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27 October, 2005

No family ties

Maybe it's something do do with fragmented modern families, or the increase in people living alone, but thirty years ago, would many people consult a book, or nowadays a website, in order to learn how to tie a tie?  Traditionally, wasn't it a family responsibility to convey that knowledge?

My father did teach me to tie a basic knot when I started secondary school and hence wore a tie for the first time. However, it was very basic, suitable for an eleven-year-old, and asymmetrical, so it's not great that I still use it now (more or less annually), over two decades later. I'll have to try that website's Windsor knot.

Of course, it could just be that ties aren't so universally-expected as they once were.

[Via Lifehacker.]

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