How To Tie A Tie

Whether you have a job interview or wedding coming up, there’s most likely going to come a time in life where you’ll need to know how to tie a tie. Instead of relying on someone else to do it or giving up and buying a lame clip on, let’s handle this right now.

For those of you who already know how to tie a tie, you may want to stick around. Most people know how to tie the basic 4-in-hand knot, but let’s be honest that looks really sloppy and unprofessional in today’s world. If you want to look good you want to go with the Windsor knot.

While there are other attractive knots such as the Half Windsor, Nicky, Pratt, and Balthus, the Windsor will always take your suit or dress shirt to the next level.

Thought to be named after the Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII) or his father George V, the Windsor knot is heralded for many reasons. I’ve listed some below. Information via Wikipedia.

Why Choose A Windsor Knot?

  • Very comfortable to wear.
  • Symmetrical.
  • Well-balanced.
  • Self-releasing (i.e., it can be undone entirely by pulling the tie’s narrow end up through the knot).
  • Large knot (ie., it amply displays the fabric and design of the tie when wearing a closed jacket or coat as well as helping keep the throat area warm during the colder winter months).

The Windsor is the ultimate how to tie a tie hack. Of course, there will be some that don’t like it for those people here’s a list of 10 best wedding tie knots, complete with how-to videos. For those of you who would just like to learn and use one very effective tie knot keep scrolling.

Speaking of how-to videos, watching one on how to tie a tie can be very frustrating. Most of the time the instructor is facing you which gives you that weird mirroring effect. Below is a POV (Point of View) instructive video showing you how to tie a Windsor knot. It will make things 100 times easier.

Now you know how to tie a tie. Let me know if this helped you out. Leave a reply in the comment box below.

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