Choosing the Right Mens Ties For Perfect Father's Day Gifts

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As with Mother's Day, Father's Day is a day set aside on the third Sunday of June to honor fathers around the world. The idea of a day to celebrate love and admiration for one's father was almost concurrently observed in two different places in the United States, possibly as early as July of 1908 in West Virginia and in 1910 in Washington State, when a woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd, having been brought up by and very close to her father, paid tribute for him in June of 1910, the month he was born. She subsequently solicited the idea of having an official Father's Day observance to honor all fathers. It was made a federal holiday many years later in 1966 by President Lyndon Johnson.

As early as the 1930's people honored their fathers in June with gifts as a token of their love. Accessories such as men's neckties were and continue to be a wonderful way show your admiration for your dad. Not just any tie, but the right one really sends the right message to the recipient. Novelty themes reflecting your dad's hobbies and interests, even a Father's Day message, are a good way to go. Going vintage is a great way to show how unique dad is and today's modern accessories are an appropriate way to add to a collection of neckwear he already likes to wear.

Novelty ties are a perfect choice for the man who likes to share his interests with others. The choices are endless. Young fathers will appreciate the Save the Children line of neckwear which is based on artwork submitted by other children. Cartoon characters are also ideal, and allow the father and child to bond. The larger the image, the more youthful it appears. As children grow up and become adults, those with fathers who don't mind reflecting a hobby on a tie can choose smaller overall patterns that become recognizable at close proximity. This makes for a more understated and sophisticated appearance while still reflecting the fun side of dad.

Some novelty neckties hold no bars with a message printed right onto the fabric, such as "#1 Dad". They really send the message home, although they are also holiday specific and would not get as much wear.

Vintage neckwear offers a lot of options. They were produced many years ago and any given one is hard to find, making it as one-of-a-kind as dad. Skinny ties are popular, and dad may fondly remember when he first wore one. He may still pine for such an accessory, so a vintage find from the 50's, 60's and 80's would bring back many fond memories and show dad how in tune you are with his taste. It really is about finding a Father's Day gift which not only shows your love but will also be something he loves.

If novelty themes are not the answer, it is a good idea to look through dad's collection to see what he likes to wear best. Perhaps foulard patterns or stripes are a favorite. Some men only purchase floral and paisley patterns. Whatever the case may be, go with what he likes of else he will never wear the tie you pick out. Remember, it's what he prefers, not what you happen to like.

Finding the right men's tie makes for a perfect Father's Day gift because it shows that you took the time to really think about who your dad is as a person. The loving gesture will most certainly be appreciated.

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Jackie D. is the owner of Ties2Pillows, an online resource for Mens Neckties with the largest selection of Thin Neckties on the web.

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This article was published on 2010/04/02