How to Tie a Tie: Half Windsor Knot

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The Half Windsor is a solid, balanced tie knot. Slightly smaller than the Windsor. Best when used with a spread collar shirt, perfect for a Windsor Spread or Park Avenue Spread collar.

Use the simple instructions below to tie a Half Windsor knot.

(when looking in a mirror)

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Step One:

Start with the wide end of the tie on your right, extended about 12 inches below narrow end.

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Step Two:

Cross the wide end over the narrow, then again under the narrow.

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Step Three:

Bring the wide end up towards collar and turn down through the loop between the knot and your neck, ending on the left. 

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Step Four:

Cross the wide end around the knot from left to right.

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Step Five:

Pass the wide end under and through the loop between the knot and your neck, ending in the middle of the loop. Hold the front of the knot open slightly with your index finger to create a loop in the knot.

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Step Six:

Pass the wide end down through the knot in the loop that you’ve just created in front. Tighten the knot carefully.  Draw the knot tight by holding the narrow end of the tie and sliding the knot up snug to your collar.

 

Other Knots:
Click here for Windsor.
Click here for Four-in-Hand.



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