Although the necktie finds its roots in the 1600s, the modern necktie was invented more recently in the 1920s by a New York tailor named Jesse Langsdorf. Until that time, ties made of silk were cut “with the grain” and had an annoying tendency to curl to one side once tied. Langsdorf developed and patented a method of cutting silk “against the grain” so that the tie would hang straight down, preventing curling.
The popular width of the tie has increased and decreased over the years. In the 1950s, ties were usually no wider than one inch. Popular tie widths ballooned to nearly five inches by the late 1960s and early 1970s. Today, the most popular tie widths range from 2.5 inches to 3.5 inches. A knotted tie should hang down and reach just the top of the belt buckle or pant if suspenders are worn without a belt. The narrow end of the tie should be a bit shorter than the wide end and hidden.
There aren’t many things a man wears that are purely decorative. A necktie is one of them. Unlike a shirt that keeps you warm, or shoes that protect your feet, a tie has no function other than being an expression of your style and taste. It's usually the first article of clothing noticed by others. That’s why for a lot of gents (and ladies), shopping for the perfect tie is very important.
At Knot Tied Down, we strive to make your tie shopping experience as pleasant as possible and it starts with quality. Whether you’re looking for a wool tie, a cotton tie, a silk tie or a knit tie, Knot Tied Down offers inexpensive, high quality ties in various natural fibered materials, colors, and patterns including, solids, tartans, plaids, stripes and pindots.