Whether you want to improve your professional look, start looking more upscale when you go out at night or just want to look nice at your cousin’s wedding, every man should learn how to properly knot and wear a tie.

Of course, the basics of wearing a necktie are pretty easy (you put it around your neck and tighten it), but there are a few things to consider about the fit of a necktie while you’re out shopping -the lenth and width are critical in making you look sharp, fit and stylish. Also, remember to never buy or try to use a tie clip that is wider than the necktie you plan on using.

Beyond those basics, this infographic can also teach you a number of useful knot techniques, so you will never have to rely on a clip-on again.It even covers those tricky bow ties.

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