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Necktie Knots

How to tie neckties with animations of all the most popular tie knots!
Necktie knots vary greatly in size, symmetry and shape from knot to knot. One must consider the thickness of the tie material, length of the tie and of course desired look when deciding which knot to tie. Every knot has a distinct character. Thick ties often necessitate the use of smaller knots like the Four-in-Hand. Thin ties generally benefit from larger knots like the Pratt or Windsor.

Select a knot from the list below to go to its page to view an animation and illustration for how to tie that knot.

Tie Care
The best way to keep your ties in great condition is to have enough of them so you're not wearing them out too fast. This is also a less expensive way to give depth to your wardrobe. As a rule of thumb you should have three or four ties that go with each suit or sport outfit.

Do not leave ties knotted, as that will leave permanent creases in the fabric. When you remove your tie, loosen the knot and untie the knot by reversing the method used to it. Always hang the tie on a tie rack or hanger or even just drape them around the collar of a suit coat. Never iron a tie! To remove wrinkles, just hang the tie or you can use steam such as hanging the tie in the bathroom while you shower.


Disclaimer: Any activity involving rope can be dangerous and may even be life threatening! Knot illustrations contained in this web site are not intended for rock climbing instruction. Many knots are not suitable for the risks involved in climbing. Seek professional instruction. Many factors affect knots including: the appropriateness of knots and rope materials used in particular applications, the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. No responsibility is accepted for incidents arising from the use of this content.