How To Tie a Tie

6. The Half-Windsor

The Half-Windsor is one of the most well-known knots for a necktie. Like the Simple knot, the Half-Windsor produces a clean triangular knot that is slightly larger in size. To tie a Half-Windsor, set up your tie ends so the wide end extends several inches past the skinny end. Instead of going behind the skinny end, bring the wide end in front and behind the skinny end. Bring the wide end up through the middle and pull it through the hole between your collar (the surface you’re working on) and the tie. Bring the wide end around the front of the skinny end, going right to left. Then, pull the wide end through that loop again, and pull it down through the knot in front. Center the tie as desired!

Tying guide for half windsor
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