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Kids can get away with clip-on neckties, but if you're older than 12, you should know how to tie a necktie. Although there are many ways you can tie a tie, there are four traditional knots. All guys should master at least one knot, and it can't hurt to know at least one other method as well.No matter which knot you choose, the tip of your necktie should come to your waistband or belt buckle. If you have a tie that's a bit long for you, tie a larger knot. If you're very tall and have trouble finding ties long enough for you, choose to tie a smaller knot.
Matching shirts and ties once seemed to be a simple task because there were limited options of dress shirt colors available. Today, however, dress shirts and ties are available in a seemingly endless array of patterns and hues. While it may seem overwhelming to try to match boldly colored or patterned shirts and ties, there are some simple steps that can make the process much easier.
Bow ties are part of a gentleman's attire for formal white- or black-tie events. These ties -- long ribbons of fabric tied around the neck to form a bow -- are worn primarily with dinner jackets and suits. There are also pre-tied and clip-on versions. The process of tying a bow tie may appear complicated because it requires more movements than you'd expect for such a small accessory. Once you do it successfully, however, you'll see it is a simple process.
A beautiful addition to any wardrobe, silk ties are stylish and flattering. Whether you're headed to the office, an important business meeting or an evening out, a silk tie will look great with a suit or dress shirt. The delicate fabric of a silk tie, however, requires careful cleaning to maintain its shiny appearance. To ensure that your ties hold their forms and colors, there are a few tips to follow. Special attention when laundering, packing and pressing will keep your silk neckties in good shape for years to come.
Wearing a suit or even a dress shirt and pants day in and out can get pretty dull, so why not spice things up with men's ties? Pair bold ties with crisp white men's dress shirts or complement colored shirts with men's neckties in subdued tones and patterns. No matter what your style is, you can find men's ties that look great with your suit and let you show off your personality. Read on for tips on choosing ties, both for work and for special occasions.
As one of the few accessories for men, neckties get a lot of attention. Ties complete a suit, show respect in a formal setting, add color to an outfit and make excellent gifts. With all of these great reasons to buy and wear neckties, everyone needs a few tips on finding great ties. This necktie buying guide has tips on buying men's neckwear for yourself or for a gift, tips on tying and wearing ties properly and tips on keeping your ties looking great.
Let winter weather get you all tied up in knots -- with your pashmina, that is. Pashmina shawls are so named because they are made of wool from the pashmina goat in the Himalayas. You can wear this versatile and beautiful wrap in many ways during the fall, winter and spring seasons.
Of the five senses, scent is the one most closely tied to memory. The fragrance of your favorite perfume may lift your spirits and make you unforgettable for someone else. You may have noticed that your signature scents often have the same fragrance notes, but it can sometimes be difficult to determine what you like when shopping for a new perfume. Although synthetic oils are often used in modern perfumes, many perfumers still count on Mother Nature to provide them with fragrant flowers from which to create their perfumes and fragrances. Keep reading to discover the best flowers for perfume.
Your dining table is the focus of your dining room and ties all of your dining room furniture together. Although your dining chairs will not be the main attraction of your room, they will be the key to a successful dining experience. If your dining room chairs are uncomfortable, your dinner parties may be, also. Your chairs will need to complement your other dining room furniture while creating just the right seating for every holiday party. Let us help you buy dining chairs that will fit your room, your table and your lifestyle while still being comfortable and stylish.
Gift baskets always make the perfect gifts for holidays and birthdays. If you know someone who loves sewing and quilting, then you might consider surprising her with a quilter's gift basket on her next birthday. These gifts really show that you care for someone by encouraging her in her hobby. A nice assortment of materials and supplies all wrapped up in a beautiful way will delight and inspire any quilter. If you have a group of quilting friends, surprise them all with lovely gifts tied up with all their favorite supplies.
Cultural jewelry is always fun; accessorizing with earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces from another land and time is incredibly romantic. Whether you have personal ties to Irish culture, have recently had a fabulous Celtic vacation or you just love the look of Irish jewelry, Celtic earrings are the perfect way to bring the beauty of the green isle to your jewelry wardrobe. Celtic earrings and Irish jewelry can be intricate, simple or religious. You can even find Irish earrings embellished with precious gemstones. Indulge in a pair of Irish earrings for your jewelry collection and wear Celtic jewelry stylishly with our tips.
Plain and simple, one crib is not enough; your baby needs a portable crib, too. You may be wondering why you need two cribs. Life would certainly be a lot simpler if you could stay at home all day with your little one, but there's always something to keep you busy. This is exactly when a portable crib will come in handy. A portable crib gives you the freedom of not being tied to your home crib when your baby gets sleepy. There are many places to use portable cribs, but the following list can help you determine the best times and places to pull out the portable.
Wrestling a king-size duvet back into its duvet cover after washing is a battle that can require super-human patience and several extra limbs. The enormous area of king-size bedding usually makes washing or changing your duvet cover a two-person chore, but with a few modifications, you can make switching out your king-size duvet cover much simpler. The easiest solution is to create ties that attach to your duvet insert and keep it secure without holes or extraneous metal parts. For instructions on making this bedding alteration, keep reading.
A bishop's sleeve window treatment is a single curtain panel that has been tied in several places to make it look like the billowing sleeve seen on formal bishop's sleeve blouses, which is fuller at the top and gathered at the end. A bishop's sleeve window treatment looks best in formal living rooms or dining rooms and can be done easily using curtains you already have. You can create this look yourself in a matter of minutes.
Bohemian style should look effortless. In essence, it's about creating a vibe that is comfortable and organic. A far cry from the formal spaces seen in the glossy pages of a home decor magazine, bohemian style is about cultivating a room tied to together with treasured keepsakes and earthy prints. No bohemian-themed room is complete without an area rug that is eco-friendly and serves as a landing place for large floor cushions or a stack of mattresses.
Your computer already has enough tangled cords coming out of it. You can get rid of a lot of them by unplugging your keyboard and mouse and going wireless. You can move a wireless mouse onto multiple surfaces and even across the room from your computer. You keyboard doesn't need to be tied to your workstation either. Switch to a wireless keyboard and you won't have to worry about toppling your computer every time you try to move your keyboard an inch too far. Connect your computer to your HDTV and use a wireless keyboard and mouse to browse the Internet from you couch. Use your wireless mouse as a remote control when watching movies. Here are some tips on choosing a wireless keyboard and mouse.
It's easy to wear jewelry around your neck, and necklaces can be had in any budget, style and size. Gold necklaces are fun because they offer such a lovely, sparkling, unique appearance. Gold pendants and charms can be hung from shiny gold chains, simple leather strings, beaded necklaces and charm pendants. Gold pendants let you express your interests, religion, cultural ties and identity on a gold necklace of any length and style. You can wear one beautiful and delicate gold pendant on a simple chain or layer several gold charms on your favorite hemp necklace. Add stunning gold charms and pendants to your gold jewelry collection.
In the past, a cravat rounded out the well-dressed gentleman's outfit. These days, the cravat's successor, the necktie, serves the same function. A well-chosen tie is a coordinating element in a good outfit; a badly chosen or tacky tie can stick out and bring the wrong kind of attention. Tie selection is easier when approached with a few simple rules in mind.
Tangled computer desk wires that are easily visible in your home office or work office space can be distracting and even dangerous to your work environment. Wires can get pulled by accident, and people can trip over them. Exposed wires can become damaged. One of the first things to do when organizing your computer desk area is to organize and hide wires for both aesthetic and safety reasons. Below, you'll learn how to organize computer desk wires.
Antiques connect you to the past and allow you to indulge in one-of-a-kind pieces in your home and your wardrobe. Vintage jewelry is a great investment because it won't just sit in your closet like some other antiques may. Estate jewelry is available in many different styles, and antique men's jewelry has various offerings for stylish men with an interest in history and unique jewelry. You can collect vintage men's jewelry based on style or buy estate men's jewelry that represents your favorite time period. Whether you are mainly interested in style or you are looking for historical connection, these pieces of vintage men's jewelry and antique jewelry are a great way to start your collection.