Every man you speak to who’s worn ties for a number of years has a few tips and tricks to offer when it comes to tying the perfect knot, but they won’t all work for you. In fact, hearing from multiple sources may only confuse you. Luckily, it’s not so much about how you knot your tie, but buying the right tie in the first place.
The Zipper Tie
Stock your closet with men’s zipper ties and never worry about getting the perfect knot again. These ties go around the neck, so you’ll still have the material back there beneath your collar so it really looks like a traditional tie. The difference is you simply pull the knot higher to tighten it; no looping the knot together required.
If you don’t care about a tie going all the way around your neck — after all, most of the time, people can’t see it behind your neck under the collar anyway — a clip-on tie might be what you’re looking for. It’s a better option for jobs such as law enforcement, security, and safety inspection as well because you can quickly break away the tie in potentially dangerous situations.
Clip-On Tie Conversion
What if you already have a favorite tie and you just want to know how to knot it perfectly? Practice makes perfect, but if you’d rather not devote a large portion of your day to getting it right, have a professional convert it into a clip-on tie for a modest fee. Keep your favorite tie and lose the headache of tying it perfectly.
Ask a sales representative to tell you more about what ties will make your mornings easier by always offering the perfect knot. All ties can be tied into a knot that looks amazing, but some varieties make it easier for you than others. Plus, no one’s going to be able to tell they’re anything but traditional ties.