Men’s Formal Wear Tips: How to Tie a Tie


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We’ve all been there. In front of the mirror, cursing ourselves because we don’t know how to tie a tie. Each attempt resulting in another amateur looking knot that wouldn’t be out of place on the rigging of a boat.

Thick ties often need smaller knots like the Four-in-Hand or the Simple knot. Thin ties generally enjoy larger knots like the Pratt or Windsor.

Luckily, here at Astares, we’re well versed in the art of tying knots for ties, bow ties and cravats. We’d like to share a few videos with you that provide clear instructions for these sometimes complicated manoeuvres.

How to tie a tie: The Windsor knot

Classic. Triangular. Symmetrical

This classic knot is an all round performer. It looks good with a variety of suits, plus the knot size can easily be adjusted to suit your personality.

How to Tie a Tie: The Four-in-Hand Knot

Popular. Slender. Verstile.

This discreet knot is asymmetrical and is best tied with a thicker and heavier tie fabric.

How to Tie a Tie: The Prince Albert Knot

Regal. Charismatic.

Supposedly named after Queen Elizabeth’s husband this is a simple knot with a stylish finish.

How to Tie a Tie: The Merovingian Knot

Unique. Memorable.

This is no ordinary ‘how to tie a tie’ video. This sophisticated knot takes time and effort – roll it out for special occasions.

Bonus video

How to Tie a Tie: The Bow Tie

Fancy. Quirky. Intelligent.

Often a common pitfall in men’s fashion wear, the Bow Tie is a tricky knot. However, once learnt this knot will reside in your fashion arsenal and provide you with an air of devil-may-care!

Advice on Men’s Formal Wear

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