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Tie Me Up

Updated on December 30, 2010

Tie Me Up

Tie me up! Ties say a lot about a person. What do your ties say about you? Do your ties match your personality? Your clothes? Are they outdated? Are you wearing the right ties? Do you know when to wear a necktie vs a bowtie? Do you know how to tie a tie? How to properly store your ties? Do you know how to get lipstick and other stains off your tie? Are you dressed for success? This lens answers some of the basic questions about ties and includes a How To Tie a Tie chart and video. You can also shop for ties, customize a tie with your own photo, logo or slogan, and purchase tie organizers.

Choosing A Tie

One of the most important things to focus on in choosing a tie is the pattern. There are thousands of different styles and designs and patterns that it can seem overwhelming. One thing to remember is that you can't go wrong with a solid tie (as long as it matches your shirt and coat). If you are in doubt over a certain type of pattern, the best idea is to have no pattern at all.

If you do decide to choose a tie with a pattern, some of the basic designs include stripes and polka-dots and geometric shapes. Others include more outlandish designs that feature logos, cartoon characters and landscapes. Some ties are obviously designed with nothing but fun in mind, like the sports ties for sale on this lens. These types of ties are fun for to promote your favorite sports team or chartoon character, but you may want to think twice about wearing them in the boardroom.

It's also important to think about the material when you choose a tie. It should be strong enough to make a good knot, and this strength typically comes from the lining of coarse fabric that is sewn into the lining of most ties. Silk makes the best kind of tie, but without a good lining, silk ties can be to thin to make credible knots. Ties made from a fabric that blends silk with polyester are also nice. Ties made from wool or cottonare also nice but typically don't wear quite as nicely.

Handcrafted Tie Box

Display your ties in style in this Tech Swiss cherry finish box with brass accents comes complete with 12 lined compartments. This beautifully crafted tie box is great for storing and protecting your ties from dust. Access your favorite tie through inlaid glass lid. This is a great gift idea for any well-organized person.

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Lipstick Stained Shirts

Stain your shirt? You don't have to cover it with a tie or throw it away.

To remove lipstick from a shirt, gently dab the lipstick stain with an alcohol swab. Use cold water if you don't have alcohol. Next, apply a handful of clothes detergent and rub into the lipstick blotch with just one finger. Certain detergents are more adept to chase away lipstick stains, as lipstick is oil-based; thus, products that fight grease specifically are ideal. Now your stained shirt is ready to be tossed in the washing machine.

Other options:

Dawn is also great for fighting lipstick stains.

Ammonia and hairspray sometimes do the trick too!

How to Tie a Tie Video - Easy step by step

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    • BandMleisure LM profile image

      BandMleisure LM 5 years ago

      We create bespoke, custom ties for people to effectively and properly match their personalities. Check us out.

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      AstroGremlin 5 years ago

      Great lens on ties. Men have only a few options for flair, and the tie is one of them.

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      Nice instructions on how to tie a tie. If guys can wear gold chain necklaces, then why don't women wear ties?

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      Cynthia Davis 6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Love it! Blessed by a Squid Angel:)

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      ZOLTAR69 7 years ago

      In the immortal words of Lacy Underall "why don't you tie me up with that tie, Tye?".. ZOLTAR69

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      ArdenBaird LM 7 years ago

      I saw a link to this site on the forum and thought, hmm Squidoo just got interesting. Oh well, I learned how to tie a necktie.

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      Tagsforkids 7 years ago

      Having spent my time in one, my tie wearing days are now relegated to just the special occasions that call for one. Of course being out of practice i usually have to tie them a few times to get the way i want it! :)

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      chuckyklost13 7 years ago

      I 100% agree. A tie says a lot about a person. A tie used to be worn in only a business setting. However, now ties are becoming more casual and show confidence and fashion. necktie accessories

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      spunkyduckling 7 years ago

      I don't remember any more how to tie a tie. But then again I'll save that headache for the boys and men. :-)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Matching a tie sometimes becomes an arduous task when no two people can agree with the same choice; at the same time the ties look gorgeous with matching attires.

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      TheGoodSource101 7 years ago

      TIE - The is spelling is incorrect it's spelled NOOSE!haha Just wanted to say Great Lens!Just say no to Clip-ons.

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      WriterBuzz 7 years ago

      This is a great lens. Thanks for making it. Very informative. I gave you a thumbs upcause I like your lens.

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      teamlane 7 years ago

      Great lens! My husband is a former Marine. He KNOWS how to tie a tie like no other! ~ Colleen :)

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      glenbrook 7 years ago

      Really fun lens. I like to collect neck ties even though I almost never get a chance to wear them.

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      Snozzle 7 years ago

      Great lens. I had to wear a suit and tie for many years and have seen the styles come and go: slim and fat ties, windsor knots, half windsor and so on. I rarely wear one now though - except in photos!

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      piedromolinero 7 years ago

      A really great lens, it is just a surprise that the majority of people doesn't know how to tie a tie.

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      MissPuppy 7 years ago

      Lets hope i will now remember how to tie a tie. With the help of this lens it could be possible! Yay!

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      Tony Payne 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Great lens. I was surprised to see just how many people didn't know how to tie a tie though.

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Terrific and useful lens!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What a fabulous lens, well done. I love men who wear ties and there are so many nice ones out there now, now about the how to tie a tie? Don't you just open the clip on? LOL - Kathy

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What a fun way to present your Zazzle ties! I love designing them with floral pictures from my garden, but haven't made a lens on just those yet. You've given me the inspiration to do so! :)

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      Andy 7 years ago from London, England

      Great lens and ties. I work from home so I rarely need to wear a tie these days, but when I was at university in Oxford I had to wear a white bow tie, wing collared shirt, a mortar board and a gown when taking exams.

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      LoKackl 7 years ago

      "Tie Me Up" definitely caught my attention:D What fun! Squid Angel Blessed!

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      The keyboard tie looks fun. :) I know some folks that would love the homemade one. :D

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      Cute, yet useful, lens. Love that homemade tie! :)

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Particularly like the guide on how to tie a tie; which is one guide many men desperately need!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The title got me here, I was thinking something else other then ties. I was thinking like..tie the knot, much to my surprise. Well done! ~

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      hotdaldalero 7 years ago

      cool stuff

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      Achim Thiemermann 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      All I want to learn is the correct spelling of "How to tie a tie-dyed tie". I better check out your lens on misspelled words...

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      Emily Tack 7 years ago from USA

      Wish this was around, when all of my sons needed my help!

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      Emily Tack 7 years ago from USA

      Where was this, when I was teaching all of my sons to tie a tie? I know how, but some of them had trouble getting it right. This should be mandatory reading for all young men. What time it would have saved me at some of the fancy functions! Glad you decided to make this Lens!

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      I like this lens! Very helpful for those who still do not know how to tie a tie.

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      Sharon Weaver 7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I thought the title was interesting(???), and found the lens a delight.

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass


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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Brilliant idea for a lens. Love the directions for tieing the tie.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Very interesting. I sure learned a lot about Ties

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      eccles1 8 years ago

      What a nice idea !

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      Brookelorren LM 8 years ago

      Good job! Adding you to my page about the tiePod.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      many, many , many thanks for the tieying the tie tip, saved me before an important conference, when I was away and alone and all my ties freshly washed !!!

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      OfficeSupplyGeek 8 years ago

      Great write up, Im a big fan of the occasional bow tie myself. Might be nice to include a how to video on that, if you search youtube, there are a few good ones.

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      California_Dreamin 8 years ago

      I had to give you five stars for the title alone.

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done; blessed.

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      Gordon N Hamilton 8 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      I absolutely loved this lens - though I wasn't sure what to expect when I clicked on the title!!! :) As a professional marketer, though - I love it!Very well done and I shall return...Gordon

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      travellingsue 8 years ago

      Really great informative lens. I enjoyed my visit and have added my link to my own ties on Zazzle.

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      biglnet 8 years ago

      Another great lens Tee.Well done!HalloweenPersonalised Wedding Invitations

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great idea. I love the "how to tie" sections -- I'm sure I'm not the only one who can't ever remember how the heck to tie one! Added my zazzle ties page. thank you!

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      reflekshins 8 years ago

      Great Lens!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Nice work! I have been trying to learn how to tie a tie for years. You've given me a nice visual instruction manual. Thanks. Good luck with your lenses and Zazzle stores from a fellow ProSeller. In case you want to reference my ties so far, see:*/gifts?cg=1965075... too for helping the Humane Society.

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      Nataliewadel 8 years ago

      Oh i like your lens!Very informative.

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Interesting lens...very well done! 5*