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Men & the art of neckties

There’re two kinds of popular tie knots — the classic Windsor, a double knot used by the British, and Half Windsor, a single knot popular with the Americans.
Hindustan Times | By Shweta Jai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2010 01:27 AM IST

There’re two kinds of popular tie knots — the classic Windsor, a double knot used by the British, and Half Windsor, a single knot popular with the Americans.

Never hang your tie knotted. Once you take it off, always undo the knot and then hang it. Else, this can result in permanent crush marks and damage your tie.

Never iron your tie. Simply hang it and any creases where the knot was will iron out on their own.

The best way to judge a tie for quality is to take its broad end in your hands and crush it. When you open your hand, the cloth should bounce back and take it’s original shape.

Your tie should always fall to the middle of your belt buckle.

Wear stripe-on-stripe correctly — where the shirt’s stripes are very thin, the tie’s stripes should be bolder and diagonal.

Knitted ties are seen as casual or party wear.

- Compiled by Shweta Jain with inputs from Tie Rack london

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