Learn How to Tie a Tie

Welcome to “How to Tie a Tie.” This page will show you how to practice in 4 different kind of ties. The choice is yours:

Four in Hand Knot VideoFour in Hand Knot 

Asymmetrical tie knot, good for button-down shirts

Pratt Knot VideoPratt Knot 

Tidy & fairly wide tie knot, suited for any dress shirt

Half Windsor Knot VideoHalf Windsor Knot 

Symmetrical tie knot, goes with any dress shirt

Windsor Knot VideoWindsor Knot 

Wide & triangular tie knot, good for sprea

  • Four in Hand Knot

To tie the Four in Hand Knot, select a necktie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below:

1) Start with the wide end (“W”) of your necktie on the right, extending about 12 inches below the narrow end (“N”) on the left.
2) Then cross the wide end over the narrow end.
3) Turn the wide end back underneath the narrow end.
4) Continue by bringing the wide end back over in front of the narrow end again.
5) Then, pull the wide end up and through the loop around your neck.
6) Hold the front of the knot loosely with your index finger and bring the wide end down through the front loop.
7) At last, remove your finger and tighten the knot carefully to the collar by holding the narrow end and sliding the knot up.
  • Pratt Knot

To tie the Pratt Knot, select a necktie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below:

1) Start with the necktie inside out, with the wide end (“W”) on the right, extending about 12 inches below the narrow end (“N”) on the left.
2) Then cross the wide end under the narrow end.
3) Take the wide end over and under the narrow end.
4) Pull the loop down and tighten.
5) Then, take the wide end over to the right.
6) Pull the wide end up, behind the loop.
7) And finally, bring the wide end through the knot and tighten gently.
  • Half Windsor Knot

To tie the Half Windsor Knot, select a necktie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below:

1) Start with the wide end (“W”) of your necktie on the right, extending about 12 inches below the narrow end (“N”) on the left.
2) Then cross the wide end over the narrow end.
3) Bring the wide end around and behind the narrow end.
4) Then bring the wide end up.
5) Pull the wide end through the loop and to the right.
6) Bring the wide end around front, over the narrow end from right to left.
7) Again, bring the wide end up and through the loop.
Then, bring the wide end down through the knot in front.
9) And — using both hands — tighten the knot carefully and draw it up to the collar.
  • Windsor Knot

o tie the Windsor Knot, select a necktie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below:

1) Start with the wide end (“W”) of your necktie on the right, extending about 12 inches below the narrow end (“N”) on the left.
2) Then cross the wide end over the narrow end.
3) Bring the wide end up through the loop between the collar and your tie.
4) Then bring the wide end back down.
5) Pull the wide end underneath the narrow end and to the right, back through the loop and to the right again so that the wide end is inside out.
6) Bring the wide end across the front from right to left.
7) Then pull the wide end up through the loop again.
Bring the wide end down through the knot in front.
9) And — using both hands — tighten the knot carefully and draw it up to the collar.

Congratulations, you did it! You see, it is not rocket science after all. Simply keep practicing a few more times until you can tie this fluently.

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