Half Windsor Knot

The Half Windsor knot (also known as the Single Windsor) is a semi-version of the Windsor knot. This tying method results in a thinner knot than the Windsor knot, but thicker than the Four In Hand knot and the Pratt Knot. This tying method is popular because of its combination between the Windsor knot look with a gentler and smaller knot. That allows the use of narrower collar shirts and thicker ties than the Windsor knot. The Half Windsor Knot is a Symmetrical, medium wide tie knot.

*The instruction images are mirror-images, just like looking at yourself at the mirror.

Half Windsor Knot step 1

Half Windsor Knot Step 1

Place the tie on your neck so the wide end of the tie will be to the right and the narrow end to the left. place the tie so the wide end will be longer than the narrow end (about 10 inches longer).

Half Windsor Knot step 2

Half Windsor Knot Step 2

Bring the wide end of the tie across the narrow end, above it, to the left.

Half Windsor Knot step 3

Half Windsor Knot Step 3

Turn the wide end of the tie across the narrow end, to the right, behind it.

 

 
Half Windsor Knot step 4

Half Windsor Knot Step 4

Loop the wide end of the tie around the neck loop. First pass the wide end upwards, above the tie around your neck, and then pull it back down, inside it.

Half Windsor Knot step 5

Half Windsor Knot Step 5

Turn the wide end of the tie across the narrow end, to the left, above it.

Half Windsor Knot step 5

Half Windsor Knot Step 6

Pass the wide end of the tie below the loop of tie around your neck, upwards.

Half Windsor Knot step 6

Half Windsor Knot Step 7

Pass the wide end of the tie down, inside the loop which created the last step. Finally, tighten the tie around your neck.

Half Windsor Knot step 7

Congratulations!

You successfully tied your tie with the Half Windsor Knot tying method! Keep practicing the Half Windsor Knot to get it memorized and tie it a lot faster.

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