Some Pointers in Wearing Neckties
Men usually wear this long piece of cloth called tie or necktie or stropdassen in Dutch, and it rests under the shirt collar and knotted at the throat for decorative purposes.
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. Men and boys in some cultures would wear neckties as a formal wear or part of regular office attire. There are women that wear neckties although not as often as the men and boys. 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 way neckties are worn traditionally are with the top shirt button fastened, and then a tie knot would rests between collar points.
The general ways to knot neckties can be classified based on their level of difficulty and there are four kinds of these, which are the four-in-hand knot as the most common, the Pratt knot or Shelby knot, the half-Windsor knot, and the full Windsor knot or the Windsor knot because of the most number of procedures when the knot is done.
It is a traditional choice especially for professionals to wear ties and make it part of their office attire. The wearing of neckties is viewed as a demarcation between work and leisure time. This is based on the theory that with something present on your neck, it would serves to remind you to focus on the job at hand, and once a tie is loosened up, would signal that you can already relax.
It is sometimes challenging for men to tie a knot and do it perfectly especially for the first time. Colors and patterns are things that you have to pay attention too when opting for a necktie to wear so that you will not like wearing a decoration around your neck. It is therefore recommended to start with the most simple styles and techniques as you learn the proper etiquette of wearing ties, especially there are many kinds sold in the market.
When picking the right tie for yourself, there are some things to consider and achieve it without so much effort. You will have to look into your body size, the fabric, colors and patterns. For example, if your body built is large, it is not good to wear skinny ties, and conversely, slim men should avoid wearing extra wide ties.