Posted On May 16, 2014 By In Fashion For Men, Manzone

Fake It Til You Make It: How To Be Country Club Material & Rock a Tie Properly

 
 

Seeing as summer is about to arrive, I figured it would be a good idea to share instructions on how to tie ties for those special occasions coming up. Southern men usually lean towards pastel ties and tend to dress up more than Northern men. Having lived in both places, it’s interesting to see the differences between the two. Wherever you live, it’s a good idea to have options in ways to accessorize ties to further an outfit. People notice when you wear it a special way. Trust me. Below, I have links to videos that I thought best described the process of fixing a tie. All of them have pictures of the final result. However, only some have diagrams attached to them. The difficulty of the tie increases as you scroll down.

Simple (Oriental) Knot

The Simple knot, also known as the Oriental knot, has the fewest steps to master. It’s not self-releasing which has diminished it’s popularity in the West, but still is popularized in China. It is best for tall guys who need more length for proportion sake and works well with thick neckties.

Simple Knot

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The Prince Albert Knot

The Prince Albert knot is a different take of the Victoria knot. It presents a slightly asymmetrical knot that should be fastened tight to deliver its slender and polished look.

Prince Albert

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Windsor Knot

The Windsor knot is a timeless classic. Originally invented by the public in order to imitate the Duke of Windsor’s style, it creates a symmetrical and solid triangular knot that works best with a spread collar.

Windsor


windsor

 

Bow Tie

The bow tie is the offspring of the knotted cravat. Men needed an alternative way to wear neckwear throughout an active day. Bow ties are usually worn for more formal events these days, but there seems to be a rise in popularity no matter the occasion.

Bow tie

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Christensen/Cross Knot

The Christensen/Cross knot was popularized after the turn of the 20th century. It’s more subtle than others, but adds a little pizzazz.

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The Eldredge Knot

The Eldredge knot is a clean and tasteful option. It works better with a solid color tie. Patterns tend to distract from the already complex design.

eldredgeknot

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Ediety Knot

The Ediety knot is basically an inside-out, backwards Windsor knot. It revamps a classic style for a dramatic fashion statement.

edietyknot

 

Trinity Knot

The Trinity knot is my favorite type of knot. It’s name derives from the triple tucks that resemble the Celtic-looking Triquetra knot. This knot may take longer to complete than the others.

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trinity

 

Ties are manufactured in several fabrics and patterns. You can purchase them made from linen, microfiber, polyester, seersucker, silk, and wool. The best way to choose which one to wear is to determine how extravagant an event is or where you are wearing it to. Hopefully, this will help you get a leg up in dressing for success. Cheers!

For more information check these websites out:

http://www.ties.com

http://www.awesometieknots.com

 

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Victoria Wilmoth is a fashion writer for Writtalin. Victoria is a published fashion designer who is currently featured in André Leon Talley's world-wide "Little Black Dress" exhibit. Her expertise is in haute couture and bridal gowns. She is currently studying trends and fashion merchandising in the fashion industry. You can email Victoria at: toriw@writtalin.com

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