Wear a Suit Without A Tie and Look GREAT! | 5 Things To Consider Before Going Tieless

Wear a Suit Without A Tie and Look GREAT! | 5 Things To Consider Before Going Tieless

Gentlemen, Antonio here. Today, we’re going to be talking about how
to wear a suit without a necktie. I’m going to give you five tips on how to
skip the necktie whenever you are wearing it with a jacket suit. For this video, I’m going to use the two terms
interchangeably. In addition, guys, I want to point out, a
suit normally is when you’ve got a jacket and a pair of trousers made of the same fabric. However, I know a lot of you guys pull off
sports jackets, perhaps blazers, and you want to know “Antonio, can these rules still apply?” In general, yes. Now, if you want more information, go check
out the article. The support article I go into a lot more details
there. Guys, I want to hear from you down in the
comments. Let me know. Do you agree? Are you really old school like “Antonio, anytime
you wear a suit or a jacket, you need to wear a tie”? Or like “Antonio, I pull this look off all
the time”? Guys, I love learning from you, so let me
know in the comments. Tip number one: make sure that if you’re going
to pull this look off that it’s the right environment. That you’ve looked around. I understand that choosing to not wear a necktie
with your suit I would say it’s not as rebellious as wearing a leather jacket, but it is something
that gives off that signal of “Okay, this guy is walking his own path”, especially when
you walk into a room and everyone else is wearing a necktie. Yeah, you’ve got the jacket on, but you’ve
decided to totally skip the necktie look. In some cases, it may work out great. If you own the company and you guys have a
dress code, if you need to wear a jacket, most people would assume “Okay. I need to wear a necktie with it.” But you’re the guy that shows up “Hey, I’ve
got the jacket on. I’m following the code. But I wear it my way.” Or maybe you’re a Silicon Valley guy, and
you want to get dressed up to go to the bank, but at the same time, you’ve never worn that
tie, and you’re not going to do it. However, if you’re a young guy, just graduated
college, law school, and you’re going to an interview with a conservative legal company
out in New York City, well, in that case, at that point, do you need to assert that
“Hey, I’m not going to wear a necktie”? Or do you realize “This is the culture of
the company I’m going into. Perhaps I need to wear it.” A father-daughter dance. Okay. Your little girl she’s expecting you to dress
your best. All the other dads are going to have on neckties. You want to have some great pictures of her
holding your necktie as you’re holding her up and just spending this time with your daughter. Think about the situation. If you’re cool with skipping the necktie,
then go for it. But the key, gents, is I don’t want you to
be second guessing yourself. I don’t want you to lose confidence. Point number two is the collar is key. This is what’s going to frame the face. You don’t have the necktie here to hold it
together anymore. Guys, you need to make sure that you’ve got
a strong, sharp-looking collar. Go check out this video. I’ve already gone into in great detail talking
about how to create, how to maintain, how to have a great-looking collar. But in summer, remember, it starts with the
placket. Go check out Million Dollar Collar. Guys, I’ve talked about that startup before. I think they did a great job creating something
that can help solve if you’ve got a weak placket issue. After that, you want to look at the collar
itself. Make sure it’s ironed. Make sure it has removable collar stays. If so, put in some metal or plastic collar
stays. Magnetic collar stays. Whatever you need to get those two things
to look great is going to really far, because again, guys, without that necktie right there
basically pointing at your face, when people look at you, when they look at what frames
your face, it’s going to be that strong collar. You don’t want to try to be pulling something
off that’s really weak or limpy or falling over. Now, we’ve got the issue of one or two buttons. What do I mean? Okay. Because it’s not tied up right here, you’re
either going to unbutton the one, or you’re going to unbutton the two. Some of you guys I guess maybe go three or
four. But I’m only going to be talking about the
one or the two. Understand that if you go with the two button
unbuttoned look, it’s much more casual, especially if it starts to open up. Now, in my case, I am wearing a three-button
suit jacket. I’ve got the first two buttons. It’s a little bit more done up. Because it does that, the collar, because
it’s strong, actually does a good job of keeping it closed. I feel fine. I dress for myself. I’m pulling off this look with confidence. But guys, if you’re going to be wearing this
to work and most people are wearing ties and you’re going down a little bit too far, it
may be something the people just are like “Who does this guy think he is?” Pay attention to your environment. If you’ve got the courage, if you’ve got the
strength, if you’ve got the position in your company to be able to pull it off, great. Otherwise, guys, you may want to think about
maybe just go with the one button there. Point number four and tied to the number of
buttons is basically your undershirt. You don’t want to be pulling this down and
all of the sudden have this undershirt. Crewneck. Basically where it goes all the way up. Probably not going to be something you normally
want to wear if you’re going to be skipping out on the necktie and you’re going to be
opening up the front of your shirt with a suit. I just don’t think it looks great. Let me know in the comments. What do you guys think? I think that you should be looking at a V-neck
undershirt. Some guys don’t even want to wear undershirts,
but if you’re going to wear it, go for the V-neck. Some of you guys are saying “Antonio, I’ve
got a lot of chest hair.” In that case, you may want to trim. Yes, I am advocating. You can trim your chest hair a bit when it
starts getting out of control there. But the point is you just don’t want this
big white undershirt. Tip number five is pay attention to your other
accessories. Because there is no necktie right here, all
of a sudden, people’s eyes are going to look around. They’re going to want to latch on to something
else on your outfit. Guess what that’s going to be? Pocket square. Watch. Your shoes. Other little accessories. Cufflinks. Make sure that those are maybe taken a level
up. When it comes to the pocket square, this is
something that I think so many guys if they were just to try wearing a pocket square it
doesn’t have to be something fancy. You can go with a simple white square fold
pocket square. All of a sudden, that’s going to look great. You will get more compliments. Now, on your shoes. This is someplace where, assuming you’re wearing
a suit, maybe a whole cut, something that’s made from a single piece of leather, very
elegant this will be something they’ll look down and go “Oh.” They’ll notice the shoes a bit more, again,
because they’re not going to get tied up in the necktie. Oftentimes, when people look at someone, they
see that necktie, and that keeps them focused in. Without that, they’re going to maybe wander
around. Again, bring in a wide range of shoes. I’m even advocating in this case, you should
be wearing loafers, because you’ve got that more casual look, especially if you’re going
with a lighter-colored suit, and it’s warm weather. All of these shoes, by the way, are from Paul
Evans. Guys, that is it. In the article, I actually give you a few
more tips. I go beyond the five there in the article. I like to do stuff like that. If you want more, if you’re like “Antonio,
I need more information about style”, well, guess what? I’ve got tons of free e-books now over at
Real Men Real Style. Go grab one. I’m going to be changing them out. They’re not always going to be the same. If you miss one, you may miss it forever. Go over there. You can download all of them. Every couple months, I’m trying to change
it up. Guys, that’s it. Let me know what you think in the comments. I’ll see you in the next video.

100 Replies to “Wear a Suit Without A Tie and Look GREAT! | 5 Things To Consider Before Going Tieless”

  1. Two words. James Bond. Every guy wants to be as sharp and cool as James Bond. Tie, Bow Tie, no Tie. Whatever you go with be confident about it.

  2. I think a tie looks nice but I hate going through the trouble of putting it on and when I have to have grown up do it for me 😐

  3. I'm a stocky guy with a very short neck. Ties tend to almost create a double chin and make it look like I have no neck whatsoever. I can pull off a no tie look (I've been told) but I'm concerned about formality. So the question is; in an unknown formal situation, is it better to take a no-tie risk? or go with the classical tie knowing that it looks a bit forced.

  4. Hey Antonio, thanks for introducing Million Dollar Collar. It's a great idea! Do you have any discount code for us this time? I really want to get one of these.

  5. Love to see a video on suit / pocket square combinations. Plaids/Stripes/Solids. What are the no go on colors? Does the season (time of year) matter? Anyway love the channel.

  6. Antonio I am a woman who stumbled upon your videos after looking at men's hair grooming videos. I respect and agree with your opinion in your videos. IA am subscribed to your channel and most of all I love the look of no 😍😍🔥 Thank you 10times over!

  7. I don't know why but women seem to like the straight white pocket square when I wear it with my blue suit or blue jacket.

  8. I feel like a tie is necessary for things like business that is formal. I'm in a business type club at my high school and we have to were a full suit with a tie, but I'm a huge fan of the no tie look.

  9. I never wear a necktie nowadays. The last time I did was at prom. Unless you work at a Law Office, Marketing or some area where you deal with the public at large then a tie may not be necessary. If you are a desk clerk, telephone operator or in non customer service then you can skip the tie. Ties to me tend to go with higher end jobs. Law, Internships, College or maybe a job interview at these places. Also a tie is useful if nobody is wearing one. Now you stand out.Look at your boss. Are they wearing a tie? If so, maybe emulate your boss or dress better. Add Oxblood Shoes, dress watch , pastel colors hell, even a dress vest.

  10. The US Air Force now requires V-neck undershirts when wearing blues without the tie. Good move, but I hear Lts complain it looks douchey. Crew necks under open collars are also popular for Air Force civilian engineers, who prefer the look, afraid to expose too much skin.

  11. Antonio, what about Bolo ties? I did a quick google, not sure if you've dealt with them before? Thanks,

  12. Great videos. Thank you for making them. I have a athletic muscular build at 5' 9 1/2" 196lb with bigger legs and a tapered waist. I'm 25 years old and I'm still able to fit into paints that I wore when I was 11. Finding and fitting dress pants to fit is extremely difficult. I wish that there was a nice everyday clothing store that designed clothes for my build. I will sometimes take a pair of paints back to places like Jos Banks 6-12 times before they fit decent.

  13. wearing a suit without a tie is a big no no, it just looks bad. if you don't want to wear a tie, wear a sport jacket with a button down shirt or even a regular shirt. It may look ok if its after work and your going to a bar

  14. God this guy is bland and he has both his blazer buttons done up….suit disaster. Has no style whatsoever. Aaron Marino is much better.

  15. I'd always been in the habit of wearing crew neck t-shirts with my collared shirts but thanks to you and alpha I tried v-necks and I have to agree that keeping the undershirt hidden looks much better. Thanks!

  16. I used to unbutton 4 buttons on my dress shirt whenever I wear a suit.
    But after I watched White Collar, I may have matured and fell in love with ties. And tie bars

  17. Thank you for uploading the video, I am 30 years old and have never put on any professional suit. First time i bought Tuxedo,, can i use the Tuxedo Blazer without tie? Please advice as possible, i need to attend a wedding on 19Th. Regards

  18. How to wear a tie and a shirt without a jacket or blazer. It's actually many of the high school uniforms near my place.

  19. Well Antonio I am guilty of a weak placket. I just started doing suits without a tie. So I guess I've learned something today…

  20. I will like to know what are the different types of suits such as…
    – Spots Jacket
    – Dress Jacket
    and when and how to use the please 🙏

  21. Great video as I live in Florida and it's too hot sometimes for a tie and people like the common sense approach, but still looking great and confident.

  22. Thank you brother for the training! Kind critique: Too much "you" visible, I'm not visiting to watch you talk to me; I prefer the focus on the clothing.

  23. My name is Erie and I´m from Mexico and I must say Antonio…first let me congratulate you for those great videos you make…are very helpfull… I have a question…when it comes to a 3-button suit or jacket like the one you used in the video, which rule is followed in terms of the buttons and which ones are buttoned? because in some pages said that is only the middle button and sometimes the first, and I would like to have your opinion about it.

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  25. Antonio, it'd be greay of you did a video going over different colors of suits & sports jackets, and mentioning what colors/types of shirts and pocket squares work well or what to look for. I have seen that what you look for is a pocket square that integrstes colors of the jacket & tie, or tie and shirt, but i dont have an eye for color. Maybe you already have it, i havent found it.

  26. I'm that weird guy that doesn't wear a tie, but still tends to button my shirt all the way up with my suit. Would love to know people's feedback on that.

  27. This is my favoured way of dressing. As to if its an appropriate thing to do, the top tailor/designer Oswald Boateng does it all the time and looks great (I agree in the correct context). I favour it with a less stuffy suit colour (eg a mid-blue rather than a grey or navy). I don't normally wear a pocket square as I don't go too fancy but that simple white one looked good. If they could invent a way with the million dollar collars where you didn't need to see after inserting them I would give them a try. Nice video, thanks

  28. I will use the suit without a tie 2 days from now on my birthday party, I am turning 18. Navy blue suit with a light blue dress shirt with dark brown derbys and a dark brown belt. U think it's ok?

  29. I kind of think a weak collar looks good when not wearing a tie. Gives it a more distressed look. But hey just my opinion, good video regardless. Big fan.

  30. As I was watching your video I took off my tie that I had on with my suit.I work in a retail establishment so I can choose to dress without a tie and I live in Mississippi where it is very hot now.The suit I'm wearing today is a two piece tan trim fit and I have a white pocket square in the coat pocket .I am also wearing a white straight collar shirt that is pressed and everything looks great!! Your advice is Execellent on this topic and everything else you give.Thanks so much for your work! Donnie Cain

  31. The greatest men style mentor on YouTube .Your looks and hand movement style is like actor superstar Rajesh khanna.

  32. what a perfect blazer to wear if you're just wearing jeans and white sneakers with a graphic t? no dress shoes, dress trouser and no dress shirts.

  33. V-Neck tee shirt is a MUST whenever a button down collar is open…..guys immediately look ridiculous with the crew neck peeking out.

  34. Whenever I get that situation, My go to is wearing turtlenecks… Is that okay? How do you manage your collar gap… thats my problem I always end up witha collar gap.

  35. I combine the Million Dollar Collar sew ins with "the Original Collar Stay". Then I use 'Dapper Dots" to solve the 2nd open button proble. No undershirt

  36. I completly agree with everything you have said ……but here are some of my TIPS !!!
    1. NEVER wear dress shoes without socks !!!! ( in the picture )
    2.love the shoes but always go with a shoe with a thick heal ….women like tall men statistically speaking….
    3. Time and place for everything ….start off your day wearing a tie, you can always take it off …tip when i take my tie off ill use as hankie and put it in my front chest pocket 😉
    4. Man groom and smell amazing also fix or whiten your teeth …..
    5. ALWAYS have your suit custom fitted to your body. Tailored with a heavy starch!
    6.black shoes = black belt = black watch band or silver …..i feel gold goes better with brown …
    7. If you are a professional single male that wears a suit to work everyday ….invest in a nice car ….. I personally drive a BMW 650i ……you cant bang yourself out and get into a chevy cavalier….lmfao ……
    8. it's all about attention to detail and good old-fashioned common sense

  37. I have medical reasons for not wearing a tie, but I am worried about coming off too casual at formal events. Do you have any other suggestions on how to class up a no tie look? What shirt styles are appropriate for formal wear?

  38. I can’t say I agree with buttoning your suit without a tie. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. If you go without tie please do not button your suit under any circumstance. It has a contradicting style to it.

    Also I think Antonio didn’t really capture what the occasion of the no tie situation. No tie would be like you are at the end of the work week, going out to a nice dinner, maybe a vacation scene or anytime your want to dress to impress but not over do it. Because you can always take the jacket off and you’ll have more of a casual look if you are over dressed.

    Lastly never would I ever recommend you go to an interview for something like a lawyer without a neck tie. If I were the guy hiring you I would pass on you as soon as I seen you not wearing I tie. That to me says you were too lazy and didn’t care about the position and just blew it off. WEAR A TIE to job interviews!

  39. Gotta be honest, I'm not a fan of the shirt he's got here. To me, going no-tie and some buttons undone should make more of a loose, casual, comfortable look. A shirt that holds its shape that strongly and then has 2 buttons undone to offset it, looks forced to me. If your shirt is that crispy, like the dad in the beginning of Peter Pan, put on a tie. I like a sharp collar, one button open like many of the other examples shown.

    I'm sure others may disagree. But that's the look I like in the mirror, so that's the look I'm going to carry with confidence out in public.

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