Contrasting tie for James Cromwell

While many actors chose to stick with the traditional white shirt and black bow tie at the 84th Academy Awards, James Cromwell hit the red carpet looking dapper in a traditional patterned necktie.

The actor, who recently had a role in the Oscar-nominated film The Artist, took to the red carpet in a striking pair of sunglasses, pairing his black suit with a charcoal-coloured shirt and a black tie.

And while most black-tie ensembles would be too formal for the workplace, Cromwell's understated approach to Hollywood fashion can be easily emulated during the usual nine to five.

If you would like to sport a unique tie to work or your next major formal event, you might want to give a customised option a try.

You can order ties online in any colour or pattern you choose - or if you'd prefer to personalise your tie with a particular image, your initials or the logo of your favourite team, you can opt for a customised one instead.

Even if you don't have a particular idea in mind, a talented design team can create blends of your favourite colours and patterns - giving you plenty of choices when it comes to unique ties.