Wrong Ways to Wear a Tie

The calendar reminder sounds: Thursday meeting at 9:00. Jump out of bed… The questions fuse: what tie to wear with this suit? How to make a good tie knot ? Is the tie mandatory for this meeting? I will not write them here, there is so much…

One morning, sitting on the edge of the bed, I figured that if all these existential questions remained unanswered, they could very quickly ruining my morning routine (check Facebook | my traditional shaving ritual: a small coffee).

So I looked for solutions to move forward and not make a mistake when I’m wearing a tie. It would be a shame to miss because the tie is according to me, one of the best accessories to dress up a formal outfit, enhance a costume or, in a more subtle way, bring out the color of her eyes.

Result of the races? I have compiled for you a list of mistakes to avoid (really) when you’re wearing a tie. Then, today, no more excuses for not wearing a tie from time to time, go ahead and treat yourself!

Wear a badly tied tie

In the list of mistakes to avoid that I identified, there is one that I see very often: the badly tied tie! It is a little true social phenomenon, evidenced by the many blogs dedicated to Mr President dress nonchalance. His tie whether badly knotted, wrong or else twisted, I think that he will have tried everything by the end of his term, except perhaps, wear it properly.

I read this sentence on a post-it notes stuck on a friend’s computer screen. I asked him what he thought of this quote. After you told me everything good he thought of Oscar Wilde, he said that, while the English poet was not in half and that the language was probably a bit drastic (to be read in the context of the time), but that everything stated in this sentence! That tie is the basis of a formal outfit, that behind this elegant accessory there is also a little bit of philosophy.

On my side, I also think that to learn how to make a tie knot, is part of the basics that every elegant man should master and that there is nothing worse than wearing a badly knotted tie. In my case, it has not left me the choice. I got to do my first node, when I was minot, standing on a Chair in the living room. The context was that of learning, of the kind: “I’ll show you once, after you do it.” In the end, it took 5 minutes. But was it really that I’m wearing a tie with a cowboy hat?

Do not match his tie to his shirt

The assortment… default is the classic mistake when you’re wearing a tie and that really stings the most eyes! Simply plug BFM TV for realizing it. On the side of presenter, no problem in general because the designers ensure the grain. While the other side of the camera, let it go often turns to the Carnival… Confetti and tutti quanti!

The speed to which parade the soundbites, there is a true festival of bad taste orchestrated by many politicians filmed, at short notice, in the room of the 4 columns of the National Assembly for example. Well, given the nicknames of some, such as “red jacket”, “Strawberry Woods’ etc. we don’t expect wonders either!

When I wear a tie, I try always to match it with my shirt and my costume. By dint of wearing, I’m getting a required type that make me save time.Take the example of a gray flannel suit. For this outfit, I very often opt for a shirt tie combo carmine red. A very chic timeless classic, for which I pay attention to the width of the tie!

Wear a stained tie

You went to the bar next door, it was Thursday, the day of the burgers- fried homemade or part of the butcher. You’re tempted (am 100% agree with you) and then Wham… the task on the beautiful tie. Thankfully, there are fixes. The first, and it of one that I recommend to everyone, remove that darn tie to limit the damage. No need to stain until the end of lunch.

Then several options. In general, I end my day without a tie, which suits me very well. After we can have imperatives. For these situations, which can be very annoying becoming glass, I recommend you always have in your drawer one tie spare.

It can be new in packaging (a must) or else already worn, but in a package too. Packaging (tissue paper, bag of freezing etc.) your tie will not wipe the dust that haunt the bottom of your drawer.

This option is my favorite, I also improved over the years leaving as a ‘pack night’ with all the necessary toiletries (toothbrush, comb, razor, perfume samples) and a spare (shirt and underwear) suit. All stored and protected, just like the tie, ready to go. This is by far my preferred solution, but there is another.

If something goes wrong with a tie, there are also water Scarlet! I refer to the operating instructions of the product  seriously, entrust rather your tie to a Dyer!

Wear a tie too short or too long

The error of the tie too short or too long stems, as a general rule, the consequences of the previous rule. In most cases, when a tie is badly knotted, there are chances to make it also badly adjusted: QED. Even if there are the counter-examples because I saw beautiful knots on ties too short or too long!

To wear a tie, the ideal length is located just above your belt buckle. If you don’t wear a seat belt because you use braces for example or clamping legs of your pants, take as a benchmark the button from the top of your pants or, if necessary, buttoning leg that serves to hide the buttons of his pants.

How wide to choose when you buy a tie?

I refer you to section of the blog dedicated to the topic: ” How to choose the width of a tie? .” A nice picture on the cover of the post! I would recommend a width of 7 or 7.5 cm, below c is too slim and above it’s too broad… There is a bonus in the article that explains what you can do with ties that would be too broad.

Can you wear a tie that is humorous?

Clowns ties should absolutely stay in your closet, except in exceptional circumstances of widespread recklessness which call at times laughing and debauchery. I am thinking of the theme “evening chic-Detail shock! This theme of the evening is the perfect opportunity to highlight your Homer Simpsons tie! Go for it

Loïc

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