Which tie knot you wear has probably never crossed your mind – if and when you think about a tie at all, it tends to be a deliberation over its colour, pattern and texture. In fact, your tie knot of choice could have been part of life’s fleeting knowledge passed down to you by your father, a friend or if you’re a millennial, a vlogger on YouTube. And once a man learns a knot they are unlikely to change. Job done.
But the reality is the knot can reveal a lot about a man’s personality. Disclaimer: the reader accepts full responsibility for the home truths the nuances of their knot might deliver.
If this knot were a coffee, it would be an espresso: quick, strong and classic. Wearing the four-in-hand means you’re ambitious, career-driven and well, busy – your tie knot is the least of your worries. Your attention span is most comfortable flitting between writing a report on your laptop, watching a movie on your tablet and replying to messages on your smartphone. During the rare moments you’ve logged off, you shine in social situations – after all, they could be a networking opportunity.
Selecting a balanced, equilateral triangle to wear around your neck is symbolic of how you manage every aspect of your life. You exude confidence and do not shy away from hard-work. As a born leader, you thrive on helping others to achieve your team’s goals. At the same time, you value your personal space and do not hesitate when it comes to enjoying your favourite recreational pursuits.
Less formal than the Windsor, this knot doesn’t mean you are any less assertive – it just shows you have a cheeky side which you wield as your charismatic weapon. Whether you are trying to win a client over in a tough negotiation or having a playful debate with friends at your local (the kind often solved by a quick Google), you have a knack at always steering the outcome in your favour.
You love being the centre of attention and choosing this elaborate knot is one of the ways you ensure the spotlight always stays on you. And if for some reason the rare Eldredge knot suddenly became commonplace, you’d be the first to change yours to something even more theatrical (the Merovingian or Trinity knot, perhaps?). Shunning the mundane for the magnificent, you’re an expert showman – when it comes to entertaining guests at parties, no flourish is too great.
Like the Eldredge man, you categorically refuse to blend in; although, unlike the above, your goal isn’t to draw a crowd. In effect, you might be quite shy. Despite this, you possess a glass-full outlook of life, a boundless energy to learn and a thirst for adventure – feelings which you choose to express through your love of fashion rather than with a booming personality.
Which knot do you wear? Now that you know everything to know about your knot, you might feel inspired to switch up your tie’s shape. Or if you fancy reinvigorating your neckwear collection with the latest styles, click here.
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