These days, the majority of men don’t buy more ties just because they don’t know how to tie a knot. In fact, the only time they do need to put together a suit and tie, they go to YouTube for something simple, i.e. the Four-in-Hand knot. That’s why we want to change your fashion habit, because as a member of Spiffster Tie Club, you need to look sharp. So below is a list of essential tie knots that men should be aware of.
Four in hand knot
Are you in an absolute hurry? According to many designers and stylists, this is one of the easiest ways to tie a knot. Like all the other tie knot instructions, the first and foremost thing is to drape the tie around your collar leaving a few inches to hang down below. Now you need to cross the thick and the thin end adjacent to each other. After you’ve wrapped the thick end behind the thin end, you need to cross them both horizontally. Now make a horizontal band by placing the thick end at the front of the knot. Now, slide the thick end beneath the loop around your collar. Tighten the knot gently by tugging on the thin end.
Here’s a tie knot invented by the scientist who also invented the scientific temperature scale of Kelvins. In order to make this knot properly, you are supposed to wrap the necktie around your collar with the thick end on the left and the seam facing outwards. You need to let the remaining tie hang down your chest area two to three inches lower than the desired finishing position. Now you need to make an x shape underneath your chin by crossing the thick end under the thin end. After you’ve done that, you’re supposed to place the thick end on the front of the knot and now you need to continue wrapping from left to right behind the knot. Now bring the thick end horizontally in front of the knot and make a loop. Now pull the thick end through the horizontal loop and tighten the tie by grasping the knot.
Full Windsor knot
This type of neck tie knot is the most popular especially among people who have a large neck size. Often referred to as double Windsor, the full Windsor is often mentioned by stylists whenever someone comes to them for fashion advice. The process of this tie knot also starts with draping the tie around your collar. After that, you need to make an x shape by crossing the wide and the slim end. Now you need to make a loop and cross the wide end beneath it. At the end, you need to create a horizontal band and bring the wide end horizontally across the front of the knot. Slide the tip through the horizontal loop and your full Windsor knot is good to go.
Van Wijk knot
Want to sport a knot that was created by an actual artist? Lisa Van Wijk created this knot to invent the tallest knot possible. The Van Wijk knot is essentially a variation from the Prince Albert knot, except for the third loop around the base. The slender knot creates an unique layered cylindrical effect. Although it is visually striking, it does not do too much to distract so it can be worn even in more formal settings. If you’re getting tired of the common “V” knots, the Van Wijk might breathe fresh air into your tie arsenal.