Gentlemen's Guide: How To Master The Two Most Popular Tie Knots

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November 21, 2017 | BY Kevin Cureau

We go back to basics with our Gentlemen's Guide series

 

Video: Kevin Cureau & Isabel Wong/Hong Kong Tatler

Being a dapper gent is no easy task, and attention to detail is always what sets a gentleman apart. The first order of business? Mastering the tie knot. For this edition of Gentlemen's Guide, we're going back to basics with a quick tutorial on the two most popular tie knots.

If you need a refresher, watch Ben Allen of Attire House demonstrate how to do the Windsor and Four-In-Hand tie knots with practically zero effort.

See also: Gentlemen's Guide: 5 Ways To Spot A Quality Tailored Suit


Get the step-by-step instructions below:

The Half Windsor Knot

1) Drape your tie around your neck with the wide end longer than the narrow end.

2) Cross the wide end over the narrow end of the tie.

3) Bring it around from the back and bring it up and over through the "V" opening near your neck.

4) Wrap the wide end across the front and come up through the "V" from the back.

5) Pass the tie through the loop at the front of the tie and pull tight.

The Four-In-Hand Knot

1) Drape your tie around your neck with the wide end longer than the narrow end.

2) Cross the wide end over the narrow end of the tie.

3) Wrap it around the back and across the front.

4) Make the tie come up through the "V" from the back.

5) Pass the tie through the loop at the front of the tie and pull tight.

 

See also: Gentlemen's Guide To Hong Kong's Best Barbers

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