Monday, August 17, 2009
Many men today have no clue how to tie a necktie. We live in a world where casual style is more accepted. Ties are not often required at many places of employment these days. If a man doesn't have to wear a tie at work, most men might only wear one at a special occasion. If some sort of event pops up that requires a man to wear a tie, but he doesn't know how to tie one, then he will have to find someone who does. That person could be his significant other, a parent, a friend or so forth. Every man should know how to properly tie a tie. There are quite a few different knots out there that a man can learn. He's off to a good start if he can master only one. That's better than having to find someone to tie a necktie for him. It's even worse if he decides to just wear a clip-on. I'll admit with shame that I'm not that great at tying a tie. I am trying to get better. I don't often get a chance to wear a tie so I've used that as an excuse to not learn many methods at all. Every classy gent should know how to tie a proper necktie. I'm doing my part to learn and also educate others in the process.
Here is a graphic that shows four of the different knots that can be used for your tie:
I also came across quite a few videos that show how to tie a necktie.
Tying a four-in-hand knot:
Tying a bow tie:
Tying a necktie like an Italian:
There is a site called The Art of Manliness that has a great article and videos on tying various knots. You should definitely check it out. I'm learning a lot from it. This last video comes from the site. It shows how to tie several different knots.
I hope you got something out of this post. I know I did putting it together. Let me know what you think.