//Men’s Necktie Knots And When to Wear Them

Men’s Necktie Knots And When to Wear Them

Most men use one tie knot their entire lives. I think most of people tie one necktie knot as they don’t have an easy guide showing them why & how to experiment with other ways to tie a tie. No matter what type of work you do, a gentleman should always have a few good ties on hand for interviews, special occasions, or even a night out when you want to look extra classy. 

Here is a list of many different ways to tie a tie, for every and any occasion, many of which you probably never knew existed. We’ve gathered best tie knots ever created by mankind to give you just the edge you need to look your best at all times.


The four-in-hand and double-simple may be easy and common, but they are not meant for formal occasions. Instead, the Windsor is often used for formal occasions.

The Windsor Knot is a thick, wide and triangular tie knot that projects confidence. It is especially suited for the spread or cutaway collar.

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When to wear: business scenarios, Formal settings


This is simply a attention-grabbing knot. It’s a very fancy knot that will leave a great impression. It is a challenging knot that most certainly will take practice. Don’t be frustrated if it takes a dozen tries. 

While challenging to tie, the Eldredge adds personality, and will instantly show your creative genius! It’s best suited for narrow collared shirts.

When to wear: weddings, and other semi-formal festivities


This knot is very versatile. If you’re not a fan of bulky knots, try the Van Wijk’s very long, slim silhouette. When tied correctly, this long and slender knot creates a striking and unmistakable layered cylindrical effect.

A very cool knot that works best with light colors. It’s best suited for narrow collared shirts. 

When to wear: casual or formal settings


It is a three-way symmetry knot that looks attractive. The pattern converges at a central point, producing a very eye-catching effect. Since some people attach a religious meaning to this symbol, you may wish to consider whether it suits your character and your event. Others consider the knot to be a representation of the three promises of a relationship: to love, honor, and protect.

The best type of shirt collar to wear with a trinity knot is a narrow spread collar.

When to wear: wedding or a party


It’s a wonderful formal knot that is increasingly gaining respect. While somewhat challenging to tie, it’s definitely worth the effort, since it never fails to make the perfect impression. 

The fishbone knot is equally stylish and professional, courtesy of its intertwined folds that give it a multi-layered effect. It works best with semi-wide collar openings. 

When to wear: Semi formal occasions


Pratt, Shelby, Pratt-Shelby, Milanese or Milan-style, etc. all refer to the same single tying method. In modern writing, “Pratt knot” is the most commonly used term. This 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.  

When to wear: Business-meeting or social, office meeting


The cape knot is a beautiful knot that never ceases to get compliments. This loosened-up knot works best with mono-colored ties.  

It is best suited for the spread or cutaway collar.  

When to wear: special occasions


This knot looks royal . This is made up of the Four-in-Hand Knot with an additional knot tied using the small end right beneath the main knot, creating the hourglass look. It’s impossible to adjust after being tied, so you need to get it right the first time. You’ll achieve a great effect using striped ties.

It is especially suited for the spread or cutaway collar. 

When to wear: every occasion, both professional and private


Use it to make a statement. An extraordinary work of symmetrical art, this knot’s bull-like appearance works well for casual occasions only. 

It’s recommended for paisley or solid ties and wide collar shirts. 

When to wear: casual occasions only


Definitely, a unique tie knot! It’s meant to be tied loosely, producing a puffy knot comprised of four rings. This knot is best suited for a solid colored tie made of silk; recommended for parties or a casual weekend.

It’s meant to be tied loosely, producing a puffy knot. It’s best suited for narrow collared shirts. 

When to wear: special holiday occasion