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Tying-A-Tie with Mark

Tying-A-Tie with Mark

3 Most Popular Knots: Four-In-Hand, Windsor, & Half-Windsor

Four-in-hand:
Most widely used tie knot because it’s so simple to tie. Has a nice slender, tapered look -- slightly assymetrical.
Windsor: Delivers a wide, symmetrical knot that’s good for formal or special occasions.

Half Windsor: Similar to Full Windsor but less bulky, & easier to tie. Leaves an elegant, symmetrical triangle knot, & a deep & distinctive dimple. Works well with a classic or standard collar.

Half-Windsor Steps:
(Courtesy "The Art of Manliness" www.artofmanliness.com)

  1. Drape the tie around your neck. The wide end should extend about 12 inches below the narrow end of the tie. Cross the wide part of the tie over the narrow end.
  2. Bring the wide end around and behind the narrow end.
  3. Bring the wide end up and pull it down through the hole between your collar and tie.
  4. Bring the wide end around the front, over the narrow end from right to left.
  5. Bring the wide end up back through the loop again.
  6. Pull the wide end down through the knot in front.
  7. Tighten the necktie knot and center it with both hands.

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