Almost as much as the tie itself, the knot you tie speaks volumes to your taste, demeanor, style, and your place in the room. Together, the necktie and the knot still enjoy status at the most expressive piece of a man’s wardrobe.
A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life. —Oscar Wilde
The Four in Hand
Prudent, simple, and slightly awkward with its asymmetrical cinch, this is an easy and informal knot that achieves a deliberately sharp yet effortless look. Best paired with a collar that has a smaller spread for casual occasions.
A smaller, less severe looking Windsor best paired with narrow collared shirts. This knot is appropriate for nearly any occasion. If ever in doubt, this compact knot will reassure everyone you know exactly what you’re doing.
The most elegant knot with an air of British dandyism, this balance equilateral triangle lends itself ot a neat dimple and trim finish. Best matched with wide-spread collars and thicker tie materials. An air of formality and confidence guaranteed.
The Half Windsor
“The American Knot,” as it’s often referred to, works well with light and medium weight fabrics and should be wide enough to fill the center space of your collar. Bold and unwavering, this knot is best donned in formal and business settings.