Destinharbor saidRequired. Half Windsor knot. Though I suppose on a very modern skinny tie something simpler would look best. Any examples?
I usually wear a double windsor. I work in capital markets and I rarely see a single windsor on anyone. Not that I don't like the look, it's just not an arena that is wise to stand out or go terribly against the grain fashion-wise. Where you make up ground is having everything fit flawlessly. A perfectly tailored suit doesn't need help.
I don't mind the skinny tie on some guys, but I tend to think far fewer people are capable of wearing it than actually wear it. My frame definitely, definitely does not allows for it. I associate suits (if I can be that general...) with determination, confidence, conservatism, etc... and skinny ties just don't fit that ticket nearly as well as a normal tie. In a more fashion forward environment, sure.
Lastly, I am surprised at the number of pro-dimple responses. I will start wearing one! It seems I've been making a minor fashion faux pas....