to Tie a Half-Windsor Knot (Way 1)
Description of the Half-Windsor Knot
half-Windsor knot is a symmetric tie knot that is slightly larger
than the Pratt knot and
smaller than the Windsor knot.
It is suitable for most collars and occasions.
name "half-Windsor knot" has been used to refer to two
slightly different ways to tie a tie by different books and web sites. Tying the two
tie knots involves the same number of steps and the finished tie knots look very similar. Both ways to tie
the half-Windsor knot are provided on this web site for completeness. However,
to save time, you can
just learn one of them. Way 1 will be described below. For way 2, please refer
to the article "How
to Tie a Half-Windsor Knot (Way 2)".
for Tying a Half-Windsor Knot (Way 1)
instructions for tying a half-Windsor knot (way 1) are shown below.
We assume that you are right-handed in the following instructions.
The figures below are mirror images. They are what you will see if
you stand in front of a mirror.
At the beginning, the wide end of the tie should be on your right
side and the other end should be on your left side.
Cross the wide end over the other end. Now three regions are formed
(Left, Right and Center).
Bring the wide end underneath the narrow end from Left to Right.
Bring the wide end over to the Center region.
Bring the wide end under the knot to the Left region.
Bring the wide end out of the shirt from Left to Right.
Bring the wide end under the knot to the Center region.
Bring the wide end down and pass the loop in front. Ensure that the
knot is tightened.
Use one hand to pull the narrow end down gently and use the other
hand to move the knot up until it reaches the center of the collar.
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