WEAR­ING A NECK­TIE FOR IDEN­TITY

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MAIKA BOLATIKI

ikipedia says that 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.

The wear­ing of ties is com­mon nowa­days.

Neck ties are gen­er­ally un­sized, but may be avail­able in a longer size. In some cul­tures 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.

Some choirs tak­ing part in a com­pe­ti­tion, they make or­der for spe­cial neck­ties as part of their uni­form.

Most schools in Fiji, their stu­dents wear neck­ties as part of the school uni­form. In many cases stu­dents are in­den­ti­fied by neck­ties.

Ac­cord­ing to Wikipedia the use of coloured and pat­terned neck­ties in­di­cat­ing the wearer’s mem­ber­ship in a club, mil­i­tary reg­i­ment, school, pro­fes­sional as­so­ci­a­tion etcetera, dates only from late19th cen­tury Eng­land.

Most se­condary schools here in Fiji main­tain neck­ties with a spe­cific de­sign as part of their school uni­forms. Many pri­vate pri­mary schools also re­quire stu­dents to wear ties.

In some schools ties are worn on spe­cial oc­ca­sions with the school blazer or by pre­fects.

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 their

the Wind­sor knot.

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