This will be by first post in my Men’s Interest segment of The Shanty Town. I am very excited to finally be expanding in this direction. I promise to keep this section entirely devoted to Men and the things that interest you. If there is a topic you would like to read about contact me through comments, on Facebook or twitter and I’ll get right on it. Enjoy.
I’m going to kick off Men’s Interests with a question I get all the time and only one person in the crowd ever seems to know the answer to. How do you tie a tie? Below I’ve provided step by step instructions on two types of knots to cover each mans height and girth. If you’ve mastered the basics and would like to try more intricate looks click here.
First I’m going to be showing you a tie called The Four in Hand. This is probably the most common way I’ve seen men wearing their ties and it’s also very simple. I recommend this look for tall or medium height men because it is an elongated look and can make a shorter man look dwarfish.
A good tie for shorter men would be The Double Windsor. It has a larger knot so it draws up the length of the tie making your torso seem longer. It is however a more difficult knot to master but with a little practice you should be tying it with ease.
That’s it really not much to it other than a little practice. Now you will be able to impress your wives and friends with your knowledge of how to properly tie a tie. I plan to make one Men’s Interest article per week so keep in touch. You can sign up for our newsletter or connect via twitter and Facebook to get updates when new posts are published.
- The Perfectly Tied Tie (answers.com)
- The Knot Of Windsor (forgetthepain.net)
- The Art of Vintage Manliness: Ties (swungover.wordpress.com)
- Check out Bow Tie Vintage Classics (coutureeventsbylottie.com)
- Tie Tying Contest (andrewbwatt.wordpress.com)