Knot The Same

Despite their shared shape, ties have plenty of variables. From material to width to pattern to knot, the tie is as varied as the occasions for which it is donned. Any tailor worth his salt knows the sign of a well-dressed gentleman is a perfectly executed knot—one that is not too big or too small, never loud but certainly conspicuous. Done well, it tops (literally) the most important accessory you have. And doing it well has everything to do with knowing which knot is right for the situation.

imageJOB INTERVIEW
An interviewee should make an impression but stop short of daring. Think simple, but not dull.

Knot: Pratt
A medium thick, symmetrical knot that adds a visual heft to the top of a wider tie. It fits right in between the skimpy four-in-hand but with none of the bulk of a half-Windsor. Best of all, it holds tight requiring little adjustment throughout the day.

imageNINE TO FIVE
Everyday doesn’t have to be routine. Breaking up the monotony of the daily grind is the perfect excuse to try a new knot, but remember: Keep it professional with the tie’s color and design.

Knot: Balthus
This large knot grabs attention even on a tie of the subtlest pattern. Built off the Plattsburg, the knot looks best with a spread collar and shouldn’t be attempted with short ties or ones made of thick fabric.

imageWEDDING GUEST
Whether the reception is evening formal or daytime beachfront, it is still a festive occasion. Take the opportunity to show off a creative knot without showing up the bride.

Knot: Trinity The trinity is triplefaced, creating a unique pattern. Pair this intricate, medium—to—large knot with a multitoned striped design for a modern look.

matthew ambrosio

matthew ambrosio

Matthew Ambrosio is a considered a beauty connoisseur on many levels. As a designer and image expert he presents a fresh and realistic attitude towards personal aesthetics and style for men and women.