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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.
6. Atlantic Tie Knot
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.
7. Double Tie Knot
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.
8. Half Windsor Tie Knot
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.
9. Onassis Tie Knot
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 can wear this tie in 2 ways, simply draped over the knot or draped over the knot and clipped in the back.
10. Christensen Tie Knot
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 material give a long, rectangular shape rather than a triangular shape with the Christensen knot.
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