How to tie a tie (windsor knot)

First you’ll need to have a tie. You can find best selling neckties here! Now I want to help you learn how to tie a neck tie so you can dress to impress. Is a special event coming up like New Years Eve, a wedding, prom, or a party? It’s time to step it up a notch!

What type of tie will you be wearing? A full windsor knot, four in hand knot, a bow tie? Here are the basics for tying a tie, windsor knot style. First here’s the picture showing the instructions and it’s followed by a step by step guide, and finally a diagram on how to tie a tie.

How to Tie a Tie

6 Steps on How to Quickly Tie a Tie

  1. Lift up the collar of your shirt and put the tie around the back of your neck. The wide end should hang down about twice as low as the thin end; it can hang closer to your right or left hand, depending on what’s most comfortable for you.
  2. Wrap the wide end around the thin end twice, a few inches below your neck. The wide end should go over the thin end at first. (Images 1 to 3 above)
  3. After wrapping the wide end around the second time, push it through the back of the V-shape made by the partially formed knot. (Image 4 above)
  4. Tuck the wide end through the front loop of the knot.
  5. Gently pull down on both the thin and wide ends below the knot until the knot is tight.
  6. Hold the thin end and slide the knot up to your neck. (Image 5 above)
  7. If the thin end hangs below the wide end, untie the tie and begin again, with the wide end hanging lower than it did the first time.
  8. If the wide end hangs too low, untie the tie and begin again, with the wide end hanging higher than it did the first time.
  9. Flip your collar back down once you and your tie look dapper. (Image 6 above)
How to Tie a Tie Diagram

Three ways to tie a tie

(Credits: 1st image source, 2nd image source)

23 thoughts on “How to tie a tie (windsor knot)

  1. Wow awesome dude!! Don’t know why everyone who has tried to show me in the past pulled the most complicated crap when this is how its done. Super easy. cheers man

  2. Thanks for this. The other tutorials didn’t work, they all seem to be missing a step or aren’t explained clearly enough, or the guy gets his directions mixed up in the mirror. Now I have a cool Gumbi tie to wear to school tomorrow on St. Patty’s Day and I won’t look like an idiot with a sloppy knot on my neck!

  3. It took me three tries but after the third i got it and now im the one that all my guy friends go to for there ties to be done!!!! thank you soooooooo much!now wen i get married i can help him with his tie all the time thanks again

  4. Woah!

    Thanks. This actually worked. I’ve used a lot of tutorials before but none actually worked. When this did I just thought “Holy sh*t it actually worked”

  5. Awesome, i always forget how to tie a tie (I try to go under a loop in the back), but i’m not one to always dress up. Thanks a lot i think i’ll save the pic for future reference.

  6. Thank you for the helpful instructions. My first day as a hostess at the Olive Garden is tomorrow and I have to wear a tie. I nailed it first try and it looks great, thanks!! Best instructions and video by far

  7. NICE!!!! people have been tryin to show me that for years and i just couldn’t do it. your diagram had me nail it first try, and it looks good too. thanks a lot you rule

  8. Well the first time I tried I nearly choked myself. I think this tie is possessed. But the second time I made this tie my b**ch! Thanks a lot!

  9. You freakin rule! this is the most useful thing on the net…aside from the jedi name generator of course, because thats endless fun!

  10. Thank you so much!

    even though im a girl, i loved this. im a partial punk rocker, and i love ties, i actually have a collection of ties ive been given, and had to have other people tie for me!.

    now when my boyfriend asks if his tie is alright, i can help!

  11. My neck is to small…
    However i got it
    I still have to use the complicated full winchester
    however it could be easily covered with a jacket
    its helping out alot of people so keep it up

  12. This was awesome! it really actually works.
    and i’m not kidding. after like re-reading it like 3 times it became simple and aloud me to amaze myself.

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