Tie Knots & Special Occasions – Should A Man
Wear A Specific Necktie Knot Style For Certain Events Hi, I’m Antonio Centeno the founder of “Real
Men, Real Style”. Today I’m going to be talking about which tie knot for which occasion.
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because at that article you’ll find a lot more useful information. This is the question that came in. Hello Antonio,
I discovered your website “Real Men, Real Style” and I think it’s great. Thanks.
I have a question about ties. Basically what is the best tie know to use for any occasion
I go to? Example being is the Windsor knot for formal events. Is the four-hand? is that
for casual events? I hope you’ll be able to find time to answer this question. Many
thanks. To get right to the questions, there are actually
isn’t a right tie knot for a certain occasion. The only – actually I take that. The only
one I think of is for black tie. And when something says black tie that means that you
should be wearing a bow tie, one that you actually tie. So don’t buy those clip-ons.
Well besides black tie events which we very rarely ever go to anytime you need to be wearing
a tie you can wear any type of knot that you want, as so long as it doesn’t detract and
pull away and make you look you know a bit eccentric. That’s one thing you know you need to become
from with this. So right now I’ve got a four hand and it’s not the straightest knot.
I know there’s a knot going to retie it multiple times. This is a knot that I love.
It’s the first knot I ever learned to tie. Had a job where I was stacking groceries at
Albertson’s and this is back in 1990 I believe and you had to wear a tie and a white dress
shirt and this was the summer I learned really how to tie a tie because every single day
on the way to work I was tying that thing. Taking it off at lunch break. I’ve got a connection to this tie. I love
it. It’s – so this knot in particular is the one that I use for a 98% of the time.
Now the 2% of the time I’m throwing in something because there’s a lot of other knots out
there and perhaps you will find one that you like because maybe it looks good with your
head shape, with your neck color type. Maybe you want to go with the half Windsor. You
want to may go with the full Windsor, a Pratt, Shelby, a Cabin dish, the simple knot, honestly
there are almost a hundred that I know. Almost a hundred knots types out there and not going
to get into them all. Probably – actually a book has been written
about this I’ll actually maybe I’ll do a review on this book and link to it later
but the answer your question again, you’ll hear and you’ll actually see me write about
this. There are knot types that you can try to match with certain types of shirt colors.
So right here I’ve got a medium spread color. Technically I could be wearing a half Windsor
or a Windsor because those are going to fill up the top space a bit better but I still
like the way the four hand looks. I don’t think it’s overwhelmed by the size of the
tight space I have up here. Although there are many with larger heads
and because they have a larger head or they got maybe a lot of hair on that larger head
as well. They need a larger knot for it to look proportional. So that’s probably the
key thing you want to think about is what not is going to look proportional. So if you
got a really small thin head, you want a small know because if you wear a Windsor knot and
if it’s something that you’ve a very thick tie. That knot in comparison with your head,
it’s just going to make your head look smaller. So just think about that and be you know also
at the end of the day you want something you’re comfortable wearing. So if you put it in to
a knot that you never worn before and you feel people are staring at you. Well you’re
not going to – you’re not going to perform. You’re not gong to be – you’ll just
going to feel nervous and whenever we feel nervous about something that we can control,
that’s a bad thing. To summarize, there isn’t a right tie knot
for the right occasion. It comes down to the right tie knot for you once you feel comfortable
tying. And what you feel looks good with your proportions and the clothing that you’re
wearing. All right, this has been Antonio Centeno with “Real Men, Real Style”