tie knots

Windsor Tie Knot
1. The Windsor is a very wide and triangular tie shape. It is the knot for special occasions and suits both Italian collared or spread collared shirts. It is recommended that you choose a long tie and a waistcoat as this knot uses a lot of tie and often wont reach the belt! The tie owes its name to the Duke of Windsor who made it popular. Before you tie this knot, slide the tie around your neck after first having buttoned up the top button of your s .....
Simple Tie Knot
2. Also known as the four-in-hand tie, this knot is fairly easy to tie. It works well for most types of tie and with nearly all types of collared shirt. It generally suits men of medium or tall height. For tying this knot, turn up the collar of your shirt, button the top button, then put the tie around your neck. .....
Small Tie Knot
3. An everyday basic knot which is highly simple and ideal for buttoned collars and very wide ties. Its great advantage is its use with heavy fabrics and/or with close-cut collars. Do not use it on collars that are long or wide-spaced. Before you tie the knot, put the tie in place around your neck, then twist the wide end 180. To avoid doing the twist you can simply place your tie around your neck back to front. .....
Pratt Knot
4. Also known as the Shelby Knot, it is tidy and fairly wide, not as wide as the Windsor Knot. It is well suited for any dress shirt and somewhat wider neckties made from light to medium fabrics. .....
Bow Tie Knot
5. A Bow Tie Knot is used to tie a bow tie and is worn to give you a formal and elegant appearance. An event that you would commonly wear a bow tie at, along with a tuxedo would be an occasion such as a wedding.The proper size should never be broader than the widest part of your neck and should never extend past the tips of the shirt collar. Many variants of a bow tie are found, such as the Butterfly, Diamond Point, Batwing or the most popular Class .....
Atlantic Tie Knot
6. also called the Cross knot, as it seems to be tied upside down. It differs from other knots by the fact that the narrow end of the tie is the leading end here. This tie knot is intended for any recreational activities, such as visiting a festive event, having a rest or after working hours. The tie is suited when it is made of plain thin and flexible material.This knot can be used both by men and women. .....
Double Tie Knot
7. This type of knot is very similar to Simple Tie Knot, apart from the fact that it just has one more layover. At the beginning the wide end is turned twice over the narrow end. Thicker finished knot ties are ideal for use with most shirts. .....
Half Windsor Tie Knot
8. Similar to the Full Windsor although slightly less bulky, and easier to do. The tie knot is ideal for lightweight or not too thick fabrics. This elegant triangular knot works well with shirts with a classic collar. .....
Onassis Tie Knot
9. Apart from the contemporary tie knots, the Onassis is a beautiful knot that is easy to do. It needs a clip under the knot to give it the right effect. Its advantage is that is kinder on the tie. This tie gives a dramatically different appearance as the wide blade is simply thrown over the existing knot rather than fed through. The Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, used to wear this tie and surprisingly still has certain popularity. You c .....
Christensen Tie Knot
10. An ingenious knot which has an unusual cruciform structure is the Christenson . It is tied similar to the four-in-hand or Simple tie knot but gives a result with much straighter sides. Invented by a Swedish woman Amanda Christensen, it was very popular at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries . This knot is well suited for any length of ties, though intended for a tie of equal width along its entire length. Ties made of a thinner ma .....
Balthus Tie Knot
11. The Balthus knot or also known as "The Cousin of the Full Windsor" is a highly sophisticated 9-move, 4-centre knot, and is the largest, broadest knot of all. The knot is named after a Polish-French artist, Balthasar Klossowski (Balthus). The Balthus needs a tie with ton of length. The knot is different from most since it begins with your tie sitting with the inside out. The Balthus ends with a very wide triangular shape, and looks best with a spr .....
Ediety Tie Knot
12. This knot will surely jump into your mind as you may recall when "The Merovingian" sported it in The Matrix trilogy. Although, the knot itself didn't originate with the movie and is rightfully named the Ediety Knot, it is almost impossible to find a reference to it outside the sci-fi thriller, thus The Merovingian knot. This knot will surely get noticed, especially by Matrix fans even from a distant glimpse. Time to be the next "Merovingian". .....
Classic Pocket Fold
13. The classic or "Presidential Fold", is one of the easiest ways to fold a pocket square. The fold is best for elegant attire and fits well from formal business dress to black tie. A classic white pocket square made from silk or linen is used for this fold typically. .....
One Tip Up Fold
14. Another popular way to fold the pocket square is the triangular "one tip up" fold and suits any type of pocket square and dress code. Generally people like this fold with a solid colored, non-white, pocket square. .....
Unique & Sophisticated Fold
15. If you are looking for a different pocket square fold, then this fold, also called "two tips up" fold might be perfect. It suits any pocket square color & pattern. The fold is suited for patterned pocket squares accessorizing a casual-sleek outfit that gives a sophisticated than formal look. .....
The Casual Fold
16. Casual or the Puff fold, is ideal for casual-sleek outfit and looks best when used for patterned pocket squares. People usually use this fold for pocket squares that have unique paisley patterns, tartan checks, and polka dots. .....
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