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Half Windsor Knot – How to Tie a Tie – Part IV

Since we talked to you about the Windsor Tie Knot last time, we’ll talk to you about a modification of that as well: the Half Windsor Tie Knot! This is how it’s done…

Once you learn this stuff, if you need some new ties to practice on, make sure to check out our Fall 2009 Collection of Ties πŸ™‚

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1) Cross over the thick end of your tie over the thin end.

2) Bring the wide end back underneath the thin end of the tie.

3) Now flip over the wide end through the main loop of the tie such that it ends up behind the thin end.

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4) Now move the wide end to the right side.

5) Flip the wide end through the main loop of the tie again (but don’t bring it down yet).

6) Now carefully pull through the wide end through the knot of the tie, and tighten it from there… and you’re done!

Thanks again to the guys from Harry Rosen’s for providing the images for this post!

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Windsor Tie Knot – How to Tie a Tie Part III

One of the most popular tie knots is the Windsor Tie Knot and so we’re dedicating this blog post to talk about how it’s done πŸ™‚ Oh… and afterwards, you should really check out our tie of the month πŸ™‚

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1) As with most tie knots, just grab the wide end and cross it over the thin end.

2) Take the wide end and flip it through the wide end once and then bring it down.

3) Grab the wide end and bring it right behind the thin end to the right and hold it up.

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4) Now take the wide end and flip it through the loop and then cross it to the right side again (this time in front of the thin end).

5) Pass the wide end through the main loop of the necktie again.

6) Pull the wide end through the fold of the tie, adjust, and slide knot up until perfect.

Thanks again to the guys from Harry Rosen’s for providing the images for this post!

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How to Tie a “Milanese” Tie Knot – How to Tie a Tie – Part II

We love ties here atΒ SuitUpp as you can tell from our tie of the month.
So, we figured that we’d show you in a 6 part series how to tie some of the more famous tie knots. In this post we’ll be showing youΒ how to tie a Milanese tie knot.

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1) Cross the wide end over the thin end and hold it in place.

2) Wrap the tie over the center point.

3) Once more time now. Wrap the tie over this center point again.

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4) Now take this wide end of the tie and bring it up through the main loop of the tie.

5) Now pass through the wide end through the knot that we created in the previous steps.

6) Pull the wide end to the side a bit so you can tighten it.

7) Now, you can adjust the knot a bit until it looks good and then just bring up the knot to the collar point of your shirt and we’re done!

Credits: Thanks to the Harry Rosen guys for the tie pictures.

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How to tie a “Four in Hand” Tie Knot – How to Tie a Tie – Part I

We love ties here at SuitUpp as you can tell from our tie of the month.
So, we figured that we’d show you in a 6 part series how to tie some of the more famous tie knots. We’ll kick things off by showing you how to tie a four in hand knot.

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1) Start with the wide end of your tie on the right. Position the wide end so that it is about 1 foot longer than the thin end. Now cross the wide end over the thin end.
2) Now bring the wide end back underneath.
3) One more time now. Twist the wide end over the thin end again.
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4) Pass the wide end through the main loop of your tie (from underneath).
5) Now, very carefully, pass the wide end through the knot created by the last two loops that we just created (bring this end down vertically).
6) Some tightening and slide knot up a bit – and we’re done πŸ™‚

Credits: Images are a courtesy of the guys over at Harry Rosen’s. Thanks dudes πŸ™‚

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How to Neatly Pack Your Suitcase – Suits, Pants, Socks, Shirts, Ties, Belts – For Men

Here at SuitUpp we occasionally travel and we know that it’s not easy to pack your suitcase properly. There are so many ways to pack your suitcase but it’s important to fit more and of course avoid creases in the process. For this reason, in this blog post, we’re going to teach you some tips and tricks to be aware of when packing your suitcase for travel.

Packing Your Shoes and Belts:

When it comes to shoes and belts, try and put them in a plastic bag so that they don’t damage the rest of your clothes. Once done, make sure to put these items alongside the spine of the suitcase so that when the suitcase is carried, these items are placed at the bottom of your bag.

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Packing Your Pants:

Don’t fold up your pants. Simply lay them down in the suitcase with the bottom of the pants hanging out of the suitcase. This will help avoid creasing. Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to leave the bottom part of your pants hanging out of the suitcase – we’ll tell you what to do with the bottom part in a bit – for now, leave them there πŸ™‚

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Packing Shirts and Sweaters:

Continue to neatly and evenly place your folded shirts/sweaters on top of your pants. Once done, fold back your pants over into your suitcase.

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Folding Your Suit Jacket:

First lay your suit face up. Now put a piece of plastic on top of the suit and then fold the arms of the jacket over the piece of plastic. Once you’ve done this, fold the top 1/3 of the jacket over. Now, do the same thing with the bottom 1/3 of the jacket. Put the folded jacket into a dry cleaning bag and then put it into your suitcase.

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Final Tips in Packing Your Suitcase:

Make sure that you suitcase is firmly packed (obviously not so much so that it is about to burst) as this will leave less room for the clothes to wiggle around in and cause creasing (use socks and ties to fill up empty spaces in your suitcase). Also, ensure that there is nothing left in the pockets of any of the garments you’ve packed.

It’s best to put breakable items in your carry-on; but, if you must put them in your suitcase, put them in the middle of some clothes to provide extra cushioning. As for wool items, put them in a bag so none of the wool material rubs off on the rest of your clothes.

When you do get to your final destination, unpack quickly and hang your clothes. Good Luck!

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