How To Tie A Tie (+ Video)

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How To Tie 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.

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The Duke Of Windsor

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

Windsor Steps
  • 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.
  • 2. Wide end over the small end to the left.
  • 3. Up into the neck loop from underneath.
  • 4. Down to the left.
  • 5. Around the back of the small end to the right.
  • 6. Up to the center, towards neck loop.
  • 7. Through the neck loop and down to the right.
  • 8. Across the front to the left.
  • 9. Up into the neck loop from underneath.
  • 10. Down through the loop you’ve just created in the front.
  • 11. Tighten the knot by pulling down on the wide end. Slide the knot up & adjust.How To Tie A Tie (+ Video)-HowToNigeria-Windsor, Tie A Tie, Tie

 

How Tie  A Bow Tie

  • 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.
  • 2. Move A to the right side, across B.
  • 3. Bring A under B and up through the neck loop.
  • 4. At the joint, fold B towards the right and then towards the left to create a the bow shape.
  • 5. Bring A stra­ight down over the middle of the bow shape that was made with B.
  • 6. Fold A back towards the chest and pinch the fold.
  • 7. Push the pinched end (A) through the loop behind B.
  • 8. Pull on the folded parts of the bow to tighten.
  • 9. Adjust until balanced on both sides.
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Source from TiesDOTCom 

 

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