I received this question from a reader:
How do I tie different length ties right the first time?
This is what I shared with them:
We’ve got a simple way to help you know exactly where to start your knot, with any length of necktie.
- Tie your regular knot.
- Carefully untie and measure the length of fabric used in knot.
- Slide the thick (wide) end of your necktie down so that length of fabric used in the knot sits just below your belt buckle.
- Hold the necktie in position carefully and tie the knot again.
QUICK TIP: Find an easy approximation of the knot fabric length (such as fingertip to fingertip of your outstretched hand, or two hand widths, etc.) and use that as your measurement each time instead of using a ruler.