Look at nearly every President. This knot is the perfect choice for medium-width and thick ties. And there's more… I don't just show you all the cool ways to tie a tie and types of necktie knots, click here to view all of my Men's Style Amazon Bestsellers!
Want to signal power? Pass the thick end again across the front of the knot from left to right. Now pass the thick end again behind the knot horizontally from right to left.
Not only is it easy to learn, but it's also one of the oldest — British horsemen are said to have invented it to tie scarves while holding the reins of four horses in the other hand. Bring the thick end horizontally across the front of the narrow end, and then pass it back horizontally behind the narrow end. Slip a finger under this third horizontal loop. Yet most men use one tie knot their entire lives. Each style sends a different message and suits a different shirt collar and neck.
Or casual approachability? The four-in-hand or half Windsor knot. It is the most versatile and popular tie knot. Bring the tip of the thick end up underneath the loop around your collar and feed it up behind the knot, down over the front of the knot and through that third horizontal loop.
Now you know how to tie a necktie the easiest way… are you ready for a challenge? The narrower shape is perfect for narrow spread collars and button-down collar dress shirts. Additional tie length is required for the Windsor knot because of the two wrappings. Don't try it until you're very familiar with the basics of how to tie a tie.
Pull the thick end through the horizontal loop and snug it down. If you're still struggling to learn how to tie a tie , you can get a larger poster size image of the best 18 tie knots along with step-by-step instructions when you grab my bestselling Men's Necktie Book on Amazon. The four in hand knot is one of the most popular necktie knots for beginners learning how to tie a tie. Drape the tie around your collar with the seam facing inward and the thick end on your left, two or three inches lower than your desired finishing position.
Along with the Four-In-Hand knot, the Half Windsor is most suited to guys just beginning to learn how to tie a tie.