HOW TO TIE A TIE

Having problems with how to tie your tie? Here are the classical Windsor Knot, 

Half-Windsor Knot, Four-In-Hand Knot, and Simple Knot.


HOW TO TIE A WINDSOR KNOT

Mirrored; your right is the model’s left. That’s how it will look when you’re facing the mirror.


step 1

With your collar popped up, drape the tie face-side up over your neck. The head (wide part) to your right, the tail to your left. Position the tail 3 inches above your belly button.

step 2

Bring the head over the tail to your left,…

step 3

…through the neck loop from under,…

step 4

…and down on the left side.

step 5

Bring the head behind the tail over to the right side,…

step 6

…into the neck loop from the top,...

step 7

…and down on the right side. There should now be a small symmetrical triangular knot.

step 8

Wrap the head around the small knot, going from right to left,…

step 9

…and through the neck loop from under. This puts a layer around the mini knot.

step 10

Put the head through the loop formed by the layer to complete the rough Windsor Knot.

step 11

To make the knot triangular, pinch the bottom and spread the top. Then hold the tail and slide the knot up to tighten the neck band. The tip of the head should be in front of the belt. Pop the collar down and you’re good to go.


HOW TO TIE A HALF-WINDSOR KNOT

Mirrored; your right is the model’s left. That’s how it will look when you’re facing the mirror.

step 1

With your collar popped up, drape the tie face-side up over your neck. The head (wide part) to your right, the tail to your left. Level the tail with your belly button.

step 2

Bring the head over the tail to your left,…

step 3

…around the tail, and back to the right. Pinch to hold the overlap in place,…

step 4

…and put the head through the neck loop from the top. This creates a small asymmetrical knot.

step 5

Wrap the head around the small knot, going from left to right and putting a layer around the small knot, …

step 6

…through the neck loop from under, and into the loop created by the layer. This completes the rough Half-Windsor Knot.

step 7

To make the knot triangular, pinch the bottom and spread the top. Then hold the tail and slide the knot up to tighten the neck band. The tip of the head should be in front of the belt. Pop the collar down and you’re good to go.


HOW TO TIE A FOUR-IN-HAND KNOT

Mirrored; your right is the model’s left. That’s how it will look when you’re facing the mirror.

step 1

With your collar popped up, drape the tie face-side up over your neck. The head (wide part) to your right, the tail to your left. Level the tail with your belt.

step 2

Bring the head over the tail to your left,…

step 3

…around the tail and back to the right,…

step 4

…and over the tail again going to your left. This creates the loop for the head to go through to complete the Four-In-Hand Knot.

step 5

Put the head through the neck loop…

step 6

…and into the outermost loop from the top to complete the rough Four-In-Hand Knot.

step 7

To make the knot triangular, pinch the bottom and spread the top. Then hold the tail and slide the knot up to tighten the neck band. The tip of the head should be in front of the belt. Pop the collar down and you’re good to go.


HOW TO TIE A SIMPLE KNOT

Mirrored; your right is the model’s left. That’s how it will look when you’re facing the mirror.

step 1

With your collar popped up, drape the tie face-side up over your neck. The head (wide part) to your right, the tail to your left. Level the tail with your belt.

step 2

Bring the head behind the tail to your left,…

step 3

…around the tail and back to the right,…

step 4

…and through the neck loop from under.

step 5

Put the head through the outermost loop to complete the rough Simple Knot.

step 6

To make the knot triangular, pinch the bottom and spread the top. Then hold the tail and slide the knot up to tighten the neck band. The tip of the head should be in front of the belt. Pop the collar down and you’re good to go.