Balthus

Do you like your tie knots BIG? Then the Balthus is the biggest. Yes, it is even bigger than the popular Full Windsor. While more difficult to tie than most other knots, I broke down this knot into 10-steps:
Balthus Tie Knot instructions

Balthus Step by Step Instructions

Up for the challenge to tie the biggest tie knot there is? Then the Balthus is the one for you. Because of it’s size I recommend you wear it with a cut away collar shirt. It is also a great knot for very thin silk ties that are normally difficult to tie with a respectable knot. Here we go:

Balthus knot



Lay the tie around your neck with the stitching facing out. The wide end should hang about 14 inches lower than the narrow end. Then cross the narrow end over the wide end of the tie.

Tie a Tie Balthus



Pull the wide end through the gap between collar and necktie

Tie a Necktie Balthus



Pull the wide end down opposite of the opposite side of the narrow end.

Balthus knot instructions



Then take the wide end again and pull through the gap between collar and tie. This time use the opposite side as you did in step #2.

balthus mens tie



Pull the wide end down opposite of the narrow end.

Balthus



Then pull the wide end again and pull through the gap between collar and shirt. Basically you are repeating step #2.

The Balthus



Now let’s create the loop to finally tighten the knot. To do so, pull the wide end around the narrow end.

tie the Balthus



Take the wide end, and once again, pull through the gap between collar and shirt. Don’t pull tight yet.

Tie your tie with a Balthus knot



Push the wide end through the loop on top of the knot. Slowly pull tight.

final step balthus knot



Adjust the knot to your liking and center it on your collar. Great job tying this more challenging knot!