How to Tie the Half Windsor Knot

The Half Windsor knot is an extremely versatile knot. Unlike what the name suggests, the Half Windsor knot is actually closer to three-quarters the size of the Windsor knot. The Half Windsor is medium in size, nearly symmetrical and, when tied correctly, it produces a deep and substantial dimple. Best used with neckties of a medium to light thickness.

See the instruction below with photos.

* Note the opposite handedness is in the ()

  • Step One

    Start with the wide part of the tie on the right side(or Left), Like above. You will only move the wide side of the tie.

    * opposite handedness instruciton in ()

  • Step Two

    Wide side over the narrow side.

  • Step Three

    Underneath the narrow end to the left. ( or Right)

  • Step Four

    Up to the center towards the neck loop.

  • Step Five

    Through the neck loop and down to the left. ( or Right)

  • Step Six

    Across the front to the right. ( or Left)

  • Step Seven

    Up into the neck loop from the underneath.

  • Step Eight

    Down through the loop in the front you just created.

  • Step Nine

    Tighten the knot by pulling the wide end and adjust the knot up.

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