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Learn How To Tie A Tie: Windsor, Shell, Four-In-Hand Knots Step-by-Step

Updated on April 28, 2012
Windsor Knot
Windsor Knot

A timeless piece of advice? Learn how to tie a tie. If you are a male, this is a basically a mandatory skill. If you are a female, learn it if you want to be fashion saavy and be able to incorporate the techniques to your scarves or pashminas.


How To Tie A Tie Step By Step

  1. Consider the tie split into 2 parts. A and B, like in the illustration. Cross A as the longer end over B.


2. Bring up A between the triangle that forms between the collar and the tie, and let it fall down.



3. Pull "A" underneath "B" and to the left, and back through the loop again



4. Bring A across from left to right.


5. Put A through the loop again. 


6. Slip A through the little loop that you have formed and adjust the knot so that it sits right at the level of your collar. Done.

How To Tie the Windsor, Half-Windsor, Shell, and Four In Hand knots
How To Tie the Windsor, Half-Windsor, Shell, and Four In Hand knots

How To Tie The Windsor Knot

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Four In Hand Knot

Creative Ties. Windsor Knot, Shell Knot, Four In Hand Knot. How To Tie A Tie
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  • owhorspecial profile image


    7 years ago from Nigeria.

    thank you for this... twas very useful. Voted up.

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    8 years ago from Kuwait

    Hi their Londonlady, its has always been hard for me to tie a tie but I should try your tips next time, thanks for sharing this great hub, voted up

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    Laura Writes 

    9 years ago

    It's a useful skill (and I could almost say necessary) to have. Especially if somebody is pursuing business...

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    9 years ago

    DDS is right, i mean look. the first 2 people to comment on this were woman.

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    David Sproull 

    9 years ago from Toronto

    Well Ironically I think a lot of us men rely on the women in our life who seem to have quite a knack at this sort of thing.

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    Katie McMurray 

    9 years ago from Westerville

    Oh MY genius! Your guide on how to tie a tie will be pulled up on laptops and computers across the world as everyone will be searching for how to tie a tie at one time or another. Great resource, well done and brilliant idea. :) Katie

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    9 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this. I had no idea how to do them all. I think I'm going to grab my husbands ties to make sure I'm tying them right.


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