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Tie Knots for Different Occassions

Posted by Rishi Chullani on

The Dark Knot offers an extensive collection of silk ties, pocket squares & lapel flowers for the contemporary and fashion-forward gentleman. In line with our core philosophy of helping gentlemen dress better, each of our luxurious accessories come elegantly packaged in a black gift box along with a card recommending matching attire.

You’ve finally bought that luxurious piece of neckwear that you’ve been contemplating for a while.  Go you!  The purchase has been made, and you know you’ll look damn good in it.  However, you soon realize that another dilemma looms. 

Just how are you going to knot your new treasure?  With a range of standard knots and an ever increasing array of novelty knots, how exactly do you showcase your modern day cravat so that you present your best foot forward?  Let’s examine tie knots for different occasions:

Before we delve into what occasions should elicit different knots, we should be aware of what knots go best with different collars.  Four-in-hand knots go best with pointed collars, Half Windsor knots go well with medium spread collars and full Windsor knots go best with spread collars.  With that being firmly established, here are the different knots.

The Four In Hand Knot (below) is the easiest knot to tie and is non-symmetrical.  The relatively informal nature of the knot indicates that it should be worn for dressy but not overly formal occasions, such as a party or a social gathering

The Four In Hand Knot

The Half Windsor Knot (below) is another men’s knot staple that is symmetrical and more formal.  Due to its versatility (and requiring less tie fabric) to be tied than a Full Windsor, it has grown to be a popular choice among well dressed men.  The Half Windsor knot is more formal than the Four-In-Hand and is therefore best suited for more formal events such as a job interview or a business meeting

The Half Windsor Knot

The Full Windsor (below) is the most formal and goes well with longer (more fabric is required to tie the tie) and wider ties.  The shape of the Full Windsor is the same as that of the Half Windsor – except that it is a larger knot.  As a result of this, it is best suited for more formal occasions and with spread collared shirtsA Full Windsor Knot is best suited to more formal events, such as a wedding or an important business meeting.
The Full Windsor
And that's a wrap for this one!  I hope that you have found this article informative!
To view the Dark Knot's range of exquisite silk ties that tie the perfect knot, especially for half windsor and full windsor knots, please click here. Each of our ties are made with a double interlining layer of wool and cotton, resulting in a rich thick knot that every discerning gentleman loves.  Can't decide?  You don't have to

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