Tying a tie is a useful life skill, even if you aren’t required to wear one by an office dress code. Ties are a good way to add color or interest to an outfit, and knowing how to tie one will come in handy if you ever get your acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Here are 16 tips and tricks for wearing ties that will make sure you can try out tie-wearing without looking like it’s your first time.
Thought there was just one kind of tie knot? Ha! There are so many different knots to tie, and each one speaks volumes about the wearer’s personality. Just kidding, they’re mostly just weird, fun ways to mess around with your tie.
The Windsor and the four-in-hand are two of the more popular tie knots. Here, the guys at Esquire tell us when to wear them and how to tie them.
5. How to get a tie dimple
People who are really into ties can get obsessed over achieving the perfect tie dimple. Here’s how to do it in three seconds, thanks again to the Esquire people.
This one looks complicated and kind of like a Rubik’s Cube.
Wow, this knot is like the eldridge knot taken to an extreme. It’s certainly impressive, and the name is not kidding. It really does look like an artichoke.
I’m very impressed by the way this young woman is wearing a matchy-matchy seersucker short suit and a tie, and she still manages to look laid-back and DNGAF. The haphazard, looped-up tie keeps it from looking too contrived.
I don’t know when you’re going to need to know how to tie an ascot, but it seems like a fun skill to have.