So we're coming up on the holidays, a time where you have to dress up in front of your family, friends, coworkers... and you need to wear a tie. So for men and women alike, here are three how-to videos for how to tie a Four in Hand, a Half Windsor, and a Windsor (also known as a Full Windsor or a Double Windsor).
Here's how to tie a Four in Hand (the most basic tie). If you can do this, you can definitely do the others!
Ohhh so you want a challenge, huh? That one's too easy for you? Alright, here's how to tie a Half Windsor.
Sorry about the awkward ending there! Ok, so you think you got it down? Alright then, here's the ultimate challenge: the Windsor. Invented by royalty, worn by many presidents, and the only knot used by the Royal Air Force, you'll be in good company if you can get this one down!
So there you have it kids! No more excuses - stop buying those clip-ons or wearing the tie that never was untied (you know who you are), get out there and challenge yourself!
TOTAL COSTS: Free!
Assuming you own a tie. Which you should.
TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME: 1-3 minutes
Of course, this all depends on how long it takes for you to understand the process. The Windsor took me a good 15 minutes to figure out so hopefully the video will shorten that time for you!
EASY-PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 1 out of 5 for the Four in Hand, 2 out of 5 for the Half Windsor, and 4 out of 5 for the Windsor
With enough practice, you should have them all down in no time!