Tying a tie may seem like a trivial operation, to be done without thinking too much about it. In reality, it is a precise choice of style, which must be combined with your look, just like a pair of shoes or an accessory. In fact, there are many types of knots for ties. Let's see the four most famous and find out how to match them to your outfit, to fascinate with class.
Among the symbols of men's fashion, the necktie certainly occupies a prominent place. Its history has ancient roots and, century after century, it has established itself with a must have of the male wardrobe. Combined with the jacket, it represents elegance par excellence but it can also be worn with style only on the shirt, or together with a vest. What is important is knowing how to choose it with taste, since there are countless variations. And then the knot, another fundamental thing, because you have to be good at doing it but also at choosing it. In fact, there are several knots for ties but they are not all suitable for every occasion. The four most famous knots are the Windsor, its variant half Windsor, simple and small. Let's see when to use them.
Windsor knot and half Windsor
It is the knot inspired by the style of the British nobleman Windsor, who according to some was the very inventor, while others attribute the authorship to the Piedmontese tailor Domenico Scappino (which is why it is also called the Scappino knot). IS broad and triangularVery symmetrical, perfect to make with light ties, maybe silk, and to wear on shirts with open collars. Its width means that the tie remains short, which is why it is good to combine it with a vest. Ideal for formal occasions and sophisticated outfits. Analogous speech for the variant half Windsor, which differs for one smaller amplitude and for the appearance asymmetrical.
The knot simple it is such in name and in fact. Feature that makes it the most chosen by men, especially in everyday life. Easy to make, versatile in combinations. It is suitable for different occasions and can be made with any type of tie, both thin and thick. To the appearance it turns out stretched and with one slightly asymmetrical conical shape. It is ideal for the physique of men with an average or medium-tall height.
Even the knot small has a style classic and versatile. It is perfect for use on tight collars and for knotting thick ties. Indeed, it is really not recommended to use it with light ties, because it tends to crease them. Attention, however, yes to a small knot only if you have an above average height and maybe a sturdy neck, otherwise it is out of tune and does not enhance the outfit.