If you’re a P.G. Wodehouse fan, then you know the value of wearing a tie. After all, didn’t Jeeves teach us about that piece of silk cloth with this simple statement…
“What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?”
“There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter.”
Bertie Wooster became a gentleman’s style icon because he had Man Friday to help him out. Most of us only have the mirror. But if you can’t tie a tie, don’t worry! It’s an easy-to-acquire skill that only requires patience and a few minutes.
With a website like Tie-A-Tie, you can learn these four life skills:
- Tie a necktie.
- Tie a bow tie.
- Tie a Men’s Scarf.
- Fold a Pocket Square.
Look in the Mirror to Tie-A-Tie
Most of us use one knot throughout our lives. But how many ways are there to tie a tie? So far, I’ve found 30. The actual number is probably more. But you only need to know the major ones, and for that, this site has you covered.
At Tie-A-Tie, you will come across the everyday Windsor knot on one hand and the exotic Murrell or Eldredge on the other.
The step-by-step illustrated instructions and the video how-tos should help to make even the most impossible knots less frustrating. I prefer the illustrations, but the video instructions can help you learn how your fingers can pirouette around your neck.
Here’s a common-sense tip: play the YouTube videos at slower-than-normal speed to understand the twists and turns of the techniques.
Keep Going Until You Master the Tie
Tie-A-Tie wants you to make a style statement, so take advantage of its other guides that teach you the subtle art of manly elegance:
- Start with general tie-wearing tips, like how to find the right length for a tie and how to untie a tie correctly.
- The tie length calculator could be a wardrobe accessory if you are a regular tie wearer. Bookmark it right away.
- Buy your neckties online at the right places. Ties-Necktie.com and Bows-n-Ties.com are recommended.
- Extra points for dress guides on necktie accessories, black tie, white tie, interview dress, and make your own DIY bow tie.
In the end, I would also suggest that you read through the Tie-A-Tie blog for some interesting posts. For the right impression at the next party, quickly catch the Top 20 Menswear Faux Pas to Avoid in 2017.
Tie-A-Tie does a great job with the instructions, but it’s not the only site that teaches you how to tie a knot. Also, remember that wearing a tie is only cosmetic. It’s more important to carry the right attitude along with it.
How many tie knots have you mastered so far? Which is your preferred style?