Half Windsor knot – How to tie a tie
Half Windsor knot

Half Windsor knot – How to tie a tie

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How to tie a tie – Half Windsor knot

Half Windsor knot is symmetrical in shape. It is a medium-sized knot. It works well with a medium spread collar. If you are at first step to learning how to tie a tie, then you should go first with half Windsor knot.

  • Step 1: Drape the tie
  • Step 2: Cross the wide end over the narrow end
  • Step 3: Loop the wide end behind the thin end
  • Step 4: Take the wide end over
  • Step 5: Wrap the wide end in front over the thin end
  • Step 6: Bring the wide end from behind the loop
  • Step 7: Pull the wide end through the loop in the front
  • Step 8: Tighten the knot

STEP 1: Drape the tie

Drape the tie
Drape the tie

In the beginning, you would have to adjust your tie around your collar. Drape it in such a way that wide end should be on your right side, hanging down to the thigh. While the thin end should be on your left side, hanging down till about the rib cage.

 

STEP 2: Cross the wide end over the narrow end

Cross the wide end over the narrow
Cross the wide end over the narrow

Below the chin, cross the wide end from right to the left, in front of the thin end. It will make an X-Shape.

 

STEP 3: Loop the wide end behind the thin end

Loop the wide end
Loop the wide end

At this step, loop the wide end of the tie behind the thin end. It should round horizontally.

 

STEP 4: Take the wide end over

Take the wide end over
Take the wide end over

Now, from the top of your neck, take the wide end over. Through the opening of the X-shape and pull tightly.

 

STEP 5: Wrap the wide end in front over the thin end

Wrap the wide end in front
Wrap the wide end in front

Now wrap the wide end in front over the thin end holding with your right hand. Wrapping should be from right to the left.

 

STEP 6: Bring the wide end from behind the loop

Bring the wide end from behind the loop
Bring the wide end from behind the loop

Keeping your left hand intact with the triangle, bring the wide end from behind the loop towards your chest. Passing it over the X.

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STEP 7: Pull the wide end through the loop in the front

Pull the wide end through the loop
Pull the wide end through the loop

Now a triangle has formed over the X. Open up the triangle, using the index finger of your left hand. And pull the wide end of the tie all the way through.

 

STEP 8: Tighten the knot

Tighten the knot
Tighten the knot

Pull the knot upwards of your collar while pulling the thin end of the tie downwards to adjust the length of your tie. There would be a need to adjust the horizontal loop just to make sure, the loop is flat and even.

By holding the narrow end of your tie, push the knot up with the other hand as much as you want to tight you tie the knot.

To simplify the steps of Windsor knot, the half Windsor knot was created. It creates a moderately sized knot that has a symmetrical triangle. It uses less of the necktie therefore it is a better proportional choice for a tall man. It works well with the collars of these types:

  • medium spread collars
  • point collars
  • button-down collars

Your tie should end at the top and middle line of your belt. It is a classic tie knot that works well with any formal occasion.

 

Different Styles of Tie Knot:

How to tie a tie basic knot

Four in Hand Knot

Half Windsor knot

Full Windsor Knot

Balthus Knot

Bow Tie Knot

Cafe Knot Tie

Christensen Tie Knot

Eldredge Knot

Grantchester Knot Tie

Hanover Knot

Kelvin Knot

Nicky Knot

Plattsburgh Knot

Pratt Knot

St Andrews Knot

Trinity Knot

Victoria Knot

 

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