Everybody loves a guy in a well-knotted tie but unfortunately not all men are adept. These easy steps will teach you how to tie a tie.
It serves decorative purposes, has sartorial elegance and is worn below the collar of every shirt. According to fashion history, the necktie evolved from the cravat which was a popular neckwear worn inside an open shirt.
The types of tie include ascot tie, bow tie, bolo tie, zipper tie, cravat and clip-on tie and usually the two popular types are the clip-on tie and the bowtie. In recent times, women have also grown a liking for this fashion accessory making it androgynous in its style aesthetic and outlook.
Most fashion labels from Versace, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dolce & Gabanna have constantly used ties in their various collection. The trend was first seen in the romantic comedy, Annie Hall when Diane Keaton wore one.
For men, a tie worn with a shirt represents a certain standard or class. Even of old ties signified membership in a certain class of society. Wearing a particular color or pattern indicated the wearer’s society such as a school, club, occupation or the military.
In picking ties to match your shirt, the trick is to match loud colored ties with plain shirts, a patterned tied can also be worn with a plain shirt. Patterned shirts are also perfect with colored ties. It is always a good idea to use different colours and pattern to match the shirt. A clip or a tie presser is used to keep the tie in place. The clip is usually available in gold or silver and a stylish yet appropriate way of wearing a tie.
Learning how to tie a tie can be very tricky and daunting especially if you are required to put it on for an interview, at work or for a more official gathering. A badly knotted tie will show your lack of general etiquette and mannerism nevertheless this quick tutorial will help you tie your tie like a pro. There are several ways of tying a tie however, these three knots; The Four- in-Hand, Windsor and the half Windsor are a must-know for every Tom, Dick & Harry. Let’s first start with the Four In Hand which happens to be the most popular and easiest and
The half Windsor is more laid back and casual with less difficulty in tying.
We hope the tutorial has helped you master the art of tying a tie Next time we’ll try the self-knotted bow tie and why it’s more classy and essential for your suit look.