Thats the word from Don Schnure, a St. Louis-based man responsible for The Tie Video, a tutorial film for neckwear novices.
While Schnure insists his video on how to tie one on is a great Fathers Day gift, he says an actual tie may not be the best present for pop.
He explains, The tie is a worthless gift. It says you didnt care.
But if you must give your dad a tie, make sure you include the instructional video in the gift bag.
The Tie Video, which can be purchased at thetievideo.com, depicts five solid styles of tie tying that can help all generations of gentlemen.
Schnure says, Many dads dont know how to tie a tie, or they can only tie a Half-Windsor. But no matter who you are, people treat you differently when youre dressed up and wearing a nice tie. You can learn to tie one, or wear a clip-on and walk around with a giant L for loser on your head.
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