Necktie FAQs:

Q: Are neckties generally unsized?

A: Yes, but may be available in a longer size.

Q: Is a necktie synonymous?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a necktie a permanently knotted four-in-hand or bow tie affixed by a clip or hook, most often metal and sometimes hinged, to the shirt front without the aid of a band around a shirt collar?

A: Yes, these ties are close relatives of banded pre-tied ties that make use of a collar band and a hook and eye to secure them.

Q: Were neckties simple?

A: Yes, and rectangular cloth strips cut on the square, with square ends.

Q: Are neckties sometimes part of uniforms worn by women?

A: Yes, and which nowadays is particularly required at restaurants and police forces.

Q: Are neckties an essential component of the school uniform and are either worn daily?

A: Yes, and seasonally or on special occasions with the school blazer.

Q: Are neckties traditionally worn with the top shirt button fastened?

A: Yes, and the tie knot resting between the collar points.

Q: Is a necktie usually worn as part of the formal uniform on special occasions or functions?

A: Yes.

Q: Are neckties not allowed?

A: Yes.

Q: Are neckties less frequently cleaned than most other clothes?

A: Yes.

Q: Were neckties designed long?

A: Yes, and thin and easy to knot, and they did not come undone.

Q: Are neckties cut on the bias?

A: Yes, so the stripes on the source cloth are parallel or perpendicular to the selvage, not diagonal.

Q: Are neckties worn as the everyday uniform?

A: Yes, and usually as part of the winter uniform.

Q: Were neckties in 1880 the oarsmen of Exeter College?

A: Yes, and Oxford, who tied the bands of their straw hats around their necks.