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How to Tie-a-Tie for Ngee Ann Polytechnic Students

  • July 18, 2016

A well-designed and well-tied tie enhances a man’s image. Very glad to be invited back to Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Business to share with the young men on how to select and tie a tie.

When is a tie a good tie? To test whether a tie is well-made, hold it up by its smaller end and see if it twists or hangs straight. A well-made tie should hang straight. A tie should always be properly untied and not simply slipped off without undoing the knot. Hung up overnight, the creases will then straighten out. For a professional look, always use a silk tie and not a polyester one.

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During men’s grooming workshops, I would usually introduce the Windsor Knot. The Windsor Knot is a thick, wide and triangular tie knot that projects confidence. It would therefore be the knot of choice for presentations, job interviews and important meetings. It is best suited for spread collar shirts and it’s actually quite easy to do.

To tie the Windsor Knot, select a tie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below:


“A well tied tie is the first serious step in life” – Oscar Wilde. I wish the young men all the very best in their future endeavours.

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