Welcome to the Gentleman’s Gazette!
In this video,
I’m going to show you how to tie the oriental tie knot.
The oriental is called that way
because it’s one of the most popular tie knots in Asia.
Basically, the oriental is the easiest tie knot
that you can find and it is also the smallest tie knot.
I recommend using the Oriental tie knot
when you have a tie that is very short
or if you are very tall, because that way,
you don’t use a lot of tie material forming on the knot.
It is also great if you are a fan of small knots,
and let’s say you have the tie is rather thick
and you want a smaller knot,
the oriental is the best way to achieve that.
In terms of the length of the tie, historically,
ties in the 30s were very short.
They would reach up to your waistline or belly button.
Today they are often tied longer
but they should never extend past your waistband
because you want to accentuate your face
and you want people to look in your face
not down your body.
Especially when you wear a jacket,
it does not look good
if your tie peaks out from underneath the buttoning point
so I always want to make sure
that the tie is short enough
that you only see it on top, not at the bottom.
Otherwise, it looks odd and not stylish at all.
当配上领针 领条 或领夹时
The oriental knot is great if you want to wear collar pins,
collar bars or collar clips
because it is so small that something easily fits underneath here.
If you want to learn more about these accessories,
check out my collar pin video.
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The oriental knot works best with a classic collar
or a medium spread collar.
Right now, I’m wearing a medium spread collar
so either the tips could be further down to the middle,
that would work. But it does not work
更宽点的衣领 或像一字领那样的 就不行
with a more spread collar or like a cutaway collar in more extreme.
So, bear it in mind when you wear this know.
Here’s how to tie the oriental knot.
The wide end is going to be much longer than the slim end.
I usually have the slim end about a hand
above my waistband or my trousers.
But it’s different with everybody
so you have to figure it out. Okay,
first the slim end goes on top of the wide end.
Pinch it here and you bring it over once, like so.
Pull it slightly tight.
Now you take this end, goes through behind the knot,
pull it up, pull it nice and tight
then you take this end and get it through here.
You hold your knot while you pull it through gently.
Now your knot is a little thick
so what you do here to get a dimple,
pinch on top and pull through.
Always gently, gently pull
and then you bring it up
until you like the look.
Here you go, the Oriental knot.