Most men know how to wear a tie, but if you do not wear it often, such as for a job interview or a wedding – it’s amazing how annoying it can be.
Are you tired of rushing the mornings to ask you how to tie it? We are here to help you !
Here is a guide that will show you step by step how to put a tie!
In this article you will discover what type of tie to choose and how to tie it. Would it be a classic knot, double, Windsor or something? Up to you !
Choosing the right tie for the right occasion is important. One of the things you should always pay attention to is the fabric. This one can be made of linen, cashmere, cotton, wool but the best models remain of silk. The silk tie is lighter, shiny and therefore flexible. The ties themselves are all different, so choose the one that suits you best by patting it.
How to put a tie a tie according to its morphology?
Whether you believe it or not, you choose your tie according to your morphology. Not many men are aware of the importance of this choice. And yet, this has a real impact on the man look. Indeed, respecting the morphology, this will guarantee harmony to your appearance. Before choosing a tie you have to ask yourself if you have a thin body, thick or more rounded and tall? Are you tall or short and what types of shirts do you like to wear? All this is related to the choice of the tie. And if you want to learn how to put a tie, you will have to sort your shirts by type: normal, large, slim, etc …
One of the most trendy neckties these days is definitely the slim one. How to recognize a slim tie? This one does not exceed 6 centimeters and a half in the part below. The slim tie is reserved for men with small necks and those with a slim build. Thus, the tie enhances the male torso. This tie is adapted to suits refined with fine lapels. Opt for a simple knot, knowing that the volume of the tie does not allow to do much more.
And to know how to tie his slim tie, here is a tutorial on how to put a simple knot tie:
The simple knot is the father of all knots for its simplicity and way of matching most shirts and ties. This knot goes perfectly to medium and tall men.
First, close your shirt well and place the tie around your neck. Start with the back of the tie facing you, the big pan is on the right and the small pan is on the left. The tip of the small pan should rest slightly above the navel (this will vary depending on your size and the length and thickness of your tie). Move only the large pan. Slide the large pan below the small pan to the left.
Then bring the big pan back to the little one. Slide the large pan toward the top of the tie by placing your fingers (index) in the knot. Right after, remove your finger and put the large pan in the loop of the knot. Finally, while holding the small pan, pull the big one to tighten the knot. Once the work is done, know that the small pan should not be visible. On the contrary, it must be hidden just below.
How to put a normal tie?
The so-called normal tie is wider than the slim and is on average 7.5 cm. of width. This goes to almost all morphologies, but especially to men of average size. These ties are more prevalent for their ease of being worn. They go perfectly well to classical costumes and can be worn with all types of knots, such as the double knot.
How to perform a double knot?
The principle of the double knot is as for the simple knot, but it is necessary to make a second rotation, that is to say that the large pan must be passed twice around the small pan. This knot goes to all types of shirts but also to most ties, except for too thick.
Either, pass the big pan around the little one as in the previous tutorial. Repeat the same thing a second time. Then, put the large pan at the top of the tie and slip it into the buckle. Finally, tighten and center the loop and voila!
How to put a wide tie?
The so-called wide tie generally ranges from 8.5 to 10 cm wide. As today more and more men prefer slim ties to normal, the one that is wide is much rarer. But know that it goes perfectly well to men with large corpulence and necks a little wider. Side shirts, it is granted with shirts with wide necks of Italian or French type, as well as a large lapel jacket. Due to its larger dimensions, the wide tie is worn with a Windsor , half Windsor or four in hand knot .
How to make a Windsor knot?
As you can guess, the Windsor knot is very English and comes from the Duke of Windsor who has popularized it himself. As it has a rather impressive volume, it is better to wear it with a collar shirt.
Place your tie around your neck so that the two sides stay asymmetrically, ie the long side is longer than the short one. Put the large pan on the small pan and holding the cross, tie a knot by pulling up the large pan under the tie. Then, go up the big pan on the other side just under the cross and make another knot by sliding the big pan above. Then slide the large pan over the small one. In the same spirit vertically slide the large pan under the tie and put it in the loop formed. Finally, tighten the knot and center in the middle of the collar.
Whatever you do, choose your tie according to the morphology, the complexion of the face, but also according to the shirt. There are still other interesting patterns of tie knots that you can find in pictures below.
Half-Windsor knot for all types of ties and classic or spread shirts
Christensen bow tie for a slim or classic tie
Murrel knot for a long and thin tie
Trinity knot tie for a classic tie
Pratt knot for an open collar