There is a set of unspoken rules about wearing a tie, and a lot of us don’t know them. By learning these important rules, you can set yourself apart and become a much more professional and stylish individual.
These are the 3 elements of tie wearing and buying that can help you become more fashion conscious.
We are all talking about Donald Trump’s terrible ties and the main problem is that they’re just too long!
It is recommended that your tie ends just above your belt buckle, with the tip of your tie hanging over slightly.
The problem with ties that are too long is that they look sloppy. Also, tying your tie too short risks you looking like a clown.
To get your tie at the right length, tie it when standing in your natural posture as slouching or standing up too tall can negatively affect the accuracy of your tie length.
Another element to consider is the height of your trousers. If your trousers fit higher on the waist you do not want to significantly reduce the length of you tie with that, as it may make you look out of proportion.
Aim for your tie to fall relative to your waistband
The width of your tie should be picked depending on your body shape. If you have very broad shoulders, opt for a slightly wider than average tie width as it will accentuate your body shape and emphasise your figure.
If you do not have very broad shoulders it is not advised to wear a wide tie as it emphasises that you do not have broad shoulders.
Those with a slim build should opt for a skinnier tie as it compliments your figure more effectively.
Getting the knot right is another extremely important element of tie wearing. A knot that is too big will like silly, but so will a knot that is too tiny.
The 3 knots you should know and use are:
A great small knot is the Four-in-Hand knot, which is a popular and necessary knot to know and use. The Windsor forms a symmetrical knot which is great for formal occasions.
Another tip is to create a dimple beneath the knot of your tie. This adds a finishing touch of style and can be done by forming a crease in the centre of your tie beneath the knot whilst tying it and then pulling it in to create a lovely fold/ dimple in your tie (See image below).
Getting your tie right is important, and now you’re a master.