Just few years ago a City Gentleman would have never worn a wool tie with an evening suit.
This kind of tie was really common in the countryside but at the contrary it wasn’t popular in the city: this is the reason why it was for a long time associated to artists and writers snobbism.
Today the wool tie is really popular and has been willingly accepted even by the most conservative Dandies that use to wear it with tweed jacket or even with blue and grey formal suits: the result is a more casual but at the same time classy look.
The typical wool tie color is solid but it’s easy to find a lot of different variations -for instance polka dots and stripes-.
It’s perfect for winter but bright and vibrant colors are appropriate also for summertime.