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Urban Gentleman Basic RECAP: How-to-tie-a-tie

With the many events you gentleman will be attending this Fall/Winter I figured it would be nice to recap on some of the basics… like how to tie a tie. Click HERE.

An Urban Gent Basic: How-to-tie-a-tie

This is a topic that half you may be pros in while the other half are amateurs. Tying a tie is a basic that every Gentleman, especially an Urban Gentleman, should know how to do.

Simple picture instructions:


Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Windsor Knot

The Windsor Knot is a thick, wide and triangular tie knot that projects confidence. It would therefore be your knot of choice for presentations, job interviews, courtroom appearances etc. It is best suited for spread collar shirts and it’s actually quite easy to do.

While just about everyone can use this tie knot to tie his tie, it looks especially well on men with longer necks as its wide form shortens the perceived height of the neck a little bit.



1)
The wide end “W” should extend about 12 inches below the
narrow end “N”. Cross the wide end “W” over the narrow end “N”

2) Bring the wide end “W” up through the loop between the collar and your tie; then back down.

3) Pull the wide end “W” underneath the narrow end “N” and to the right, back through the loop and to the right again so that the wide end “W” is inside out.

4) Bring the wide end “W” across the front from right to left.

5) Pull the wide end “W” up through the loop again.

6) Bring the wide end “W” down through the knot in front.

7) Using both hands, tighten the knot carefully and draw it up to the collar.

2. Half Windsor Knot

The Half Windsor Knot, a modest version of the Windsor Knot, is a symmetrical and triangular tie knot that you can use with any dress shirt. It works best with somewhat wider ties made from light to medium fabrics.

To tie the Half Windsor Knot, select a tie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below:


1) The wide end “W” should extend about 12 inches below the narrow end “N”. Cross the wide end “W” over the narrow end “N”.

2) Bring the wide end “W” around and behind the narrow end “N”.

3) Bring the wide end “W” up.

4) Pull the wide end “W” through the loop.

5) Bring the wide end “W” around front, over the narrow end “N” from right to left.

6) Again, bring the wide end “W” up and through the loop.

7) Bring the wide end “W” down through the knot in front.

8) Using both hands, tighten the knot carefully and draw it up to the collar.

3. Bow Tie Knot

The Bow Tie Knot is used to tie a bow tie and is worn to give you a formal and elegant appearance. A “black tie occasion” such as a wedding is an event that you would commonly wear a bow tie at, along with a tuxedo.

The proper size should never be broader than the widest part of your neck and should never extend past the tips of the shirt collar.

1) Place the bow tie around your neck, situating it so that end “A” is about two inches longer than end “B”.

2) Cross end “A” over end “B”.

3) Bring end “A” up and under the loop.

4) Now double end “B” over itself to form the front base loop of the bow tie.

5) Loop end “A” over the center of the loop you just formed.

6) Holding everything in place, double end “A” back on itself and poke it through the loop behind the bow tie.

7) Adjust the bow tie by tugging at the ends of it and straightening the center knot.


*courtesy of howtotieatie.net

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