How to tie a tie

One would think that knowing how to tie a tie would be something that every man would know. Yet sadly, there are a large population of men who don’t how. (Hangs head shamefully) I often wonder, what do these gentlemen do for a job interview or for events that call for more than a hoodie?

Have the confidence you need to always look your best

Have the confidence you need to always look your best




Now, there are several ways to tie a tie. Your knot should match the thickness and spacing of your collar. For the purposes of this article we’ll only focus on two types of knots.  The first-The Pratt is thin and casual. The second, the Windsor, is thicker and more formal.

The Pratt-


  1. Begin with the backside of your tie facing forward, the wide end of the tie on the right and the small end on the left. The tip of the small end should rest slightly above your belly-button.

  2. Wide end under the small end to the left.

  3. Up to the center, towards neck loop.

  4. Through the neck loop and down to the left.

  5. Across the small end to the right.

  6. Up into the neck loop from underneath.

  7. Down through the loop you've just created in the front.

  8. Tighten the knot by pulling down on the wide end. Slide the knot up & adjust.

The Windsor


  1. Start with the wide end of the tie on the right and the small end on the left. The tip of the small end should rest slightly above your belly-button.

  2.  Wide end over the small end to the left.

  3. Up into the neck loop from underneath.

  4. Down to the left.

  5. Around the back of the small end to the right.

  6. Up to the center, towards neck loop.

  7. Through the neck loop and down to the right.

  8. Across the front to the left.

  9. Up into the neck loop from underneath.

  10. Down through the loop you've just created in the front.

  11. Tighten the knot by pulling down on the wide end. Slide the knot up & adjust.

The Humble Gents presents...How to tie a tie. If you want to be at your best, you have to look your best. And thus, you need to learn how to tie a tie. In this video you will learn two knots. One informal for everyday wear and one more formal.