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The Different Ways To Tie A Tie

The Different Ways To Tie A Tie

A tie is a formal piece of attire which can give a gentleman a professional and polished finish. For many men, the way in which a tie is tied depends on the event or occasion. The tie is worn from a young age as part of the school uniform and continues to be worn throughout the professional life of its wearer. So, what are the different ways to tie a tie?

Half Windsor Knot

The half Windsor knot is smaller than a full Windsor knot and focuses on creating an even and symmetrical knot. It is a moderately easy knot to perform and is suitable for work and study wear. It is also one of the most common types of tie knot used.

Full Windsor Knot

The full Windsor knot is much the same as the half Windsor knot. However, it focuses on a more triangular shaped knot that is thought to compliment the collar of the shirt. While the same shape as the half Windsor knot, it is around twenty-five percent larger.

Trinity Knot

The Trinity knot is a trilateral knot, which is very difficult to achieve. It is not seen as appropriate for professional business purposes and can look awful if using a tie with a busy pattern. The knot features a symmetrical 3 pointed finish, which is best suited for more social occasions.

Victoria Knot

Named after Queen Victoria, the Victoria Knot is much the same as the 4 in hand knot, only bulkier. It is this bulkiness that allows for the length of the tie to be shortened when worn and creates a more symmetrical and polished finish.

Bow Tie Knot

As the name implies, the bow tie knot is used for tying a bow tie. It is one of the most difficult knots to achieve due to symmetry playing a vital role in its appearance. In fact, it is such a challenge for most men that they resort to purchasing a pre-tied bow tie.

Oriental Knot

The Oriental Knot is another way of tying a tie and resembles the 4 in hand knot. The main difference lies in the fact that there is an extra turn in the knot, which helps create better symmetry and support. It is relatively easy to tie and gives a professional look to the wearer.

There are of course many different types of tie knots to choose from, with around 18 of them being used on different occasions. Being able to tie a tie correctly not only creates a sense of achievement but also makes the wearer look smarter and more professional.

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