on Buying a Tie
are some tips that may help you when you go buy a tie:
your suit jacket and shirt with you. Try the tie on and see if the color,
pattern and texture of the tie fit your suit jacket and shirt.
a tie that is cut on the bias, which means the tie is cut across the
threads of the cloth diagonally. Wearing ties that are not cut on
the bias may not look nice since they turn round instead of going
down straight. It is easy to check if a tie is cut on the bias. Just
take the narrow end of the tie and hold it up in the air. If the tie
goes down straight, it is cut on the bias. If it turns round, you
should consider not buying it.
the quality of the tie. Make sure the tie does not have any loose
threads. In particular, pay attention to the first 20-30cm of the
wide end since this is the part that is visible to others.
sure the length of the tie fits your height. If you are tall or if
you like tying larger necktie knots, you need a longer tie. You
should try the tie on and make sure the tip of the wide end reaches
sure the width of the narrow part of the tie is slightly smaller
than the height of the collar. The collar should cover the tie
completely so that the tie cannot be seen at the back of the collar.
you are preparing for an important occasion, do not go to the tie
store at the last minute. You need to leave plenty of time for the
tie store to make any necessary alterations or tailoring. For example,
if you are very tall, you may want to ask the tailor to lengthen the
tie or order a custom-made one.
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