How To Tie A Half Windsor Knot or Simple Windsor Knot


The ways to tie a tie differ from easy to complex steps. Before engaging with other tie methods, It’s important to stick with the basics first.

This article is about the second easiest and second simplest way for me to tie a tie. This method is called the Half Windsor tie knot. This is one of the classic or basic ways to tie a knot. It’s not that hard to learn and knowing this will give you a slight edge over others.

The Half Windsor tie knot or also known as the Simple Windsor tie knot that goes well for ties with medium to heavy fabric. This method forms a small triangular looking knot that looks good on narrow collar spread as well as slightly broader spread. It uses less of the tie’s material so it’s a perfect tie knot for tall men that don’t wear extra long ties.

Here’s a video of the instructions on How To Tie A Half Windsor Knot or Simple Windsor Knot.

The video is flipped so it’s a mirror image of what you’re doing to help you follow along. Thus, his right is your right and his left is your left.

Also take note that popping-up your collar and buttoning the top button before you do the knot makes it easier to execute the steps. Also, ties are not all the same lengths, if you did a longer or shorter necktie tie knot, you can repeat the process to suit the proper length.

The Half Windsor tie knot is one of the basics along with the simplest method for me, the Four-In-Hand tie knot. You can also try the Full Windsor tie knot if you want. Practice this method regularly and the other complex ones will be easy to execute.

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  1. Latricia Mcpherson says:

    This post is beyond awesome. I am always wondering what to do and what not to do so I will follow some of these tips.

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