The windsor: Named after the Duke of Windsor, who famously abdicated the British throne, this wide knot is intended for cutaway and spread-collared shirts.
The half-windsor: Use this knot when you’re pairing a fatter tie with a traditional straight collar.
The four-in-hand: The narrow knot makes this the perfect choice for casual skinny ties and button-down collars.
The bow tie: This is your only re-spec-table option with a tuxedo shirt. Bow ties also look great with straight or spread collars, but don’t wear them with button-downs.
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