For those of you who rarely dress up, tie season is upon us. It will kick off with Thanksgiving dinner, then various formal Christmas events and by New Years eve you will have worn more ties in the past month than you will the rest of the year. If you're out of practice, refreshing yourself on how to tie a tie and the best occasions for each knot will help you through the holidays. You'll want to choose a knot based which shirt you're pairing your tie with
. The half-windsor for example is best with straight ties on thin fabrics. Once you know which knot you're going to tackle, you'll need instructions. These instructions offer full step-by-step instructions with accompanying diagrams
When the festivities are over and you settle back into your jeans and t-shirt uniform, make sure that you clean and store your ties properly for the next occasion
. Always untie the knot before hanging it up on a tie rack. Make sure that you store your ties away from color-fading light. If you need to remove wrinkles from a tie, try rolling it up and leaving it for a few days.
Instead of dreading the formal Christmas party, treat yourself to a new tie (remember to check what dress she's wearing first so you complement it) and strut your stuff!
Tie knots(click thumbnails to view gallery)