A guide to formal style statement of wearing a tie

A formal necktie is something that changes one’s look substantially. This ensemble looks simple but it is complicated enough to transform fashion completely. Wearing a tie appropriately requires some basic know how. Apart from catching eyes of fashion police, wearing a tie wrongly could bring awkward social faux pass. Coordination with the right kind of shirt, the knots, size and pattern mean a lot while wearing a tie. One doesn’t have to master the art of tie wearing but knowing how to wear is a large advantage. Here are three basics of a tie to give you a comprehensive gist.

What should be the size of a tie?

The width of a tie is measured at the widest point. The widest point is right before the tapered tip of formal ties. Choosing the appropriate size depends on your buildup and maintaining adequate proportionality. If you have a broad body, add a little extra width. If you are slender cut off some the width size. The same follows with the length. Use a short tie if you have a shorter height and use a longer one if your height is more. The right-hand rule to select length is that, the tip of the tie should just pass the trouser waist.

The Knot means a lot in formal ties

Besides bow ties, formal ties feature three primary type of knots. Four in Hand, Half Windsor and Full Windsor are the classic styles of tie knots. Four in Hand and Half Windsor knots are perfect for tall persons, because they use less of the tie’s length. The former type matches perfectly with shirts having narrow collar. Half Windsor knot matches most with thick and medium width ties. In contrast, Full Windsor or simply Windsor is perfect for persons with wider neck. This knot involves two wrappings, matching perfectly with wide spread collars.

The Art of choosing the perfect color of tie

The color of a tie is defined by the natural complexion he or she has as well as the color of dress. Also, the occasion or sense of wearing a tie is an important factor. Red colored tie is called ‘power tie’ because it can work as the strong attraction when match with light colored shirt. Choose a tie with low contrasting color if you have light skin and hair color. Similarly, tie with high contrasting color are good for persons with dark and medium skin color.