How To Tie A Tie

Learning how to tie a tie is a big step in the life of a young man. It is also an important skill to know when it comes to looking for a job. If you are a young man, you will be expected to don a suit and tie to most of your interviews. There are many different ways to tie a tie. Here are the four most common.

Four in Hand Knot

Four in Hand knot is one of the four classic necktie knots common in the United States. It works best for a regular spread collar and works well with ties made of thick fabrics. See video.

Windsor Knot & Half Windsor Knot

The Windsor Knot is characterized by its symmetrical shape and large tie knot. It’s more commonly used in business and formal occasions. However it’s not suitable for narrow collar shirts and ties made of thick fabrics—this can make the knot look extremely big. .

Like the Windsor Knot, the Half Windsor Knot it is characterized by its symmetrical shape. The knot is medium-sized and suitable for standard shirt collars and for most occasions. This is a more formal tie knot than Four in Hand knot and easier to tie than a Windsor knot. See video.

Pratt Knot

Also known as the Shelby knot, the Pratt knot is characterized by its symmetrical shape and medium-sized tie knot. The knot is easier to tie than a Half Windsor, and looks just as polished. It can be used with almost any type of ties. See video.