The Significance of Wearing a Necktie
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.
Ascot and bow ties are considered as the modern necktie, and other kinds of ties are zipper tie, cravat and clip-on ties. 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. Some make neckties part of their everyday clothing attire like part of a uniform for school, wait staff and military. The way neckties are worn traditionally are with the top shirt button fastened, and then a tie knot would rests between 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.
Ties are a favored part of office attire traditionally among professionals. It is viewed, that the wearing of ties would asset a line 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. While you are still starting how to wear neckties in the proper manner, it is advisable that you start with the very simple techniques and styles especially you have many choices 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.