How to Tie a Tie is a short illustrated book written by Crown Publishing’s giftbook imprint , Potter Style. The book is cleverly decorated in a cloth cover resembling an English Regimental striped necktie.
The opening chapters of the book give a brief rundown on selecting ties to coordinate with your outfit. This was somewhat informative but also a bit confusing. The confusion came when discussing the importance of matching your ties and suits to the same “weather spectrum”. This is never defined and I was left wondering if they were talking about warm vs. cool colors or atmospheric conditions. To confuse the matter even more, the book alluded to both without clarifying what was meant. In one tip they related this to either “hot or cold” spectrum and in another, suggested a flannel or tweed suit with a woolly tie on cold days and a cotton tie and chambray denim shirt on warmer days with a seersucker or khaki suit. Is this the weather spectrum matching or is it the warm vs. cool colors?
The rest of the book was wonderful! It included some classic knots that everyone should know as well as some modern knots. My favorite, which I personally mastered a couple of years ago is the Trinity knot. If you have yet to discover the joys of the Trinity knot I would encourage you to give it a shot.
In short, I think this is a wonderful gift book for anyone who is into this sort of thing. It has useful information for the beginner and advanced man who is looking to spruce up his style. The instructions are simple and we’ll illustrated with photographs for each step. This is a good addition to any wardrobe.
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