10 WAYS on How To Tie A Necktie

Most men use one or two tie knot their entire lives.

You could say it’s because we’re creatures of habit that we don’t like to experiment & try new things.

I think most of us tie one necktie knot as we don’t have an easy guide showing us why & how to experiment with others ways to tie a tie.

Well now you do!

Here are the TOP 10 WAYS to tie a necktie

  1. Four – In – Hand – Knot – a method of tying a necktie. It is also known as a simple knot or school boyknot, due to its simplicity and style.

four hand knot

2. Half Windsor Knot – also known as the single Windsor knot, is a way of tying a necktie which produces a neat, triangular knot. It is larger than the four-in-hand knot and Pratt knot, but smaller than the Windsor knot. The half-Windsor is derived from the Windsor in that it is only brought up around the loop on one side rather than both. It works well with light- and medium-weight fabrics.


3. Full Windsor Knot – also referred to as a Full Windsor or as a Double Windsor to distinguish it from the half-Windsor, is a method of tying a necktie. The Windsor knot, compared to other methods, produces a wide symmetrical triangular knot.

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4. Nicky Knot – is a method of tying a tie around one’s neck and collar. It is also known as the Shelby knot and the Pratt-Shelby. The knot was created by Jerry Pratt, an employee of the US Chamber of Commerce. The knot was considered revelatory although strictly speaking it is a variation on the Nicky knot, notable for being tied inside out.


5. Kelvin Knot –  is a small knot similar to the four-in-hand, with an extra turn to make it symmetrical. The knot is tied “inside-out,” with the seam facing outward as it drapes around the collar. When finished, the thick end of the tie, the knot, and the shirt collar hide the seam from view.

Kelvin knot.jpg

6. Oriental Knot – small knot, or oriental knot or Kent knot, is the simplest method of tying a necktie, though some claim the simple knot is an alternate name for the four-in-hand knot. The small knot is not very well known despite its simplicity.[citation needed] One of the reasons may be that the small knot is not self-releasing, and may annoy people accustomed to four-in-hand and Windsor knots who pull at the tie to untangle the knot. prefer that, if the thin end of the tie should become visible, that it not be “inside out”, and the small knot will be this way (this can be remedied by twisting the tie one half turn while tying).

oriental knot

7. St Andrew Knot – is essentially a “convenience” knot with a little bulk to it.

It ties quickly, though not as quickly as the smallest knots, and is self-releasing, meaning that you can pull on the tail end of the knot to undo the whole thing.

st andrew knot.jpg

8.  Balthus Knot  – is an absolute monster of a tie knot. It takes nine moves or “passes” to complete, and has four “centers” (loops around the central body of the knot).


balthus knot.jpg

9. Victoria Knot – Named in honor of the English queen (though most assuredly not because she wore one herself), the Victoria is a slightly bulkier extension of the four-in-hand knot.

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10. Hanover Knot –

This one is perfect for larger men too, because it brings out their proportions

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