March 11, 2008

Buying a dress shirt can often be a tricky business. Men’s button down shirts need to fit properly at the neck and cuffs, in addition to having the proper sleeve length and torso fit. A shirt that is too small or too large will make you look unkempt and unprofessional. Unfortunately, many men buy shirts that don’t fit properly, either because they don’t realize how a dress shirt is supposed to fit, or because the salesperson didn’t measure them properly. To help you avoid these hang-ups and find the perfect fit for your dress shirts, follow these simple guidelines.
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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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