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How to Tie a Tie

2 min
Alexandra Engdahl
Alexandra Engdahl

The tie – an elegant style accessory that is as classic as it is timeless. The tie has been used together with a blazer and a suit with a sharp shirt for a very long time. And it is considered just as elegant today as it was back then. The tie is said to have originated from the 30 years of war that plagued Europe between 1618-1648, and more specifically from a company of Croatian mercenaries who wore a scarf tied around their necks. After some time, the use of scarves then began to spread among French royalty and nobility – and the rest, as they say, is history.

The tie has remained relatively unchanged for a long time – although the width of the tie has changed over the years. This has then made it important to know how to tie the tie in a correct and elegant manner.

How to tie a tie easy

But how do you tie a tie? Follow Eton’s simple step-by-step guides where we show you the easiest way to tie a tie, ensuring that you’re ready for your big night as quickly as possible. There are many different tie knots, but here we have chosen to focus on three of the most common and versatile tie knots – the four-in-hand, the half windsor and the double windsor.


How to tie a four in hand knot

The Four-in-Hand knot, a classic choice. Simple and versatile, it adds a touch of elegance to any outfit. Timeless style in just seven easy steps. Learn how to tie a four in hand knot here.

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How to tie a half windsor knot

The Half Windsor knot is a versatile and balanced tie knot, perfect for a polished look. It's neither too big nor too small, just right for any occasion. Learn how to tie a half windsor knot here.

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How to tie a double windsor knot

The Double Windsor knot exudes timeless elegance. With its symmetrical shape, it's a classic choice for a sophisticated and polished look. Learn how to tie a double windsor knot here.