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How to Tie a Tie

Friday, October 13th, 2006 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites

When I was a little girl, I was fascinated with watching my dad tie his ties. I always begged him to teach me how to do it. He taught me how to tie a Windsor knot and a Half Windsor. Boy am I ever grateful too. This is a skill that has allowed me to help a lot of my guy friends out. Whether heading out on the town for a classy date or trying to figure it out for a wedding they are in, it’s always good to have someone around who knows how to tie a tie!

One of our readers sent me this site after we ran the shoe lacing site and I was really surprised at the variety of ways that one could tie a tie. There’s the double tie knot, small tie knot, Atlantic tie knot, diagonal tie knot, half English tie knot, English tie knot, Italian tie knot, Turkish tie knot, simple tie knot, Oriental tie knot, Persian tie knot and many, many more.

More importantly, they are on this page with full instructions on how to tie them. Just scroll down the page to see them all. There is also a side menu with tons of helpful sections like How to Tie a Tie, The Bow Tie, The Ascot, History and more.

How to Tie a Tie – This section gives you more than a diagram to follow. It teaches you how to look in the mirror and correctly tie your tie through detailed instructions.

The Bow Tie – This is very different than your traditional tie knot. Learn how to tie it here in this section. You can also learn the history of the bow tie here!

The Ascot – When I see the name Ascot, my mind automatically associates it with a cravat. Here you can learn not only how to tie the Ascot, but also what the history is behind it and how it varies between American and England.

History – Here you can learn the history and legend behind the neck tie. From its earliest origins to modern day, how has the neck tie evolved over the ages from a simple band of cloth around the neck to a complex knotted bit of silk.

Neckclothitania – I loved this section. The Neckclothitania was published in 1818 as part of a satirical document. Here you can see the neck ties of the time as they were and in its original text.

Don’t forget to check out the sections on Tie Language, Care Tips and even the Video Guides on how to tie certain ties. Now, go try your skills in the tie tying world!…en/tieknot.html


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