How to Tie a Tie – Tying 20 Different Tie Knots

How to Tie a Tie – Tying 20 Different Tie Knots


Today, every young guy has to learn how to tie a tie. It’s a right of passage, the same as how to ride a motorbike or learn to dance. Even if you think you’ll never wear a tie, there’ll come a day that you’ll need this skill in your life.


When you’ve that job interview at a company that has a strict dress code, or you’ve to attend a formal event, please do not resort to the clip-on. Even if you utilize this ability once in your life, better to be safe than sorry!


To make the matters worse for all those of you who are resistant to the idea, there’re several different ways to tie a tie, but we’re only going to show you only the 20 most popular ways of doing it.


We are going to tie, there’re some really complicated methods to do it, but we kept this process pretty simple and neat. We don’t want to dishearten any person from learning!


So, without wasting a time, let’s start our guide on how to tie a tie.


1. Simple Knot

Simple Knot

Simple Knot

The simple knot is a well-known method because it’s indeed easy to make. This is a great each-day knot for your office or casual wear. The simple knot is also famous as the Kent knot or small knot. It also has the characteristic of not being self-releasing, so it is not simple to unite or loosen.


Instructions

1. Start tie inverted. This means it’ll face outward so that the bottom is showing.

2. Cross thicker part over to the opposite shoulder, going blew the thinner tie part of the tie.

3. Bring your tie back over to your starting shoulder, going horizontally through this cross-section.

4. Take it up under the knot, and then back down through the look of the tie knot.

5. Now, tighten and straighten the tie.


2. Atlantic knot

Atlantic knot

Atlantic knot

The Atlantic tie knot is also known as the café knot, is a casual knot that can be tied easily in a few steps. Atlantic tie knot works best with solid ties, rather than stripped ties or patterned ties.


Instructions

1. Cross the thin part over the thick side of the tie.

2. Bring the thin part up and below the tie collar, and after that back down across the knot.

3. Now, take the tail under the tie knot and take it horizontally to the other shoulder.

4. Bring the tail of the tike back across the front.

5. Take the tail up below the collar, the backdown, and over the collar, staying on the similar side of the tie knot.

6. Bring the tail to the other shoulder, going below the knot.

7. Take the tie-up and over the neck loop, then back down and below the collar, through the back loop of the tie knot.

8. Now, tighten and straighten the knot.


3. Four Hand knot

Four Hand knot

Four Hand knot

The four-in-hand tie knot is one of the most popular knots for newbies learning how to tie a tie. Not only it is super easy to learn, but it is also one of the oldest methods – This tie knot needs less of the tie’s length, making it a wonderful option for tall men trying to tie a usual length tie. The narrower form is right for narrow spread collars, as well as button-down collars, and dress shirts.


Instructions

1. To start the process, look at the tie-around collar. Thing part on the left is 3-4” lower than the thin part.

2. Cross the thick part of the tie in front of the thin end.

3. Now wrap the thick part around behind the thin end, then cross horizontally from the right end to the left.

4. Bring the tick part of the tie horizontally across the front from right to left. Slip a finger below this horizontal band.

5. Turn the tip of the tie end upward and in, then slide it below the look around the neck.

6. Feed the thick end of the tie-through loop you have held open with your finger.

7. Pull the thick end of the tie via the loop and snug the tie knot down tightly.

8. Now, tighten the tie knot by holding it gently in one hand and tugging on the thin part with the other.


4. Half Windsor knot

Half Windsor knot

Half Windsor knot

Along with the Four-in-hand method, the half Windsor knot is most suited to guys just starting to learn how to tie a tie. This tie knot is the right option for mid-width and thick ties. It’s the most versatile and well-known tie knot. Because this method needs less of the tie’s length than the bigger Windsor tie knot, it’s also a good option for tall and big men trying to wear a regular length tie.


Instructions

1. Drape the necktie around the collar with the wide end of the tie on your right hanging down to your thick and the thin part on the left at about your rib cage.

2. Cross the wide part in front of the thin part from right to left, now making an x-shape under your chin.

3. Loop the wide part of the tie horizontally around behind the thin part.

4. Take the wide part over from the top and through an opening of the X and pull the tie tight.

5. Hold the wide part with your right hand and wrap it in front over the thin end of the tie, from your right to left.

6. Keeping the triangle intact of the tie with your left hand, bring the wide part towards the chest and from behind the loop, and pass it over the X.

7. Now using your index finger of your left hand, open up the triangle that has now formed over the X and pull the wide part all whole the way through.

8. To set the length, pull the tie knot up towards the collar while pulling the thin part of the tie-down. You might need some adjustment to the horizontal loop to ensure it is flat and even.


5. Cape Knot


Cape Knot

The Cape tie knot is striking because it seems complicated. This tie knot works well with patterned ties and paisley ties, and solid ties. You might get a bit more wow factor with patterned style ties because of the complexity of the cape knot.


Instructions

1. Bring the thinner part of the tie over the front part of the tie and then pull it below and over your collar.

2. Hold the tail out of the side, then wrap the end below the front part of the tie.

3. Now pull the tail up and over your collar, then back down and over the front part of the tie again.

4. Pull the tail below and over your collar again.

5. Bring the tail end back below the tie, then over and beneath the collar.

6. Bring the tail of your tie through the last loop you only made at the back of the tie.

7. Tighten and straighten your cape knot. You’ll have 3 distinct, most vertical tie knot sections.


6. Victoria Knot

Victoria Knot

Victoria Knot

The Victoria knot is a simple method, a lovely tie knot that is not difficult to make and seems great as an all-around knot. It is a somewhat slender tie knot that works well with several different collar types. This method is almost like a Prince Albert tie knot until you get to one of the final parts of creating the Victoria knot. Albert and Victoria were married and historically deep in love, ruling England in the 18th century. Though, these 2 knots were first documented in the 1940s.


Instructions

1. Cross the thick part of the tie over a thinner, moving it to the opposite shoulder from starting shoulder.

2. Take your back across, this time going below the cross-section.

3. Go back across once again and move the tie once more to the opposite shoulder.

4. In this step, take the tie below the knot again to return to starting shoulder.

5. Go back over top yet again, moving your tie to your opposite shoulder.

6. Pull the tie-up below your collar, and then back down and through the loop of the tie knot. If you pull it via the top 2 loops, you will make the Victoria tie knot.

7. Tighten and straighten the Victoria knot.


7. Christensen knot

Christensen knot

Christensen knot

It is also known as the cross tie knot, which was first knotted in 1917 by a Swedish mail-order. The Christensen tie knot was stitched so it does remain correct. When complete, the knot provides your tie with a somewhat hourglass form that certainly stands out. This is wonderful day-to-day but might be a bit too fun for conservative, casual business meetings.


Instructions

1. Cross the thick part of the tie over the top of the tin side, bringing it to your opposite shoulder.

2. Now bring the thick part back below the skinner half of the tie and pull it to its actual side.

3. Bring your tie up and over your collar, then back down below the collar and pull the length to the opposite side.

4. Take the tie knot across the front of the thin tie side, holding it horizontally.

5. In this step, wrap the thick side of the tie around know twice, and keep it horizontally. End of starting part of the side, pulling the fabric up and below the collar.

6. Bring your tie back down over the collar, pulling it through the top loop of the tie knot.

7. Tighten and straighten the knot.


8. Manhattan knot

Manhattan knot


The Manhattan knot is a wonderful, professional-looking knot. It is just the reverse of the Half-Windsor tie knot. So, if you can tie a half-Windsor style knot, you can easily tie a Manhattan Tie knot.


Instructions

1. Start the process with the underside facing outward.

2. Cross the thick part of the tie below the skinner end, moving it to the opposite shoulder.

3. Cross the thinner part of the tie over the top of the thicker part, taking it to the opposite shoulder.

4. Place the thick part of the tie over the top of the cross-section, going back to starting shoulder.

5. Bring the thick part of the tie-up below the collar, and then back down and over your collar, taking it to the other part of the tie knot.

6. Bring the tie-up below the collar and then tuck it down via the top loop of fabric on the tie knot.

7. Now, tighten and straighten.


9. Double Cross Knot

Double Cross Knot

Double Cross Knot

The double cross tie knot, or double tie knot, does not have a whole lot in common, looks-wise, with a double-cross knot. This is an excellent daily knot and a perfect tie knot for professional settings. It is also very easy to tie. You can make a cross tie knot in just a few easy steps.


Instructions

1. Cross the thick part of the tie over the thinner side.

2. Bring the tie below the crossed part horizontally, the back across the top of your tie knot.

3. Now, wrap the tie knot around again twice, ending on starting side of the tie knot.

4. In this step, bring the tie-up and below the tie knot, then back down and through the top of the cross knot.

5. Tighten and straight cross tie knot.


10. Four Rings Knot

Four Rings Knot

Four Rings Knot

The four rings tie knot looks fancy and formal, deceptively so. This tie knot is simple to create than it seems. This is a wonderful tie knot for fun formal or semi-formal affairs but might be a little too much for professional situations.


Instructions

1. Pinch the sides of the thick side of the tie to make a fold.

2. Bring the thin part of the tie crossways across the fold.

3. Take the tie below your collar and across, going back down over your collar on the other side.

4. Form a look in the tie as you bring it below the tie know and over to the other part. The loop should be extremely loose and open.

5. Bring your tie and across to the other part again, going through the loop you just made.

6. Keep the tie knot loose.

7. Now, hold the tail horizontally going toward your shoulder. The under part of the tie should be facing outward.

8. Bring your tie back across and below the knot, going up through the loop on the opposite side. You’re still keeping the tie knot very loose.

9. Tuck the tail behind the tie knot and into a flap on the underside of the tie knot.

10. Tighten as required and fluff up and spread the 4 fingers that make this tie knot design.


11. Hanover Knot

Hanover Knot

Hanover Knot

The Hanover knot is named for the Hanover Royal Dynasty Knot, the home if that’s the direct acceptor of the present British Monarchy, the home of Windsor. You will get that knot a bit later. This is an elegant, simple, symmetrical tie knot in a right triangle shape. This is a somewhat bigger tie knot, so you want to use a tie that is not thick or the tie knot could end up looking slopping and bulky.


Instructions

1. Start with a tie around the neck so that the underside is facing outward.

2. Cross the thicker part below the skinner one, taking it to your opposite shoulder.

3. Now, bring it back over of the cross part, holding it horizontally to the starting shoulder.

4. In the next step bring the tie-up below your collar, and then back down over the top knot, taking your tie across the 2nd shoulder.

5. Wrap the tie below the tie knot, taking it horizontally back to the starting shoulder.

6. Now take the tie-up and below your collar again, then back down below the knot, moving to the opposite side.

7. Take your tie horizontally across the top of the tie knot again.

8. Bring the tie-up below your collar, then back down and through the top loop of the tie knot.

9. Tighten and adjust the tie knot.


12. Nicky Knot

Nicky Knot

Nicky Knot

Named for the well-known tie maker brand, name Nicky, the Nicky knot was invented by Ernesto, a salesman in Nicky Store. The Nicky knot is a lot like the 4-in hand tie knot but bigger. This is an extremely popular knot in Italy and it is a simple, nice, all-occasion knot.


Instructions

1. Start with the beneath of the tie facing outward, so the seam is displaying and not the pretty side of the tie.

2. Cross the skinner part of the tie over the thicker part to form an X, bringing the thicker part of the tie to the opposite shoulder.

3. Take the thicker side up and over your collar, then back down and the below your collar, crossing to the side of the tie knot.

4. Take the thick part of the tie horizontally back over the front knot, taking it to the opposite shoulder.

5. In this step, bring the thick of the tie-up and below your collar, then back down and through the top look of the tie knot.

6. Tighten and straight.


13. Prince Albert knot

Prince Albert knot

Prince Albert knot

The Prince Albert tie knot, also popular as the double 4-in hand tie knot is extremely elegant and professional, this is a wonderful all-around tie knot that can be worn for all from business casual to formal gatherings. This tie knot has a visible below layer that adds a touch of flair to any style.


Instructions

1. Cross the thick part of the tie over the skinner, taking it to the opposite shoulder.

2. Now take the tie back over to starting shoulder, going below the cross part you just created.

3. Bringing the tie back across the tie knot and over to the opposite shoulder once again, going horizontal way across the top of the knot.

4. Go back below the knot again, moving the tie over the shoulder another time.

5. Now, go back over up of the tie knot one again and again taking the tie over to the opposite shoulder.

6. Take the tie-up below your collar. When you bring it back in downward over the tie knot, you want to thread it through not 1 but 2 of the top layers of the tie knot. This creates the unique layered seem of the Prince Albert Knot or double 4-in-hand.

7. Tighten and straighten the knot.


14. Dapper Knot
Dapper Knot

Dapper Knot

This knot is quite flamboyant, just the tie knot you want when you want to make a huge impression. It is probably far too showy for the office, but it is certainly right for weddings and other casual events where you want to stand out, style-wise.


Instructions

1. Cross the thick part of the tie over the thinner side, taking it to the opposite shoulder

2. Bring the thicker part of the tie over the skinner side, taking it to the opposite shoulder

3. Bring the thick side up, below your collar, then back down and over, still saying on the opposite shoulder of the cross-section.

4. Straighten your tie so that it hangs straight down.

5. Holds the 2 pieces of the tie combined with 1 hand, holding them about 2” below your collar.

6. On the other hand, bring the tail up and wrap it up around the thicker half of the tie twice. The backside of the tie, the side with seam, of the tail of the tie will be facing outward. The thicker part of the tie will become a little pinched.

7. Insert 1 finger below the 2 loops you just made, creating a bit of space among the loops and the tie they’re surrounding.

8. Pull the tail out near the shoulder opposite your starting shoulder as well as fold the fabric up so that now, the front part of the fabric is facing out.

9. Bring your tail up below the tie knot around your neck, then over and downward so that it covers the front side of your tie.

10. Feed the last of the tail via the loops you made in your tie. You’ve just made a top loop on the tie knot with a tail. Fluff this up a little because this is a main feature of the dapper tie knot.

11. Straighten and tight the knot.


15. BALTHUS Knot

BALTHUS Knot

BALTHUS Knot

The BALTHUS tie knot is an ideal option when you want to elevate your look. It seems a little like a fancy Windsor tie knot and it is a bit more complicated, so give yourself a bit of time to tie this one.


Instructions

1. Place the tie around the neck with the back of the tie facing outward.

2. Cross the 2 3ends of the tie combine, bringing the thinner part over the top of the ticker part of the tie.

3. Bring the thicker part of the tie-up and over the neck loop and bring it back down once again below your collar, or neck loop, pulling it via the collar and crossing below to the other side.

4. Pull it over and through your collar again, bringing it across to the opposite side.

5. Repeat the process, going through your collar and over the other side.

6. Pull your tie across the front and then behind the tie knot, bringing the end of the tie-up and over the backside of the tie.

7. Place the last of the tie through the loop you created in the steps we mentioned above.

8. Pull the tie-down via the tie knot and tighten.


16. Cavendish Knot

Cavendish Knot

Cavendish Knot

The Cavendish knot looks a bit like a bigger 4-in-hand tie knot. According to style gossip, this knot6 was created by 2 physicists. They named the tie knot after the well-known physicist Henry Cavendish.


Instructions

1. Cross the thicker part over the skinner side, placing the thicker part on the top.

2. Bring the thick end below the thinner part and across to the opposite side.

3. Cross the thicker side once again, taking the thicker half of the tie to the opposite side.

4. Now, bring the thick part of the tie below your collar and up.

5. Bring the thick part down and back to your starting side.

6. Take the thick half of the tie and bring it back below the tie knot and over the opposite side.

7. Take the thicker part back over the top of the tie knot and the opposite side.

8. Now, bring the thicker end below your collar.

9. Take the tie-down, pull it via the top loops of fabric on the tie knot, pull through, and tighten the knot.


17. Boutonniere knot

Boutonniere knot

Boutonniere knot

The Boutonniere knot is a formal look that is extremely stable for weddings. When complete this tie knot has a layered style. This tie knot works well with solid ties.


Instructions

1. The skinny side of the tail side is the active end you will be working with to create this tie knot.

2. Ensure this side is fine and long before you start. You’ll need the material.

3. With one hand, little pinch the wider half of the tie to correct where you are going to make your tie knot. Bring the 2 edges of the fabric combined for your pinch.

4. Take the skinny part of the tie and cross it over the pinched part, going across the top.

5. Bring the tie-up and below the collar, then back down and over on the other part.

6. Take the tie below knot over to the opposite side. You can let go of the pinch.

7. Feed the tie below the collar, then back down over your collar on the other side. You are going to repeat this many times.

8. Wrap the tie-up below your collar, then down once again to the other part.

9. Repeat the process on the other side.

10. Go up, below, down, and over twice more. The excess tail of the tie can be tucked into your shirt.

11. Tighten and straighten the knot.


18. Ellie Knot

Ellie Knot

Ellie Knot

The Ellie tie knot is a little simpler version of the ELDREDGE Tie not which is a notoriously hard tie knot to make. The Ellie knot looks fancy and works well with patterned and solid ties. This is a fine knot for formal wear and professional occasions.


Instructions

1. Pinch the thicker part of the tie just under the neck to put a fold in the fabric.

2. Bring the skinnier side of the tie over and across the top of this folded part to make an X.

3. Pull the thinner part of the tie-up below your collar, and then back down over the collar.

4. Pull the tie to the opposite part of the tie knot.

5. Bring the tie below the knot, and then back over the top of your knot. This layered look, so don’t go directly across the knot and cover-up entire your work so far.

6. Maintain your layers.

7. Pull your tie-up below the collar, then back down over the top, and bring your tie-down to the opposite part of the knot.

8. Wrap it below the knot, going back across.

9. Staying on the similar side of the tie knot, bring the tie-up over the collar, then back down below your collar.

10. Pull the tie to the opposite part of the knot and bring it up and over your collar and back down below the collar once again, staying on the similar side of the tie knot.

11. Pull your tail over to the opposite part and go up over your collar, the back down below the collar once again.

12. Now tuck the excess into the bottom loop of your tie at the back of the knot.

13. Tighten and straighten the knot.


19. Plattsburgh Knot

Plattsburgh Knot

Plattsburgh Knot

The Plattsburgh knot is named for Plattsburgh, NYC. This tie knot was invented by Thomas Fink, who’s from the town. This is an extremely elegant knot with a sleek and triangular style.


Instructions

1. Start the process with an inverted tie, meaning that the beneath will be facing out.

2. Cross the thicker part of the tie below the skinner part, bringing it toward the opposite shoulder.

3. Now, take the tie-up and over the collar, then below the tie knot to bring the tie-down and back to the starting shoulder.

4. Take the tie back up over your collar, then down again and below your collar to bring your tie back to the opposite side again.

5. Return your tie to your shoulder, going horizontally across the front of the tie knot.

6. Now bring the tie back up and below the collar, and then back down once again through the loop of the tie knot.

7. Tighten and straighten the knot.


20. Rose Knot

Rose Knot

Rose Knot

This knot looks like a rose, which makes the tie perfect for dates, weddings, and romantic events where you want to impress someone. Just ensure you schedule some more time to get ready because tying this tie knot can be a little challenging.


Instructions

1. Give yourself many ties to work with. For this, you will be using the thinner part as the active end of your tie.

2. Cross the skinner side of the tie over the thick side, moving it to the opposite shoulder.

3. Now bring the active part of the tie-up below your collar and back down over your collar, crossing to the other part of the knot.

4. in this step take the tie back over to the opposite way, going below the tie.

5. Bring your tie back over the front of the knot, taking it back toward your starting shoulder, and take it up below the collar on that side.

6. Being your tie back down over the collar, moving it to your 2nd shoulder.

7. Now take the tie back to the starting shoulder once again, going below the knot.

8. Loop the last of the tie via the bottommost loop of the tie knot and then over toward the opposite shoulder. Before bringing your tie-down, take it below the collar.

9. Bring the end part of the tie-up and loop it via the last loop you just made, and then pull to lighten as well as tuck the excess into the collar.

10. Fluff and set as required to make your rose look much prettier.