For many men, fastening a tie nicely and neatly around the neck is considered a huge and insoluble problem. After all, there are quite a few options for tying. The tie knot can be both simple and complicated.
The tie has always been one of the most expressive men's accessories. This is due to the fact that he, almost the only one, brings variety to the monotonous and conservative clothes of men and gives individuality. This accessory can tell a lot about the character of its owner, habits and lifestyle.
What should a tie be like
The larger the man in the shoulders, the smaller the visible part of the tie should be. The optimal width is 9-11 cm. If the wearer of the tie is oversized, this measurement of this accessory should exceed the standard and be approximately 12-13 cm.
The color of the described item of clothing should be in harmony with the color of the suit and shirt. In this case, the shirt should be one tone lighter than the tie, and the jacket should be one tone darker.
A dark-colored accessory with a small pattern is considered everyday, and a bright one with a large pattern is solemn.
The knot must be tight.
The tie should go down a couple of centimeters below the belt,while covering the distance between the belt of the trousers and the bottom button of the shirt.
Also, there must be harmony between the width of the accessory and the collar. Nowadays, the optimal width of a tie near the neck is 8.2 cm, but options from 7 to 9 cm are acceptable.
Fashion and traditions
Designers and fashion experts advise every stylish man to get several types of this item of clothing. First of all, it is a plain tie. It must be chosen so that it fits several costumes at the same time.
The second mandatory option is a striped tie. It should be matched with a plain outfit.
The third option is a bright tie. Of course, it is more suitable for young people and people of creative professions. And for respectable gentlemen, stylists recommend wearing bright ties in the summer and under light-colored jackets.
Designers are also advised to have a polka dot product in the wardrobe, but the main rule when choosing it is not to overdo it with the size of the circles.
Simple tie knots
If you follow the recommendations, then even a child can tie a tie, it's not at all difficult!
1. Simple. This option is suitable for people who are just starting to tie a tie knot. It is standard and fits almost any type of product.
2. Universal. This option is the most popular way to tie a tie. This can be built from a wide dense or silk standard width, as well as from a narrow product that is now in vogue.
3. Elegant. This tie knot is slightly different from the universal one. Just one more turn is added on the right side. You can achieve the desired knot size by experimenting with accessories of different widths or by changing the position of the wide and narrow ends.
4. Interesting. Perfectly harmonizes with high collars. Such a knot will be just a godsend in the winter. Woolen or cashmere products are suitable for this.
These were standard and simple tie knots, but there are knots that are more ornate and more interesting.
It is a double knot, due to which an additional thickening is formed on the tie. This option is often used for thin or products that have lost their original appearance. The following photo clearly shows how to tie a tie with a double knot.
This option is the simplest and fits a narrow buttoned shirt collar. The highlight of this method is that it is tied from the beginning to the end inside out. This option will initially require some effort, and the speed of tying depends mainly on the material from which the tie is made.
This knot is suitable for shirts with a standard collar. It has a straight long shape and is quite easy to tie.The knot has a wedge-shaped, slightly asymmetrical appearance, and also has the property of self-dissolving. Of course, it's not as easy as double-knotting a tie, but for people who don't want to master multiple techniques at once, this one is perfect.
This knot works well with flared collars. It turns out tight, wide and voluminous, while having a triangular shape. It is quite difficult to execute the node, the main difficulty is remembering the sequence of actions. Most often, "Windsor" can be found at official events.
This method is a simplified version of Windsor. It has an average width relative to the original method. The Half Windsor shape is triangular, symmetrical and best suited to standard width collars. The knot looks decent, but at the same time does not require much effort to design.
The tie knot has a rather non-standard shape. It is somewhat reminiscent of weaving a fishtail. Although this knot is difficult to perform, it is worth it, as it looks very impressive! The complexity of tying the "Eldridge" knot consists of 15 steps of its implementation. The procedure is different from all the others, because the main role is played by manipulations only with the narrow end of the tie. And after the knot is completed, the short remainder should be hidden behind the collarshirts. The "Eldridge" knot is more corporate than formal.
It can be concluded that there are different knots for tying the main male jewelry. How to tie a tie, a person chooses for himself. Of course, you should pay attention to the fabric from which this accessory is made, the color in which it is made, the suit and shirt to which the tie is worn. You should also take into account the event that the man was going to go to. If all the points are observed, the person will not look ridiculous, but rather a set of - an elegant look will attract attention.