Tie a tie using a Four-in-Hand Knot and a Half Half Windsor Knot
Edited by Sean, Yuliya, Eng, Doug Collins
Hi, everyone, welcome. This is Sean and this is a VisiHow video about how to tie a tie. I will be showing off two different types of knots in this video: the Four-in-Hand Knot, which is really simple and easy to do, and the Half Windsor Knot. I will be showing video demonstrations of this.
The first thing you want to do is determine how long you want this thin end to go. The thin end helps determine how long your tie will end up being when you're finished.
Ideally, you want it to end right above your belt, but you have to mess with the thin end to get the length right for you.
I'm going to start with the thin end right about here. The shorter the thin end is, the longer the wide end will be, but it depends on the knot you're doing. The knot will make a big difference in how much slack you need.
To make the Four-in-Hand knot, take the wide end and circle around the thin end. Wrap it behind the back once.
Take the wide end and bring it up behind everything.
Pull the wide end through the loop in the center. That's going to create a little pouch.
Take the point of the wide end and pull it through the pouch.
All you have to do now is tighten it, which you do by grabbing the part where the knot is formed, and the thin end. Pull down on the thin end and up on the neck.
Your Four-in-Hand knot is done. That worked well, and got the length right. It's right about to my belt, maybe a little longer than I wanted but that's okay. Just pull down the collar and you're good to go. That was the Four-in-Hand knot, which is very simple. We're going to use some of those things in the Half Windsor knot.
This time we're going to do the Half Windsor knot. This is going to have some of the same parts as the Four-in-Hand. Once again, you're going to mess with the length of the thin end of the tie to see how long you want to make your tie. Except this one will work a little differently because it needs more slack.
Put the thin end down to your belt. The wide end definitely needs a lot more this time, because as you will see if has to wrap around, so it needs more length.
Wrap the wide end around the thin end once, just like the Four-in-Hand.
Come out of the wrap with the back end of the wide end facing away from you.
Take this wide end and pull it up through the gap by your neck.
Drop the wide end down through the gap.
It should look like this now. Make sure you don't mess up the thin end while you're doing that, because that can unravel the whole thing while you're doing that. If you let go, it all falls apart since you've only wrapped it around once and it's pretty fragile.
As you can see, it's starting to create a triangle at the neck.
You can tell which way you're going to go from here with the tie, which should still be facing away with the wide end. If I pull to the left, it's still creating a triangle shape. However, if I pull to the right, it destroys it.
Pull the wide end in whichever direction keeps the triangle shape, then wrap it around the triangle.
Come up behind the knot just like in the Four-in-Hand. This last part is exactly the same.
Now you have a little pocket by the knot.
Take the tip of the wide end and pull it through the pocket.
Tighten the knot the same way as for the Four-in-Hand knot.
Now you have the Half Windsor knot, which creates this different shape, more of a triangle shape compared to the Four-in-Hand.
Thanks for watching this video. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I'll probably end up doing more videos with different types of knots later on, but that's it for now.
Just remember that you always want the tie to end up right around your belt. The length of the thin end is going to be largely what determines the length of your tie. It's also going to change depending on what type of knot you're doing. You kind of have to mess around with it for a while until you get used to it, and figure it out. It's not too bad, as long as you figure out some of the peculiarities like which way to put the tie when you're pulling it in and how not to mess it up, and it's all going to go pretty well. That's it, and I'll see you all later.
Video: Tie a tie using a Four-in-Hand Knot and a Half Half Windsor Knot
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Recent edits by: Eng, Yuliya, Sean