how to tie a tie

How to tie a tie

It’s very sad to know that there are developed men, yet who don’t know how to tie a tie. If they have any big event or any important interview that evening, they’ll go looking for a clasp on. Regardless of whether a man knows how to tie a tie, yet most men use one tie knot for their entire lives. The problem is they don’t know how to tie a tie in different styles & also there is no one to guide them with ease.

Today in this article, you gonna read how to tie a tie in different types of knots. Even many of us don’t know that each style of tie knots sends a different message & each style of necktie knots are used with certain types of shirt collars and tie fabric materials to get the best results that suit on your look.

Forget everything, now I am here to guide you how to tie a tie in different knots and styles. So hold on this article, don’t be afraid of trying new things just go ahead & get your tie ready.


How to tie a Windsor Knot

1. Half Windsor knot

half windsor knotHalf Windsor knot is a very versatile knot. Contrary to the name suggests, the half Windsor knot is actually close to three-fourths of the size of Windsor’s knot. Half Windsor is medium in size, is almost symmetrical, and when properly tied, it produces a deeper and substantial dimple. Thickness is best used with a medium necktie.


1. Start with a wide end on the right and the narrow end on the left, the tip of the narrow end should rest somewhere near your belly button.

2.Begin by crossing the wide end over the narrow end to the left

3. Then behind the narrow end to the right.

4. Bring it up and over the neck loop and across to the left.

5. Bring it across the front of the tie to the right (here you can use two fingers to help keep the knot open).

6. Bring the wide end up through the neck loop from the underneath
and down through the loop on the front.

7. Tighten by pulling down on the wide end. Pull the narrow end in one hand and use the other to slide the knot up. place the narrow end through the keeper loop to help keep it hidden.

8. The tip of the tie should rest somewhere between the top and bottom of your belt.

If it’s too short or too long start from the beginning and adjusts accordingly.


How to tie a Bow Tie

how to tie a bow tieThe Bow Tie know as ancestors of the knotted cravat, It was born from the need for neckcloth which was easier to wear than the cravat and it will last for a more active day. At the time of 19th century, the butterfly and batwing Bow Tie was more common among western peoples. At that time, the bow tie was categorized in two types- the black bow ties (which were worn with dinner jackets) and the white ties (which were worn with evening tails). But nowadays bow tie are commonly seen in formal occasions worn by most peoples.


Tying a bow tie may be difficult for first timers but the character and charm of perfectly tied bow tie  make learning to tie one well worth the effort:

1. Start by adjusting the bow tie to your neck size.
(there may be trial and error here, but once you get it you’ll never need to adjust your bow tie again)


2.Begin with the right side shorter than the left

3.Cross the longer end over the shorter end

4. Bring it up through the neck loop, be sure to pull it tight

5. Let the longer end hang down

6. Take the shorter end and fold it across the front this creates the bow tie shape

7. Bring down the longer end down across the front of the bow tie shape

8. Bring the edges of the bow tie shape together and hold them in place.
(here you can see the loop that is formed behind the bow tie, this is where you need to push the longer end through)

Now here is the tricky part

9. Pinch the longer end towards your chest and carefully push it through the loop

10. To tighten hold the one side of the bow tie and pull the folded part on the opposite end (do this a few times on each side until the bow tie is nice and snug)

Aditi Potdar

Aditi Potdar

I have completed Diploma in CS. I love dancing, But since am creative by nature I like to write articles, blogs and books.

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