Half Windsor Knot Video
As Good As a Full Windsor Knot


Half Windsor knots is one of the four classic necktie knots commonly worn in the Western World. The other three are Windsor, Four in Hand and Pratt Knots.

It is characterized by its symmetrical shape and medium-sized tie knot.

This is a more formal tie knot than Four in Hand knot and easier to tie than a Windsor knot. It's suitable for standard shirt collars and for most occasions.


Half Windsor Tie Knot Video (02:20)

Half Windsor tie knot is easier to learn than Windsor necktie knot, which has a nice symmetrical shape suitable for important or business function like a job interview. This knot looks as good on dress shirts and business suits.

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How to Tie a Necktie Using Half Windsor Knot


Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Half Windsor Knot Step 1

Half Windsor Tie Knot Step 1

Drape the necktie around your collar. Wide end on your right, adjust the tie so that the wide end is approximately 12 inches below the narrow end.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Half Windsor Knot Step 2

Half Windsor Tie Knot Step 2

Hold the narrow end with right hand and cross the wide end over the narrow end to form a 'X'.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Half Windsor Knot Step 3

Half Windsor Tie Knot Step 3

Bring the wide end behind the narrow end. Now the wide end is back on your right with the seam side facing outward. Use your left hand thumb and first two fingers to hold at the crossing point where the narrow and wide end meet. Try to position the point as close to your neck as possible. By now you should see a loop being created around your neck.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Half Windsor Knot Step 4

Half Windsor Tie Knot Step 4

Take the wide end up and shove it down through the loop. The wide end should be back to the right again with the seam side facing out.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Half Windsor Knot Step 5

Half Windsor Tie Knot Step 5

Cross the wide end over in front of the narrow end. The wide end now is on the left of the narrow end with the seam side facing you.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Half Windsor Knot Step 6

Half Windsor Tie Knot Step 6

Take the wide end up and pull through the loop again.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Half Windsor Knot Step 7

Half Windsor Tie Knot Step 7

Slip the tip of the wide end through the knot just created and pull it through all the way to tighten the knot. However, it should not be too tight at this moment.

Tie a necktie photo: How to tie a Half Windsor Knot Step 8

Half Windsor Tie Knot Step 8

Hold the narrow end with left hand and place your right hand thumb and index finger at the tip of the knot, pull the narrow end down and push the knot up snugly to your collar.


More Tie Knots Video


Most Commonly Worn Knot
Four in Hand Knot (01:47)

Most Easiest Knot
Oriental Knot (01:14)

Classic Necktie Knots
Windsor Knot (02:18)
Pratt Knot (01:08)

Unique Necktie Knots
St. Andrew Knot (01:52)
Plattsburgh Knot (01:37)
Nicky Knot (01:20)
Victoria Knot (01:12)
Christensen Knot (02:29)
Cavendish Knot (01:34)

Bow Tie Knot
Tie a Bow Tie (02:40)


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