How To Tie A Tie Knot

Want to signal power?

What about trust in a business relationship? Or casual approachability?

One subconscious signal can give this.

The tie knot.


It’s a subliminal message that speaks to our attention to detail.

Don’t believe me?

Look at nearly every PresidentThe full Windsor knot.

Look at less formal business outfitsThe four-in-hand or half Windsor knot.

Each style sends a different message and suits a different shirt collar and neck. There are tie knots for tall guys, short guys, big guys and skinny guys.

Yet most men use one tie knot their entire lives.

I’m showing you 18 ways to tie a necktie, so you will be able to tie all the best tie knots – starting with the quickest and easiest tie knot, the Simple or Oriental Knot.

Learn how to tie a tie step by step:

The Simple Knot (Oriental Knot) Tying Instructions

how to tie a simple oriental knot

Learn how to tie a tie: The Simple Oriental Knot

  1. Drape the tie around your collar with the seam facing inward and the thick end on your left, two or three inches lower than your desired finishing position.
  2. Bring the thick end horizontally across the front of the narrow end, and then pass it back horizontally behind the narrow end.
  3. Pass the thick end again across the front of the knot from left to right.
  4. Now pass the thick end again behind the knot horizontally from right to left.
  5. Pass the thick end AGAIN across the front of the knot from left to right. Slip a finger under this third horizontal loop.
  6. Bring the tip of the thick end up underneath the loop around your collar and feed it up behind the knot, down over the front of the knot and through that third horizontal loop.
  7. Pull the thick end through the horizontal loop and snug it down.
  8. Adjust the tie by holding the knot in one hand and pulling gently on the narrow end with the other.

Now you know how to tie a necktie the easiest way… are you ready for a challenge?

Click any of these 17 knots to find out if it’s right for you and get step-by-step instructions.

  1. Four In Hand Knot
  2. Half Windsor Knot
  3. Full Windsor Knot
  4. Nicky Knot
  5. Bow Tie Knot
  6. Kelvin Knot
  7. Pratt Knot
  8. St Andrew Knot
  9. Balthus Knot
  10. Hanover Knot
  11. Plattsburgh Knot
  12. Grantchester Knot
  13. Victoria Knot
  14. Cafe Knot
  15. Eldredge Knot
  16. Trinity Knot
  17. Christensen Knot

Source – Real Men, Real Style

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