Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How to Tie a Tie from Blueberry Boutique

Blueberry Boutique presents How to Tie a Tie: Four Knots for Work, Dress, and CasualThis guide will review four basic tie knots
: the Four-In-Hand, Half Windsor, Windsor or Double Windsor, and the
Pratt Knot. Each of these knots should be gebined with the right
collar, shirt, and tie fabric to produce the desired effect of
confidence, from work to wedding or other event. Before you start:
Begin all knots by buttoning up the shirt all the way to the top and
flipping the collar up. Also, for these four knots, and in general when
tying a tie, start with the wide end hanging twice as long as the thin
end. Reminder: Keep the knot close to the neck and tight as you tie so you can avoid a lot of adjustment when finished.*VISUALS geING SOON!Four-In-Hand KnotThis knot is best for heavy fabric ties and a button down, tab collar with regular spread.It is a casual knot. Step 1) Cross the wider end over the narrow end.Step 2) Bring the wider end back across the narrow end underneath it

Step 3) Brinf the wider end back over the narrow end in front

Step 4) Pull the wider end up through the neck loop

Step 5) Bring the wider end through the knot created by the tie (NOT the loop around neck)

Step 6) Pull down and shape tie knotWindsor (or Double Windsor) KnotThis knot is triangular and thick and works best with spread collar shirts. It is a dress knot. Step 1) Cross the wider end over the narrow end on topStep 2) Bring the wider end up through the neck loop and then back down in frontStep 3)
Pull the wider end underneath the narrow to the right and back through
the loop and to the right again. The wider end will be inside out.Step 4) Bring the wider end acoss the front towards the left Step 5) Pull the wider end through the neck loop againStep 6) Pull the wider end through the front knot created by the tie.Step 7) Bring wider end down, tighten, and shape knotHalf-Windsor KnotThis knot works best with wider ties in lighter fabrics with a standard shirt collar. It is a slightly dressy knot, though more casual than the Windsor knot. It is suitable for most occasions.Step 1) Cross the wider end over the narrow end.Step 2) Bring the wider end around and behind narrow end and pull wide end up Step 3) Pull the wider end through neck loop Step 4) Bring the wider end around front towards the left Step 5) Bring the wider end up through the neck loop againStep 6) Pull the wider end through the knot created by the tie in frontStep 7) Pull down, tighten, and shape knotPratt KnotThis knot works best with wider ties in lighter fabrics and works with most dress shirts.It is a casual knot. Step 1) Begin with tie inside out. Cross the wider end under the narrow endStep 2) Bring the wider end over and under the narrow end, pull loop down and tightenStep 3) Bring wider end over to the right and pull it up through neck loopStep 4) Bring the wider end down through knot created by tieStep 5) Pull, tighten, and shape the knot

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