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.
The Prince Albert 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.
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.
The Eldredge Knot
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!
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