DMT Beauty Transformation: Ties for shorter men
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Ties for shorter men

April 10, 2020DMT Beauty

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For shorter men there is an unspoken challenge of how to make sure the thinner back side of tie doesn’t hang longer than the wider front. You could tuck it in your shirt or have your ties shortened, but fortunately, Peter Manning NYC makes ties that easily overcome that challenge. 

And please don’t tuck the back of your tie into your shirt.

Our ties are 2"-4" shorter compared to the standard ones, just enough difference to make tying a tie easier. Once you’ve tried a few times you’ll be able to eyeball your starting points. Use the buttons on your shirt as reference points for where the back of the tie should start. The tip of your tie should hit right below your belt line.


We’re really pleased with the way our new silk/cotton blend ties turned out. There’s less shine than our 100 percent silk ties, which are a little bit dressier. One must-have tie for our staff is the solid navy version. It’s just easy to match with a range of outfits. 

OK, so which knot?

In most situations, the most simple, slightly asymmetrical, four-in-hand knot works. For not-so-tall guys, the fact that this knot is slimmer helps create a more flattering look. It seems like a very small detail to tend to, but we believe in the saying “how you do anything is how you do everything.” 

Looking good is about attention to detail and a good outfit starts with the shoes and works its way up to the top where our ties are. That’s why all the clothes at Peter Manning are properly scaled. It all adds up.

For the four-in-hand knot:

  1. Lay the wide end on your right and narrow end on your left.
  2. Cross the right over the left.
  3. Bring the wide end under and back to the right.
  4. Take the wide end and wrap it around the center to create a loop.
  5. Pull the wide end up and through the loop.
  6. Bring it down through the front loop.
  7. Slowly tighten the knot and pinch the top of the front (wide) end to form a dimple.

The dimple

A good tie dimple separates the stylish from the pretenders. Just pinch the tie with your thumb and middle finger with intention to maintain the integrity of the depth of your dimple as you tighten up the knot. 

Final thoughts

Even though the “air tie,” i.e. suit or sport jacket without-a-tie look, has gained popularity, a well-tied tie will always be welcome. Be the person in the room who’s stepping it up a notch. Wearing a tie is a sign of class and respect. If the rest of your outfit fits well, your finishing move with a nice tie will silently earn respect.





Li Wang, Khareem Sudlow

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