Tag: Half Windsor

A Guide to Dress Shirt Collars

You might feel overwhelmed by the variety of dress shirt collar styles out there. How do you know, for example, which collars work best for your face shape, which styles are the most and least formal, and which tie knots should be worn with which collar? We’ll review our most popular and the most commonly found collars here: the Straight Collar, the Button Down Collar, the Spread Collar and its variations, and the Tab Collar. Read on to find out the answers to your biggest collar questions.


There is one basic rule that applies to all dress shirt collars, and that is to choose the collar that is the opposite shape of your face. If you have a round face, choose a… Continue>>

How to Tie a Tie: Half Windsor Knot

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.