If you can tie shoe laces, you can easily learn how to tie a bow tie. A black bow-tie is a symbol of formality. The most elegant knot suited for a black-tie event. It is not a challenging knot and you definitely should avoid a clip-on version. 1. Start with one end of the bow tie longer than the other by a few inches.
Although the Duke of Windsor never specifically used the Windsor knot, he did favor a wide triangular knot. In actuality, the Duke achieved his trendsetting look by tying a Four-in-Hand with specially made wide and extra thick ties. The Windsor knot was invented by the public as a way to imitate the Duke's knot style.
Unlike what the name suggests, the Half Windsor knot is actually closer to three-quarters the size of the Windsor knot. The Half Windsor is medium in size, nearly symmetrical and, when tied correctly, it produces a deep and substantial dimple. Best used with neckties of a medium to light thickness.
About the Pratt Knot Jerry Pratt, the inventor of the Pratt Knot, worked for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. For 30 years, Mr. Pratt had tied his necktie in his distinct fashion before anchorman Don Shelby "discovered" and publicized it on local television in 1989.