekend

The first games of the 2012 Six Nations take place on Saturday and Sunday. England take on Scotland and fans of the former will love this England Flag Silk Tie at just £7.49!

As the tournament progresses look out for special offers at, whether you are a rugby fan or simply love great ties!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Tie of the Day

Who can fail to agree that this Crossword Novelty Tie is worthy of our award of 'Tie of The Day'? Certainly nobody at Ties Planet!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Celebrities Cause Wedding Nightmares

Channel 5's Celebrity Wedding Planner will no doubt have many people panicking about their big day.

Although most people will not have the problem of failed The Apprentice candidates or Jedward organising proceedings, it is vital to ensure that everyting is in place in good time. At there is a dedicated Wedding Zone to ensure the groom is looking his best when it matters.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Scruffy Tie-less Brits Under Fire

In Country Life magazine V & A Director, Professor Martin Roth has blasted the lack of dress standards in the UK. His comments were reported in both the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph today.

Remarkably, only 18% of British office staff wear a tie. Falling standards have certainly disappointed Professor Roth but with the type of ties available at Ties Planet it is surely a matter of time before men are smartening up their act again!

Tie of the Day

In response to the introduction of the compulsory tie rule at Royal Ascot, our Tie of the Day is this very appropriate Designer Tie by Ashley Victoria. This truly is a magnificent tie and is fit to grace any event.

Cravats Banned at Royal Ascot

Cravats are not to be allowed in the Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot this year. In a move to smarten up the dress code, men will be required to wear a waistcoat and tie.

For women, fascinators are also banned and proper hats will be the order of the day.

Although we remain fans of the cravat anyone requiring a tie this summer has plenty of choice at!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Tie of the Day

For our first 'Tie of the Day' of 2012 we have gone for this Australia Flag Novelty Tie.

Whatever you favourite country, there is sure to be something for you, whether it be a tie, bow tie or cufflinks @!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Valentines Day is now just around the corner.

Make sure you get the man in your life something he loves almost as much as you by visiting well ahead of the special day!

Friday, 6 January 2012

New Year - New Ties?

With the holiday season now behind us, it has been back to work this week for many people.

One sure fire way of smartening up your appearance is to update your range of ties.

There is also the added incentive of a 20.12% discount if you order by Sunday 8th January.