HOW TO TIE A TIE
The first thing is don't rush. Leave at least 5 or 10 minutes, especially if you haven't tied a tie for a while, and doubly so if its an important event. Give yourself enough time to readjust or retie your tie.
The perfect knot always has a dimple and the wide end should hang lower than the thin end. The bottom tip of the wide end should be able to just touch the upper part of your belt.
When you're taking off the tie don't pull the thin end through the knot. Remove the tie by doing reversing the steps used tieing it.
Yanking the tie open ruins the shape of the tie. It's not quite as bad as leaving the tie knotted and hung on a rung waiting for the next time you need to use it. But it ruins it all the same.
A properly cared for tie lasts for years. An uncared for tie looks bad and is more difficult to tie.
One question that constantly comes up is how to judge where to start tieing your tie so the length come out correctly (the long wide end reaching the top of the belt). The secret starts with the knot. Tie your tie, take your time and make it perfect. Then carefully untie it so that you can measure the length of tie material that makes up the knot. Don't measure it with a tape. Instead stretch your hand out and remember the length.
Place your tie around your neck, let the wide end hang down to your belt buckle, now continue letting down the wide end equalling the length of what you just measured. Now the wide end of your tie will always end up at the top of your belt.
| Tie a Four In Hand Knot
| Tie a Pratt (Shelby) Knot
| Tie a Windsor Knot
| Get the Perfect Dimple