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Know Tie Knots
Now try these various tie knots in just a few minutes with easy to follow steps.
1. Windsor Tie Knot
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 shirt and turned up the collar. The two ends of the tie must be of different lengths. The wide end must hang down much longer than the narrow end.
2. Simple Tie Knot
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.
3. Small Tie Knot
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.
4. Pratt Knot
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.
5. Bow Tie Knot
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 Classic bow tie.


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