HOW TO TIE A TIE (or Necktie) HOW TO TIE A TIE (or Necktie)

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Tying a tie is a true art that has been lost in the past decade or so. One is lucky enough to know how to tie one knot but wouldn't it be incredible if you knew how to tie 18 different knots? Seems impossible? It is actually more simple than expected and you will amaze your friends with your new found talent. Here is a list of the different type of tying styles as well as how to tie them on your own.

 

The Half Windsor Knot

Also known as the single windsor knot, it is a tied tie that makes a perfect upside down triangle. This style of tying works well with ties that are of lighter and medium weight fabrics and medium collared shirts. You will know that you have tied a windsor knot correctly once you have achieved a symmetrical look with a deep dimple.

 

 

  1. Have the tie’s tail to the left and the broad end of the tie on the right. Rest the end of the tail directly over your belly button, where the broad end of the tie around eight inches to 12 inches beneath the tail.
  2. Place the broad end of the tie over the tail to the left. This will create an “X” with the thinner part of the tie is on the bottom and the broad part of the tie rest on top.
  3. Gently wrap the broad end under the tail to the right.
  4. Take the broad end of the tie up and over the knot that you just created. The broad end should be on the right side, showing the fabric that is back of the tie.
  5. Take the broad end of the knot and take is to the left making the fabric wrap around the knot.
  6. Take the broad end of the tie and bring it under the fabric that is on the center of the neck. By doing this you have created a loop.
  7. Move the broad end of the tie through the loop.
  8. Tighten the tie to create a knot. Adjust the knot to create a dimple by pressing a finger while also pinching the sides of the knot.

 

Four-In-Hand Knot

Commonly known as the simple knot or the schoolboy knot, the four-in-hand knot was named after a London’s Gentleman's Club in the 19th century. This knot is meant to work in more casual affairs due to its asymmetrical look with one narrow side. This tie is suitable for wide neckties made of heavier fabrics.

  1. Place the broad end of the tie on the right. Rest the end of the tail slightly above the belly button. The broad end of the tie should be about 12 inches from the tail.
  2. Cross the broad end over the tail. This will create an “X” with the thinner part of the tie is on the bottom and the broad part of the tie rest on top.
  3. With the broad end go under the tail, wrapping around it.
  4. Take the broad end directly up and through the loop that is around your neck.
  5. Hold the knot you just created loosely and bring the broad end through the front loop.
  6. Tighten the knot by holding the tail and sliding the knot up until it sets comfortably around your neck.

 

The Windsor Knot

This style of tying a tie will give a wide symmetrical knot that is triangle in shape. Due to its name most people believe that this know came from the Duke of Windsor but historians believe that it was actually popularized by his father, George V. The Windsor knot is the only style of a tie knot that is used by the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom. When using this knot to style an outfit it is important to wear a spread or cutaway collar that will not appear overwhelmed by a large knot. Since the Windsor Knot is such a large knot the tie should have a unique or bold design.

  1. Place the broad end of the tie to the right. Rest the end of the tail to the left and have it at at around a foot lower than the broad end.
  2. Cross the broad end over the tail. This will create an “X” with the thinner part of the tie is on the bottom and the broad part of the tie rest on top.
  3. Bring the broad end of the tie under the tail through the loop that you just created.
  4. Gently pull the broad end down to the right and then underneath the tail to the left.
  5. Once again bring the broad end of the tie under the tail and through the loop that you created. This is very similar to step four.
  6. Now that you have created a loose knot around the thin part of the tie you will take the wider end through the loop and put it through the opening of the loose knot. Pull the broad part of the tie all the way through.
  7. Tighten and adjust the knot so that it will rest about an inch below the collar.

 

Pratt Knot

The inventor of this knot, Jerry Pratt, worked for the Unite States Chamber of Commerce but this knot was not familiarized until 1989 when anchorman Don Shelby started wearing this style of knot while appearing on television. This knot became popularized when it appeared in the New York Times under the name Shelby Knot for its versatility and elegance. It is a smaller knot and, like the Windsor, it prides itself on being symmetrical

 

  1. Start with the necktie inside out. Place the broad end on the left 12 inches lower than the tail on the right.
  2. Cross the broad end of the tie under the tail.
  3. Place the broad end over and under the tail. Gently pull the loop and tighten.
  4. Place the broad end over the right side.
  5. Pull the broad end underneath and through the loop.
  6. With the broad end of the tie pull it down and place it through the loop that was created in front of the knot.
  7. Adjust the knot by squeezing both side of the knot which will create a dimple.

Tying a tie is a true art that has been lost in the past decade or so. One is lucky enough to know how to tie one knot but wouldn't it be incredible if you knew how to tie 18 different knots? Seems impossible? It is actually more simple than expected and you will amaze your friends with your new found talent. Here is a list of the different type of tying styles as well as how to tie them on your own.

 

The Half Windsor Knot

Also known as the single windsor knot, it is a tied tie that makes a perfect upside down triangle. This style of tying works well with ties that are of lighter and medium weight fabrics and medium collared shirts. You will know that you have tied a windsor knot correctly once you have achieved a symmetrical look with a deep dimple.

 

 

  1. Have the tie’s tail to the left and the broad end of the tie on the right. Rest the end of the tail directly over your belly button, where the broad end of the tie around eight inches to 12 inches beneath the tail.
  2. Place the broad end of the tie over the tail to the left. This will create an “X” with the thinner part of the tie is on the bottom and the broad part of the tie rest on top.
  3. Gently wrap the broad end under the tail to the right.
  4. Take the broad end of the tie up and over the knot that you just created. The broad end should be on the right side, showing the fabric that is back of the tie.
  5. Take the broad end of the knot and take is to the left making the fabric wrap around the knot.
  6. Take the broad end of the tie and bring it under the fabric that is on the center of the neck. By doing this you have created a loop.
  7. Move the broad end of the tie through the loop.
  8. Tighten the tie to create a knot. Adjust the knot to create a dimple by pressing a finger while also pinching the sides of the knot.

 

Four-In-Hand Knot

Commonly known as the simple knot or the schoolboy knot, the four-in-hand knot was named after a London’s Gentleman's Club in the 19th century. This knot is meant to work in more casual affairs due to its asymmetrical look with one narrow side. This tie is suitable for wide neckties made of heavier fabrics.

  1. Place the broad end of the tie on the right. Rest the end of the tail slightly above the belly button. The broad end of the tie should be about 12 inches from the tail.
  2. Cross the broad end over the tail. This will create an “X” with the thinner part of the tie is on the bottom and the broad part of the tie rest on top.
  3. With the broad end go under the tail, wrapping around it.
  4. Take the broad end directly up and through the loop that is around your neck.
  5. Hold the knot you just created loosely and bring the broad end through the front loop.
  6. Tighten the knot by holding the tail and sliding the knot up until it sets comfortably around your neck.

 

The Windsor Knot

This style of tying a tie will give a wide symmetrical knot that is triangle in shape. Due to its name most people believe that this know came from the Duke of Windsor but historians believe that it was actually popularized by his father, George V. The Windsor knot is the only style of a tie knot that is used by the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom. When using this knot to style an outfit it is important to wear a spread or cutaway collar that will not appear overwhelmed by a large knot. Since the Windsor Knot is such a large knot the tie should have a unique or bold design.

  1. Place the broad end of the tie to the right. Rest the end of the tail to the left and have it at at around a foot lower than the broad end.
  2. Cross the broad end over the tail. This will create an “X” with the thinner part of the tie is on the bottom and the broad part of the tie rest on top.
  3. Bring the broad end of the tie under the tail through the loop that you just created.
  4. Gently pull the broad end down to the right and then underneath the tail to the left.
  5. Once again bring the broad end of the tie under the tail and through the loop that you created. This is very similar to step four.
  6. Now that you have created a loose knot around the thin part of the tie you will take the wider end through the loop and put it through the opening of the loose knot. Pull the broad part of the tie all the way through.
  7. Tighten and adjust the knot so that it will rest about an inch below the collar.

 

Pratt Knot

The inventor of this knot, Jerry Pratt, worked for the Unite States Chamber of Commerce but this knot was not familiarized until 1989 when anchorman Don Shelby started wearing this style of knot while appearing on television. This knot became popularized when it appeared in the New York Times under the name Shelby Knot for its versatility and elegance. It is a smaller knot and, like the Windsor, it prides itself on being symmetrical

 

  1. Start with the necktie inside out. Place the broad end on the left 12 inches lower than the tail on the right.
  2. Cross the broad end of the tie under the tail.
  3. Place the broad end over and under the tail. Gently pull the loop and tighten.
  4. Place the broad end over the right side.
  5. Pull the broad end underneath and through the loop.
  6. With the broad end of the tie pull it down and place it through the loop that was created in front of the knot.
  7. Adjust the knot by squeezing both side of the knot which will create a dimple.