HOW TO CHOOSE A HOPPER TIE


The accessory Hopper may be associated with sophisticates, and creative types today and even though they look similar to vertical bow ties or shortened ties its origins do come from elsewhere.

Hopper textile accessory designer thought of this accessory five years ago and got inspired to do so by remembering how she used to play with her father's ties in his closet when she was just a little girl. Only after a long time passed, she adopted the best parts of a classical tie and a bow tie to a unique design that is rewarded with a gold medal for its uniqueness.

Today, most men wear bowties and ties only for formal occasions or work – and when it comes to choosing what accessory to wear, most usually end up struggling with tight feeling around their necks that brings discomfort. Hopper offers great comfort as its construction is based on hanging rather than tying around. More to that, this accessory allows leaving the top button open as its unique design covers the unbuttoned collar part, fulfilling fully classy and neat looks.

But if you want to wear a Hopper with something every day, here’s how to do it:

Make your Hopper compliments the colors around it.

So, for example, let’s say you’re wearing a light blue wool suit. You could choose a patterned Hopper, with one of the colors in the pattern either being blue or a complementary color (yellow), or a solid monochrome Hopper in a color that works with blue (try red, for example – or even a very slightly different shade of blue). For a nice dose of subtlety with your eye-catching accessory, try wearing a shirt (button-down, of course) that’s the same color as the accessory or as one of the colors in its pattern.

That’s the whole idea with colorful men’s accessories: you don’t necessarily want to match them color-for-color (with some exceptions).

Think of them as a way for you to play with color. So if you want to take the look farther, for example, you could add a pocket square that does not necessarily have to be the same pattern as your Hopper is. You can easily mix and match - that’s either solid or patterned — whichever your Hopper is not. Your socks should either be the same color as your trousers to blend in, or else pick up on a color from your Hopper and/or pocket square (pick the one you most want to stand out if they differ). Most importantly, though, don’t push yourself too far; you have to feel comfortable with what you’re wearing, of course. Confidence is the most essential accessory of all.

Hoppers will match great with your shirt

One thing that is a must when wearing Hopper accessory is the type of shirt you pick. If you want to look sophisticated and properly put-together, always wear a button-down shirt. This will have a wing or wingtip collar for a very formal occasion (i.e. when you’re wearing a tux or an evening suit). Otherwise, a standard collar (the one you’ll find for sale in most places that sell men’s shirts) or a button-down collar are other typical choices that allow this accessory to stand out and shine.

To begin with, you must know that our Hoppers come in more than 150 various colors and style variations so you will have lots of choices on it. Because of this, most men are having difficulties in choosing the right one. Doing this task is really hard primarily when you don’t know the matching color of the accessory to your suit. There are times that some men are asking for help from a staff of a store that sells suits and sometimes we get direct questions on the social networks, asking to drop by and check what fits their suit best. Actually, this is really a great and helpful thing for them because they can easily see the perfect color of Hopper that will match the color of their suit.

Most of the men who like fashion often experiment to wear different colors of Hoppers with their suits and formal shirts. Doing this allows them to see the right color and design of our so-called vertical bow ties that really match the color of their suit. It’s a pretty adventurous move, but it always pays off. Big time.

However, if you don’t like wasting lots of time in doing this, there are several tips below that can help you in performing color matching. These steps are made by the experts so you will have the assurance that it will give you great results.

What colors should I choose?

When matching color, the first thing you should do is look at all garments together to make sure that the colors are in harmony; if you have doubts trust your first impressions and try something different.

“Convincing yourself” something matches may enable you to wear it, but you’ll not wear the combination with confidence. Trust first impressions – others you meet will.

But what does it mean to match, and what has precedent in terms of priority?

   + Start with the suit -it is the largest clothing item and will be the foundation of the outfit.
 
   + Next, pull out a few dress shirts of various colors and patterns and ensure you have two that match the suit.
 
   + After that pull out a few of your favorite ties; giving the suit and shirt priority, select a Hopper tie that compliments your clothing.


    Most of us can see when there is a conflict between colors – something just looks wrong.

    If you feel your Hopper does not match, do not try to force it; instead, simply substitute it for a more subtle Hopper that does not scream out that much.

    If uncertain, the safest bet is to stick with the traditional (but somewhat boring) accessory colors of business. Non-bright red and to a lesser extent dark grey and blue will go with most dark suits and white or light to medium-blue shirt combinations.

    Finally, always remember that you want your Hopper to accent your suit and shirt, not dominate them. If your accessory overpowers your suit, you can bet it will draw attention from your face as well.


    Tips on how to match a Hopper with a suit
    ________


    1. You can wear colorful Hoppers along with jeans and a shirt. The color green, red, or pink are the right choices for your crisp white shirt.


    2. Bright or motley Hopper is good to match in a light solid color dark suit and shirt.


    3. Finely or one colored pattern of Hoppers are the finest match for the suits that come with plaid or striped fabrics.


    4. Solid Hoppers that contain plain shades suit in a checkered or striped shirt and multi-colored suit.


    5. Wool or Flax solid Hoppers that are boldly worn are the best to with plain shirts.


    What not to forget

    _______


    Be reminded that you must avoid using too garish and colorful Hoppers because it will never create a good appearance to the people around you. More is less. Remember that.

    You can only use it once your suit comes with solid colors. When you are wearing a motley suit, you must balance the color of it with a plain color accessory. Following these tips will never fail you in providing great results and appearance. Never forget the golden rule which is “your clothes must not be with more than three matching shades”.

    In addition, aside from its color, you must also check the appearance of it once you put it on. The top part of the accessory has to be slightly lifted over the collar line. It is significant for you to do it to see to it that your suit will be more presentable. More glamorous. More classy. One thing is for sure when you have a complete understanding of how to match various colors of Hoppers in suits, you can easily pair and assess it without spending lots of time. You can also improve the appearance that supports you to get more attention with ease. If that’s your goal 😉


    Take care with weekend wear


    The addition of a fun Hopper to casual weekend wear is something to be done with discretion. You don't want to dress it up too much as casual shirts aren't supposed to look as if they're about to go to the office or the annual director's dinner. The way around this is to wear a simple, classic single-layered Hopper over casual shirts with a simple but bold pattern. To go really casual, wear a plain Polo-shirt (or one with a subtle design) with an open collar button.


    What different patterns go well with?


    As with the colors, there are different patterns too available in the various online accessory stores. Always determine the occasion before buying a patterned Hopper; since the wedding is a formal affair, a formal solid color is the best option to go with. Pick a pattern that complements your outfit. If your shirt’s pattern is pronounced, choose a subtle Hopper; if your shirt is muted, your Hopper can be a bit flashier. The following pattern information is helpful to know:

       + Dots: The smaller the dot on the Hopper, the more formal it is. Be wary of large polka-dots because these can come across as clown-like.
     
       + Striped: These are known as a rep or regimental accessories. They originated in the need to display the colors of clubs or army regiments. An interesting fact: in Britain, the stripes run from high left to low right, while in America, the stripes run from high right to low left. Just to be different, of course.
     
       + Woven: A woven Hopper is usually produced only in one color. The weave texture is the pattern. One example is silk grenadine. Woven silk Hoppers are considered formal and conservative.
     
       + Checks: Checked Hoppers make a bold statement. This can be toned down, however, with the addition of a checked shirt or tones that match up with the checkers


      What patterns should I choose?

      Hoppers come in many patterns ranging from stripes to paisleys to tartan-check. So how would you go about matching a patterned Hopper to a pin-striped suit and a checkered pattern dress shirt? What are the rules for matching neck accessory patterns?

      The rule for matching patterns is that no two pieces of clothing should utilize the same pattern size and to a lesser degree pattern type.

      By pattern size I mean the distance between the stripes on your shirt should not be close to the width of the stripes on your Hopper accessory; by doing this you can create an optical illusion of movement which the human eye finds unattractive.

      Hence matching a subtle pin-striped suit with a larger check patterned dress shirt and intricate paisley pattern tie is acceptable;

      However, wearing that same pin-striped suit and large check-patterned dress shirt with striped Hopper that too closely mimics the suit’s stripe separation will create a questionable look.

      This rule applies when matching 3 or 5 patterns and of all three factors is the most important; a man will not wear a tie whose color he doesn’t like, but will often try to wear one whose color is pleasing but the pattern is wrong.

      Please note that for the purposes of accessory matching we do not classify solid colored Hoppers as having any pattern. Therefore, the rules of pattern matching do not apply to true solid colored neckwear. As a result, you could match multiple solids…..the combination would be boring, but acceptable. However, because the pattern is not a factor the next two variables are even more important when considering a solid Hopper tie.

       

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      HOW TO CHOOSE A HOPPER TIE


      The accessory Hopper may be associated with sophisticates, and creative types today and even though they look similar to vertical bow ties or shortened ties its origins do come from elsewhere.

      Hopper textile accessory designer thought of this accessory five years ago and got inspired to do so by remembering how she used to play with her father's ties in his closet when she was just a little girl. Only after a long time passed, she adopted the best parts of a classical tie and a bow tie to a unique design that is rewarded with a gold medal for its uniqueness.

      Today, most men wear bowties and ties only for formal occasions or work – and when it comes to choosing what accessory to wear, most usually end up struggling with tight feeling around their necks that brings discomfort. Hopper offers great comfort as its construction is based on hanging rather than tying around. More to that, this accessory allows leaving the top button open as its unique design covers the unbuttoned collar part, fulfilling fully classy and neat looks.

      But if you want to wear a Hopper with something every day, here’s how to do it:

      Make your Hopper compliments the colors around it.

      So, for example, let’s say you’re wearing a light blue wool suit. You could choose a patterned Hopper, with one of the colors in the pattern either being blue or a complementary color (yellow), or a solid monochrome Hopper in a color that works with blue (try red, for example – or even a very slightly different shade of blue). For a nice dose of subtlety with your eye-catching accessory, try wearing a shirt (button-down, of course) that’s the same color as the accessory or as one of the colors in its pattern.

      That’s the whole idea with colorful men’s accessories: you don’t necessarily want to match them color-for-color (with some exceptions).

      Think of them as a way for you to play with color. So if you want to take the look farther, for example, you could add a pocket square that does not necessarily have to be the same pattern as your Hopper is. You can easily mix and match - that’s either solid or patterned — whichever your Hopper is not. Your socks should either be the same color as your trousers to blend in, or else pick up on a color from your Hopper and/or pocket square (pick the one you most want to stand out if they differ). Most importantly, though, don’t push yourself too far; you have to feel comfortable with what you’re wearing, of course. Confidence is the most essential accessory of all.

      Hoppers will match great with your shirt

      One thing that is a must when wearing Hopper accessory is the type of shirt you pick. If you want to look sophisticated and properly put-together, always wear a button-down shirt. This will have a wing or wingtip collar for a very formal occasion (i.e. when you’re wearing a tux or an evening suit). Otherwise, a standard collar (the one you’ll find for sale in most places that sell men’s shirts) or a button-down collar are other typical choices that allow this accessory to stand out and shine.

      To begin with, you must know that our Hoppers come in more than 150 various colors and style variations so you will have lots of choices on it. Because of this, most men are having difficulties in choosing the right one. Doing this task is really hard primarily when you don’t know the matching color of the accessory to your suit. There are times that some men are asking for help from a staff of a store that sells suits and sometimes we get direct questions on the social networks, asking to drop by and check what fits their suit best. Actually, this is really a great and helpful thing for them because they can easily see the perfect color of Hopper that will match the color of their suit.

      Most of the men who like fashion often experiment to wear different colors of Hoppers with their suits and formal shirts. Doing this allows them to see the right color and design of our so-called vertical bow ties that really match the color of their suit. It’s a pretty adventurous move, but it always pays off. Big time.

      However, if you don’t like wasting lots of time in doing this, there are several tips below that can help you in performing color matching. These steps are made by the experts so you will have the assurance that it will give you great results.

      What colors should I choose?

      When matching color, the first thing you should do is look at all garments together to make sure that the colors are in harmony; if you have doubts trust your first impressions and try something different.

      “Convincing yourself” something matches may enable you to wear it, but you’ll not wear the combination with confidence. Trust first impressions – others you meet will.

      But what does it mean to match, and what has precedent in terms of priority?

         + Start with the suit -it is the largest clothing item and will be the foundation of the outfit.
       
         + Next, pull out a few dress shirts of various colors and patterns and ensure you have two that match the suit.
       
         + After that pull out a few of your favorite ties; giving the suit and shirt priority, select a Hopper tie that compliments your clothing.


        Most of us can see when there is a conflict between colors – something just looks wrong.

        If you feel your Hopper does not match, do not try to force it; instead, simply substitute it for a more subtle Hopper that does not scream out that much.

        If uncertain, the safest bet is to stick with the traditional (but somewhat boring) accessory colors of business. Non-bright red and to a lesser extent dark grey and blue will go with most dark suits and white or light to medium-blue shirt combinations.

        Finally, always remember that you want your Hopper to accent your suit and shirt, not dominate them. If your accessory overpowers your suit, you can bet it will draw attention from your face as well.


        Tips on how to match a Hopper with a suit
        ________


        1. You can wear colorful Hoppers along with jeans and a shirt. The color green, red, or pink are the right choices for your crisp white shirt.


        2. Bright or motley Hopper is good to match in a light solid color dark suit and shirt.


        3. Finely or one colored pattern of Hoppers are the finest match for the suits that come with plaid or striped fabrics.


        4. Solid Hoppers that contain plain shades suit in a checkered or striped shirt and multi-colored suit.


        5. Wool or Flax solid Hoppers that are boldly worn are the best to with plain shirts.


        What not to forget

        _______


        Be reminded that you must avoid using too garish and colorful Hoppers because it will never create a good appearance to the people around you. More is less. Remember that.

        You can only use it once your suit comes with solid colors. When you are wearing a motley suit, you must balance the color of it with a plain color accessory. Following these tips will never fail you in providing great results and appearance. Never forget the golden rule which is “your clothes must not be with more than three matching shades”.

        In addition, aside from its color, you must also check the appearance of it once you put it on. The top part of the accessory has to be slightly lifted over the collar line. It is significant for you to do it to see to it that your suit will be more presentable. More glamorous. More classy. One thing is for sure when you have a complete understanding of how to match various colors of Hoppers in suits, you can easily pair and assess it without spending lots of time. You can also improve the appearance that supports you to get more attention with ease. If that’s your goal 😉


        Take care with weekend wear


        The addition of a fun Hopper to casual weekend wear is something to be done with discretion. You don't want to dress it up too much as casual shirts aren't supposed to look as if they're about to go to the office or the annual director's dinner. The way around this is to wear a simple, classic single-layered Hopper over casual shirts with a simple but bold pattern. To go really casual, wear a plain Polo-shirt (or one with a subtle design) with an open collar button.


        What different patterns go well with?


        As with the colors, there are different patterns too available in the various online accessory stores. Always determine the occasion before buying a patterned Hopper; since the wedding is a formal affair, a formal solid color is the best option to go with. Pick a pattern that complements your outfit. If your shirt’s pattern is pronounced, choose a subtle Hopper; if your shirt is muted, your Hopper can be a bit flashier. The following pattern information is helpful to know:

           + Dots: The smaller the dot on the Hopper, the more formal it is. Be wary of large polka-dots because these can come across as clown-like.
         
           + Striped: These are known as a rep or regimental accessories. They originated in the need to display the colors of clubs or army regiments. An interesting fact: in Britain, the stripes run from high left to low right, while in America, the stripes run from high right to low left. Just to be different, of course.
         
           + Woven: A woven Hopper is usually produced only in one color. The weave texture is the pattern. One example is silk grenadine. Woven silk Hoppers are considered formal and conservative.
         
           + Checks: Checked Hoppers make a bold statement. This can be toned down, however, with the addition of a checked shirt or tones that match up with the checkers


          What patterns should I choose?

          Hoppers come in many patterns ranging from stripes to paisleys to tartan-check. So how would you go about matching a patterned Hopper to a pin-striped suit and a checkered pattern dress shirt? What are the rules for matching neck accessory patterns?

          The rule for matching patterns is that no two pieces of clothing should utilize the same pattern size and to a lesser degree pattern type.

          By pattern size I mean the distance between the stripes on your shirt should not be close to the width of the stripes on your Hopper accessory; by doing this you can create an optical illusion of movement which the human eye finds unattractive.

          Hence matching a subtle pin-striped suit with a larger check patterned dress shirt and intricate paisley pattern tie is acceptable;

          However, wearing that same pin-striped suit and large check-patterned dress shirt with striped Hopper that too closely mimics the suit’s stripe separation will create a questionable look.

          This rule applies when matching 3 or 5 patterns and of all three factors is the most important; a man will not wear a tie whose color he doesn’t like, but will often try to wear one whose color is pleasing but the pattern is wrong.

          Please note that for the purposes of accessory matching we do not classify solid colored Hoppers as having any pattern. Therefore, the rules of pattern matching do not apply to true solid colored neckwear. As a result, you could match multiple solids…..the combination would be boring, but acceptable. However, because the pattern is not a factor the next two variables are even more important when considering a solid Hopper tie.

           

          Discover new style!