You have no excuse for wearing a boring tie ever again! Cool tie knots that you can learn to tie in minutes!
Ties can be so boring. Like the ones you used to tie at school or the clip on variety. Well, here we have ten cool tie knots for you to try out. These ties not only act as a very clever addition to your outfit, but it could be a great conversation starter with a beautiful woman you’ve had your eye on all day at a wedding.
So have a look at this top ten amazing, unique, creative and cool tie knots and get innovative with your look!
1. The Eldredge Tie Knot
This is a very formal and unique tie knot that looks a bit like a flower. It can be a little bit too formal for a weddings, but sometimes it has been seen worn by Groomsmen. Ideal if you want to make a statement with your tie.
Here’s a video on how to make The Eldredge Tie Knot
History of The Eldredge Tie Knot
The Eldredge Knot was invented in 2007 by American, Jeffrey Eldredge from Salt Lake City, Utah.
You’d think that the inventor of such a beautiful tie knot would be in fashion. Well you’d be wrong. He’s actually a Systems Analyist!
The Eldredge tie knot itself is very complex, eye-catching and beautiful knot that takes 15 steps to get it spot on.
Most knots use the large end of the tie, but with the Eldredge, it is made by utilising the small end at the main active end. The finished knot has the remaining small part of the tie hidden behind the shirt collar. The main knot itself is larger than the Windsor and is certainly a statement to any formal outfit.
The knot creates a tapered fishtail braid-like effect. It’s very difficult to perfect so make sure you trial the knot well before you need to wear the tie.
The most common eccentric tie knot that can be seen at formal events. The knot has achieved a lot of attention online in the past few years. It’s very difficult to get a symmetrical finish like the picture above, so plenty of practice is needed. This tie knot is best with single stripe or plain ties. Avoid using elaborate patterned ties.
This knot is extremely fancy looking and works best with a two tone tie (different tail color from the body). Note that this knot requires a vest or sweater be worn over it lest the tail simply dangle freely. Also helps to use a tie clip under the vest to keep it centered.
This tie was made famous by the Matrix Reloaded as it was worn by the Merovingian.
Here’s a video on how to make a Ediety tie knot
History of The Ediety Tie Knot
According to some sources, this knot can be traced back to the early 1920s, although no images of the knot being worn can be found.
4. The Glennie Double Tie Knot
The Glennie Double tie knot is a tie knot you don’t often see people wearing as it’s hard to achieve and very unusual looking. The knot is made from two knots in your tie and should really only be attempted if you are an advanced user, as you could go out looking very silly if this knot goes wrong. 9 times out of ten it does. It’s a tough knot to handle and I would advice that you get plenty of practice in before you even consider wearing this out in public.
This knot looks amazing, if done properly, with stripes and certain designs, especially vertical designs or contrast ties.
Because of the double knot, the tie uses up a lot of fabric and will end up quite short. That’s why you should wear something to cover up the shortness of the tie.
It’s definitely too strange for formal occasion like a business meeting or ball, but isn’t too ornate for a casual look. It is however quite good for a celebration or a wedding as its fun and will certainly make people talk to you due to the eye catching look of the knot. A conversation starter.
Things that work well with this tie knot are vertical pattern ties and cardigans or a suit.
Here’s a video on how to make a Glennie Double tie knot
History of The Glennie Double Tie Knot
The Glennie Double was invented by fashion designer Eric Glennie in the 1970s.
5. The Krasny Hourglass Tie Knot
The Krasny Hourglass is called this because it looks like an hourglass and the guy who invented it is named Alex Krasny. The knot is made up of the Four in Hand knot with an extra knot tied using the smaller end right beneath the main knot. This is how you get the hourglass look. The knot takes up loads of fabric and will leave you short on the thin end of the tie. A tie clip, suite or vest can be used to secure the tie.
It’s nearly impossible to adjust so you need to get it right first time. The knot can stay in place even with solid ties and works great with patterns and stripes.
Here’s a video on how to make a Krasny Hourglass tie knot
History of the Krasny Hourglass Tie Knot
The Krasny Hourglass knot was invented my Alex Krasny from agreeordie.com who creates video tutorials on how to do various different neckties.
6. The True Love Tie Knot
This is probably one of the hardest, most complicated knots to tie. It is divided into four quadrants which gives it it’s heart shaped look. The knot is tied with the small end and all of the extra fabric is tucked into the collar. This is very similar to the Trinity knot, which is shown earlier on, and the Eldredge (#1 on this list).
This knot will take a lot of practice as it is very complicated, but well worth the time and effort.
Here’s a video on how to make a True Love tie knot
History of The True Love Tie Knot
The true love tie knot was invented by Eliot Truelove.
7. The Tulip Tie Knot
This knot is from the loose fit range of tie knots. It is one of the most striking looking knots that you can tie and will always attract attention. It’s tied a little bit like the Eldredge, but with the loose bits to give that extra space. in your face and flashy, so where it somewhere where it will fit in. Elton John’s Oscars party perhaps 😉
As a rule, the more ornate or complex the knot, the less extravagant/loud the tie pattern should be. Stripes are a no no for this knot. Use a contrasting tie pattern as the fancy knot will be showcased more. A plan coloured tie will also suit.
Here’s a video on how to make a Tulip tie knot
The History Of The Tulip Tie Knot
The knot was invented by Jelmer Pijnappel.
8. The Linwood Taurus Tie Knot
Called the Taurus because the bit of the tie that rolls out over the knot looks like the horns of a bull. It also resembles the hands of a trophy, I’m thinking the European Cup!. This knot is very original and unique.
This knot is very hard to achieve. There are many stages to it and some of the moves you will be not used to.
Judging the length is also a little difficult. I would suggest you set aside some practice time.
Use very plain pattern ties. Nothing too flash. Stripes are not a good idea.
This tie knot is very in your face and not at all traditional in its look or construction. Formal events are a no no. I’d use it for social informal gatherings and parties.
This tie is good for making a big statement with your fashion,good with vests and interesting with contrast ties. You should always use with shirts with wide collars.
Here’s a video on how to make a Linwood Taurus tie knot
9. The Cape Knot Tie Knot
One of the most popular of the elaborate tie knots, it always gets compliments from the ladies as it shows that you are creative and actually take pride in your appearance. The knot itself is best worn with mono-colored ties and pattern or paisley ties. Stay well clear of stripes. The orientation of the stripes gets crazy and it creates pattern overload. The knot works with any standard length tie, but works really well with thicker ties too.
This tie will work for any occasion. Work, wedding, funeral or casual.
Here’s a video on how to make a Cape Knot tie knot
10. The Onassis Tie Knot
This is kind of a knot without a knot. It was first worn by the Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis in 1989.
It is not known if he was the actual inventor, but he certainly is the innovator of this wonderful tie knot.
There are two well known ways to do this knot. One is the Full Windsor base and the other is a Four-in-Hand base. Both will give you the same effect. The Windsor variation is the best way to do this tie knot as for it is a firmer knot, and will knot come loose on it’s own, and is much more symmetrical so it’s easier to keep the top of the Onassis horizontal.
Here’s a video on how to make a Onassis Knot tie knot
And that’s it! I hope you’ve taken plenty of inspiration from our collection of cool tie knots. Enjoy trying them out.
Newly Added Tie Knots
The Boutonniere Knot
This tie knot is known for its long loops. This makes it a perfect knot for wide collar openings.
The method for making this not are very similar to that of the Fishbone Knot.
This tie knot is a lot cleaner and smoother in appearance and can be used semi-formally.
Here’s a video on how to make The Boutonniere Knot