Do You Know How to Tie a Tie?

Did you know there are exactly 85 ways to tie a tie? And that there are only 9 moves that can be used when tying a tie? We’ve put together some details about how to tie some of the most popular knots.

The Half-Windsor

This knot is one of the most popular. A versatile knot typically used in a non-formal social situation, the Half-Windsor looks more symmetrical and formal, while being less bulky than the Full Windsor. Most people know how to tie this one but here’s a reminder.

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How to Tie a Half Windsor Knot (Video)

The Full-Windsor

This knot is used in a more formal work environment, its extremely similar to the Half-Windsor there is just one slight difference, an extra dimple.

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How to Tie a Full Windsor Knot (Video)

Eldredge Knot

Now this is where it gets fancy! The Eldredge Knot is used for high class parties such as white tie events, where you don’t wear a black tie, but a complimenting tie knot with a contrasting pocket square. This is one of the most complicated and hardest knot to tie which will look spectacular with a bit of practise.

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How to Tie an Eldredge Knot (Video)

Bow Tie

Finally we have the bow tie, famously faked with either a clip-on or an around neck latch on. However to be a true gent you must know how to tie a butterfly knot, as shown here. It isn’t that hard with a bit of practice, because as we all know, one should never wear a black tie to a black tie event.

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How to Tie a Bow Tie (Video)