Master Going Tie-less

Master Going Tie-less

I received this question from a reader:

When I don’t wear a tie, I feel like my outfit looks incomplete. How do I master going tie-less?

This is what I shared with them:

When you’re skipping the tie, you’ll need to make sure your shirt is up to the task. Choose thicker fabric to ensure your shirt won’t “wilt” without a tie to stabilize it and pull it into shape. If you frequently go tie-less, consider creating a stiffer-than-usual collar for even more help with stabilization. And, of course, a shirt that fits you perfectly will always look better than one that’s merely close to fitting you and requires a tie to cover its inadequacy.

J Kent Erickson
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