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Question: How do I create a perfect dimple in my tie?

It takes only a bit of dexterity and practice to create an elegant tie dimple. Create your knot as usual, but before you tighten it, place one finger into the fabric right below the knot. With your other hand, gently tighten the knot until there’s a dimple in the center approximately half an inch deep and an inch long.

Practice your technique a few times until the dimple is squarely in the middle of the fabric, and even on both sides. A dimple works best with wider ties, so if you’re wearing a skinny tie, leave the dimple out.