best tie knot

If you are interested in some more tips concerning your job interview, such as the ten questions you will most certainly be asked or the two questions you absolutely must ask your interviewer, then I recommend the Complete Interview Guide by Krista Maxwell.
However, while the tie knot is a very important aspect of your job interview attire, your overall appearance counts as well.
Hence, it is important to understand what makes up your entire conservative job interview dress that is still the standard in most corporations.
Consider putting all your clothes on the day before the interview to get an idea of the "big picture", especially if you are not used to wearing formal clothes.
Realizing that this list is quite exhaustive, I still think that you should try to make effort to ensure your job interview attire resembles the one above.
Slightly asymmetrical knot.  Best for heavier weight ties.
A wide knot, although not as wide as a Windsor.
A wide, triangular knot.
Its UK counterpart, which dates back much farther, was worn to denote private club or military affiliation, featured stripes that ran from left to right, or “from heart to sword.” To wear a tie without proper membership to its specific club was a serious social faux pas.
If you notice that the thin end hangs below the wide one, simply untie the knot and start over with the wide end hanging lower than it did the first time.
On the flip side, if the wide end hangs too low, start over with the thin end hanging lower than it did the first time.
Drape the necktie around your collar with the wide part of your tie hanging twice as low and crossed over the thin part (Step 1).
After wrapping it the second time, pull the wide end up and through the back of the V-shape made by the partially formed knot (4), and tuck it through the front loop of the knot (5).
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The Windsor Knot is a thick, wide and triangular tie knot that projects confidence.
While just about everyone can use this tie knot to tie his tie, it looks especially well on men with longer necks as its wide form shortens the perceived height of the neck a little bit.
8) Bring the wide end down through the knot in front.
1) Start with the wide end ("W") of your necktie on the right, extending about 12 inches below the narrow end ("N") on the left.
To tie the Windsor Knot, select a necktie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror.
This knot is asymmetrical so it does not convey an overly formal appearance and due to its smaller and slightly elongated shape, it matches well on shirts with narrow spread collars or button down collar dress shirts.
The half-Windsor knot is a symmetrical knot that looks like an inverted triangle with the tip cut off that goes well on shirts with medium-width spread collars.
Since the full-Windsor is larger, it also appears highly formal and is usually worn with wide spread collar dress shirts and by men with larger necks.
I first saw this knot on somebody at the Audi Fashion Festival last week and thought, “Man, that’s a super cool looking knot!”.
This knot works best with mono-colored ties, pattern or paisley ties, but not with stripes.-the stripes gets all zany and it creates a messy look.
The Eldredge Knot – it is a very unique and grabs ones attention, kind of resembles a braid .
Once you mastered the Eldredge, perhaps you might want to try this next one – the Trinity knot.
The Trinity has a three-way symmetry and it’s a good looking knot on any tie.
    Buntline Hitch Tie items to the end of a rope   Butterfly Knot Form a secure loop in the middle of a rope.
    Slippery Eight Loop  Create a relativley secure adjustable loop Stevedore Stopper Knot A bulky stopper knot for the end of a rope.
  Tautline Hitch An adjustable knot     Tautline to Rope Tie a Tautline to rope for an adjustable line.
  Clove Hitch A simple knot to tie a rope to a post.
Klemheist Knot Climber’s movable loop knot     Knute Hitch Attach a lanyard to an object.
  Butterfly Knot Form a secure loop in the middle of a rope.
Klemheist Knot Climber’s movable loop knot      Knute Hitch Attach a lanyard to a tool.
Highwayman’s Hitch Quick release knot     Marl Arborist timber hitch alternative.
  Figure Eight The strongest knot for a loop at the end of a rope.
    Tautline to Rope A movable knot on another line or object.
    Highwayman’s Hitch Quick release knot   Honda Knot The lasso knot.
    Tumble Hitch A good quick release knot.
    Icicle Hitch A slide and grip knot useful to hoist a post.
  Icicle Hitch  Slide and grip knot useful to hoist a post.
          Mooring Hitch Quick release knot.
        Mooring Hitch Quick release knot.
Hitches (Tie a Rope To an Object)   Anchor Bend A good knot for tying an anchor to a rope.
  Dbl Overhand Stopper  Easy to tie stopper knot at end of rope.
    Dbl Overhand Stopper  Easy to tie stopper knot at end of rope.
    Blake’s Hitch Arborist ascending/descending knot.
  Blake’s Hitch Arborist ascending/descending knot.
    Anchor Bend A good knot for tying an anchor to a rope.
  Heaving Line Knot Adds weight to the end of a rope.
 French Whipping Whipping knot to keep end of rope from unraveling.
     Common Whipping Whipping knot to keep end of rope from unraveling.
  Bachmann Knot Friction hitch for ascending and descending.
    Munter Hitch Climbing belay knot.
        Stopper Knot Ashley’s Stopper knot for the end of a rope.
    Trucker’s Hitch Excellent load securing knot.
  Stopper Knot A stopper knot for the end of a rope.
    Yosemite Bowline  A very secure loop knot.
  Yosemite Bowline A very secure loop knot.
  Trucker’s Hitch Load securing knot.
  Half Hitch Basic overhand knot.
    Prusik Knot Secures a movable loop to another line.
  Scaffold Knot  Form a sliding loop or noose.
    Slip Knot Another knot for a sliding loop.
      Slip Knot Another knot for a sliding loop.
    Timber Hitch Secure a rope around a post.
Hold the front of the tie knot with your index finger and bring the wide end down through the front knot.
The Windsor necktie knot gives you a wide triangular tie knot that’s good for more formal settings.
Pull the wide end down through the knot in front.
Bring the wide end around the front, over the narrow end from right to left.
This tie knot is best worn with a wide spread collar.
Bring the wide end up and pull it down through the hole between your collar and tie.
Bring the wide end around and behind the narrow end.
Continue wrapping the wide end around the narrow end by bringing it across the front of the narrow end again.
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I have much more practice now in making tie videos so I thought I would remake the trinity with my new skills.
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The monstrous Balthus knot is the largest of the knots we tied but in theory you could make a knot even larger if you had a long enough necktie.
Thick ties often necessitate the use of smaller knots like the Four-in-Hand or the Simple knot.
Of the knots we tied, the smallest is the Simple knot, sometimes known as the Oriental.
In order to play fair, we tied each knot using neckties of the same material, thickness and width (3 ½ inches).
Detailed instructions on how to tie a windsor knot.
It is a perfect choice knot for medium-width spread collars and thick designer ties.. Because the half Windsor requires less of the tie’s length than the larger Windsor knot, it is also a great choice for big & tall men trying to wear a regular length tie.
A wide spread collar, whose points extend out an angle greater than 90 degrees, requires a larger and more triangular shaped necktie knot while a straight point collar, whose points extend out an angle less than 60 degrees, calls for a narrow and longer shaped tie knot.
Thicker Italian silk ties look better with a triangular shaped tie knot, such as the Double Windsor, while more traditional patterned ties, such as British striped ties, look best with a Four in Hand knot.
Example – a tight four in hand knot tied using a thin & lightweight tie mixed with a wide spread collar will over extenuate the collar’s extreme points making them look like a 1970’s flashback.
There are four things you should weigh when deciding which necktie knot to tie: 1) the shirt collar type, 2) your body type 3) necktie design and 4) tie construction.
How the dress shirt collar type affects what tie knot you should choose – As a general rule you want to match the knot to the shirt collar type, meaning that different shirt collars have varying notch sizes and point angles that create a range tie knot gap sizes.
Since the Four in Hand requires less of the tie’s length, it is also a great choice knot for tall men trying to tie a regular length tie to the right length – so that the tip of the tie ends near the center of the belt buckle.
Most men know how to tie a necktie one way; out of convenience, laziness, and blissful ignorance they match that one known knot with every shirt collar type they encounter.
The knot has a smaller, slightly longish shape that is perfect for narrow spread collars as well as for button down collar dress shirts.
I am sorry for those of you who wish this was a new knot, but I have gained a ton of experience and taken lots of feedback since my first video.
The four-in-hand knot (above) is probably the easiest knot to master since it’s asymmetrical—which in the world of neckties means it’s already crooked, so it’s harder to make it look bad! Some people may also call this one a "simple" knot, and it’s good for most occasions that aren’t too dressy.
There’s nothing wrong with that – a well-tied knot is never a faux pas – but, as with haircuts and glasses, changing knots often reveals a style that may better suit your look.
Most men spend a lifetime sticking to the casual Half-Windsor or the princely Balthus tie knot they learned as boys, without ever daring to experiment with something new.
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The rule for tie length is that when tied in a properly fitted Windsor knot (or any other knot for that matter), the triangular point at the wide end of the tie should be able to meet your belt buckle.
Since the Pratt is neither as large as the Windsor nor as narrow as the four-in-hand knot, it pairs well with most dress shirts and looks suitable on any occasion.
Some are so thin that the extra bulk added by one of the Windsor knots is needed to make the knot noticeable.
Cross the two ends over to form an X and flip the wide end and through the loop to form a knot around the smaller end.
Andrew is a much better choice than any of the four traditional knots if you only learn one knot.
Pull both ends apart quite tightly to ensure your knot is snug, then bring the wide end of the tie over the thin end to cover your first knot.
The Four in Hand necktie knot: A small asymmetrical tie knot best suited for solid colored neckties, traditoanal striped ties, and skinny neckties.
The best suited tie knot for skinny ties is the simple and most common tie know: The Four in Hand knot.
Ever since, the Four in Hand is the most commly ted knot for ties – regualr sized ties, skinny ties, or even extra long ties.
Typically it is the goal to tie a tie knot so that the tie hangs straight, and that the knot itself is either symmetric (for the full Windsor tie knot), or has the popular dimple (best suited for the Four in Hand tie knot).
Finally got the opportunity to use one of your knots and felt the trinity was fitting for Easter Church Service.
If Bond didn’t like Windsors, imagine what he would say about an Eldredge! Never fear, though, because there are incredibly simple and functional knots here as well such as the Pratt.
Well, today, we’re going to make Bond go nuts because there are some beautiful and intricate tie knots out there that require a little hand dexterity and patience before they can be executed.
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History: I am indebted to Lefty Kreh for his history of this knot: "The Original Rapala Knot showed one turn around the main line with the tag end then one pass through the Overhand." Kreh tested it and found that it was not particularly strong but he markedly improved it by adding additional turns around the main line.
Some knots in some ropes have been claimed to only weaken a rope to about 80% of its rated strength; other knots can weaken some rope to as little as 40%.
New Knots Added: Recently we have added several new knots including: The Midshipman’s Hitch, The Quick Trucker’s Knot, The Heaving Line Knot, The Davy Knots, The Stevedore Stopper Knot, The Siberian (Evenk) Hitch, and Soft Shackles.
Wrongly handled or tied, rope can kill, maim, or burn – maybe you!  Handle rope with care, inspect and test any knot you tie.
For some useful test results visit Tom Moyer’s website for: High Strength Cord Testing, Euro Death-Knot Testing, and Rope Gear and Testing.
Knots Weaken Rope: Angles, kinks, and knots, stress the fibers unevenly and weaken rope.
Arborist Section: After years of requests from Arborists and other Tree-Climbers, we are pleased to introduce our new Arborist Knots Section – devoted to the essential tree-climbing knots.
Description: The Double Knot is very similar to the Four-in-Hand.
Description: As its name clearly indicates, this is a small knot.
Description: The Windsor Knot is the knot for special occasions.
Description: The four-in-hand is the all-time classic of tie knots.
Forget the Double Windsor! Stylish gentlemen who fancy the kind of necktie knots that turn heads prefer these three exotic knots: The Eldredge Knot, The Trinity Knot, and the Cape Knot.
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Ideal Tie: This is the place for wider ties, and you’ll get extra rewards for materials that really hold a dimple, like shantung or seven-fold silk.
Ideal Tie: A thin tie for a thin knot, which means nothing too much wider than three inches.
The Knot: Unlike the spread collar, you’ll never cover up the under-collar region with one of these, so you aren’t going for size as much as rakish elegance.
After the jump, we’ll match the four most common types of collar with the ties and knots that suit them best, and along the way, show you where to pick up some of the better specimens.

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