It’s simple but different. It’s my favourite.
It’s very different from a Windsor but it’s neither loud nor showy. It’s also one of the simplest knots to tie as will be shown by the guide below.
Have I missed any knots that YOU think are more striking than those on this list? If so, please let me know so I can try them out.
This is another of those knots that needs a waistcoat. However, because of its elegance, it’s more than worth the trouble.
Deserving of its place on this list, the merovignian is my go-to-knot whenever I’m wearing a waistcoat.
I believe this one is the commonest alternative to the conventional Windsor.
To my eye, although I like this one, it seems like a less satisfying version of the Boutonniere. It’s certainly distinctive and well worth trying.
Asymmetrical knots get a bad press. Most people like the precision of something that’s balanced on either side but this one is a little different.
Obviously this one would have been easier to see if I hadn’t been wearing a gaudy coloured stripey rainbow tie. However, there are some days when you need to wear something that doesn’t just catch the eye: it poles it with a metaphorical stick.
Well, here we are on the final week of this countdown. Who would have thought it would have passed so quickly?
This morning’s knot is the vidalia. The word comes from a variety of onion and, given its many layers, it’s possible to see why this one merited such a name. Definitely one of my favourites and deserving of its place in my top five.
Another Friday – another time for something a little bit special.
As I’ve said before with other knots, this is one of those that needs a waistcoat because it does use a substantial amount of fabric. However, the intricate overlay that builds this one is more than worth the nuisance of having to wear a waistcoat.
This is the cafe knot. I like this knot a lot and I think the tie on this photo works well with it.
It’s simple but effective. It’s not too flashy but it’s sufficiently different to make people notice the extra effort you’ve invested. Not complicated to do and very pleasing results.
We’ve already seen the cobra knot, sitting at #12 on this list. Today’s knot, the viper, is a variation on that one.
I did enjoy wearing this one. The complexity is eye-catching and the results definitely generate conversation. Is it interesting conversation? Usually not. However, I’m a writer so I’ll do anything to get people to talk to me.
This is an unusual knot, certainly compared to the others that have made it into my top 15. The Van Wijk has a loose spiral around the core of the knot, and it uses up a surprising amount of length.
Whilst I’ll honestly admit it’s not one of my favourites, it does stand out from the others as something very different: which is enough to make it deserving of its #9 spot on this list.
This is the start of week two of the countdown of my favourite fifteen necktie knots. If anyone is thinking this reads like a boring version of Sheldon Cooper’s ‘Fun with Flags’ show, you’re not alone.
This is the tulip knot and it does have a pleasant similarity to the flower, perhaps a little more than the rosebud knot which we looked at last week. This one is fun to construct because a lot of the finishing comes in shaping the ‘petals’ of the tulip to get a finished look.