4 things you should know about tying a tie

GQ’s Creative Director Jim Moore and Style Editor Will Welch break down the basics of how to wear a tie, from getting the right length to mastering the GQ tie dimple. Here’s your essential can’t-go-wrong tie guide for looking dapper:

Get the length right

How long should your tie be?GQ‘s creative director says, “It’s all based on where your pant sits. You want to tie your tie so the corner of it hits the  top of the waist band, or the point of the tie should hit the middle of the belt.” It shouldn’t peek out of the gap of your jacket once you’ve buttoned up. ifdc

Go from passable to polish with the GQ tie dimple

The GQ tie dimple is the secret weapon in your tie arsenal. Here’s how to get it right:

  • Start off with a classic four around hand or the ‘four-in-hand’ knot.
  • When you’re almost done tying your tie, start formatting a crease just beneath the knot with your thumb and index finger.
  • GQ‘s creative director likes to pull down the narrow end of the tie to tighten the dimple, make the tie crisp, and “that knot really severe.”
  • Finally set it in place.


The ‘tie lift’ is everything

There’s nothing like a great, well-executed tie. Though mundane, at GQ tie lifts are everything. Here’s what you need to know about the tie lift.

  • Give a little movement and character to the tie by investing in a good tie bar.
  • Tug upwards, giving your tie a slack on the top.
  • Clip on the tie bar, to attach your tie to your shirt.
  • The tie bar gives your tie a little lift, and will keep it in place.


Ditch the silk

…. and match your tie with the season and ties that are “currently in style” instead. Your tie gives personality to your entire look so in summers, pair your linen or khaki suits with a slim cotton tie. Come winter, opt for a woolly tie in houndstooth, classic patterns or checks to compliment your tweed jacket. Tie-1 Source of Article: gqindia.com

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