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.
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.