At-ten-tion. Are you wearing your Regimentals?
If you're like us, you love to wear these very traditional patterns, many dating back for centuries. (It just so happens that staying power is also a favorite virtue of ours.) Another thing we insist on: always cutting the fabric exactly at a 45-degree bias. It's this precise angle that allows the finished tie to lie flat and resist turning over to one side — a defect called "corkscrewing."