How To Knot A Tie: Hey! Gentleman Let me guess you have a social function to attend and you are in urgent need on how to tie a tie so as to look good or for the function dressing code, well you are in the right place.
I’ll be teaching you how to tie a normal tie and a bow tie in a very straight forward way.
How To Tie A Tie With The Windsor Pattern
Funny enough the Duke of Windsor never really used the Windsor knot, he preferred a wide triangular knot. In fact, the Duke achieved his trendsetting look by tying a Four-in-Hand with specially made wide and extra thick ties.
The Windsor knot was created by the public as a way to imitate the Duke’s knot style. There are several derivatives of the Windsor that are all referred to by the same name.
The Windsor delivers a symmetrical and solid triangular knot that works best with a spread collar. This knot is also mistakenly referred to as the “Double Windsor” knot.
The irony of this method is that, this method originated from Windsor and a more funny thing is that the Duke of Windsor didn’t use it!!! lmao
The Windsor Steps
Step 1. Start with the wide end of the tie on the right and the small end on the left. The tip of the small end should rest slightly above your belly-button (this will vary depending on your height and the length & thickness of your tie). Only move the active (wide) end.
Step 2. Wide end over the small end to the left.
Step 3. Up into the neck loop from underneath.
Step 4. Down to the left.
Step 5. Around the back of the small end to the right.
Step 6. Up to the center, towards neck loop.
Step 7. Through the neck loop and down to the right.
Step 8. Across the front to the left.
Step 9. Up into the neck loop from underneath.
Step 10. Down through the loop you’ve just created in the front.
Step 11. Tighten the knot by pulling down on the wide end. Slide the knot up & adjust.
How To Tie A Bow Tie
The bow tie /boʊ/ is a type of necktie. A modern bow tie is tied using a common shoelace knot, which is also called the bow knot for that reason It consists of a
ribbon of fabric tied around the collar of a shirt in a symmetrical manner so that the two opposite ends form loops. There are generally three types of bow ties: the pre-tied, the clip on, and the self tie. source
Knotting Bow Ties
Step 1. Start with the bow tie lying face up. Adjust the bow tie so right side is shorter than the left. The end on the left will be referred to as A and the end on the right will be referred to as B.
Step 2. Move A to the right side, across B.
Step 3. Bring A under B and up through the neck loop.
Step 4. At the joint, fold B towards the right and then towards the left to create a the bow shape.
Step 5. Bring A straight down over the middle of the bow shape that was made with B.
Step 6. Fold A back towards the chest and pinch the fold.
Step 7. Push the pinched end (A) through the loop behind B.
Step 8. Pull on the folded parts of the bow to tighten.
Step 9. Adjust until balanced on both sides.
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