Which way do you tie a tie

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Which way do you tie your tie?

  1. Windsor knot

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  2. Half Windsor knot

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  3. Four in hand knot

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  4. Bow tie

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  1. chonny

    chonny New Member

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    Since these "dangling" objects are of concern :smart:

    How do you tie them? (girls are welcome too since some guys need the gals to do it for them :p )

    Windsor knot :
    Start with wide end of the tie on your right and extending a foot below narrow end.
    Cross wide end over narrow and bring up through loop.
    Bring wide end down around behind narrow and up on your right.
    Then put down through loop and around across narrow as shown.
    Turn and pass up through loop and...
    Complete by slipping down through the knot in front. Tighten and draw up snug to collar.

    Half Windsor:
    Start with wide end of the tie on your right and extending a foot below narrow end.
    Cross wide end over narrow and turn back underneath.
    Bring up and turn down through loop.
    Pass wide end around front from left to right.
    Then up through loop...
    And down through knot in front. Tighten carefully and draw up to collar.

    Four in hand:
    Start with wide end of the tie on your right and extending a foot below narrow end.
    Cross wide end over narrow and back underneath.
    Continue around passing wide end across front of narrow once more.
    Pass side end up through loop.
    Holding front of knot loose with index finger, pass wide end down through loop in front.
    Remove finger and tighten knot carefully. Draw up tight to collar by holding narrow end and sliding knot snug.

    Bow tie:
    Start with end in left hand, extending 1.5 inch below that in right hand.
    Cross longer end over shorter and pass up through loop.
    Form front loop of bow by doubling up shorter end (hanging) end placing across collar points.
    Hold this front loop with thumb and forefinger of left hand. Drop long end down over front.
    Place right forefinger pointing up on bottom half of hanging part. Pass up behind front loop and...
    Poke resulting loop though knot behind front loop (see illustration). Even ends and tighten.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2004
  2. vinsanity

    vinsanity $¢®ëWëзµÞ

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    the last time i had to wear a tie was 2 years ago when i was attending a wedding and i just took one of my dad's ties that was already done. all i had to do was tighten it. the times before that were graduation and prom, and he tied it for me

    i know i should've learned the windsor knot by now but i simply haven't had to
  3. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    I just do the four-in-hand. It's the easiest to deal with.
  4. alcozma

    alcozma 'Cozi from Ozi

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    my hand always seems to get stuck in the tie :rolleyes: :smart:
  5. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    Now, now Alcozma we've been over this... :laugh2: :smart:

    I vote E. all of the above. :)
  6. chonny

    chonny New Member

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    Would you like me to help you get your hand out of the knot Alco ? :smart:
  7. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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    Far too hot here to even think of wearing a tie. I don't think I've worn one for about six years - except for a single funeral I attended (well, you have to, don't you).

    I used to favour the Windsor. although I've used the others as well. I could never get the hang of tieing a bow tie, so I used to cheat and buy those ones with little clips on them :) .
  8. vbrio

    vbrio Lavander Lassie Staff Member Moderator

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    i normaly use the four in hand knot ...though i try to learn the windsor one...still need practice though....anyone care to help me practice :smart:;)
  9. chonny

    chonny New Member

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    after I help Alco :smart:
  10. vbrio

    vbrio Lavander Lassie Staff Member Moderator

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    i'll be patiently waiting :smart:
  11. alcozma

    alcozma 'Cozi from Ozi

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    waaa I dunno if I like alco makes me sound like :drink: :laugh:
  12. chonny

    chonny New Member

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    Alco... I'm a breathalyzer... give me a test :smart:
  13. alcozma

    alcozma 'Cozi from Ozi

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    eek :eek:
    *hides behind vbrio*

    'its your turn for a tie lesson' :laugh:
  14. vbrio

    vbrio Lavander Lassie Staff Member Moderator

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    *searches for the pale pink tie with periwinkle flowers as a design*

    just getting ready for the lessons :smart:
  15. chonny

    chonny New Member

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    But I'm your personal tie trainer! :boink:

    Which method do you prefer :smart:
  16. vbrio

    vbrio Lavander Lassie Staff Member Moderator

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    ummmmm why don't we try everything so i can find my favorite method :smart:
  17. chonny

    chonny New Member

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    Do you want me to help you from behind or front? Whichever you prefer... :smart:
  18. vbrio

    vbrio Lavander Lassie Staff Member Moderator

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    let's see...you could start from the back then move slowly to the front....if your up to it :smart:
  19. chonny

    chonny New Member

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    This is most uncomfortable .... let me catch my breath :eek:
  20. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    hehehe.... if I'm tying it on me I tie a full Windsor... on "him" I tie a four in hand....

    Deal is that there're about 40 12-19 year olds who believe that I am their personal tie-tyer (tie tier? Tie tie-er?? :confused: ) before every school event so the other is more economical time-wise.....

    [sappy anecdote]I have...errr.. had :sad: (he graduated) a young man who, on the day of his grandfather's funeral, showed up at my office just to have his tie tied..... I almost cried when he came to me tie-in-hand just before graduation.... :'([/sappy anecdote]

    Now...... are we limited to neck-ties?? Because there're some other tie-ing techniques that merit discussion...... :smart: ....and practice.... :smart::smart:.....

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