Seven Easy Steps On How To Knot Tie

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It’s true that there are many men who do not know how to knot a tie or necktie. And come to think of it, there are several ways to seamlessly get this done.

These include: Four in Hand knot; Simple oriental; Balthus Knot; Half Windsor; Full Windsor knot; Trinity Knot; and Pratt Knot.

A necktie is a unique item of clothing in men’s world which complements outfits with elegance.

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How to easily knot a tie 

  • Simple Knot (Oriental Knot)
  • Full Windsor
  • Half Windsor
  • Four in Hand Knot
  • Balthus Knot
  • Trinity Knot
  • Pratt Knot

How To Knot a Simple Tie (Oriental Knot)

Step By Step Guide To Knot an Oriental Tie

1. Begin with the backside of the tie facing away from you, the wide end is on the right and the thin end is on the left. The tip of the thin end should rest slightly above your belly-button (depending on your height and the length & thickness of your tie). Move only the active (wide) end.
2. Wide end under the thin end to the left.
3. Across the thin end to the right.
4. Up into the neck loop from underneath.
5. Down through the loop you’ve just made in the front.
6. Pull down on the wide end to tighten. Slide the knot up to adjust.

How to Tie a Full Windsor Knot

There are many features in a polished triangular shape. The Windsor knot offers a good option for job interviews, presentations and social occasions. Because of its wide appearance, this knot looks best with a spread-collar shirt. Although it may appear complicated, tying the full Windsor knot is accomplished without much difficulty.

Full Windsor Knot is also referred to as a Double Knot.

How to Tie a Full Windsor Knot

Step by Step Guide to Tie a Full Windsor knot

  1. Start by raising the shirt collar and drape the tie around the neck. The wide end is on the right side and extends about 12 inches below the thin end.
  2. Cross the wide part of the tie over the thin part.
  3. Pull the wide end up through the opening at the neck, then down.
  4. Pass the wide end underneath and to the right of the thin end with the other side facing out.
  5. Cross the wide part over and to the left of the thin part with the correct side facing out.
  6. Pull the wide end up through the opening at the neck.
  7. Pass it through the loop at the front, when bringing it down.
  8. Holding the dangling parts with one hand, slide the knot carefully up toward the collar with the other hand until it snug, then lower the collar.

How to Tie a Half Windsor Knot

Tying the half Windsor knot offers a triangular and symmetrical shape for a classic presentation. Although it’s smaller than the full Windsor, it works best with wider, medium-weight ties and suits well with any dress shirt. Following simple instructions, the half Windsor knot can be knot easily.

As with the full Windsor knot, begin the process by raising the shirt collar. Drape the tie around the neck so the wide end is on the right and extends roughly 12 inches below the narrow end.

How to Tie a Half Windsor Knot
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Step by Step Guide to Half Windsor Knot

  1. Start by crossing the wide part over the narrow part.
  2. Cross the wide part behind the narrow part to the wrong side is facing out.
  3. Bring the wide end up and over to the left.
  4. Push it through the opening at the neck so it lays the wrong side out to the right.
  5. Bring the wide end over the narrow part from right to left with the correct side facing up.
  6. Bring the wide end up through the neck loop again.
  7. When bringing it down, insert it through the loop at the front of the collar.
  8. Adjust the knot by sliding it upward with one hand and holding the tails with the other.
  9. Lower the shirt collar to complete the look.

How to Knot a Four-in-Hand Knot

Tying the Four-in-Hand knot works well for wide neckties in heavy fabrics. It looks most attractive when worn with a standard button-down dress shirt. Follow a few easy steps, you can tie the Four-in-Hand knot in a few minutes.

How to Tie a Four-in-Hand Knot
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Step by Step guide to Four-in-Hand Knot

  1. Start with the wide end of the tie across the narrow end.
  2. Then bring the wide end under the narrow end.
  3. Bring the wide end back over the top of the narrow end.
  4. Move the wide end up through the large loop at the neck.
  5. With a loose hold on the knot, insert the wide end in a downward direction through the loop in front.
  6. Hold the bottom of the narrow end of the tie with one hand, slide the knot upward with the other until neat and snug. Lower the shirt collar to complete the look.

How to Knot a Balthus Knot

How to knot a Balthus Knot

Step by Step guide to Tie a Balthus Knot

1. Begin with the backside of your tie facing forward with the wide end of the tie on the right and the small end on the left.
2. Wide end under the small end to the left.
3. Up to the centre, towards the neck loop.
4. Through the neck loop and down to the right.
5. Up to the centre, towards the neck loop.
6. Through the neck loop and down to the left.
7. Up to the centre, towards the neck loop.
8. Through the neck loop and down to the right.
9. Across the front of the small end to the left.
10. Up into the neck loop from underneath.
11. Down through the loop you’ve just made in the front.
12. Pull down on the wide end to tighten. Slide the knot up to adjust.

How to Tie a Trinity Knot

How to Tie Trinity Knot
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Trinity Knot: Step by step guide to Trinity Knot

Preparation: To tie the Trinity knot, raise the shirt collar and drape the tie around the neck with the wide edge hanging on the right side, just above the navel.

  1. Start with the narrow end up through the neck opening.
  2. Bring it back down toward the right side.
  3. Cross it under the wide end of the tie and to the other side, the wrong side up.
  4. Bring the narrow end up.
  5. Pull it through the neck opening and toward the right to form a heart shape.
  6. Move it across the heart shape and bring it up through the neck loop.
  7. Pull it through the knot, keeping the top loop of the knot loose.
  8. Then move it behind the thick portion to the other side.
  9. Bring the now short end up and through the loose loop.
  10. Adjust the knot for tightness and symmetry and tuck the end under the neckline. Fold down the shirt collar for a finished look.

How to Knot a Pratt Knot

How to Tie a Pratt Knot

A Pratt Knot is also known as the Shelby knot. It offers a stylish look for any dress shirt. Because this knot is thinner than the Windsor knot, it works well when fashioned with lightweight to medium-weight ties.

The Knot – How to Tie a Pratt Knot

  1. To start tying the Pratt knot, raise the shirt collar and drape the tie wrong side up with the wide end hanging on the right side roughly 12 inches lower than the thin end.
  2. Cross the wide part of the tie under the narrow part.
  3. Bring the wide end up and loop it down through the opening at the neck and tighten.
  4. Cross the wide end to the right with the correct side up.
  5. Pull it up through the neck opening.
  6. Bring it down through the knot loop.
  7. Slide and adjust the knot gently and lower the shirt collar to complete the process.

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