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Some Things to Know about Neckties

Stropdassen is a Dutch term for necktie, which is a long piece of cloth worn around the neck for decorative purposes, usually worn by men, and is rested under the shirt collar and knotted at the throat to create the look.

There are various types of necktie, such as the ascot tie, bow tie, bolo tie, zipper tie, cravat and clip-on tie, and the ties that descended from cravat that are considered as the modern ties are ascot and bow tie. Neckties are available in longer size but usually are sold unsized. Some cultures make part of regular office attire and formal wear and usually worn by men. There are women that wear neckties although not as often as the men and boys. Everyday clothing attire is also another use of neckties like being part of a uniform in the military, school and wait staff. The traditional way a necktie is worn is with the top shirt button fastened, and the tie know is located between the 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.

Especially for professionals, wearing of ties in the office is a preferred tradition. The wearing of neckties is viewed as a demarcation between work and leisure time. The physical presence of something around a person’s neck would, according to the theory, that it would remind a person to get down and focus on his work, and conversely, when the tie is loosened up already, would signal that the person is going to relax already.

It is sometimes challenging for men to tie a knot and do it perfectly especially for the first time. As you choose what necktie to wear, it is advisable to pay attention to the colors and patterns to avoid looking like a Christmas lantern is part of your outfit. 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.

There are some suggestions that you can follow so that you will achieve picking the right tie for you in without so much effort on your part. You will have to look into your body size, the fabric, colors and patterns. To cite an example, men with large body build should refrain from wearing slim lapel, while men that are slim is advised not to wear extra wide ties.

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