Ties: 18 Ways to Tie a Necktie and Achieve the Perfect Knot

It’s a fact: when wearing a tie most men wear the same knot over and over again, forgetting that there are several different ways to tie a tie and add a little variation to their wardrobes.  A short while ago while searching for a diagram to send to one of my clients, I came across this infographic from our friends over at “Real Men Real Style”  titled “18 Ways to Tie a Necktie.”  Previously I had scoured the internet and found various videos and diagrams in different places on how to tie different knots, but to find it all in one place, and have it be sooooo self explanatory – amazing!  The guys at “Real Men Real Style” have broken down 18 different types of knots all in one infographic.  I know when looking at this it might seem overwhelming, so start simple.  I believe the “staple knots” are the “four in hand,” the “half windor,” and the “full windor.”  My favorite knot, by far, is the full windsor as it is a large, even knot, and exudes a certain status and confidence.   Once you master these 3 knots, I suggest trying to master a more fashionable knot such as the “Cafe Knot,” “Eldredge Tie Knot,” or the “Trinity Knot.”   The 3 knots are a bit more complex, and determining which to use will really depend on the pattern of your tie as you want the knot creases to be more interesting and sophisticated rather than “busy.”