Some Pointers in Wearing Neckties
That long piece of cloth worn around the neck usually by men, is called necktie or in Dutch, stropdassen, and it is usually for decorative purposes, that rests under the shirt collar and knotted at the throat.
The different kinds of tie are ascot tie, bow tie, bolo tie, zipper tie, cravat and clip-on tie, where ascot and bow tie are the modern necktie that descended from the cravat. Neckties are available in longer size but usually are sold unsized. Neckties are worn in some cultures by men and boys as a formal wear or part of the attire for office. Although not as often as men or boys, some women wear it too. Other uses of neckties are as part of uniform in military, school or wait staff, and some make it a part of their everyday clothing attire. The traditional way a necktie is worn is with the top shirt button fastened, and the tie know is located between the collar points.
To knot neckties, there are four general ways to do it based on their level of difficulty, and these are the most common four-in-hand knot, the Pratt knot or Shelby knot, the half-Windsor knot, and the Windsor knot or full Windsor, which is the thickest of the four knots considering it has the most number of steps.
It is a traditional choice especially for professionals to wear ties and make it part of their office attire. It is viewed, that the wearing of ties would asset a line between work and leisure time. The physical presence of something around a person’s neck would, according to the theory, that it would remind a person to get down and focus on his work, and conversely, when the tie is loosened up already, would signal that the person is going to relax already.
It is sometimes challenging for men to tie a knot and do it perfectly especially for the first time. As you choose what necktie to wear, it is advisable to pay attention to the colors and patterns to avoid looking like a Christmas lantern is part of your outfit. Considering there are many varieties of ties sold in the market, it would be smart for you to start with the very simple styles and techniques while you are still starting to learn the proper way of wearing them.
There are some suggestions that you can follow so that you will achieve picking the right tie for you in without so much effort on your part. Your considerations would revolve around your body built or size, the fabric, colors and patterns. To cite an example, men with large body build should refrain from wearing slim lapel, while men that are slim is advised not to wear extra wide ties.