The design of the HOODTIE® has been studied in order to stand independently on your tie knot. It is installed very simply and quickly thanks to a specific shell shape (see below). Apart from its bold style, it allows, thanks to its masking effect, to always have a perfect knot.
So that the knot is at the ideal size for your jewelry, it will be necessary to adapt your knot according to the thickness and the width of your tie. Here are some recommendations to facilitate the task:
For the type of tie knot, we recommend knots that offer a symmetrical effect. For example: Windsor, Half-Windsor, Pratt Shelby Knot.
The thickness and width of your tie will define your choice of knot. If you have a narrow tie, a lightweight and thin fabric, the Windsor will fit very well. It is even ideal because it holds well and slips little. On the other hand, in the case of a thick tie, a Pratt or small knot will be more appropriate as they will take up less space. Avoid long knots, as they may protrude from the shell.
Whichever knot is chosen, it is important to tighten it so that it stays in place. Once placed as explained above, the HOODTIE cannot move, but if your knot slips down, your item of jewellery will follow.
As for the width of your tie, it is according to your taste, but we advise you to avoid ties smaller than 7 or 8 cm (depending on your height) and which would no longer aesthetically support the width of the Hoodtie.
This method offers several advantages:
So that the HOODTIE® stays in place and does not fall down, it is important that the tie knot fills it sufficiently. You will feel immediately when placing it if there is too much “float”. In this case we advise you to make a tie knot more voluminous.
Your tie must be wide enough to aesthetically support the size of the HOODTIE. We do not recommend ties smaller than 7 cm. Remember that your size will have an influence. If you’re tall, your tie will be thinner under the knot.
For the shirt collar type, the rule should be the same as for a standard tie knot, i.e. the width of the knot should be adapted to the gauge and the size of the collar. But again, everything is only a matter of taste and preference.
We wish you a wonderful “HOODTIE” experience and remain at your disposal for any questions.