Whenever I attend events where people wear neckties, I usually encounter a number of men who don’t really seem to know how to properly tie a tie. The knot is loose and flat and even looks a bit sloppy.
In this post, I will show you how you can create an elegant looking tie knot every time, with any knot in seconds: Introducing the Tie Dimple!
To make things easier, I created a video where I show you exactly how a dimple is tied and what options you have to create your unique tie knot. It works with any kind of tie — no matter whether it is a silk tie, knit tie, wool tie etc…
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Always Opt For The Dimple
Basically, there are 2 ways to tie a tie knot, one with a dimple and one without. The people who usually tie a tie without a dimple are the ones who don’t really know there’s a different way to do it and oftentimes, it just happens to be that way, especially when the tie knot is rather loose. On the other hand, men who really know how to dress prefer a dimple in their tie because it gives the tie dimension. It gives a three dimensional sense, it’s elegant, it’s slightly different every time and it just adds character to your tie knot.
Let’s get started. First you flip up your collar. You want to have the top button of your shirt unbuttoned. Then, you just throw the tie around your neck, adjust the length, turn down your collar and button it. Make sure your back end has the right length. For me, it’s about a button up from my waistband, but it depends on what kind of pants you wear, how long your tie is and how long your torso is — so you simply have to figure it out. Next stop, tie the knot. It works with every knot.
The way to tie a tie without a dimple is like this, simply pull your tie through and this is the way a tie looks without the dimple. You can see the knot is very loose, there’s nothing there. It looks like a 13 year old just tied his tie.
How To Tie A Tie With A Center Dimple
You tie your tie just like you always do up until the part where you put the long end, the wide end, through the knot. Now, pull it gently so it’s always all the way down and then, you reach in with your fingers and you create a little gap in there. You can hold it in together with your fingers then gently pull it through. You’ll see it’ll form a dimple at the bottom of your tie and you adjust it. Now you pull the short end and bring it all the way up to your collar. Voila! the dimple.
How To Tie A Tie With A Side Dimple
Here’s another variation of the center dimple. Basically what you do is get in and you just make a little fold on the side you want the dimple on, and then you pull through the wide end through the knot. So basically, you get a dimple slightly to the side. You can do it with either side, you don’t need to pinch at the top and that way you can add a little variation to your tie knots and tie it the way you like it. Thank you!
You can also find this tutorial on How To Tie A Dimple on Youtube.