That long piece of cloth, worn for decorative purposes generally by men, and is rested under the shirt collar and knotted at the throat, is called stropdassen in Dutch word or necktie in English.
There are several kinds of neckties, from the ascot tie, bow tie, bolo tie, zipper tie, cravat and clip-on tie, and these are usually unsized but commonly designed in a longer size. Some women sometimes wear them but not as often as men where this accessory is usually worn as part of the regular office attire or formal wear in some countries or cultures. Military, school, waitstaff and others, wear neckties as part of their uniform and some even would opt to wear it as part of everyday clothing attire. The traditional manner in wearing neckties is with the top shirt button fastened, and then the tie knot rested middle of the collar points.
It is actually challenging for men to try trying a tie and doing it perfectly for the first time. As you make this clothing accessory a part of your outfit, you also need to pay attention to the color and pattern. Considering that there are many kinds of ties sold in the market, it is advisable that you get to know the simple techniques and styles to make a smart and proper way of wearing this clothing accessory.
There are things therefore to be considered when you pick the right tie for you, and some ideas to minimize efforts in achieving it.
The number one to consider is the size which would depend on the base on the lapel of the jacket, where the right collar should be selected with the tie in its proper width. To achieve this look, have the width of the tie almost look at the average width of the lapel which is 2 1/2 inches. A slim lapel can be worn by men with large body built, however, it should be made sure that the suit fits them perfectly. Note that as a general rule, bigger bodied men should not wear skinny ties and slim men should avoid wearing extra wide ties. Wearing a tie perfectly would also need to consider the height of the person, and for example, if the guy is short, he should opt for a tie and lapel that are medium to narrow.
The next guide in choosing your tie is to consider its fabric when you match it with your shirt. This means avoiding shiny and silky over the chambray shirt, and instead choose for a plain silk or silk knit over this type of shirt material.