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High Quality Wholesale Ties by James Morton

Wholesale ties are the perfect solution for businesses or clubs looking to add a professional and consistent touch to uniforms and workwear.

With over 40 years’ experience in manufacturing ties, James Morton supply wholesale ties and scarves to companies of all sizes and in a variety of sectors, from car dealerships to airlines.

By purchasing wholesale ties and scarves you can ensure complete uniformity across all members of staff, with each tie being the same as the last. Wholesale ties make your uniforms stand out, whilst making staff or club members easily identifiable.

Wholesale ties offer the chance to purchase as many ties as you need, with unit costs reducing for higher order volumes. Whether you need 100 ties of the same block colour, or 500 ties in a variety of colours and styles to show subtle differences, we pride ourselves on delivering the best option for your needs.

By opting for bespoke wholesale ties, businesses have a greater range of options for personalisation and variety. At James Morton we can produce an exact colour match for your chosen design and include custom designed logos. We can also add a variety of finishing touches including logo labels, lining and presentation boxes. Plus, you can choose between different weaves and materials (including recycled materials) for a truly bespoke finish.

For more assistance on wholesale ties and to discuss your needs further, get in touch with our team on 0845 519 6748.

Discover the different types of tie

When choosing a tie there are a range of options available, and historically different ties were created for different uses, giving each tie its own bit of history and its own occasion to be worn.

At James Morton we have a whole range of custom made ties available and in this blog we take a look at some of the common types of tie from over the years.

1. Ascot Tie

The Ascot Tie dates to the 18th Century and is thought to have grown in popularity in the 19th Century. The term came about from the Royal Ascot Race, where gentlemen who attended wore a looser day tie as part of their morning attire. For this reason, the ascot is often known as a day cravat.

2. Bow Tie

Whilst bow ties date back to the 17th Century, the bow tie is still popular today, especially with formal-casual attire. That being said, bow ties are still commonly seen at formal events such as black tie and military events.

They now come in 3 distinct types: Self-tie, Pre-tied and Clip-on.

3. Bola/Bolo Tie

Most commonly referred to as the Bolo Tie and generally associated with Western areas of The United States. They are made from a piece of cord or leather and fixed together with an ornamental and decorative clasp/slide.

These ties are still worn today but aren’t so common as other ties such as the bow tie and the more traditional neck tie.

4. Cravat

Cravats appear to be coming back in to fashion again, forming popularity in regions of London.

The type of tie comes from the style worn by the 17th Century military unit – the Croats. They are different to the neck tie in that they are larger and more prominent.

5. Kipper Tie

Kipper ties are like your regular neck tie, except they have some attributes that make them their own.

Kipper ties are extremely wide, often up to 5 inches and show off bright and showy designs.

They were fashionable in the 1940’s and could have got their name from the extreme width of them which make them not dissimilar to a kipper fish.

6. Neck Tie

This was previously referred to as a four-in-hand tie due to the knot used, but as more knots were invented and used more frequently this tie became the neck tie and is now the most common tie.

Neck ties can vary in width and length. They can be as wide as 5 inches, but they usually sit around the 3-inch mark. It is advised that you choose a wider tie if you have broader shoulders and a skinny tie for slimmer builds. This way the width of the tie compliments the wearer.

The length of a neck tie can be anywhere between 52 and 58 inches. The end of the tie should rest at the top of your trousers, meaning men with larger torsos should opt for a longer tie.

7. Sailors Neckerchief

The sailors tie is reported to have made its first appearance in the 16th Century. It was originally used to protect sailors’ necks from their stiff collared shirts. The ties are tied with a square not, which was introduced in 1817 so that all sailors in the Navy would tie their ties the same way.

The Sailors Neckerchiefs are also worn as part of Japanese School Uniforms and are worn for fashion in other areas of the world.

8. Scarves

Scarves are light pieces of fabric, often silk, that are tied around the neck. Scarves are available for both men and women and can be worn both formally and casually.

They are commonly seen on air hostesses but are used for other job roles too.

 

At James Mortonwe have a wide variety of ties and accessories available to suit all requirements. We offer plain wholesale ties and bespoke ties, with a no obligation design service to help get the right tie for your business, club or school.

We have a range of styles available, plus a selection of materials and finishes. To discuss your needs please call us on: 08455196748 or contact us to get a quote.

Discover expertly crafted custom ties by James Morton

Custom ties are the perfect solution for businesses or clubs who are looking to add a special touch to their ties. At James Morton, we are proud to be the premier supplier of custom ties in the UK, with over 40 years’ experience supplying hundreds of satisfied customers.

We offer high-quality custom ties in any style for any occasion, from custom logo ties to bespoke business ties.

Purchasing ties can be challenging, especially when trying to choose a style and design that suits everyone that will be wearing a tie. By opting for bespoke ties, you are immediately presented
with a wider range of options to choose from and can have full creative control over the design of your tie.

Gone are the days when ties were all very similar and used solely for corporate or formal wear. Instead, we are seeing ties becoming more of a fashion statement and being used to add a final touch to a uniform or more casual outfit. The team at James Morton are passionate about creating the right tie to suit each customer, no matter the occasion.

As well as being able to choose your colours and add a logo, the ties can be woven in 12 different ways, giving you 12 different ways to make your custom-made ties stand out from the rest. When choosing your tie, our expert team can help you choose the best tie fabric and weave to suit your needs, whether you want to stay more traditional or go for a bolder choice.

Once you have finalised your design, we can add the final touches to further customise your tie such as different linings, personalised labels, and presentation boxes.

To discuss your needs further, contact our expert team who will be happy to create initial bespoke designs without charge and without obligation.

Benefits of Promotional Ties for your Business

Best known for their formal fashion capabilities, a tie can also be used to add a sense of humour to an outfit or even to add a sense off class to casual attire. Whatever occasion you choose to wear your tie, I bet you never thought you could use a tie to promote your business.

So know you know that you can use promotional ties to enhance your business, what exactly is it that they can do for you?

  1. Brand Awareness

    Aha, the classic ‘brand awareness’ hack. By creating your own customised ties that represent your business using your logos and colours, you can spread the brand around – it even works at a subconscious level.

    If someone is looking for something that your business offers they may see an ad or you website and something will click. The recognition of your brand will make them more likely to purchase from you than another brand with which they have none at all.

  2. Shows commitment to the brand

    Wearing your tie on a regular basis and when out and about ultimately shows that you are committed to the cause.

  3.  Proudness

    If you are happy to represent the brand and spread the word, you must ultimately be proud to wear the promotional tie.

    It also shows that your brand is proud of their employees and that you are willing to show them off.

 

 

To get your own custom ties for your business get in touch with us today. You may either be looking to invest for an event or to show off some off the aspects mentioned above.

Try our custom tie builder to get an idea of what your businesses promotional tie could look like and get in touch with us for a quote.

 

Benefits of custom cufflinks and tie bars

When buying wholesale ties for your club, school or business you will have fully thought through the design, colours and style. When your team are looking absolutely incredible in their matching custom ties, it would be wrong to throw in some basic cuff links or tie bars. What you really need is some custom tie clips and cufflinks to finish off the look. Here are some ways this could help benefit you and your team.

 

Represents you as a team

Custom cuff links and tie clips that fit in with the design and style of your custom ties help you stand out as committed and proud of the brand that you are representing. This shows people that you are a strong team and one that cares about the way they are perceived.

 

Plenty of styles to choose from

We have a wide range of cufflinks that you can customise and tailor to your needs. Here are the styles of cufflinks we have available:

  • Antique Nickel Cufflinks
  • British Craft Cufflinks
  • Enamel Cufflinks
  • Equine Cufflinks
  • Gold Enamel Cufflinks
  • Gold Plated Cross
  • Gold Plated Cufflinks
  • Jewelled Cufflinks
  • Novelty Cufflinks
  • Silver Cufflinks

To discuss which cufflinks would be best for you, get in touch with one of the team or call directly on: 0845 519 6748

 

They’re stylish

A smart outfit is never complete until you accessorize. Tie clips and cufflinks are an absolute must in men’s fashion and should not be left out if you want a team that is on trend.

You can choose to have your personal logo on the cuff link or just choose something that represents what you do and who you are as a team.

 

Take a browse at our accessories, or (if you haven’t already) get a quote for your own custom ties so you can match them with your own unique cuff links and tie bars.

Tips for buying a high quality tie

When buying a tie for a specific occasion, it can be a rather daunting task. There are so many different ties to choose from and each one of them will accentuate your outfit in a different way. Choosing the right tie will really make the difference between a stylish look and one that just doesn’t look quite right. So what are the things you can do to ensure you get it right first time?

 

The Fabric

When you are looking for a quality tie, it’s important to consider the fabric of the tie. High quality manufacturers will use fabric that gives you a better knot, shape and overall look.

The best material you can have for a tie is silk. Simply because it is a high quality material and it generally looks much more stylish than any other material of tie.

Printed or Woven?

It is much easier to achieve a high quality pattern by printing on to the tie fabric, but  it is also possible to achieve patterns within woven ties too. Technology is much more sophisticated than it used to be and machines can now weave different colours of fabric to create high quality patterns. Due to this, it is possible to get high quality patterns within both printed and woven ties.

Embroidered?

Embroidered ties are largely popular at the moment, but we would recommend choosing high quality woven or printed ties instead as they will last much longer.

Embroidered stitching can get damaged and fray after a while, which ruins the whole tie.

Tie Bar Tack (Stitch)

Turn over your tie and look for a little stitch on the back of the tie. This stitch isw for resting your tie bar upon so that it doesn’t slip out of place. If the tie has one of these, it means it was made by a proper tie manufacturer.

 

So know you know how to purchase a high-quality tie. We sell a wide range of quality ties for a range of different purposes. You can also order custom ties with our company or club logo on, meaning you can make your team stand out from the crowd. For more information on custom printed ties visit the Design Your Own Tie page. 

 

Top tips for matching shirts and ties

Trying to match your shirts and ties can be a struggle and sometimes a little boring. Whether you wear a shirt daily for work or only get one out for special occasions, we’ve got some top tips to help you match your shirts and ties with ease.

Try out a new base colour

It’s often instinct to reach for a crisp white shirt to set off a bold coloured tie, but a pale grey shirt is another option that will go with almost any tie. Grey can come across as a bit more sophisticated and is a bit more interesting than a standard white shirt!

Look for complimentary colours

Floral ties are great for brightening up your outfit for an occasion or even in a meeting. When choosing the right shirt to go with your floral tie, try to avoid coordinating with the main shade of your tie. Instead, choose a shirt that matches one of the less frequent shades, or the accent colour. This will allow the main colour of the tie to stand out, whilst ensuring the two items match.

Don’t be afraid to play with pattern

If you want to opt for a bold look and mix and match patterns, then you need to aim for patterns that have complementary shades and styles. If patterns are too similar the whole look will merge into one, too different and it looks a bit messy. As a general rule, always try and make sure your tie is darker than your shirt and have the pattern a little smaller too.

If in doubt keep it simple

Sometimes, for a formal event, you’ll probably be best sticking to a double cuff white shirt and keeping it simple. In this case, to add a bit of colour, you can add a tie that has a delicate pattern and some cufflinks that have a punch of colour. Classic combinations such as blue and white or red and white are a good go-to option.

To find the right tie for any occasion take a look at our huge range of custom ties, alternatively get in contact with a member of our team to discuss your needs.

How Your Business Could Benefit From Our Custom Ties

If you work for a business that requires formal wear on a day to day basis, you could benefit from custom ties from James Morton Ties.

Our custom ties allow you to print your own logo upon a tie designed by you and you can order as many as you need.

 

Portrays Professionalism

This may seem self-explanatory but having a coherent uniform, even if it’s just a tie, can make your business seem much more professional than a business where everyone has different ties.

Having your logo on your tie and using your businesses colour also shows you are serious about your business and are proud to wear the branding.

 

Business Promotion

When you are not in work, say on your way there or on your way back and in public, people may see your tie and mentally log it.

This works as a self-promotion method and can increase brand awareness for your business.

 

Sense of Unity

Uniforms are a great way to bring staff together. As you are ruling out competitive tie wearing and leveling everyone to the same standard you may see reduced tension in the office.

This method is used in school but is also shown to have benefits when used in a more formal and adult scenario.

 

To get the perfect ties for your business and start designing your custom ties right away. Get in touch with one of our professionals to get a quote for your business ties.

James Morton Ties – How to Wear A Tie

 

There is a set of unspoken rules about wearing a tie, and a lot of us don’t know them. By learning these important rules, you can set yourself apart and become a much more professional and stylish individual.

These are the 3 elements of tie wearing and buying that can help you become more fashion conscious.

 

Length

Donald Trump Tie

We are all talking about Donald Trump’s terrible ties and the main problem is that they’re just too long!

It is recommended that your tie ends just above your belt buckle, with the tip of your tie hanging over slightly.

The problem with ties that are too long is that they look sloppy. Also, tying your tie too short risks you looking like a clown.

To get your tie at the right length, tie it when standing in your natural posture as slouching or standing up too tall can negatively affect the accuracy of your tie length.

Another element to consider is the height of your trousers. If your trousers fit higher on the waist you do not want to significantly reduce the length of you tie with that, as it may make you look out of proportion.

Aim for your tie to fall relative to your waistband

 

  1. Width

The width of your tie should be picked depending on your body shape. If you have very broad shoulders, opt for a slightly wider than average tie width as it will accentuate your body shape and emphasise your figure.

If you do not have very broad shoulders it is not advised to wear a wide tie as it emphasises that you do not have broad shoulders.

Those with a slim build should opt for a skinnier tie as it compliments your figure more effectively.

 

  1. Knot

Getting the knot right is another extremely important element of tie wearing. A knot that is too big will like silly, but so will a knot that is too tiny.

The 3 knots you should know and use are:

  • Four-in-Hand
  • Half-Windsor
  • Windsor

A great small knot is the Four-in-Hand knot, which is a popular and necessary knot to know and use. The Windsor forms a symmetrical knot which is great for formal occasions.

Another tip is to create a dimple beneath the knot of your tie. This adds a finishing touch of style and can be done by forming a crease in the centre of your tie beneath the knot whilst tying it and then pulling it in to create a lovely fold/ dimple in your tie (See image below).

Tie Dimple

Getting your tie right is important, and now you’re a master.

How Are JMT Ties Manufactured?

 

At James Morton Ties, we put our all into creating the perfect ties for your clubs, businesses, schools and more.

The art of tie-making is a refined one; it requires the processing of raw fibers and creating beautifully crafted ties from different materials and into different sizes to meet specifications.

Design

It all starts with your design, where you pick your patterns, colours and logo placements. We work with you to develop the idea for your tie, either gaining the design from your or working with our in-house designers to create your ideal design. We also have an online Tie Designer Tool to help you visualise your ideas.
Traditionally the tie design was hand drawn, but now we have digital designs to make it easier for the weavers. Our weavers then use computerised silk screen for silk ties in contrast to the manual silk screens that were used in the past.
Once your design is completed and has been confirmed, we send it off to the mill for it to be imprinted onto bolts of silk.

Production

Our quality silk ties are manufactured on a jacquard loom, woven ties on a loom and printed ties are mostly screen printed or digitally printed.
The fabric we use will depend on your specific designs and requirements for the tie. The method we follow will also depend on your needs for costs, purpose, quality and design.

 

For information on the different types of ties available and to help find the right one for you, read this detailed page which explains the different fabrics and weaves we have available.
– James Morton Ties – Tie Fabrics & Weaves

James Morton is the UK’s leading tie manufacturer and has been providing quality custom made ties for over 40 years. For further information call us on 0845 519 6748 or email us at sales@jamesmortonties.co.uk.