The Diagonal tie knot is a two-layer, not self-releasing asymmetric knot, it has a sort of a pocket. The Diagonal knot is not for beginners, but mostly for the dodgers perfectly tying easier tie knots. If you learn how to tie a Diagonal, you’ll get one more tie knot for an evening dress or for special occasions in your life.
What kind of ties are most suited for tying a Diagonal tie knot? This tie knot is best suited for ties made of thin light fabric. Avoid patterned ties as the pattern will distract attention from the complex shape of the tie knot. Dark fabrics can give an unfavorable play of light and shadow, and will also divert the attention away from the knot. You’d better pick a solid color tie or a tie with a subtle pattern to match a tie. The fabric should not be slippery, it will help you to control your moves while tying the knot. The tie itself should not be too wide, otherwise the knot will look very bold and heavy.
Step 1. To tie a Diagonal tie knot, drape it around your neck face up. Make sure that the wide end is hanging down on your left side slightly below the narrow end of the necktie.
Step 2. Cross the wide end of the tie over the top of the narrow end, directing it to the right.
Step 3. Now the wide end is pulled on to the left under the narrow end.
Step 4. Loop around the narrow end.
Step 5. Bring the wide end of the tie up, and pull it down to the right through the loop between the tie and the neck.
Step 6. Pass the wide end down through the loop you’ve made at the previous step.
Step 7. Gently tighten the knot. Draw it up slowly to the collar.