John is always helping out with the groomsmen to make sure their details are on point, so I asked him to write a post about the number one thing he helps the guys with on a wedding day.
Like Carrie just mentioned, I help groomsmen at just about every wedding with things like folding their pocket square, tying ties and bow ties, making sure cuff-links are facing the right direction and cutting open suit vents that are still stitched closed. One of the most consistent things I’m asked to help out with is tying neckties.
Choosing a tie knot is personal preference really, but a lot of guys tell me they want a larger knot, but they don’t know how to tie it. Personally, I’m a fan of the Windsor knot, but it may not work that well with a point collar shirt and wide tie. However, it would look good with a skinny tie and a point collar. Most guys are wearing wider spread collars these days, so the larger knot helps fill the space better as opposed to a smaller, asymmetrical knot.
In order to keep things simple, I wanted to make a video showing a few popular tie knot options. The reason we’ve shot this into a mirror is because this is what you’ll see when you’re tying a tie yourself. If we filmed this with the camera pointed directly at me, it would look backward and more difficult to follow along.
Hopefully, you will remember this post when you are in a pinch!
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It’s amazing how tieing a tie is becoming a lost art. Love how John is bringing the art back and teaching other gents how to do it right 😉