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Knot up! 10 ways to style your tie differently

Every time a well dressed man walks by, we are sure to give the once over look, that too if he’s wearing a clean cut chic suit.For me, personally, the tie completes every man’s attire and gives him that extra cutting edge to his looks. So, here are a few tie knots that we all would love to see more of:

THE WINDSOR KNOT

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A fabulous necktie knot that is ideal for business scenarios. The Windsor Knot is a thick, wide and triangular tie knot that exudes confidence. It is especially suited for the spread or cutaway collar.

THE HALF WINSDOR KNOT

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This is a modest and easier version of the Full Windsor Knot. When tied correctly, it produces a neat symmetrical triangular knot that you can use with any dress shirt. It’s extremely versatile: appropriate for work or play.

THE ERIC GLENNIE BRAIDED KNOT

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A very interesting and unusual knot that’s asymmetrical and irregular. It is not particularly difficult, though. It is usually used for semi-formal activities and get-togethers. This knot goes well with striped or knitted-patterned ties.

THE HANOVER KNOT

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The Hanover Knot will make an elegant gentleman out of you. It’s large and symmetrical, best suited for wide collar openings. This knot works best with long and thin neckties, due to its large knot. Use dark tie colors for a better look.

THE PRATT KNOT

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The Pratt Knot is versatile, elegant, and of a medium size. It’s indeed well suited for any dress shirt and somewhat wider neckties made from light to medium fabrics. You can’t go wrong with this elegant knot for formal meetings, as it looks very neat and precise.

 

THE BALTHUS KNOT

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A terrific and simple knot that can be worn at weddings or formal events. It works best with a paisley tie, a wide collar shirt, and a nice-looking vest. It’s also recommended that you use a long necktie, because this knot consumes a lot of fabric.

THE ELDREDGE KNOT

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There is no doubt that this knot is one of a kind. As opposed to the vast majority of tie knots, this one is produced by using the small end as the active end, creating a tapered fishtail braid-like effect. It’s a very fancy knot that will leave a great impression on your boss.

THE ELLIE KNOT

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It’s a simplified variant of the Eldredge Knot, but easier to tie and consumes less fabric, leaving a tail that allows it to be tightened or loosened like a normal windsor. It works best with semi-wide collar openings.

THE TRINITY KNOT

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This beautiful knot has a three-way symmetry and resembles the Celtic Triquetra. The pattern converges at a center point, producing a very eye-catching effect. It might seem a bit intimidating at first glance, but the moves are actually fairly simple.

THE FISHBONE KNOT

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This awesome work of tie artistry is shaped in the form of a fishbone, hence the name. It’s a remarkable formal knot that is increasingly gaining respect. While somewhat challenging to tie, it’s definitely worth the effort, because it never fails to make the ultimate impression.