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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.

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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.

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

 

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

 

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4. Bring A across from left to right.

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5. Put A through the loop again. 

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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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      owhorspecial 4 years ago from Nigeria.

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

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      icciev 5 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 5 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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      John 5 years ago

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

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      David Sproull 5 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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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      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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      ArtByCari 6 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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