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The perfect tie knot

Whether it’s a Windsor knot, a Pratt knot, a Christensen knot or an Onassis knot – there are countless ways to tie a tie. The four-in-hand knot, also known as the simple knot, is one of the most common knots. This is not only because it’s easy to tie but also because it is suitable for all ties and almost all types of collar. Though it may be one of the more casual ways to tie a tie, it is still one of the most popular tie knots used in the world of business. It is a true classic – able to be used in all situations and also suitable for people with little experience in tying ties. In this guide, Seidensticker will show you the quick and simple method of tying the four-in-hand knot:

Tying four-in-hand know

The most popular tie knot by far. And for good reason: the four-in-hand knot is quick to tie yet, thanks to its asymmetrical shape, still looks modern and stylish. What’s more, it’s hard to go wrong with a four-in-hand knot. The long, slightly slanted knot is suitable for both narrow and broad ties and suits almost any collar – especially the classic Kent collar.

Tying a windsor knot

The Windsor knot is opulent, elegant, and gives its wearer a touch of the aristocratic. Seeing as the knot has its roots in English nobility, this is hardly surprising. The Windsor knot is a little more complicated to tie than other knots. However, it is worth the effort. This is because this king among tie knots lends your elegant evening attire that special something. Large collars with a classic, triangular shape are particularly well-suited to narrower ties. For this reason, this knot pairs exceptionally well with Kent collars or shark collars.

Tying a double windsor knot

The double Windsor knot is named after the Duke of Windsor, who was the first to popularise this specific tie knot. It is ideal for shirts with wide-spread collars, i.e. when the space between a wide-spread collar needs to be filled, as is the case for collars such as Kent collars or shark collars. This tie knot is widely used, but requires a little practice. This makes it a knot which is more suited to people who already have some experience in tying ties. The knot is somewhat larger, which means it is not the best knot of choice for heavily-padded ties. The knot is perfectly triangular in shape.

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