Mostrendy guys know how to tie their own neckties. A pre-tied tie is not an option if you don’t wish to resemble your 5-year-old nephew with the clip-on tie. So be brave, buy a normal tie (a cheeky one, hopefully!) and follow our instructions below for two of the many ways a tie can be tied. Suggested ties for the mostrendiest guy: pastel colors, fun prints – much like the mice in love here and silk ties.
Once you are done tying your tie, make sure that the front of your tie reaches at least your belt buckle (the top of the waist of your pants) but not farther than halfway down your belt buckle. Et voila, you are ready to conquer the world as a chic mostrendy man.
Four in Hand Knot
The Four in Hand Knot creates a small asymmetrical knot with a small dimple in the middle. This knot is great for guys with shorter necks or for petite guys in general.
1) Start with the big end of the tie on your strong hand side (right for righties, left for lefties). Sorry lefties, this tutorial is for the righties. Or you could put your computer screen up to a mirror and then you’d see exactly what you need to do.
2) Cross the big end over the little end, bringing the big end back under the little end.
3) Continue brining the big end in front of the little end so that the big end has made two loops around the little end.
4) Pull the big end up through the loop that is around your (our reindeer’s) neck.
5) Bring the big end down through the front loop.
6) Tighten the knot by holding the small end and sliding the knot up towards your neck.
Half Windsor Knot
The Half Windsor Knot makes a medium sized symmetrical triangle knot with usually no dimple. This knot is quite universal and works best with normal neckties (not skinny ties).
1) Start with the big end of the tie on your strong hand side.
2) Cross the big end over the little end.
3) Big end goes up and turned down through the loop around your (our reindeer’s) neck
4) Pass big end around the front.
5) Big end goes up through the loop around your neck
6) Bring the big end down through the front loop and tighten the knot by holding the small end and sliding the knot towards your neck.