Are you going to tie your tie for the first time? First check our 7 tips and your knot ‘can-knot’ fail!
Physicists Fink and Mao have calculated that there are no fewer than 85 options for tying a tie of a standard size. But, if you master a basic repertoire of four knots, it is enough. Probably you don't have time every morning for a complicated knot like the Grantchester or the Christensen ... So no worries, if you master the Four in Hand, Half Windsor, Double Windsor and the Pratt Knot, then you have the skill set to knot each tie right. Depending on the shape of your collar, your height and the fabric quality of your tie, you choose a specific tie knot. If you find it important that the tie positively underlines your style and appearance, choose the knot that suits you. Take plenty of time and practice so that you can experience for yourself what the result of the four most important knots looks and feels like. In many cases it will be the Four in Hand knot, but the Windsor or Pratt knot can definitely become some of your favorites!