How To Tie A Tie? — 16 Exhaustive Ways To Tie A Tie

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Tying is really the details.

Each tie style covers different message.

Different shirt collars and necks, and even tie knot styles for tall, short, big and skinny people are different.

However, the vast majority of people can not tie.

There is a saying: those who can tie tie, and those who can’t tie tie a knot.

Interestingly, in our country most of the tying levels are about the same, and people don’t find it strange or anything wrong.

Today we learn the following 16 ways to tie.

1. Four In Hand knot (how to tie Four In Hand knot?)

Detailed steps:

1. Wrap the tie around the collar. The thick end on the left is 3-4 inches lower than the thin end.

Four In Hand knot

2. Thread the thick end before the thin end.

Four In Hand knot

3. Wrap the thick end behind the thin end and cross horizontally from right to left.

Four In Hand knot

4. Pass the thicker end horizontally across the front of the knot from right to left. Slide your finger under the horizontal band.

Four In Hand knot

5. Twist the tip of the butt up and slide it under the loop on the neck.

Four In Hand knot

6. Run the butt down through the loop you keep open with your fingers.

Four In Hand knot

7. Pull the thicker end through the loop and tie the knot tightly.

Four In Hand knot

8. Tighten the knot gently with one hand and pull the thin end with the other hand to hold the knot.

The Four In Hand knot is one of the most popular tie knots for beginners to learn how to tie. Not only is it simple and easy to learn, but it is also one of the oldest way.

This knot requires less tie length, making it a great choice for tall men trying to tie a regular length tie.

The narrower shape is perfect for narrow-collar and button-neck dress shirts.

2. Half Windsor knot (how to tie the Half Windsor knot?)

Detailed steps:

1. Hang the tie around your neck, with the large right end over your thigh and the thin left end over your rib.

Half Windsor knot

2. Cross the wide end in front of the thin end from right to left, making an X shape under the chin.

Half Windsor knot

3. Wrap the wide end of the tie horizontally around the thin end and behind it.

Half Windsor knot

4. Go through the opening of the X at the top and pull tight.

Half Windsor knot

5. Hold the wide end with your right hand and wrap it in front of the thin end from right to left.

Half Windsor knot

6. Keep the triangle intact with your left hand, bring the wide side toward the chest and cross the X from the back of the loop.

Half Windsor knot

7. Open the triangle formed above the X using the index finger of your left hand and pull the wide end all the way to the bottom.

Half Windsor knot

8. To adjust the length, pull the knot up toward the collar while pull the thin end of the tie tight. You may need to adjust the leveling loop to make sure it is flat and even.

Half Windsor knot

In addition to the Four In Hand knot, the half-Windsor knot is best for people who are just beginning to learn how to tie.

This knot is ideal for medium width and thicker ties. This is the most rich in function and popular tie knot.

Since a half Windsor tie requires less tie length than a large Windsor knot, thus this is also a great option for tall men trying to wear regular length ties.

3. Windsor knot (how to tie the Windsor knot?)

Detailed steps:

1. Hang the tie around your neck, the wide end on the right is 4-6 inches lower than the belt.

Windsor knot

2. Cross the wide end horizontally in front of the elongated end and make an X under the chin.

Windsor knot

3. Tuck the wider end up, then under the ring around the neck, pointing downwards from the X. Use one finger to hold the X in place.

Windsor knot

4. Pull the wide-angle end all the way.

Windsor knot

5. Circle the wide end around the knot and pass horizontally from right to left.

Windsor knot

6. Flip the wide end tip up and pull it diagonally across the front end of the knot.

Windsor knot

7. Circle the wider end around the top of the collar and put it back in place. It should appear in the left of the thin end.

Windsor knot

8. Thread the wide end horizontally across the front of the knot from left to right. This forms a horizontal band. Insert a finger into it and hold it in place.

Windsor knot

9. Place the wide loop end under the loop again and make it around the collar, with the tip facing up.

Windsor knot

10. Rotate the wide end down and pass the tip through the horizontal loop you saved with your finger in step 8.

Windsor knot

11. Pull the wide end all the way and smooth out any creases or slack in the knot.

Windsor knot

When I’m asked how to tie, the “Full Windsor knot” is always mentioned. The Windsor knot has a large, triangular symmetrical shape and is ideal for men with wide collars and larger necks.

Windsor knots require additional cable tie lengths because there are two wraps. Tall men with larger necks will need a tie between 61 – 64 inches.

4. Nicky knot (how to tie the Nicky knot?)

Detailed steps:

1. Wrap the tie around the collar with the seam facing out and the thick end on your left, about 2 inches below the desired final position.

Nicky knot

2. Pass the thicker end under the thinner end to make an X shape under the chin.

Nicky knot

3. Flip the thick end over before the loop in front of the collar and tuck it down into the loop, exposing to the left side of the thin end.

Nicky knot

4. Pass the tip of the thick end horizontally across the front of the knot. Slide one finger under the horizontal band you just make and across the front of the knot.

Nicky knot

5. Lay the end of the thick thread with the tip up and put it under the loop around the collar.

Nicky knot

6. Tuck the thick end down through the horizontal loop created in step 4.

Nicky knot

7. Pull the thicker end all the way through the horizontal loop and snug it down.

Nicky knot

8. Adjust the knot as needed, holding it with one hand and pulling the narrow end of the tie with the other.

Nicky knot

5. BowTie (how to tie Bow tie?)

Detailed steps:

1. Hang the bow tie around the neck first with the seam down, with the right side is longer than the left.

BowTie

2. Place the right end over the left end, making an X shape under the chin.

BowTie

3. When tying the laces, loop the longer end behind the “X” to create a simple knot similar to the first knot and pull tight so that the longer end rests against your shoulder.

BowTie

4.Place your index finger on the widest part of the curve at the short end and fold it to create a bow shape. Bring the folded tip over the collar so that the shorter end is as close to your neck as possible.

BowTie

5.Hold the upper bow with your index finger and left thumb, move the longer end straight down over the shorter end in the middle of the bow.

BowTie

6. Fold the longer end back toward the chest with your right hand and pinch the crease, and double the tip to form the wing.

BowTie

7. Tuck the folded end of the longer end behind the folded end of the shorter end and through the small loop that was threaded when the knot was first formed.

BowTie

8. Fix the wings in place and pull the loops behind them to tighten the vertical front knots.

9. Hold the front end of the knot with one finger and rotate the wings until they are symmetrical.

10. Make final adjustments. Make sure the tie is straight and level against the collarbone. you are done! Now you know how to tie and how to tie a bow tie.

6. Kelvin knot (how to tie the Kelvin knot?)

Detailed steps:

1. Drape the tie over the collar with the seam facing outward and the thick end facing left, 2-3 inches below the desired finishing position.

Kelvin knot

2. Go under the thinner end over the thicker end from left to right, creating an X under the chin.

Kelvin knot

3. Pull the thicker end back to the front of the knot from right to left. Continue wrapping it around the thin end and passing it back after the knot from left to right.

Kelvin knot

4. Next, run the thick end again horizontally across the front of the knot from right to left. Slide your finger under the horizontal band you created.

Kelvin knot

5. Collar the thicker end up and under the loop around the collar.

Kelvin knot

6. Make the pointed end of the thick down through the horizontal loop created in step 4 (instead of the smaller loop created in step 3).

Kelvin knot

7. Pull the thicker end all the way through the horizontal loop to hold the knot tightly in place.

Kelvin knot

8.Tighten the tie by grasping the knot with one hand and gently pulling on the narrow end with the other.

Kelvin knot

7. Pratt knot (how to tie the Pratt knot?)

Detailed steps:

1. Drape the tie over the collar with the seam facing out and the thick end hanging to your left, 1-2 inches below the desired finishing point.

Pratt knot

2. Thread the thick end under the thin end – making an X under the chin.

Pratt knot

3. Thread the thick end through the loop.

Pratt knot

4. Pull the thick end all the way and flip the pointed tip so it points to your left.

Pratt knot

5. Pass the thick end horizontally across the front of the knot (right to left). Place your finger behind the horizontal band you just created.

Pratt knot

6. Thread the thicker end up through the loop from below. Bring the tip of the thick end down – directly on top of the narrow end.

7. Pull the thicker end down through the horizontal band. Hold it firmly in place.

Pratt knot

8. Grasp the knot with one hand while pull on the narrow end gently with the other hand to adjust the tie.

Pratt knot

8. Saint Andrew knot (how to tie the Saint Andrew knot?)

Detailed steps:

1. Tie around the neck with the seam facing outward and the thick end to the left, 2-3 inches below the desired finishing position.

Saint Andrew knot

2. Cross the thicker end horizontally under the thinner end, making an X shape under the chin.

Saint Andrew knot

3. Pass the thick end horizontally through the front of the thin end.

Saint Andrew knot

4. Continue circling the thick end around the thin end, running it horizontally through the back of the thin end from left to right.

Saint Andrew knot

5. Flip the thick end straight up and over the front of the knot, then tuck it back down behind the knot.

Saint Andrew knot

6. Stretch the thicker end to the left of the thicker end.

7. Thread the thick end through the front of the knot from left to right. This will form a horizontal band and slide one finger.

Saint Andrew knot

8. Finally, pull the thicker end behind the knot and tuck it into the horizontal loop you made in step 7.

Saint Andrew knot

Pull the thick end completely apart, grasp the knot with one hand, and pull the thick knot with the other hand carefully.

9. Balthus knot (how to tie the Balthus knot?)

Detailed steps:

1. Tie the long tie around the neck with the seam up and the end of thick thread end is on the left side. The thicker end should drop to at least mid-thigh, and the thinner end should drop to the center of the chest.

Balthus knot

2. Pass the thin end over the thick end.

Balthus knot

3. Bring the thicker end forward, tuck it down into the thinner end, and cross it behind.

Balthus knot

4. Bring the thick end forward and loop over the thin end, and make it to the left of the formed knot.

Balthus knot

5. Bend the thicker end down laterally and bind it to the right behind the thinner end.

6. Flip the thick end up and loop over the center of the knot.

Balthus knot

7. Now tie the thicker end down and cross it from right to left.

Balthus knot

8. Thread the thick end horizontally across the front of the knot, crossing from left to right.

Balthus knot

9. Pull the thicker end behind the knot and up. Leave a little slack on the level pass you just made.

Balthus knot

10. Bend the thick end through this horizontal pass.

Balthus knot

11. Adjust by holding the knot firmly with the other hand while gently pulling the thin end. Ideally, the tie should be fairly wide under the knot, but still fall on the waistband.

Balthus knot

The Balthus knot is highly recommended for any grand event – make sure to wear it at those fancy dinners, dramas and arts events.

10. Plattsburgh knot (how to tie the Plattsburgh knot?)

Detailed steps:

1. Tie around the collar, showing the seam, and place the thick end on the left side, 4-5 inches below the desired finishing position.

Plattsburgh knot

2. Thread the thicker end of the tie through the narrow end to form an X. Press and hold theX, then flip the top of the thicker end up in front of the loop that goes around your collar.

Plattsburgh knot

3. Tuck the thicker end into the loop and pull it back to the left.

Plattsburgh knot

4. Point the thick end up.

Plattsburgh knot

5. Put the thicker end back in front of the loop, but keep to the left of the narrower end.

Plattsburgh knot

6. Insert the thicker end down into the loop, appearing on the right.

Plattsburgh knot

7. Run the thicker end horizontally across the front of the knot from right to left. Slide your finger under the horizontal band you just created.

Plattsburgh knot

8. Tuck the thicker end into the collar from the back and make it through the loop.

9. Thread the thicker end down through the horizontal band and press it down firmly.

10. Hold the knot with one hand and tighten by pulling the narrow end with the other. Adjust the edges so they look symmetrical.

11. Grantchester knot (how to tie the Grantchester knot?)

Detailed steps:

1. Wrap the tie around the collar with the seam facing out and the thick end on the left, 4-5 inches below the desired finishing position.

Grantchester knot

2. Pass the thick end under the thin end to form an X.

Grantchester knot

3. Pass the thicker end through the front of the thin end and move horizontally from right to left.

Grantchester knot

4. Then wrap the thick end behind the thin end from left to right.

Grantchester knot

5. Now wrap the thicker end around the front end from right to left. Use your fingers to hold the horizontal band you just made in place.

Grantchester knot

6. Slide the thicker end of the tie under the loop of the collar.

Grantchester knot

7. Flip the thick end over so it hangs in front of the knot and continue to use your fingers to fix the wristband in place.

Grantchester knot

8. Wrap the thick end after the knot from right to left.

Grantchester knot

9. Wrap the thick end around the front of the knot from left to right, then insert a finger under the horizontal band you create.

Grantchester knot

10. Thread the thick end through the loop and make it cover the collar.

Grantchester knot

11. Thread the thicker end down through the horizontal band and cling it down, and make the corners of the knot into an even shape.

Grantchester knot

12. Victoria knot (how to tie the Victoria knot?)

Detailed steps:

1. Drape the tie inward with the seam inward and the thicker end down to the left, about 2-3 inches below the desired finishing position.

Victoria knot

2. Cross horizontally in front of the narrow end and then cross horizontally behind the narrow end.

Victoria knot

3. Thread the thick end through the front again from left to right.

Victoria knot

4. Cross the thick end behind the knot from right to left.

Victoria knot

5. Pass the thick end through the front a third time and slide your finger under the new horizontal band you just created.

Victoria knot

6. Insert the thick end under the collar through the loop.

Victoria knot

7. Thread the thicker end down through the horizontal band.

Victoria knot

8. Cling the thick end into place. Adjust by grasping the knot with one hand and gently pulling the narrow end with the other hand.

13. Cafe knot (how to tie the Cafe knot?)

Detailed steps:

1. Wrap the tie around the collar with the seam facing inward and the thick end to the right, about a half inch lower than the tie you hang.

Cafe knot

2. Run the thin end over the thick end to form an X. Then thread the thin end through the loop you just formed and put it behind the X.

Cafe knot

3. Flip the thin end over to the top of the knot.

Cafe knot

4. Pull the thin end behind the knot from left to right.

Cafe knot

5. Then thread the thin end through the front end from right to left.

Cafe knot

6. Now, thread it through the loop around the neck after knotting the thin end. This will leave a horizontal band in front of the knot.

Cafe knot

7. Flip the thin end over to the front of the knot so it hangs down.

Cafe knot

8. Move the thin end slightly to the left of the thick end and thread it from left to right, folding behind the knot.

Cafe knot

9. Bring the thin end towards the front of the knot and point the tip up towards your left shoulder.

Cafe knot

10. Tuck the thin end into the collar through the loop and show to the left of the thick end.behind the rest of the knot.

11. Tighten the thin end firmly and arrange the center of the knot taking a moment.You want the diagonal legs to rise at the same angle and meet directly under the chin.

Cafe knot

12. Flip the thick line forward and backward. You can throw it over one shoulder.

13. Twist the thin end up through the single horizontal loop and make it pass through the back of the knot.

Pull the thin end all the way into the loop and fasten tightly.

14. Flip the ends of the tie down.

15. Hold the knot with one hand while pull the thick end with the other hand, tightening it carefully.

16. Cafe knots are a hard nut. Don’t try it until you’re familiar with the basics of tying

14. Eldredge knot (how to tie the Eldredge knot?)

Detailed steps:

1. Drape the tie over the collar, place the thick end exactly where you want it to hang when the knot is thick.

Eldredge knot

2. Pinch the wide end of the tie to form a dimple and run horizontally over the thin end of the thicker end.

Eldredge knot

3. Wrap the thin end behind the cross form, crossing it horizontally from right to left.

Eldredge knot

4. Thread the thin end through the loop of the collar.

Eldredge knot

5. Pass the thin end horizontally through the thick end.

Eldredge knot

6. Thread the tip of the thin end through the loop of the collar, then flip it over to the top of the knot, crossing it diagonally down from left to right. Pull it down to form a diagonal band along the right side of the knot.

Eldredge knot

7. Wrap the thin end behind the knot and through the diagonal strap.

Eldredge knot

8. Thread and pull tight to create diagonal straps on both sides.

Eldredge knot

9. Align the thin end of the tie straight up and tuck it down under the loop of the neckline, exposing the right side of the knot.

Eldredge knot

10. Loop the thin end of the tie and loop it around the collar. Leave a little slack part in this step.

Eldredge knot

11. Bend the tip of the thin end down and to the left, and through up the loop you just created under the loop on the neck.

Eldredge knot

12. Flip the thin end over to the top of the loop above the collar.

Eldredge knot

13. Tuck the rest of the thin end out of sight, either behind the thick end, or slide it horizontally under the ring around your neck. If necessary, screw it down by pulling the thicker end and adjust each diagonal string to roughly the same width.

It’s a very intricate tie knot, unless you really know how to tie …and you’re not afraid to show it off.

15.Trinity Knot (how to tie the Trinity Knot?)

Detailed steps:

1. Wrap the tie around the collar with the seam facing inward and the thick end hanging down to the right, where you want to remain the length of the tie.

Trinity Knot

2. Cross the end of the narrow string diagonally from the end of the thick string to make an X and tuck it under the loop on the neck.

Trinity Knot

3. Put the narrower end back on top of the loop.

Trinity Knot

4. Pass the narrow end horizontally after the thick end.

Trinity Knot

5. Flip the narrow end over to the top of the loop above the collar.

Trinity Knot

6. Carry the pointed tip of the thin end down and on the far right side of the knot and circle under the loop around the neck.

Trinity Knot

7. Thread the narrow end horizontally across the front of the knot from right to left. Slide your finger under the horizontal band you created.

Trinity Knot

8. Wrap the narrower end under the loop of the collar and go through the horizontal band. Slide your finger under the narrow end above the knot.

Trinity Knot

9. Wrap the narrow end over the thick end from right to left.

Trinity Knot

10. Pass the pointed end of the narrow end through the loop and the small vertical loop that was retained in step 8.

11. Pull the narrow end all the way through the vertical loop, still angled up and to the right, and cling it down.

12. Pull any slack parts from the knot and adjust as needed so that the three visible creases are the same size and angle. Hide the narrower end behind the thicker end or hide it under the loop around the collar.

Trinity Knot

16. Christensen knot (how to tie the Christensen knot?)

Detailed steps:

1. Hang the thick end of the tie around your neck. The hanging height at this end should be 4-6 inches lower than the desired final length.

Christensen knot

2. Cross the thick end horizontally in front of the thin end from left to right.

Christensen knot

3. Wrap the thin end horizontally behind the thin end from right to left.

Christensen knot

4. Flip the thick end over to the front of the loop around the collar.

Christensen knot

5. It appears in the right of the thinner end after the thicker end is tucked down into the loop of the collar.

Christensen knot

6. Pass the thick ends through the earlier horizontal band and the diagonal line created in step 5. Slide your finger under the new horizontal cross line.

Christensen knot

7. Wrap the thick end behind the knot from left to right.

Christensen knot

8. Pass the thicker end right over the horizontal crease you made in step 6.(Your fingers should still keep the crease open.) Keep the two horizontal strips slightly off the collar by using your fingers.

Christensen knot

9. Cover the thicker end under the loop below the collar.

Christensen knot

10. Tuck the thicker end down behind the two horizontal intersections and pass it through.

Christensen knot

11. Hold the knot with one hand and pull the knot into place. Now, pull the thin end on the other end gently. Hackle diagonal creases with your fingers until the X-shape of the knot is very clear.

Harvey He

Harvey He

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