Sporting a tie in a proper way can take your look to a different level. It is absolutely true that unless you are going to knot your tie well, there is not much point in wearing it at all. Tie knots are characterized on four different factors- knot size, symmetry, aesthetics and difficulty.
There are four main types of knots that you can choose to tie your neckties, namely The Four-in-Hand Knot, The Eldredge Knot, The Half-Windsor knot, and The Atlantic Knot.
The Four-in-Hand knot- It is easy to tie, slender, tapered, mildly asymmetrical and self-releasing. This type of knot is an asymmetric way of tying a necktie and is suitable to wear for most occasions. It is believed the most common types because it is very easy to do. The Four-in-Hand knot is the most preferred tie knot all over the world.
The Eldredge Knot- It was invented by Jeffrey Eldredge in 2007 and achieved internet fame in 2008. 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. The Eldridge is an unorthodox, complex & eye-catching necktie knot that involves 15 separate steps.
Half-Windsor knot- The Half-Windsor knot is considered more formal and quite more difficult to tie than the four-in-hand. It produces a neat symmetrical triangular knot that one can use with any dress shirt. The Half-Windsor complements well with light-weight to medium-weight fabrics. It is extremely versatile and works well for all occasions and it is absolutely ideal for wearing custom wedding neckties.
The Atlantic Knot- It is undoubtedly an innovative way to wear a tie. It is worth trying for especially if you are headed for festivals or informal social gatherings. Over the last couple of years, the Atlantic knot is gaining immense popularity among the celebrities and sports personalities. The best thing about this knot is it can complement any sort of shirts.
Each tie knot has its own appeal, relevancy and style statement. You can easily stand out from the crowd with these knots any day of the week or simply use them to look elegant and stylish during those special events of your life.