January 16, 2009

How To Tie A Skinny Tie

There are The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie, three of which you should know for your thin ties.





The Four-in-Hand knot is the best way to tie a narrow tie as it has a small knot. A knot favored by James Bond and a recommended tie knot for short men, the four-in-hand is a small knot with a distinctive elongated, asymmetric shape. I've embedded a Four-in-Hand knot how to video below or you can view it here.










How To Tie The Four-in-Hand Knot
  The Small knot or Oriental knot is a simple yet lesser known thin tie knot. This knot will not self release, thereby being unfavorable for those who get hot under the collar. It's a symmetric knot which gets bigger as the tie gets thicker. These tie knots work best with loom ties or silk knit narrow ties.  
How To Tie The Oriental Knot
The Half Windsor knot is larger than the Four-in-Hand knot and works best with light and medium weight fabrics. The Half Windsor knot is one of the most well known tie knots in the world, see A Gentleman Gets Dressed Up: What to Wear, When to Wear it, How to Wear it. It's a symmetric medium sized tie knot with the figure of a perfect triangle. I've embedded a Half Windsor how to video below or you can view it here.
How To Tie  Half Windsor Tie Knot

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