How To Tie A Tie: 7 Popular Ways

Tying a tie isn’t really that complicated.

How To Tie A Tie: 7 Popular Ways

So you need to knot up. Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether it’s your first time tying a tie or you’re just looking for a helpful refresh, right here you’ll find clear illustrations and simple directions that make learning how to tie any kind of tie knot easy. Choose from popular knots like the Windsor, the four in hand, or the simple knot — even the Kelvin Knot.

Just take a look below and start practicing in front of the mirror.

1. How to Tie a Windsor Knot

How To Tie A Tie: 7 Popular Ways
Windsor Knot

A Windsor Knot, or “Full Windsor,” is a classic tie knot — and one of the most popular. It’s fuller and more symmetrical than others, so tying the Windsor takes practice.

In terms of when to wear it, this knot is worn for formal and semi-formal occasions because of its pristine, elegant appearance. Plus, it pairs best with wide spread-collar shirts, which are suited to dressier events.

How To Tie A Tie: 7 Popular Ways
  1. Place the wide end on your left and the narrow end on your right.
  2. Cross the wide end over the narrow end.
  3. Pass the wide end up through the neck loop.
  4. Take the wide end down and to the right.
  5. Bring the wide end under and to the left.
  6. Take the wide end and bring it up and through the neck loop.
  7. Cross over the loop to your right to form the knot.
  8. Bring it up through the neck loop from below.
  9. Pull it through the loosened knot.
  10. Tighten and adjust the dimple.
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How to Tie the Windsor Knot