How To Tie Ties

I know, this post may be a bit random but here’s the deal ladies… It’s always handy to be the one who knows how to tie a tie. It will come in handy for events leading up to your wedding and I even believe it’s worthy of counting it as one of those life skills. Off we go!

Four In Hand Knot, Weddings, Wedding 101, Nashville, TN, How to tie a tie

First, I think it’s important to know that there are different types of knots. The standard is of course the Four in Hand Knot. It makes a narrow, more discreet and slightly asymmetrical tie knot. It looks great with a standard button-down dress shirt and works best with wide neckties made from heavy fabrics. Need a video? Here you go!

Half Windsor, Weddings, Wedding 101, Nashville, TN, How to tie a tieNext up is the Half Windsor. This knot is a modest version of the Windsor Knot. It’s a symmetrical and triangular tie knot that you can use with any dress shirt. It works best with somewhat wider neckties made from light to medium fabrics. Need a video? Here you go!

Windsor, Weddings, Wedding 101, Nashville, TN, How to tie a tieNext we have the Windsor. This knot is a thick, wide and triangular tie knot that projects confidence. It is best suited for spread collar shirts and it’s actually quite easy to do. Need a video? Here you go!

Shelby Knot, Weddings, Wedding 101, Nashville, TN, How to tie a tie

Then we have the Shell or Shelby Knot which is also known as the Pratt Knot. It’s tidy and fairly wide, yet not as wide as the Windsor Knot. It is well suited for any dress shirt and somewhat wider neckties made from light to medium fabrics. Need a video? Here you go!

Last but not least, the Bow Tie Knot. It is used to tie a bow tie and is worn to give you a formal and elegant appearance. The proper size should never be broader than the widest part of your neck and should never extend past the tips of the shirt collar. Need a video? Here you go!

So now you know!

Credits: Image source for the first four knots here. Images source for the bow tie here. Information about all the knots sourced here.

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