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How To Tie A Tie Easy steps that will make every guy a pro

Everybody loves a guy in a well-knotted tie but unfortunately not all men are adept. These easy steps will teach you how to tie a tie.

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Everybody loves a guy in a well-knotted tie but unfortunately not all men and even women are pros on how to tie a tie. Often described as a piece of cloth that is made of silk or sometime cotton and usually very long, a neck tie that is worn around the neck.

It serves decorative purposes, has sartorial elegance and is worn below the collar of every shirt. According to fashion history, the necktie evolved from the cravat which was a popular neckwear worn inside an open shirt.

How To Tie A Proper Necktie play Everybody loves a guy in a well-knotted tie but unfortunately not all men are adept


The types of tie include ascot tie, bow tie, bolo tie, zipper tie, cravat and clip-on tie and usually the two popular types are the clip-on tie and the bowtie.  In recent times, women have also grown a liking for this fashion accessory making it androgynous in its style aesthetic and outlook.

Most fashion labels from Versace, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dolce & Gabanna have constantly used ties in their various collection. The trend was first seen in the romantic comedy, Annie Hall when Diane Keaton wore one. 

For men, a tie worn with a shirt represents a certain standard or class. Even of old ties signified membership in a certain class of society. Wearing a particular color or pattern indicated the wearer’s society such as a school, club, occupation or the military.

play The most popular and easiest way of tying a tie is the Four-In-One


In picking ties to match your shirt, the trick is to match loud colored ties with plain shirts, a patterned tied can also be worn with a plain shirt. Patterned shirts are also perfect with colored ties. It is always a good idea to use different colours and pattern to match the shirt.  A clip or a tie presser is used to keep the tie in place. The clip is usually available in gold or silver and a stylish yet appropriate way of wearing a tie.

Learning how to tie a tie can be very tricky and daunting especially if you are required to put it on for an interview, at work or for a more official gathering. A badly knotted tie will show your lack of general etiquette and mannerism nevertheless this quick tutorial will help you tie your tie like a pro. There are several ways of tying a tie however, these three knots; The Four- in-Hand, Windsor and the half Windsor are a must-know for every Tom, Dick & Harry. Let’s first start with the Four In Hand which happens to be the most popular and easiest and

 Four-In- Hand

How To Tie A Proper Necktie - Four-In-Hand play How to tie a Four-In-One

  1. First, drape the necktie on your neck with the long side to the right and the shorter side on the left. One side should be longer than the other.
  2. Then place the longer end over the short end.
  3. Now place it under the short end to your right.
  4. Place it across the front unto the right to create a loop from underneath.
  5. Pull it from the underside to the front and you’ve just made a knot
  6. Pull down the wide end to tighten the knot and adjust it to the top by pushing up.

Full Windsor

How To Tie A Proper Necktie - Full Windsor play How to tie a Full Windsor

  1. Cross the wider side over the slender side.
  2. Place the wide end behind the slender side
  3. Pull it from the top and tie a loop.
  4. Now wrap the wider part around the slender side and pull through the loop made earlier.
  5. Loosen the knot and push the wide part into it and tighten

Finally the,

Half Windsor

How To Tie A Proper Necktie - Half Windsor play How to tie a Half-Windsor

The half Windsor is more laid back and casual with less difficulty in tying.

  1. Once again start with the long end on the right and the short part to your left. The tip should be on top of your belly button and make sure you don’t move it.
  2. Put the long side over the small side
  3. Place it under the small side again and put to the center to make a loop.
  4. Now pass it over the neck loop to the left
  5. Place it in front to the right and pull it from underneath the loop made
  6. The knot is now ready and you tighten it by pulling down with longer end.
  7. Finally adjust to fit your neck. It should not be overly loose and too tight as well.

We hope the tutorial has helped you master the art of tying a tie Next time we’ll try the self-knotted bow tie and why it’s more classy and essential for your suit look.

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