The Purpose of the Dimple and How to Make One
The dimpled tie knot is what differentiates the necktie newbie from the seasoned necktie aficionado. If you are new to wearing ties then you may ask yourself what the purpose of this somewhat odd looking crevice is. Any tie aficionado will tell you that a properly dimpled tie knot will add more texture to the tie. The knot will give a slight bulge and have a more lively look. In addition the dimple partially folds the fabric near the top of the tie which creates a more textured look, gives more shine, and creates a much better drape.
Now that you know the purpose of the dimple, you may want to learn how one is made. First, there are a few tie knots that are better suited to make a dimple. One of the best suited necktie knots is the Double Windsor knot. The dimple is created during the final step of tying the tie, right before the knot is tightened. Before tightening, slide one finger inside the knot and carefully create a fold on top of the tie. Make sure that this fold goes all the way through the back of the tie. If it doesn’t then the dimple will not stay in place. Then carefully tighten the knot, and as the knot gets tighter, slide out your finger. With a little bit of practice making a dimpled tie knot will be just as easy as learning >how to tie a necktie.
Your Bows-n-Ties.com Team