A country tie will complement every outfit and occasion, and should be a staple part of any man’s wardrobe.
Available in a variety of colours and styles, it is easy to find a country tie to suit every taste and those made of quality silk materials are comfortable to wear and last several years with the right care.
Learning how to tie your country tie correctly is perhaps the most important thing, as a poorly tied tie can make a smart outfit look scruffy.
There are four different knots for you to choose from:
- The Windsor
- The Half Windsor
- The Four-in-Hand
- The Pratt knot
The Half Windsor knot is perhaps one of the most popular as it is easier to tie than the Windsor knot, but looks just as good.
Here are some simple steps to tying your Half Windsor knot:
- Place the tie around your neck with the wide end slightly lower than the narrow end.
- Cross the wide end of our country tie over the narrow end, and make a second turn around the narrow end just above the first.
- Take the wide end behind the triangle you have created, and pull it up behind, and bring it forward.
- Now take the wide end and slide it down through the loop you have created.
- The half Windsor knot is now complete; to make a neat knot simply hold the narrow end and pull on the wide end of form the perfect shape.
- Your tie should be long enough to sit level with your belt once tied.
As with most things in life, practice makes perfect, so if your first attempt did not work out, give it another go.
Now you have a great country tie and you know how to tie it, you just need a party to go to!