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The half Windsor is a smaller brother of the Full Windsor. It is medium in size, easy to tie, and great for ties made from a thicker fabric. Learn the half Windsor in 6-steps:
learn to tie a half windsor tie knot

Half Windsor Video Instructions

Half Windsor Step by Step Instructions

The Half Windsor Knot, a modest version of the Windsor Knot, is a symmetrical and triangular tie knot that you can use with any dress shirt. It works best with somewhat wider neckties made from light to medium fabrics. To tie the Half Windsor Knot, select a necktie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below:

Tie a half windsor

Lay the tie around your neck with the wide end hanging 12 inches lower than the narrow end. Then cross the wide end over the narrow end.

half windsor

Pull the wide end behind the narrow end.

small windsor knot

Then take the wide end and pull it through the gap between collar and necktie.

smaller half windsor knot

Next take the wide end and wrap over the narrow end of the tie.

tie a tie half windsor

Then pull the wide end again through the gap between collar and tie.

half windsor necktie

Don’t pull tight yet to allow for a loop on top of the knot.

mens tie half windsor instructions

Pull the wide end of the tie through the loop on top of the knot.

tie a necktie with half windsor knot

Pull tight and adjust the knot to sit centered between your collar. That’s all there is to it. Good job!!!

And there you are! Simply keep working on this necktie knot and be sure to practice a few times until you are really good at it.

For permanent downloads of the Half Windsor Knot video to your PC or cell phone as well as easy to print out one-page cheat sheets for you wallet or closet, you may want to check out my Tie Knot Video Series page.