How-to Tie a Bandanna

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Bandanna’s are a useful accessory for anyone’s wardrobe. They are cheap, attractive, and unpretentious. They compliment workman’s clothes especially well. Here are a two ways to wear a bandanna with your collared shirts, polos, and T’s.

“The Bow”

 

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  The first way to wear a bandanna is inside your shirt. This is to absorb sweat and keep the collars of your shirts from getting a yellow stain.  You should end up with a bandanna that looks like this. This knot does not cinch so it’s necessary to tie it correctly.

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 “The Regular” 

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The next knot that is useful is the regular necktie knot. This is a simple overhand knot that is usually used with a necktie. This knot is best used for wearing a bandanna around the collar of a shirt. This knot can be adjusted so it’s useful for wearing with a fully buttoned-up shirt or a unbuttoned collar shirt.  It looks really nice if the bandanna can be slightly seen from under the collar.

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“Folding”

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Folding is the key point to tying a good knot and for preserving vintage bandannas and to stop them from ripping. First step is to lay the bandanna flat.
 

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Fold opposite corners right over left.

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Next from the bottom fold one inch folds towards the top, but stop about 3/4s of the way up. Then fold the same from the top down and the two folded ends should meet. This is to have one side of the bandanna a bit thicker than the other so it can absorb sweat and breath at the same time. This thicker side should be worn towards your skin.

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