Like it or not, every man needs to know how to properly tie a neck tie. Clip-ons aren’t an option, and you don’t want to be the guy that ties a tie once, and then keeps the knot in place for years, looping the tie over your head as and when you need it (say, for weddings, funerals or job interviews).

 

Learn how to tie a tie, and you’ll look great whenever it’s time to suit up. Here are three simple knots that’ll have you looking the part.

 

THE SIMPLE KNOT
Also known as the ‘Oriental Knot’, this is the easiest option. Its simplicity (and its small knot) means it works well with thicker ties.

 

STEP 1: Start with the back of the tie facing away from you, with the wide end on the right and the narrow end on the left. Cross the narrow end to the right.STEP 2: Bring the wide end up into the neck loop from underneath.STEP 3: Pull the wide end down through the loop you’ve made in front, and tighten. Couldn’t be easier!


THE HALF WINDSOR
This versatile knot is a few steps above the Simple Knot, and it produces the dimple that all men secretly crave in their tie knots.

 

STEP 1: Start with the wide end on the right and the narrow end on the left. Bring the wide end over the narrow end, and then behind it to the right.STEP 2: Bring the wide end up over the front of the neck loop, over the front and then back down to the left.STEP 3: Take the wide end across the front, and then up into the neck loop from the back (up under your chin).STEP 4: Bring the wide end down through the loop you’ve made in the front, and tighten.


THE FOUR-IN-HAND
It’s easy, it’s neat and it’s the knot of choice for schoolboys and business execs across the world.

 

STEP 1: Start with the wide end on the right and the narrow end on the left. Bring the wide end over the narrow end to the left, then back under the narrow end to the right.STEP 2: Bring the wide end back across the front and to the left.STEP 3: Now bring the wide end up under your chin, into the neck loop.STEP 4: Finally, bring it down through the knot, and tighten.


GET THE LOOK!
Lose the novelty numbers, and get a necktie that makes you look like a pro. Your RCS Card gives you access to the RCS Network of over 21 000 retailers , including leading fashion brands – so swipe your RCS Card today to get the tie you want.