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How to Tie the Half Windsor Knot

About the Half-Windsor Knot

The Half Windsor knot is an extremely versatile knot. Unlike what the name suggests, the Half Windsor knot is actually closer to three-quarters the size of the Windsor knot. The Half Windsor is medium in size, nearly symmetrical and, when tied correctly, it produces a deep and substantial dimple. Best used with neckties of a medium to light thickness.
KNOT SIZE 3/5
SYMMETRY 3/5
DIFFICULTY 3/5

The Half Windsor Knot Tying Instructions

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3

Half Windsor Knot Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1

STEP 1

Start with the wide end of the tie on the right and the small end on the left. The tip of the small end should rest slightly above your belly-button (this will vary depending on your height and the length & thickness of your tie). Only move the active (wide) end.
Step 2

STEP 2

Wide end over the small end to the left.
Step 3

STEP 3

Under the small end and to the right.
Step 4

STEP 4

Up to the center, towards neck loop.
Step 5

STEP 5

Through the neck loop and to the left.
Step 6

STEP 6

Across the front, over to the right.
Step 7

STEP 7

Up into the neck loop from underneath.
Step 8

STEP 8

Down through the loop you've just created in the front.
Step 9

STEP 9

Tighten the knot by pulling down on the wide end. Slide the knot up & adjust.
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