But after looking at several websites or YouTube videos discussing the art(or science) of wearing neckties, I found that there were several types of knots widely used, but that the specifics of wearing each type of knot was not well-defined. Ideally, you would want your final result to contain the following characteristics :
- The thick end of the tie should rest on your belt
- The thin end of the tie should be sufficiently tucked into its nest behind the thick end
- The knot at your neck should not be too tight nor too loose.
- The size of the knot should be adequate.
In my case, I prefer a half-Windsor knot, since it leaves room for both #1 and #2 to be satisfied, and not sacrifice the length of either side for the sake of a larger knot size. It does lend itself to slightly smaller knots, which, when combined with a slightly loose fit, creates a knot that doesn't fill in in between the collars. But I'd rather salvage my health than nitpick myself on small details like that.
However, even here, I made some custom "rules" so as to have consistent results :
- With the necktie on the rear end facing forth, put the lowest guideline in the middle of your shirt*
- Have the thin end rest in the middle of the lowest guideline
- Have the thick and thin end maintain a 30~40 degree angle*
- Tie the Simple Knot.
- There are a total of two visible guidelines when the thick end is put near the center of your body. There are two other guidelines towards the thinner end, which face the opposite direction to the visible guidelines when the thick end is put in the center of your body, but I'm guessing that those guidelines don't have much of a purpose? Correct me if I'm wrong here.
- Here, my "theory" is that the greater the angle between the two ends, the shorter the thicker end has to be, if you were to adhere to rule #1.
My question is, the following
- Is there anything wrong with any of my four rules?
- Does everyone make custom rules like this?