Purpose: To inform my audience on the proper way to tie a necktie. Introduction: Neckties today are worn for many different occasions whether it’s to better a job, for a formal occasion, or for a date with that special somebody. Today the tie is not only an important piece of attire, but is a tool to capitalize and maximize the latter. According to my audience analysis 9 out of the 14 people in class did not know to tie and tie. 5 out of the 14 knew the three common ways to tie a tie, though they may not have known how to tie a tie, and like me only 4 of the 14 knew how to tie only one of the many ways.
Thus, I wanted to further research this topic so I could learn for myself and educate others. I will first demonstrate one of the three most common ways to tie a tie, and then give you background information of each of the three, and finally the origin of the tie and how it came about. Preview: The three most common knots include: the Windsor knot, the Half- Windsor knot, and the Four-in-Hand knot. Body: I. I will demonstrate step by step how to properly tie a Windsor knot. (Visual Aid) 1. ) step one: start out with the large end of the necktie on your right side and the small end on your left.
The small end of the necktie should extend past your collar about one foot depending on how long you want the tie to be. Cross the large end of the tie over the small end. 2. ) step two: bring the large end of the necktie up through the loop of the tie 3. ) step three: move the large end of the necktie back down over the loop of the tie and back down your left side. 4. ) step four: now take the large end of the necktie and move it underneath the back of the tie. The tag of the necktie should be showing. 5. ) step five: take the wide end of the necktie through the top of the loop on the right side of the loop.
Once again the tag of the necktie should be showing. 6. ) step six: starting with the tip of the large end of the necktie, wrap around the triangle you have already made or called the base. The tag of your tie should be against your shirt now. 7. ) step seven: Take the large end of the tie and go up through the loop and down the tunnel you have created and pull it through the knot. 8. ) step eight: Pull the large end of the necktie tight and adjust the knot so it looks uniform and tight. Pull the necktie tight by holding the knot and pulling on the small end of the tie.
To get a nice dimple in your tie, push on the middle of the tie, and squeeze the sides up into the knot. Signpost: Now that I have demonstrated how to properly tie a tie I will give you a little background information on each of the three. II. ) The Windsor knot is referred to as the Double Windsor or the Full Windsor. 1. )As stated in Creative Attribution- ShareAlike(Wikepedia) the Windsor knot is named after Duke of Windsor. The Duke preferred a wider knot and his ties were specially made with thicker cloth in order to produce a wider knot.
Hence, the Windsor knot was created to emulate this wide knot but with regular ties 2. )When tied correctly the knot is tight and does not slip away. It is very comfortable to wear. The knot is symmetrical and well balanced. The large knot helps to show off its pattern or design when wearing a closed coat or jacket. It also helps to keep the throat warm during colder months. III. ) Next is the Half Windsor knot. 1. )This knot is similar to the Windsor knot, but is less bulky and easier to do. 2. This knot is ideal for lightweight fabrics, and the elegant triangular knot works well with an open collar or with a shirt (Necktie). This knot is suitable for just about any occasion. IV. ) Lastly is the Four-in-Hand knot. 1. )This is one of the easiest ways to tie a necktie. 2. )If tied correctly this knot has a professional appearance. This tie is less complicated and only wraps a couple of times. In fact this kn 3. )ot is most similar to that of zipper ties and clip on ties. Signpost: Now that you guys know a little about each of the knots I’ll talk about the origin of the tie and how it came about.
V. ) The origin of the tie dates back to 210 B. C as stated in Necktie. 1. ) China’s first emperor Shih Huang Ti was desperately afraid of death. The emperor’s idea of fixing this problem was to kill an entire army to keep him company into the next world. 2. ) Eventually his advisers persuaded him to take life size replicas instead. Each figure is different but in one aspect they are all exactly the same and that is the neck cloth. Historians say that the Chinese did not wear neck ties so the question as to why they wore these silk cloths remains a mystery.
One explanation is that because silk was a great luxury the cloth could have indicated the ultimate honor the emperor bestowed on his soldiers. Signpost: This is origin and how the tie came about Conclusion: Wearing a tie creates a stylish yet professional look. Tying a necktie is the first step toward serious life, so said Oscar Wilde (The). Neckties as simple as they may be play a huge role in how people perceive you. I hope you all have learned how to tie and a few facts that you will be able to put in use in planning your attire and heading out.