This guide on the different ways to tie a tie is the result of a great deal of research. We’ve gathered 30 of the best tie knots ever created by mankind to give you just the edge you need to look your best at all times. Each tie has been judged on four different factors: how it looks both aesthetically (aesthetics) and symmetrically (symmetry), the difficulty of tying the knot (difficulty), and the amount of fabric you’ll need to dedicate to create the knot (knot size). You can make a statement with these knots any day of the week or simply use them to look elegant and stylish during those special events where you really need to stand out. Either way, you’ll practically be a forefather of men’s fashion no matter which style you choose.