How to Tie a Half Windsor Knot Mirrored [vertical video]

How to Tie a Half Windsor Knot Mirrored [vertical video]


Behind, In, Across, Out. I’m going to show you how to tie a half windsor knot in one minute then I’ll do it again slower and have tips and tricks. Have the tie around your neck, backside of the tie facing down, adjusted for length. More on that later. Cross the wide end over the narrow end making an X. Grab the center of the X. Step one is Behind. Take the wide end of the tie and make it go behind the tie hole. You should see the back of the tie. Step two is In. Take the wide end of the tie and make it go in the tie hole. You should see the back again. Step three is Across. Take the wide end of the tie and make it go across the tie hole. Bonus tip: Keep your finger here. You should now see the front of the tie. Step four is Out. Take the wide end of the tie and make it go out of the tie hole. To finish up, put the wide end of the tie where your finger is and pull it through. Tighten the knot around your neck by holding the narrow end and sliding the knot up. You’re done. If the tie’s too short you can tug on the wide end of the tie to try to get it closer. If that doesn’t work or if the tie’s too long, then you need to start over. Before we start this next try, pull the narrow end out of the knot but hold this spot here. Use this spot as a marker for where the X crossed last time then go either shorter or longer based on your needs. Here’s where we adjust for length. My tie length video (link in the description) has more details but generally for a half windsor knot we start about here. If your tie is a thick material, you are tall, you have a larger neck, or if you have a shorter tie: go less here, otherwise go more. Cross the wide end over the narrow end making an X. Grab hold the center of the X. This area here is the tie hole. Tip: if you want to know how to tie a half windsor knot, you can tie a full windsor knot but just skip the first Out step. The half windsor knot steps are: Behind, In, Across, Out. Step one is Behind. Take the wide end of the tie and make it go behind the tie hole. The back of the tie should now be showing. Step two is In. Take the wide end of the tie and make it go in the tie hole. The back of the tie should again be showing. Step three is Across. Take the wide end of the tie and make it go across the tie hole. Tip: keep a finger here. The front of the tie should now be showing. Step four is Out. Take the wide end of the tie and make it go out of the tie hole. To finish it up, put the wide end of the tie where your finger is and pull it through. Tip: squeeze the bottom of the knot and pull the tops apart to create the triangular shape. Another tip: as you pull the knot tight you can use a finger to try to create the dimple. Tighten the knot around your neck by holding the narrow end and sliding the knot up. Again, if the tie’s too short you can tug on it to try to get it closer but if that doesn’t work or the tie’s too long, you just try again. Don’t listen to Yoda, what does he know about trying?

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