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How to Tie A Tie

How to Tie A Tie

 

 

HOW TO TIE A TIE

When putting on a formal look or dressing up in a suit, wearing a necktie has always been one of the single most important fashion accessories that are needed in getting respect when it comes to the men’s wear game. There are a lot of reasons why men put on ties. Beyond looking stylish and moving with current fashion trends, ties have the power to portray confidence if worn properly and give a professional look. Taking time to put on a tie that matches your cloth and tieing a tie properly says a lot about your personality and shows you pay close attention to your dressing and to detail. As a man, if you put on a tie with total confidence, it reflects on you and you get respect wherever you find yourself.

 

 

HOW TO TIE A FOUR-IN-HAND TIE

 

 

To tie a four-in-hand tie, follow the following steps:

  • Locate a seam on the front part of the small end of the tie.
  • Cross the large end of the tie over the smaller end so that they cross each other on the seam.
  • Move the larger end under the small end.
  • Move the larger end around it.
  • Repeat the above step again.
  • Move the larger end of the tie beneath the loop and around your neck.
  • Pull the large end through the knot and down it in front of the tie.
  • Slide the knot up the small end to make it tighter.

 

 

HOW TO TIE A HALF WINDSOR KNOT

 

 

To tie a half Windsor tie, follow the following steps:

  • With the larger end of the tie on the right and the smaller end on the left side of your body, put the tie around your neck.
  • Move the larger side over the small side to cross it.
  • Then move the larger side of the tie around and under the smaller side.
  • Take the larger side over the loop and around the neck.
  • Bring the larger side over the smaller side, out to the front, moving from right to left.
  • Slide the larger side up into the loop and then around the neck.
  • Take the larger side in, through the knot in front.
  • Shape the knot and tighten it a bit to form a triangle shape.
  • Pull the smaller end of the tie to tighten the tie properly around your collar.

HOW TO TIE A WINDSOR KNOT

 

 

To tie a Windsor tie, follow the following steps:

  • Place the tie properly around your neck.
  • Cross the larger end over the small end.
  • Hold the larger end of the tie and pull it up through the loop.
  • Bring it back down.
  • Pull the larger end beneath the small end and move it to the right.
  • Now on the right side, pull the larger end through the loop.
  • Cross the larger end over the smaller end again (from right to left)
  • Move the larger end under the loop.
  • Fold the large end through the loop and then into the knot.
  • With both hands, tighten the knot into a triangle.

HOW TO TIE A PRATT KNOT

 

 

To tie a Pratt knot, follow the following steps:

  • With the tie inside out, place the larger end under the small end.
  • Hold the large end and place it over the loop, then put it around the neck.
  • Pull the large end under to finish the loop around the neck.
  • From left to right, move the large end over the smaller end.
  • Pull the larger end up to pass through the loop.
  • Bring the large end down through the knot. Bring the wide end down all the way through the knot in the front.
  • Shape the knot into a triangle shape and pull on the narrow end to fasten the tie along the collar.

 

 

 

HOW TO TIE A BOW TIE

 

 

To tie a bow tie, follow the following steps:

  • Place the long end of the tie over the short end.
  • At the point where the two ends cross, loop the long end under it.
  • Make a loop by folding the dangling end.
  • Place the longer part of the tie over the narrow centre of the bow.
  • Use your finger to clip the bow together in front of the longer end.
  • Move the middle part of the dangling end in through the knot.
  • Straighten the tie by pulling the loops.

 

HOW TO TIE A KELVIN KNOT

 

To tie a Kelvin knot, follow the following steps:

  • Place the tie around your neck with the backside facing away, the larger part of the tie should be on the right and the smaller part on the left.
  • Move the large part under the smaller end and then to the left.
  • Then move it to the right across the small end.
  • Move it into the neck loop from beneath.
  • Move it down again through the knot in the front.
  • Tighten it by pulling down the large end and adjust the tie by sliding the knot up.

 

HOW TO TIE A PRINCE ALBERT KNOT

 

 

To tie a Prince Albert knot, follow the following steps:

  • Begin with the small end of the tie to the left and the large end to the right.
  • Move the large end over the smaller end and to the left.
  • Move it under the smaller end and then to the right.
  • Place it across the front of the tie and over it to the left.
  • Take it through the neck loop from beneath.
  • Move it down through the loops and in the front.
  • Pull the large end of the tie to widen it and adjust the tie by sliding the knot up.

 

HOW TO TIE THE ELDREDGE KNOT

 

 

To tie an Eldredge knot, follow the following steps:

  • Begin by moving the smaller end of the tie to the right and the large end of the tie to the left.
  • Move the small end of the tie over the larger end and to the right.
  • Move it again under the large end and to the right.
  • Move it up to the centre of the neck loop.
  • Take it through the loop and then to the left.
  • Place it to the right across the front and move it through the neck loop from beneath.
  • Take it down the left and around the backside of the large end to the right. Leave this part loose.
  • Take it across the front, then towards the left and through the loop.
  • Tighten it by pulling the small end towards the left.
  • Take it to the centre, and then move it towards the neck loop. Move it down the neck loop towards the left.
  • Repeat the previous step and keep it loose.
  • Take it across the front towards the left and move it through the loose loop made previously.
  • Tighten it by pulling the small end to the left.
  • Tuck the remaining part of the smaller end of the tie at the back of the neck loop on the left.

 

HOW TO TIE A VAN WIJK KNOT

 

 

To tie a Van Wijk knot, follow the following steps:

  • Begin with the small end of the tie to the left and larger end to the right.
  • Move the large end of the tie over smaller one and to the left.
  • Move it under the smaller end, and then to the right.
  • Place it over the front, and then towards the left.
  • Move it under the smaller end of the tie and then towards the right.
  • Take it over the front and then towards the right.
  • Move it under the smaller end and then towards the right.
  • Take it over the front and towards the left.
  • Take it through the neck loop from beneath.
  • Pull it down letting it pass through the three loops in front.
  • Pull the large end of the tie to tighten the knot and adjust it by sliding the knot up

 

 

HOW TO TIE A BALTHUS KNOT

 

 

To tie a Balthus Knot, follow the following steps:

  • Start with the larger end of the tie to the right, back of the tie faced forward and the smaller end placed to the left.
  • Move the large end under the smaller end and towards the left.
  • Take it up through the centre and to the neck loop.
  • Pass it through the loop and then down towards the right.
  • Move it up and towards the neck loop.
  • Pass it through the loop and down towards the left.
  • Take it up again and towards the neck loop.
  • Move it up the loop and pass it down the right.
  • Move it over the front part of the smaller end and towards the left.
  • Pass in through the neck loop from beneath.
  • Tighten it by pulling the larger end of the tie down and adjust it by sliding the knot up.

Now you should be well versed and ready to tie any tie, and for any occasion. 

 

- Thomas Payne

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