How to Tie a Tie: A Gentleman's Guide to Getting Dressed
"A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life," quipped Oscar Wilde, a fashion genius who could knot an ascot as well as he could turn a phrase. For the rest of us, there's How to Tie a Tie. Whether you have always wanted to master a classic Windsor knot or simply need to rustle up an acceptable bow tie, this is your personal guide to dressing seriously well.
Inside you'll find:
* Step-by-step instructions to knot neckties for casual, office, and evening wear
* Tailoring basics for sartorial excellence
* Guidlines for matching cufflinks to shirts, foldng pocket squares, and other essential finishing touches
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backside BARREL CUFF belly button bow shape collar style color Cross the wide cufflinks diagonal double-breasted dress shirt end is active end should rest eyelets fabric Fold the left formal occasions Four-in-Hand fourth buttons front Half Windsor knot by pulling knot loop look loop created loop from underneath loop just created navy neck loop NINE Tuck pair pattern Pinch and slide PLAID pocket square flat Pratt rest slightly second loop shoes show slightly underneath SILK skinny length slide the knot small end STEP EIGHT Tuck STEP FIVE Swing STEP FIVE Tuck STEP FOUR Cross STEP FOUR Swing STEP FOUR Tuck STEP NINE STEP ONE Begin STEP SEVEN Swing STEP SIX Tuck STEP THREE Fold STEP THREE Swing STEP TWO Fold STEP TWO Swing STEP TWO Tuck Swing the small Swing the wide Tighten the knot trousers Tuck the small Tuck the wide understated wide end Windsor knot WOOL