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    How To Wear Tie Clips

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    In a corporate world, tie clips are the bling for blokes!

    Tie Bars

    Clipping a simple bar of metal to a tie should be easy, right? But so many of us get it wrong.

    Too high. Too low. Too wide.

    And do you call them tie bars, tie clips or tie slides? Tie bars can be clips or slides, a clip simply has a clipping mechanism while a slide does just that, slides on like a bobby pin. But call them what you will, their real purpose is to secure both ends of your tie to your shirt front.

    The rule of thumb is that:

    • Wear your tie bar between the third and fourth button of your shirt.
    • Make sure your tie bar is narrow than your shirt.
    • Secure your tie to your shirt front.

    This neat video clip from GQ says it all.

    Source: GQ

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    Caring For Silk Ties

    There are a few simple tips to make caring for silk ties a breeze. The first is to ensure you untie your tie and hang it at night. Leaving the knot in place may make it a little easier to retie, but it will leave creases in the tie, permanently spoiling its look. Invest in a [...]

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    Sixteen Ways To Tie A Scarf

    How to tie a scarf. There are sixteen ways to tie ladies scarves? Who knew?Well actually there are probably more, but until I saw this amazing video clip my scarf tying repertoire was limited to two methods!And did you know they even have names? The Slip Knot. The Infinity. The Twisted Necklace. The list goes on!Gone [...]

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    Secrets For A Perfect Shave

    The real secret of how to shave is to make shaving a pleasure not a chore. While electric razors are quick and convenient, they can leave the skin dry. When it comes to mens grooming, nothing quite beats a wet shave.Avoid shaving when you have just rolled out of bed, bleary eyed and puffy faced. Have [...]

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    Bow ties - self tie versus pre-tied bow ties

    Now there’s a question for you! The purists will say self-tied bow ties every time. And for a truly formal look I have to agree. As good as they are today, pre-tied bow ties really don’t cut it for a black – or white – tie event. And once you have the “knack” tying a silk bow tie [...]

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