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There comes a moment in every gentleman’s life where the time comes to learn how to tie a tie whether you may be a recent college graduate on to your first round of interviews or it's your big day and you want to be able to tie a tie on your own without the help of your family or friends. In our guide on how to tie a tie, our stylists go over three of the most popular and useful ways to know how to tie a tie. The way you choose to tie your tie will depend on what the occasion might be, so choose your knot wisely!

 

How To Perfectly Tie A Four In Hand Knot

The Four In Hand is one of the most popular ways to tie a knot and should be one of the first knots you learn when it comes to tying a tie. If you aren’t familiar with this knot, don’t worry! Watch the SquareGuard video on How To Tie A Four In Hand Knot or follow our simple step by step directions below.

  1. Place your tie around your neck
  2. Pull the thick end lower until the thin end is mid-way on your torso.
  3. Cross the thick end in front of the thin end.
  4. Wrap the thick end around the thin end so the 4back of the tie is facing outwards.
  5. Bring the thick end back across the front of the thin end.
  6. Bring the thick end up through the neck loop.
  7. Feed the thick end down through the knot loop.
  8. Adjust the length by pulling the knot towards your collar.
  9. Adjust the collar as needed and secure the thin end to the back of the thick end!

 

How To Perfectly Tie A Half Windsor Knot

The Half Windsor is another popular tie to know how to use with its simple, balanced, and symmetrical appearance making it ideal for occasions that call for a more professional look. The Half Windsor knot is considered to be a medium-sized knot that can be paired with a medium spread collar. Watch the SquareGuard video on How To Tie A Half Windsor Knot or follow our simple step by step directions below.

  1. Place your tie around your neck.
  2. Adjust the thin end so its mid-way on your torso.
  3. Cross the thick end in front of the thin end.
  4. Loop the wide end of the tie behind the thin end.
  5. Take the wide end up and through the neck loop returning to the position you were holding the tie.
  6. Wrap the thick end across the front of the knot.
  7. Bring the thick end up and out through the neck loop.
  8. Feed the thick end through the knot loop and pull snug.
  9. Adjust the length by pulling the knot towards your collar.
  10. Adjust the collar as needed and secure the thin end to the back of the thick end!

     

    How To Perfectly Tie A Full Windsor Knot

    The Windsor Knot sometimes referred to as the Full Windsor or Double knot is smaller than the Half Windsor Knot and one of the most popular necktie knots. Often this knot is used for business, around the office, or any formal event and is considered to look best for men with a wider neck. While there are a few extra steps to create this knot, it is not complicated to replicate. Watch the SquareGuard video on How To Tie A Full Windsor Knot or follow our simple step by step directions below.

    1. Place your tie around your neck.
    2. Adjust the thin end so it’s about mid-way on your torso.
    3. Cross the thick end in front of the thin end.
    4. Tuck the wide end up and outwards from inside the neck loop.
    5. Bring the thick end back to the side you were originally holding it in.
    6. Bring the thick end across behind the thin end.
    7. Bring the thick end up and through the front of the neck loop.
    8. Turn the thick end to the same side you had it.
    9. Bring the thick end across the front of the knot.
    10. Bring the thick end up and out through the inside of the neck loop.
    11. Feed the thick end through the knot loop and pull snug.
    12. Adjust the length by pulling the knot towards your collar.
    13. Adjust the collar as needed and secure the thin end to the back of the thick end!

    Now that you’re a pro at tying a tie you can explore our new collection of popular silk floral neckties and paisley neckties that are ideal for any formal, business event, wedding, or casual event you may be attending. If you are looking to add more style to your outfit you can shop for a pocket square and SquareGuard pocket square holder to add a touch of detail to your outfit or a tie bar to keep your necktie in place.

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