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Wish you had a personal valet? These Howcast videos are the next best thing. You'll learn how to pick clothes that make you look thinner; buy the best jeans for your body; choose a tie; determine your tuxedo size; tie a Windsor knot; fold a pocket square; measure your collar; tie a bow tie; and much more.
You Will Need
- Dress shirt
Lift up collar
Lift up the collar of your shirt.
Button top button
Button the top button of your shirt.
Drape tie around neck
Drape the tie around your neck with the wider end of the tie on your right. It should be dangling about 12 inches below the skinny end of the tie. The seam should be facing your shirt.
Cross wide end over skinny end
Cross the wide end of the tie toward the left over the front of the skinny end of your tie.
Turn wide end underneath
Turn the wide end back underneath the narrow end toward the right.
Cross wide over skinny end again
Again, cross the wide end over the front of the skinny end toward the left.
Pull wide end underneath loop
Pull the wide end of the tie up and underneath the loop around your neck with the seam facing out.
Bring wide end down through knot
Hold the front of the forming knot loosely with your index finger creating a space for the wide end of the tie to be brought straight down through the front of the knot, with the seam facing your shirt.
Tighten knot slowly
Tighten the knot slowly and carefully to the collar of your shirt by holding the narrow end of the tie and sliding the knot up into position.
Fold collar down & survey work
Fold your collar down and survey your work: The narrow end of your tie should be hidden behind the wide end, which should fall to your beltline. Put on your jacket, and you’re ready to go.