EDU: How To Tie a Tie v. Half Windsor

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  1. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    One basic skill every man should know is how to tie a proper tie. The windsor is the basic essential knot and very easy to learn. The knot you see on tv (newscasters, tv shows, etc) is usually a half-windsor because of the fact that NO ONE IN HOLLYWOOD CAN TIE A FRIGGIN TIE. You'll notice that they're always crooked, sloppy and the dimple is either non-existant or off to the side. :uh:

    There are many pictorials on the internet, but I found the drawings to be lackluster and hard to follow. I tried to make a step by step tutorial with as much of a 1st person view as possible. Hope this helps.


    Step 1: Start with the fat part of the tie on your LEFT side (picture is taken in a mirror so image is inverted), about a foot longer than that of the skinny side
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    Step 2: Cross the fat side to the right, over the skinny side
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    Step 3: Now take the fat side and cross it back to your left underneath (like you're wrapping it around)
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    Step 4: Insert fat end as shown and pull tight
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    tighter
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    all the way tight. You should now have a little "V" which will be the foundation of your knot
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    Here comes the trickiest part. A lot happens in these next steps, so look ahead and see the sequence as a whole.
    Step 5a: Now hold the V between your index and thumb and bring the fat end over to the right...
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    Step 5b: and UP through the neck hole...
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    Step 5c: (At this point you'll notice that the tie is loosely wrapped around your index finger) then DOWN through this space that your index finger is making
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    pull tight
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    all the way tight...TAH DAH!
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    Your knot should now be formed!
    To tighten, hold your newly found knot with one hand and pull the little end with the other
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    This is how it should look when it's done.
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    The finished tie should be the length shown in the picture - the end of the tie just touching the top of the belt buckle. Don't be frustrated if you don't get it perfectly the first time..it takes practice! Good Luck!
     
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  2. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    next time do it without the rest of the clothes :o
     
  3. Bouwnt

    Bouwnt choppa choppaaa

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    my nga.

    gonna have to try this
     
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    Gravity's Rainbow evian OT Supporter

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    this shit should be stickied in the archives...
     
  5. Yardsale

    Yardsale OT Supporter

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    nice. i always get a girl to do it, and when i find a girl that can do it, i make her do all my ties pre-tied so i can just slip it over and go. baller windsor mamoru
     
  6. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    my old co-worker used to do this. But eventually the ties get loose and sloppy and they have to be re-tied. When you undo the tie, the fabric will be all bunched up and wrinkled from sitting in the knot for so long.
     
  7. Yardsale

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    that's when u un-do the tie. never undo the tie :o
     
  8. Yardsale

    Yardsale OT Supporter

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    just kidding i like the tie all loosened around my neck after meetings, funerals, weddings etc :o
     
  9. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    someone try to follow my directions and post pictures of the results :mamoru:
     
  10. w00tah

    w00tah OT Supporter

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    I like the 4 in hand better :o
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  11. charles foster kane

    charles foster kane New Member

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    Your dimple is crooked and off to the side

    :mamoru2:


    No dimple FTW motherfuckers
     
  12. charles foster kane

    charles foster kane New Member

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    Wait hold up a sec

    You just wrote a tutorial for a windsor knot not a half windsor :noes:


    edit: yes, I just checked two independent tutorial websites, and you just owned yourself
     
  13. Yardsale

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    nah thats a 1/2
     
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    charles foster kane New Member

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    Half windsor = omit step four

    So just do the 'around, wrap underneath, loop over to form the front of the knot, go back and through and pull tight'

    if you know what I mean :hsugh:
     
  15. Yardsale

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    oic lol
     
  16. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    dimple ftw, son
     
  17. charles foster kane

    charles foster kane New Member

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    No rebuttal for the rest of my argument?
     
  18. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    you're right :o
    Windsor >>>>> Half-Windsor anyway
    half windsors are sloppy, crooked and look retarded
     
  19. charles foster kane

    charles foster kane New Member

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    Quote for posterity


    And :werd: I only ever rock out with my windsor out
     
  20. Yardsale

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    oh shit it means i can do a windsor now :eek5:
     
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    :rofl:

    i would do a 4 in hand with your skinny ties though :mamoru:
     
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    wtf is a 4 in hand lololol
     
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    i just make my dad fuckin do it...

    my knots look shitty :rofl:
     

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