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How To Tie A Tie

Updated on April 4, 2011

Getting Started With A Tie

If you are looking to dress to impress at your next business meeting, special event, job interview, or another occasion then wearing a tie is a must. This can definitely be frustrating for anyone who has never worn a tie before. It looks so simple but yet can be difficult until you finally get the hang of it. The best thing you can do is stand in front of a mirror and practice until you can easily tie a tie.

The most popular knot is the half windsor knot and this lens will teach you about it and show you the steps needed to tie the perfect windsor knot.

Wearing a tie can create a very professional image for yourself and is great for first impressions. You may not wear a tie at your normal day job but this is still a great skill to learn for future use. You never know when a special occasion may occur such as a wedding, anniversary, business meeting, job interview, or special dinners. Being prepared is the best thing to do so that you are not worried and in a rush when the time comes.

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6 Easy Steps To Follow

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Expert Instructions - How To Tie A Tie

Things To Consider When Buying A Tie

Size - Make sure that the tie is not too long for your body and is not too wide. You want to look professional and need the tie to match your body size.

Stripes - These are always a nice touch to a tie, especially if you are trying to be different.

Patterns - Patterns can be a good thing if you are trying to be unique and show off some character, but you want to have a pattern that does not make people dizzy or sick. Stick with something stylish but do not over do it.

Solid Colors - Choosing a solid color is probably the most common style because a lot of people will wear a black tie. These are great for casual outfits and interviews, but are also just the basic.

Accessories - If you are looking to spice up your tie, try to add a chain, slide, or other accessory to it. This will make your style be noticed and you can show off a little more class.

Material - When purchasing a tie the material is very important because you want a long lasting tie. I prefer silk because it is the highest quality and definitely feels the best out of them all. If you are on a budget then you should try to find a cotton made tie.

Interesting Facts About Ties

1. Tie is short for the word "necktie".

2. Ties were first used by Croatian mercenaries in the French service around the early 1600's.

3. In the 1600's a necktie was much smaller and called a "cravat".

4. The standard size for a tie is 3.75 inches wide by 57 inches long.

5. The most popular types of knots are the "Four-in-hand", "Pratt knot", "Half-Windsor knot", and the "Windsor knot".

6. Women also use ties as part of their daily fashion, job requirements, or school dress codes.

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      sushilkin lm 6 years ago

      Nice Lens Thanks for sharing !

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      sushilkin lm 6 years ago

      Nice Lens Thanks for sharing !