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How To Knot Your Tie

How to knot your tie

Many of us will learn to tie a tie for the first time during our school days and, as we grow older and move into the world of work, our knot tying techniques can become routine. However, there are a multitude of different ways to tie your knot if you feel like a change from the ordinary. We have put together a brief guide to just some of the many different techniques you can use to give your outfit an added twist.  

Windsor Knot

The classic Full-Windsor knot is the traditional go-to choice for tie-wearing men, providing you with a smart, sophisticated look that has been trusted for decades.This wide triangular knot is ideal for wearing with spread-collar shirts.

 

 

Half Windsor

The Half Windsor, also known as the single Windsor knot is less bulky than the Full Windsor and is suitable for a wide range of occasions. Its a formal option and goes well with almost all collar types, except narrow collars. Despite this, it’s a great choice for those new to wearing a tie..

 

The Four-in-Hand

The Four-in-Hand knot is one of the easiest techniques to learn, making it ideal for younger men or those having to wear ties for one-off occasions. It works particularly well for thinner ties featuring traditional patterns, and it looks great paired with dress shirts and buttoned down collars.

Bow ties

Bow ties are great for formal occasions and are a traditional finish for a tuxedo. Although many will opt to go for the clip-on variety, learning the technique to tie a bow tie isn’t as difficult as some may imagine, and it will certainly give you an added sense of satisfaction!

The future of ties

Fashion is always evolving and in the future we could see some interesting and inventive concepts changing the way we wear ties. The wearable technology already available in watches and glasses could be soon commonplace in ties. Experimental designs for ties featuring flexible touch screens, to change colour or design at the touch of a button, or the ability to make a call via your tie, could quickly become reality.

However we doubt that this will mean the end of the traditional tie, which looks set to form a key part of men’s wardrobes many years to come.