Top 10 Best Different Ways To Tie a Tie For MenTop 10 Best Different Ways To Tie a Tie For Men

Most men spend their entire lives wearing the same tie knots they learned as boys, such as the informal Half-Windsor or the aristocratic Balthus. There’s nothing wrong with that – a well-tied knot is never a fashion faux pas – however, like with haircuts and spectacles, changing knots frequently exposes a style that may better fit your appearance. Tie knots are a great way to jazz up an outfit by making something a little more interesting out of your old cravats. And a unique knot will always awe people because imaginative folding appears far more difficult than it is. Here are ten traditional knots that are simple to tie (and even easier to pull off). So, for all your uncertainties, trust Teeanime!

1. The Four-in-Hand

The Four-in-Hand originated in the mid-19th century when ascots and cravats were replaced by narrow, rectangular strips of material, which became ties. This basic knot is perfect for everyday wear. Its asymmetrical shape shows seamless attention to detail without shouting it, like an exclamation point-shaped knot might. The skinny knot goes nicely with pointed or button-down collars and flatters guys with oval or skinnier faces. Heavyweight knitted or wool ties work best with this knot.


  1. Start with the longer, wider end, which is about 12 inches longer, on your right.
  2. Cross the wide end over the top of the narrow end with your right hand, then bring it from left to right behind the shorter end.
  3. Bring the wide end to the left and back over the skinny end.
  4. Pull the wide end up through the loop in front of your neck and under the knot.
  5. Put the wide end through the front of the knot and gently pull until the knot is tight.
  6. With one hand, pull down on the narrow end, and with the other, move the knot up to the middle of the collar. Adjust for desired tightness.

2. The Pratt

Although it is symmetrical to the Windsor, the Pratt (also known as the Shelby or the Shell) is knotted with little length in the knot. That means you may make the most of your tie’s length, which is especially useful for shorter ties (and taller men). Another distinguishing element of the Pratt is that it is tied with the rear seam of the tie facing out; hence, the finished product has the front side of the narrow end of the tie facing your shirt. Aside from being a stylistic departure, it’s a sly technique to extend the life of a soiled tie.


  1. Begin by turning the tie inside out so that the back seam is facing outward. Wrap it around your neck so that the wide end is on your right side and the narrow end is about 12 inches longer.
  2. Pass through the wide end behind the narrow end.
  3. Loop the wide end around and back behind the narrow end.
  4. Pull the wide end to your right and up behind the loop.
  5. Pass the wide end through the knot. Adjust to achieve the desired tightness.