Remember when men used to wear a tie and hat everywhere they went (circa 1920’s-1940’s)? Men’s style has no doubt changed quite a bit over the years. Casual attire is much more acceptable, not just in recreational aspects of life, but in the workplace as well.
While being able to tie a tie isn’t as important as it was for our fathers and their fathers, it’s still an important skill to possess. Tie-wearing occasions still pop up here and there, and not knowing how to tie a proper tie can leave you in a bad spot.
There are 3 main types of tie knots: the half-windsor, the double-windsor, and the four-in-hand. The half-windsor is the most commonly used knot, and the easiest to perfect. Simply follow the detailed instructions below, and show off your skills and style at the next professional event.
The half-windsor. This knot works for all occasions.
- First, position the tie so the large end is on your right and the small end is on your left. The small end should be resting just above your belly button.
- Then put the large end over the small end.
- Next, loop the large end under the small end. Follow this by bringing the large end up and over the neck loop, bringing it down through the neck loop and resting it on your left side.
- Swipe the large end towards your right side, and bring it through the neck loop from the inside.
- Lastly, bring that end down through the front loop you’ve just made and tighten the knot by pulling down on the large end, adjusting as needed.
Congratulations! You’ve tied the perfect knot, and are ready for show it off.