When you need to look your best for a job interview, wedding, funeral, or other event, picking the right knot for your tie is important. The tie is an important thing to get right because most people will spend time looking at your face, and the knot is the closest thing to your face. Everybody will see it.
You want to pick your knot based on two things - the collar on your shirt and the shape of your face and body. Two good guidelines will help set you on the right track.
1. A wider face requires a wider knot.
2. Your knot should fill the gap in your collar.
There are a bunch of sites that will guide you through the right collar, and some great YouTube videos on how to tie the actual knot. Don't just pick a knot and go with it out of habit or desperation. Spend a few minutes choosing the right knot and make sure you look your best.
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