There is this long pieceof cloth that is usually worn by men around their neck for decorative purposes, called a necktie or stropdassen in Dutch word, and this is usually knotted around the throat and rested under the shirt collar.
There are several kinds of neckties, from the ascot tie, bow tie, bolo tie, zipper tie, cravat and clip-on tie, and these are usually unsized but commonly designed in a longer size. This clothing accessory is usually worn by men, although women wear them sometimes, and in some cultures and countries, part of the regular attire for men in the office is to wear this and also in formal wear. Military, school, waitstaff and others, wear neckties as part of their uniform and some even would opt to wear it as part of everyday clothing attire. The traditional way to wear neckties is with the top shirt button fastened and the tie knot is rested between the collar points.
In many times, men would find tying a tie with perfection as challenging especially when doing it the first time. It is advisable that as you make this clothing accessory a part of your outfit, that you need to pay special consideration to the color and pattern of the tie. Since there are different designs and kinds of ties in the market, it would be smart for you to start with the very simple way on how and when to wear this clothing accessory.
There are things therefore to be considered when you pick the right tie for you, and some ideas to minimize efforts in achieving it.
Size matters in tie, and this is your first consideration, with the base on the lapel of your jacket, match the right collar and proper width of the tie. To achieve this look, have the width of the tie almost look at the average width of the lapel which is 2 1/2 inches. Men with large body built can wear a slim lapel but first should make sure that the suit fits them well. Rule of thumb is that skinny ties are not to be worn for bigger body, while extra wide ties are not also suitable for slim men since this will not make them look bigger. For shorter men, it is advisable to wear a tie and lapel with a width of medium or narrow, since the height of the person is also an important feature to consider when wearing tie perfectly.
Another feature of the tie that men have to consider when matching it to the shirt is the fabric of the necktie. As an example, if you are wearing a chambray shirt, avoid wearing a shiny and silky tie over this type of shirt, and instead get a plain silk or silk knit.