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How to Tie Neck Wear

The Half Windsor Knot

The Half Windsor Knot is just that. It is a slightly smaller version of the Windsor Knot, Double Windsor, or Full Windsor. It is nicely symmetrical and can be used with any type of dress shirt. It works well with wider neck wear that have slightly lighter fabric than your heavy ties.

Tying a Half Windsor Knot Video

Step-by-Step Instructions How to Tie a Half Windsor Knot

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

1) Start with the wide end ("W") of your neck wear on the right, extending about 12 inches below the narrow end ("N") on the left.

2) Then cross the wide end over the narrow end.

3) Bring the wide end around and behind the narrow end.

4) Then bring the wide end up.

5) Pull the wide end through the loop and to the right.

6) Bring the wide end around front, over the narrow end from right to left.

7) Again, bring the wide end up and through the loop.

8) Then, bring the wide end down through the knot in front.

9) And -- using both hands -- tighten the knot carefully and draw it up to the collar.

And Bob's your uncle! You just did a perfect half windsor knot! Just practice and you will have a great knot to use forever.