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 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.