Not enough people wear ties these days. I say people, not men, because I strongly believe that women can wear ties too. In fact, I’d go as far as saying that women can rock a tie better than some men. But that’s not the point right now. I’d be very happy if at least men started wearing ties more often. In the words of Anne Hathaway’s character in The Intern “How in one generation have men had gone from guys like Jack Nicholson and Harrison Ford, to… *points at boys in t-shirts* ”. So, to right this terrible wrong I present you with 9 different ways to tie a tie. Yes, these are more difficult that your regular tie knot, but it’s a great way to stand out.
- Tulip Knot
Once you’ve mastered the simple knots, you should try this one. It’s not that challenging and you can find a tutorial here.
- Merovingian or Ediety
This beautiful tie knot will definitely add some character to your outfit. Video tutorial can be found here.
- Eldredge Knot
This is one of the classic knots, so this one is a must for any posh gentleman. Find video instructions here.
- Trinity Knot
If you’re a fan of the Matrix you might want to learn this awesome tie knot. Video tutorial is available here.
The Pekada tie knot is quite rare and very fancy. It would be a great choice for a wedding. Watch a detailed video tutorial here.
I know that the word ‘vidalia’ immediately brings up associating with onions, but trust me this is much better than that. It’s a very elegant tie knot. Video instructions can be found here.
- Linwood Taurus
Taurus means ‘the Bull’, so if that’s your zodiac sign, or you’d just like to assert your dominance – this tie knot is a great choice. Click here for a video tutorial.
- Van Wijk Necktie
This tie knot is awesome. It looks quite simple, yet unique and unusual at the same time. If you want to learn how to tie this tie knot, go here for instructions.
- Bow Tie
Bow ties are cool! Nothing else needs to be said about this. Become instantly cooler by learning how to tie a bow tie.