Tie Knowledge

Ian James
© January 2014

For most men, tying a necktie can be frustrating, which in turn can lead to resentment of this traditional fashion accessory. Luckily, knots are intrinsically interesting. And it may surprise some to find there is not just one way to tie a tie.

Chart of best necktie knots

This chart is based on information given in The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie by Fink & Mao 2001. As an example, the symbols used in the Oriental knot sequence translate as: from the Left go Out from under, on the Right go back In behind, at the Center come Out again, going Through the middle of the knot just formed. These are my favourite knots.

chart of tying ties

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Last modified Jan.24,2014