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Twill ties – the neck-wear specialists.
The range covers the entire spectrum of ties for all occasions and for all tastes. Fabrics are carefully selected and range from polyester to pure silk, both with printed and woven designs.
A necktie or simply tie is a long piece of cloth worn for decorative purposes around the neck, resting under the shirt collar and knotted at the throat.
Variants include the ascot tie, bow tie, bolo tie, zipper tie, cravat and clip-on tie. The modern necktie, ascot, and bow tie are descended from the cravat. Neck ties are generally unsized, but may be available in a longer size. Men and boys wear neckties as part of regular office attire or formal wear. Some women wear them as well but usually not as often as men. Neckties can also be worn as part of a uniform (e.g. military, school and waitstaff), whereas some choose to wear them as everyday clothing attire. Neckties are traditionally worn with the top shirt button fastened, and the tie knot resting between the collar points. Among younger men, neckties are sometimes worn as a casual item, tied loosely around the neck, with the top shirt button unfastened.
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There are four main knots used to knot neckties. In rising order of difficulty, they are:
- the four-in-hand knot. The four-in-hand knot may be the most common.
- the Pratt knot (the Shelby knot)
- the half-Windsor knot
- the Windsor knot (also redundantly called the “full Windsor”). The Windsor knot is the thickest knot of the four, since its tying has the most steps.
View some tie knot techniques in our styling tips section.