Tie tips Lalle Johnson
How should you tie a tie?
There is only one way, a simple four-in-hand knot. There are so many thick ties in circulation today where alternative knots such as half-windsor and Windsor are far too wide. With a very thin tie a good tip is to instead make a double four-in-hand which fills out the knot somewhat.
What is the biggest mistake men make?
Very few men really know how to wear a tie. First of all they do not draw the tie tight enough which makes it fall flat. A quality tie should have an elegant fall with a stylish hollow below the knot. My tip is to invest in a quality tie. It has so much more life than a polyester tie.
Who are the leading tie-wearers of our time?
Dead heat between Prince Charles and Gianni Agnelli. Prince Charles admittedly uses a halfWindsor knot, but he pulls it tight which gives a neat and elegant result. Agnelli certainly showed that the tie is not only a matter of correct tying, but how one actually wears it. Agnelli had a penchant for slightly thicker cashmere ties and always had a nice fall where the tie came out from the collar.