Posted by menstyleqa on Apr 9, 2012 in Jewelery & Accessories | 2 comments
I know there are several knots for tying a necktie. Which one looks the best?
Depends on your face and your collar style. Here are the most common ones, in order from the smallest knot to the largest:
Four-in-hand: This is the quickest and easiest of the common necktie knots to tie. It gives you a pretty small triangle, and it’s not quite symmetrical. Use it with narrow collars, if you have a slim face, or if your tie is a little on the short side and you need to use up as little extra length as possible.
Pratt or Pratt-Selby: A knot with a few different names. It makes a smaller triangle than either of the Windsor-style knots, but also uses up less length and is tied somewhat differently. It has a very regular shape. Good for smaller collar spreads and faces.
Half-Windsor: A good general-purpose knot that has a little more body and a more symmetrical shape than the four-in-hand, but also uses up another inch or two of length. Good for ties where you don’t have a lot of length to spare but aren’t coming up short, knit ties where the thickness of the tie adds body, and wearing with normal collar spreads.
Windsor: A full Windsor uses up quite a bit of length and produces a big, bulky triangle shape. Collars need to have enough spread to leave a little room on either side of the knot (you never want the knot squished up against the insides of the collar points). A good knot for ties that are a touch too long, or for men with large faces.
We did a video on tie knots for specific occasions over at the Real Men Real Style YouTube channel:
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