Tying the Tie – The Latest Trends
Men do not just wear ties for work which is why the tie is becoming more and more popular as a fashion item. You can now buy a tie for any occasion and to suit any style but how do you tie one? And which way is the trendiest? Well, read on to find out.
As well as having different types of ties there are also many different ways to tie them. The most popular being a four in hand knot. This is easy to do and is mainly used for the everyday work tie. It is a great way to start learning how to tie a tie because it only requires a few steps so while you are rushing out the door for work or you are teaching your son, this knot is the one.
-Place the tie around your neck ensuring that it is tucked under your collar. The wide end should hang longer than the thin end. Hold both ends in your hands and place the wider end over the narrow end.
-The wide end should go round the back of the narrow end so it is on the side it started on. Put it up through the neck hole that you have created and pull it down so that both ends are both hanging together in front of you.
-Take the wide end and pass it through the knot you have created. Pull to tighten.
Another classy, more traditional knot is the Windsor knot. This looks very good with an expensive French shirt and will show that you take pride in your appearance. This knot is more sturdy than the four in hand knot and will suit a more expensive and longer tie.
-Again place the tie around your neck with the wider end hanging lower. Cross wide end over the narrow end so that it does a full circle.
-Take the wide end and push it up through the neck hole that you have now created.
-Take the wide end and wrap it behind the knot.
-Put the wide end through the neck hole, this time from the top downwards.
-Place the wide end around the front of the knot tidily.
-Again bring the wide end up through the neck hole and tuck through the knot you have created. Pull to tighten.
The Windsor knot gives a much more stylish look and makes an expensive suit stand out. One sure fire way to stand out from the crowd is to have a fashionable tie. You could go for a plain tie (pink is very in style for men at the moment) or you could go for a funky pattern.
There are so many styles of tie you will be spoiled for choice. Even women are getting in on the act. Men’s fashion for women is becoming ever more popular and so now women are privy to their own range of women’s ties! No longer do men have the domination but women are getting in on the action too!