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How To Knot A Tie

There are several ways to knot a tie. It's truly a matter of personal preference as to which knot you feel looks best and varies due to overall tie length as well as ones stature. On this page you'll find the 3 most common ways to knot your necktie. There's the Windsor Knot, the Half Windsor Knot, and the Four in Hand Knot. Give them all a try and see for yourself which you feel looks best.

 

The Windsor Knot  |   The Half Windsor Knot  |   The Four in Hand Knot

 
The Windsor Knot
  1. Situate the tie so that the end "A" is longer than end "B" and cross "A" over "B". graphics/tie_knots/windsor1.gif
  2. Bring "A" up through loop between collar and tie; then back down. graphics/tie_knots/windsor2.gif
  3. Pull "A" underneath "B" and to the left, and back through the loop again. graphics/tie_knots/windsor3.gif
  4. Bring "A" across the front from left to right. graphics/tie_knots/windsor4.gif
  5. Pull "A" up through the loop again. graphics/tie_knots/windsor5.gif
  6. Bring "A" down through the knot in front. graphics/tie_knots/windsor6.gif
  7. Using both hands, tighten the knot and draw up to collar. graphics/tie_knots/windsor7.gif
 
 
The Half Windsor Knot
  1. Situate the tie so that the end "A" is longer than end "B" and cross "A" over "B". graphics/tie_knots/halfwindsor1.gif
  2. Bring "A" up around and behind "B". graphics/tie_knots/halfwindsor2.gif
  3. Bring "A" up. graphics/tie_knots/halfwindsor3.gif
  4. Pull "A" up and through the loop. graphics/tie_knots/halfwindsor4.gif
  5. Bring "A" around front, over "B" from left to right. graphics/tie_knots/halfwindsor5.gif
  6. Again, bring "A" up and through the loop. graphics/tie_knots/halfwindsor6.gif
  7. Bring "A" down through the knot in front. graphics/tie_knots/halfwindsor7.gif
  8. Using both hands, tighten the knot and draw up to collar. graphics/tie_knots/halfwindsor8.gif
 
 
The Four in Hand Knot
  1. Situate the tie so that the end "A" is longer than end "B" and cross "A" over "B". graphics/tie_knots/fourhand1.gif
  2. Turn "A" back underneath "B". graphics/tie_knots/fourhand2.gif
  3. Continue by bringing "A" back over in front of "B" again. graphics/tie_knots/fourhand3.gif
  4. Pull "A" up and through the loop around your neck. graphics/tie_knots/fourhand4.gif
  5. Hold the front of the knot loosely with your index finger and bring "A" down through front loop. graphics/tie_knots/fourhand5.gif
  6. Remove finger and tighten knot snugly to collar by holding "B" and sliding the knot. graphics/tie_knots/fourhand6.gif
 
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