How To Tie A Tie
How To Tie a Tie
Knots and Tips
One of the easiest ways to tie a necktie is using the Four-In-Hand knot. If tied correctly this knot will still have a professional appearance. In fact, most zipper ties and clip on ties use a knot that is similar to the Four-In-Hand knot. This knot is less complex and only wraps around a couple of times, tall people will find it to be desirable if they can not achieve their desired necktie length with other methods.
Half Windsor Knot
The Half Windsor is a simple, professional looking knot for your necktie. The Half Windsor is a large knot that has a nice uniform shape to it. This knot is usually used with uniform ties that are made of thick materials like polyester and wool, but will work good with most necktie materials. If the knot appears to be too large, you may want to use a Four-In-Hand knot with your necktie. The Half Windsor knot will make your necktie shorter, if you are tall you may also want to try the Four-In-Hand knot.
The Windsor knot is the most professional looking knot for your necktie. The Windsor knot is a large knot that has a nice uniform shape to it. This knot is usually used with silk neckties or ties that are made of thin materials. If the knot appears to be too large you may want to use a Half Windsor or Four-In-Hand knot with your necktie. The Windsor knot will make your necktie shorter, if you are tall you may also want to try the Half Windsor or Four-in-Hand knot.
Proper Necktie Length
A necktie is tied to the proper length when the tip of the tie lies directly in line with the bottom of your belt buckle. If you are having problems getting the desired length for you necktie, you might need to use a different style of knot. Check out the knot styles to see which ones will make the tie shorter or longer. The Windsor will be the thickest knot, making your tie length shorter, followed by the Half Windsor and the Four-In-Hand, which will be a smallest knot.
The Dimple In Your Tie
The dimple adds that finished look to the necktie. When you are done tying your tie, but before you have completely tightened the knot, hold you finger on the center of the necktie slightly inside the knot. Then you simply push on the middle of the tie and squeeze the edges as you tighten the knot. The dimple will work best with the Windsor and Half Windsor knots. If you are using a Four-In-Hand knot it will be tough to get a nice looking dimple.