That long piece of cloth, worn for decorative purposes generally by men, and is rested under the shirt collar and knotted at the throat, is called stropdassen in Dutch word or necktie in English.
There are several kinds of neckties, from the ascot tie, bow tie, bolo tie, zipper tie, cravat and clip-on tie, and these are usually unsized but commonly designed in a longer size. Some countries and cultures have men wear neckties as part of their office attire and also for formal wear, and though women can wear them as well, it is usually the men who often use this clothing accessory. Military, school, waitstaff and others, wear neckties as part of their uniform and some even would opt to wear it as part of everyday clothing attire. Neckties are traditionally worn with the top shirt button fastened, and would have the tie knot rests between the points of the collar.
As you try tying the tie for the first time, you would find it challenging especially in making it perfect. The colors and patterns of the tie are among the features you have to consider when you include it in your clothing outfit. Considering that there are many kinds of ties sold in the market, it is advisable that you get to know the simple techniques and styles to make a smart and proper way of wearing this clothing accessory.
Thus, here are some ideas on the things to consider when you pick the right tie for you and the manner in achieving it with less efforts.
Your first consideration is the size, and this means depending on the base of the lapel of your jacket, you choose the right collar and the proper width of the tie. To achieve this look, have the width of the tie almost look at the average width of the lapel which is 2 1/2 inches. Even if you have a body built that is large categorically, you can still wear a slim lapel but first make sure that your suit fits you well. Rule of thumb is that skinny ties are not to be worn for bigger body, while extra wide ties are not also suitable for slim men since this will not make them look bigger. For shorter men, it is advisable to wear a tie and lapel with a width of medium or narrow, since the height of the person is also an important feature to consider when wearing tie perfectly.
The fabric of the necktie is another feature to consider which means matching the tie to the shirt. As an example, if you are wearing a chambray shirt, avoid wearing a shiny and silky tie over this type of shirt, and instead get a plain silk or silk knit.