|Almost like "Neckties For Dummies"|
image, The Awl
I found this post about six months ago and should have placed this short intro and a link to it long ago, but the necktie business is very time consuming and there is only so many hours in a day. I really enjoyed reading this especially the first paragraph - certainly the part I have high-lighted in blue text font. Even though he states that men need only a few ties. My theory on that is that no one should ever notice, save your wife, that you have worn a certain tie before. So at least a hundred will suffice to make that possible.
The Awl, How You Do and Do Not Wear a Tie
by Choire Sicha , The Awl
While I am indisputably correct on most matters of men's office fashion, I have a somewhat minority opinion on ties. Among them: I do not believe that men need very many, nor need those ties be very elaborate. Most men can get by with maybe three or four great ties: one fun, one somber and one a nice solid blue. Those who wear ties to the office each day can get by with just seven to ten, if they wish, though it's more fun to have a hundred. Read more here - The Awl, How You Do and Do Not Wear a Tie
There are dos and don'ts - some of things your father may have forgotten to pass on. It really is like a short version of what I intend to collaborate on - my soon to be New York Times best seller book for sure "Neckties for Dummies." There is some very useful info here, tie knotting videos, understanding what kind of tie is right for you, and some general fashion education for the color or otherwise fashion co-ordination blind.
I especially appreciated his knowledge of necktie knots particularly concerning the "Matrix Merovingian" necktie knot which is actually not a new tie knot at all, just re-named to be superficially correct and cool. It is modified and a reversed version so I guess it deserves to be named after that smooth hustler of deal making, "The Merv" did look great, in his tailored suit with a dynamic necktie knotted so precisely, so daring and in command - at least until he faced Neo and company. There's even a Matrix tie knot video lesson as well so you can be the coolest guy on your block sporting the Matrix Tie Knot. That's one more way to strike up conversation and meet that girl of dreams.
The full post is worth a look-see. I will add that I firmly disagree with his distain of paisley ties, every man should own at least one, Jeffrey Hunter, About Neckties - Buy Ties