The Knot for You
… How to tie a Tie
The outfit is always so incomplete without a necktie. Men, no matter what the occasion is, look quite smart and confident when they throw on a necktie that goes with their clothing. From the formal to the less formal look, necktie adds to the charm of men. We are going to have a look at some of the popular necktie knots and learn how to tie them.
FOUR-IN-HAND KNOT: This schoolboy knot is just an amazing way to go all stylish plus formal at the same time. The steps to tie this knot are quite easy. Let’s see how! You can begin by passing the tie around your neck and crossing the broad end of the tie in front of the narrow end. Next, the broad end is folded behind the narrow end and brought forward on the opposite side. The broad end is then passed across the front horizontally, folded behind the narrow end again, and brought over the top of the knot from behind. It is then tucked behind the horizontal pass and the knot is pulled. The knot is slid up until snug against your collar. HALF-WINDSOR KNOT: This knot gives a neat look if you’re up for a quick meeting or are going to be in a formal company. Start by passing the tie around your neck and keep the broad end longer than the narrow end. Cross the broad end of the tie over the narrow end and turn it around behind the narrow end. Pass the broad end through the opening of your neck. Now wrap the broad end across the front end of the narrow end. By pulling the broad end under and through the neck opening, pass it through the loop formed in the front. Tighten the knot by pulling on the broad end while holding the knot. You now have you’re your clean Windsor knot. WINDSOR KNOT: Named after the Duke of Windsor, this symmetrical triangular knot is perfect for grand occasions. This goes perfectly with the spread or cutaway collar that can accommodate a larger knot. To tie this knot, place the broad end over the narrow end and cross it over. Fold the broad end behind the narrow end and push it up through the inside of the loop around your neck. Bring the broad end over to the Right region and pass it underneath the narrow end from Right to Left. Repeat the folds thrice. Bring the broad end under the narrow end from Left to Centre. Bring the wide end down and pass it through the loop till the knot is tightened. Pull down the narrow end with one hand and use the other hand to move the knot up.