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The tie
You want to put on a tie quickly but the knot doesn’t fit. No more of that. We show how to get connected or simply bow to it

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SHELBY
The knot for the individualist. Start with your tie inside out, and with the smaller end across the broader. Now, wind the broader end around the smaller one and tighten slightly. Next, put the broader end across the smaller one with the front of the tie facing out and pointing to the right. Lastly, thread the broad end through the loop and tighten in front to form an attractive knot.

THE TIE

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SINGLE WINDSOR
This knot, made famous by King Edward VIII, has a conical appearance. Firstly, the 30cm longer broad end is crossed once under the smaller one and pulled to the right and over into the neck loop. Tighten the broader end slightly and cross it over the small one and guide it from below through the front loop. Thread it through and-tighten.

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DOUBLE WINDSOR
This decorative knot requires a somewhat loose-fitting shirt collar. The broad end should be longer than the smaller one by about 25cm. It is crossed over the smaller one and fed directly through the loop from underneath. Cross again under the small end and over the neck loop. Cross over the front knot and thread through the resulting front loop.

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THE BOWTIE
Too often forgotten, the bowtie demonstrates the fine art of ties. The left end of the tie should be about four centimetres longer than the right one. Cross the right end over the left one and feed from below through the hoop. Then halve the front part of the shorter end, and form a loop holding it horizontally with the forefinger and the thumb of the left hand. The longer end falls downwards in front. Hold the lower part of it with the forefinger of the right hand and push it upwards behind the front loop. Thus, a second loop is created, which is pushed through the knot of the front loop. Finally adjust the ends and tighten the knot.

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