There comes a time in each boy’s life when he feels an emptiness that can only be filled by a necktie. Ties make a strong statement with a man’s outfit when worn correctly.
Width and length
Skinny ties are now in style – yes – but skinnier is not always better. Extremely narrow ties often seem just as bold as extremely wide ones. A tie at its widest point should equal the lapel at its widest point. Although a range of widths is acceptable, length is not negotiable: the tip of the tie should come just down to the belt.
Knot and collar
Every man should be able to tie his own tie, and the most popular way is the four-in-hand knot. Like any knot, it looks more sophisticated with a dimple just below it. But no tie looks sophisticated if the collar covering it is too small, so don’t let the tie show in the back.
Color and pattern
Don’t go crazy – a bright tie matched with a loud shirt is usually a mistake. A colorful shirt is best balanced by a simple tie or vice versa. Keeping the season in mind is also important when choosing designs and colors.
Once you’ve mastered these directions, you’ll hear a satisfied sigh – it’s the sound of your neck (and your fashion sense) thanking you.
There comes a time in … life when …（在…的生命中總有…的時候）
get carried away：因做事太專心而忽略其他事、得意忘形（= to do something more than is necessary）