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How To Tie A Tie - Half Windsor Knot

How To Tie A Tie - Half Windsor Knot

Tie a Tie - Half Windsor Knot. Follow our expert's step by step instructions and you will soon be on your way to perfecting it. Add that bit of class to the shirt and tie combination.

The Half Windsor is a symmetrical, triangular knot good with all shirt collars and all types of tie; it's a great knot to master.

Step 1: You will need:

A tie

And you might also need a mirror to check the end results

Step 2: Prepare

Turn up the collar of your shirt and do up your top button. Drape the tie around your neck with the main seam facing inwards. The wider end should be on the side of your dominant hand, so if you're right handed it goes on the right side, and if you're left handed, on the left side.

Step 3: Position the tie

If you look carefully you will see a seam on the front of the narrow end of the tie.

Cross the wider end of the tie over the seam. This will ensure that when finished, your tie is the correct length and reaches to your waistline.

Wearing it too short or too long will not look good.

Step 4: Under and up

From the starting position pass the wide end under and up through the loop around your neck. Pass it over to the right of the knot and under to the left side.

Step 5: Wrap around

Pass the wide end back over to the right. Wrap it under the whole knot and throw it back over the top, effectively wrapping the whole knot around once.

Step 6: Down and Finish

Finally, pull it down through the centre of the knot.

Step 7: Tighten

Tighten the knot by holding the narrow end and sliding the knot up. Turn down you collar and do any final adjustments.

Step 8: Removing your tie

When untying your tie slide the narrow end out and undo the knot. Don't just loosen the knot, and pull it over your head because this will damage the fabric.