There is an art to tieing a neckerchief, but it is an easy art to acquire. Follow the steps to fold a 27" square of cotton or silk into a band and then twist the band tightly. Place it around the neck and tie in a square knot, letting the ends dangle freely inside or outside the shirt collar. And that is all there is to it.
The properly tied neckerchief, like the one worn by HRH Prince Charles, shows just three or four inches of flared ends at the throat (though unlike the Prince's, it is usually worn under a shirt). Those men who show a foot of silk dangling from their neck are wearing 36" squares rather than neckerchiefs, and tieing them less discreetly than they might. But that is a subject for another post.
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