Men’s Tie Knots and When to Use Them

Author: Necktie Advisor
March 5, 2008

Tie KnotThere are several different ways to tie a tie, but not every one of them is appropriate for every occasion – or every man. Here are five different knots for men’s ties, and when to use them.

Four-in-Hand

If you never knew there was more than one way to tie a tie, then most likely the four-in-hand is the knot you use. This is the most common knot used by men, but what most people don’t know is that it is also the most casual.

The four-in-hand method creates a knot that is fairly small and slightly asymmetrical. Because of the small size of this knot, it works well with almost any weight fabric, not to mention almost any collar style. You should not use the four-in-hand with spread or wide spread collars, which are usually found on more formal men’s dress shirts. In fact, the four-in-hand should generally not be worn in formal settings at all.

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Signs of Sophisticated Dresser

Author: Necktie Advisor
March 3, 2008

Men's Silk NecktieSome men seem to be able to pull off an aura of sophistication and success more easily than others. You know the type: Those whose suave manners and style of dress instantly make you think, “Millionaire,” even if they aren’t.

But what is their secret? What is it about these men that instantly give everyone the same impression, without them even having to open their mouths? Below are six things that you can utilize to make your appearance scream sophistication and demand respect.

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How to Dress with Cufflinks

Author: Necktie Advisor
February 19, 2008

CufflinkA cufflink a decorative fastener for the two sides of the cuff on a dress shirt or blouse.

Cufflinks are designed only for use with link cuffs (also known as French Cuffs), which have buttonholes on both sides but no buttons. These may be either single or double-length (”French”) cuffs, and may be worn either “kissing,” with the ends pinched together, or “barrel-style,” with one end overlapping the other. Kissing cuffs are usually preferred.

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