FOUR IN HAND

Looking for an easy and versatile knot? Then the “Four in Hand” is the one. It is one of the simplest tie knots, making it a perfect pick for men new to wearing ties. Follow these 5 simple steps. Prefer video instructions? Then scroll down.

The Four in Hand Knot makes for a narrow, more discreet and slightly asymmetrical tie knot. It is best suited for a standard button-down dress shirt and works best with wide neckties made from heavy fabrics.

While this tie knot can be worn by anyone, it looks especially well on men with shorter necks as the knot’s rather narrow and elongated form stretches the perceived height of the neck a tiny bit.

To tie the Four in Hand Knot, select a necktie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below.

Four in Hand Step-by-Step instruction

PRATT

Looking for a larger tie knot that looks excellent with medium to wide spread collar dress shirts? Then the Pratt (aka Shelby) is the one for you. Tie the Pratt in just 6 steps:

Pratt Knot Video Instructions

Pratt Knot Step-by-Step Instructions

The Pratt Knot — also known as the Shelby Knot — is tidy and fairly wide, yet 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. To tie the Pratt Knot, select a necktie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below:

Awesome, you did it! Always remember that with any necktie knot — such as the Pratt Knot — a little practice is all it takes to become a real expert at tying your tie in no time.

BOW TIE KNOT

Did you know that less than 1% of adult men actually know how to tie their own bow ties? While pre-tied bow ties do exists, set yourself apart by learning how to tie your own. In theory it is quite similar to tying your shoes. To learn this gentlemanly skill, I put together these simple 9-step instructions.

Tie a Bow Tie Video Instructions

Bow Tie Knot Step by Step Instructions

The Bow Tie Knot is used to tie a bow tie and is worn to give you a formal and elegant appearance. A “black tie occasion”, where the bow tie is worn with a tuxedo, or a wedding are two typical events that are perfect for wearing a bow tie. To tie the Bow Tie Knot, select a bow tie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below:

HALF WINDSOR

The half Windsor is a smaller brother of the Full Windsor. It is medium in size, easy to tie, and great for ties made from a thicker fabric. Learn the half Windsor in 6-steps:

Half Windsor Step by Step Instructions

The Half Windsor Knot, a modest version of the Windsor Knot, is a symmetrical and triangular tie knot that you can use with any dress shirt. It works best with somewhat wider neckties made from light to medium fabrics. To tie the Half Windsor Knot, select a necktie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the

And there you are! Simply keep working on this necktie knot and be sure to practice a few times until you are really good at it.

WINDSOR

The Full Windsor knot is a slightly more advanced way to tie your necktie. If you like large tie knots, and/or need the right tie knot for a shirt with a wide spread collar, then the Windsor is perfect. Tie the Windsor with these 9-Steps:

Windsor Knot Step by Step Instructions

The Windsor Knot is a thick, wide and triangular tie knot that projects confidence. It would therefore be your knot of choice for presentations, job interviews, courtroom appearances etc. It is best suited for spread collar shirts and it’s actually quite easy to do. While just about everyone can use this tie knot to tie his tie, it looks especially well on men with longer necks as its wide form shortens the perceived height of the neck a little bit.
To tie the Windsor Knot, select a necktie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below:

Congratulations, you did it! You see, it is not rocket science after all. Simply keep practicing the Windsor Knot a few more times until you can tie this necktie knot within less than two minutes.

The scarf is a perfect cold weather accessory. Not only will it keep you warm on chilly days, but it will also open up many new possibilities to accessorize your looks. While there are hundreds of ways to tie a scarf, below are the 7 most popular techniques seen in menswear today. For more tips on how to wear, style, and match your scarf to your wardrobe, please check out my tips below this infographic:

Which Style is Best?

Not sure which of the 7 scarf knots you should wear? Generally speaking, there is no right or wrong here. Simply, choose the style you like most. Also, keep in mind that the knots that require more elaborate wrappings and/or a longer drape will require a longer scarf. A good example here is the “Parisian Knot”. Last but not least, consider the formality of the event. Formal dress codes, such as black tie attire, are best accessorized with fine silk scarves worn with the simple and timeless “Drape” style.

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