How to Tie a Tie Perfect Bow? Here are some ways that will make you look handsome in a gathering or in front of your partner and make her fall for you.
What Is A tie?
A necktie, or simply a tie, is a long piece of cloth, worn, usually by men, for decorative purposes around the neck, resting under the shirt collar and knotted at the throat.
Tieing a tie is one of the biggest challenges in a man’s life. people try different ways to tie a tie. some succeed in making a perfect knot and some end up with a disaster. Here are some ways that will make you look handsome in a gathering or in front of your partner and make her fall for you.
Learn how to tie a tie here:
The Simple Oriental Knot
- Drape the tie around your collar with the seam facing inward and the thick end on your left, two or three inches lower than your desired finishing position.
- Bring the thick end horizontally across the front of the narrow end, and then pass it back horizontally behind the narrow end.
- Pass the thick end again across the front of the knot from left to right.
- Now pass the thick end again behind the knot horizontally from right to left.
- Pass the thick end AGAIN across the front of the knot from left to right. Slip a finger under this third horizontal loop.
- Bring the tip of the thick end up underneath the loop around your collar and feed it up behind the knot, down over the front of the knot, and through that third horizontal loop.
- Pull the thick end through the horizontal loop and snug it down.
- Adjust the tie by holding the knot in one hand and pulling gently on the narrow end with the other.
Types Of Knots
Here are the names of 17 knots that you can try on different occasions to look more decent and handsome.
- Four In Hand Knot
- Half Windsor Knot
- Full Windsor Knot
- Nicky Knot
- Bow Tie Knot
- Kelvin Knot
- Pratt Knot
- St Andrew Knot
- Balthus Knot
- Hanover Knot
- Plattsburgh Knot
- Grantchester Knot
- Victoria Knot
- Cafe Knot
- Eldredge Knot
- Trinity Knot
- Christensen Knot
See ‘how to tie some of the ties’ below:
Four In Hand Knot
- Loop the tie around your collar. Thick end on the left, 3-4 inches lower than the thin end.
- Cross the thick end in front of the thin end.
- Wrap the thick end around behind the thin end and cross horizontally from right to left.
- Bring the thick end horizontally across the front of the knot from right to left. Slip a finger beneath this horizontal band.
- Turn the tip of the thick end upward and in, sliding it beneath the loop around your neck.
- Feed the thick end down through the loop you’ve held open with your finger.
- Pull the thick end through the loop and snug the knot down tightly.
- Tighten the knot by holding it gently in one hand and tugging on the thin end with the other.
The four in hand knot is one of the most popular necktie knots for beginners learning how to tie a tie. Not only is it easy to learn, but it’s also one of the oldest – British horsemen are said to have invented it to tie scarves while holding the reins of four horses on the other hand.
This knot requires less of the tie’s length, making it a great choice for tall men trying to tie a regular length tie.
The narrower shape is perfect for narrow spread collars and button-down collar dress shirts.
Half Windsor Knot
- Drape the necktie around your collar with the wide end on your right hanging down to your thigh and the thin end on the left at about your rib cage.
- Cross the wide end in front of the thin end from right to left, making an X-shape below your chin.
- Loop the wide end of the tie horizontally around and behind the thin end.
- Take the wide end over from the top and through the opening of the X and pull tight.
- Hold the wide end with your right hand and wrap it in front over the thin end, from your right to your left.
- Keeping the triangle intact with your left hand, bring the wide end towards your chest and from behind the loop, pass it over the X.
- Using the index finger of your left hand, open up the triangle that has now formed over the X and pull the wide end through.
- To adjust the length, pull the knot up towards your collar while pulling the thin end of the tie-down. You may need to adjust the horizontal loop to make sure it’s flat and even.
Along with the Four-In-Hand knot, the Half Windsor is most suited to guys just beginning to learn how to tie a tie.
This knot is the perfect choice for medium-width and thick ties. It is the most versatile and popular tie knot.
Because the half Windsor requires less of the tie’s length than the larger Windsor knot, it is also a great choice for big and tall men trying to wear a regular length tie.
Full Windsor Knot
- Drape the necktie around your collar with the wide end on the right hanging 4-6 inches lower than your waistband.
- Cross the wide end horizontally in front of the slim end, making an X-shape just below your chin.
- Tuck the wide end up and beneath the loop around your neck, coming out point-upward behind the X. Use one finger to hold the X in place.
- Pull the wide end down.
- Bring the wide end around behind the knot and pass it horizontally from right to left.
- Flip the wide end tip upward and tug it diagonally across the front of the knot.
- Loop the wide end over the top of the loop around your collar and bring it back down. It should emerge on the left of the thin end.
- Bring the wide end horizontally across the front of the knot, from left to right. This forms a horizontal band. Tuck a finger through it and hold it in place.
- Bring the wide end underneath the loop one more time, around the collar with the tip aiming upward.
- Turn the wide end downward and slide the tip through the horizontal loop you saved with your finger in step 8.
- Pull the wide end down and smooth out any creases or slack in the knot.
When I’m asked how to tie a tie, the Full Windsor Knot is always mentioned. Also known as the Double Windsor, the Full Windsor has a large, triangular symmetric shape and is perfect for widespread collars, and on men with a large neck.
Additional tie length is required for the Windsor knot because of the two wrappings. Tall men with a larger neck size will need a tie that measures between 61 – 64 inches.
How To Tie A Perfect Bow
Tying a bow is an elegant, symmetrical, visually-pleasing way to finish wrapping a package. Fancier decorative bows may be used to accessorize outfits or create decorations for weddings and other special events. Learn how to tie a basic bow, a looped bow, and a floral bow.
Here is another way to tie a perfect bow:
1. Start with a knotted ribbon or string. The technique for tying a basic bow is the same no matter what type of ribbon you use and for what purpose you are using it. You just need a ribbon with a left end and a right end stemming from the same knotted center.
- If you’re tying a bow on the top of a package, loop the ribbon under the package, bring the ends together over the package, and knot the two ends together so the ends are equal in length. You now have a right side and a left side to work with.
- You can tie a bow from a piece of ribbon that isn’t attached to a package. Tie a knot in the center of the ribbon so the left and right sides are equal in length.
2. Make a loop with the left side of the ribbon. Pinch the loop between your thumb and forefinger to hold it in place. If you’re tying a ribbon, make sure that it isn’t twisted; the loop should be smooth.
3. Make a second loop. This time bring the right side of the ribbon around and under the left loop. Pull it through until you have a second loop of the exact same size. Use the same technique you use when you tie your shoes.
4. Tighten the bow. Pull-on the loops to tighten the knot at their center. Make sure the two loops are the same size and that the ends are even in length. The bow is complete.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. How to tie a perfect bow with ribbon?
A classic handmade bow can be the perfect touch to top off a package, hang as a festive decoration, or even jazz up an outfit. And making a perfectly balanced and evenly looped bow is not the challenge you might think it would be. In fact, even kids can handle this project (though an adult might want to manage the scissors if your children are young), and you will be done and ready to use your bow in a matter of minutes.
A benefit to crafting your own DIY bow is you can make it in any color and pattern of your choice. That way, you can match party themes, coordinate with gift wrap, or simply have a bow in your favorite color. Plus, purchasing ribbon is much more cost-effective than buying a pre-made bow or having a professional wrap your gifts. And you can create the bow in the exact size you need for whatever the application may be.
What You'll Need:
Equipment / Tools
01. Cut Your Ribbon and Create the Loops
First, use sharp scissors to cut your ribbon. Select a length of ribbon that will be long enough for the size of bow you want to create. In general, a ribbon that is at least a foot long is recommended for an attractive bow, but you can make something larger for more impact too if you wish.
Next, find the center of the length of the ribbon. Create two evenly sized loops on either side of the center, leaving some excess ribbon hanging down as tails. Some people refer to this as forming bunny ears in the ribbon.
02. Tie the Loops
Cross one loop over the other to create an X shape. Then, fold that loop behind the other one, and bring it back forward through the opening in the center. Make sure that you are firmly holding the other loop during this process. Finally, pull on both loops to form a knot.
03. Adjust and Smooth the Bow
Pull the ribbon tails to shorten the loops and adjust the size of the bow while holding onto the center knot. Likewise, pull the ribbon loops to make them larger and to tighten the knot. Keep adjusting until the proportions of loops versus tails are according to your preference.
If you still do not like the look of your bow, you can always pull on a tail until the center knot comes loose and start the process over. You might want to do this if your loops ended up off-center, and you can’t seem to get the proportions even.
Then, if necessary twist the center knot, loops, and tails of the ribbon, so the right side (the side with the best color and/or pattern) faces outward. Finally, smooth the bow, so it lies flat.
If you wish, you can cut an angle or a V shape into the edges of the tails for a more refined look. You also can trim some length off of the tails if you decide they are too long for your taste.
2. How to tie a perfect bow on a dress?
Pretty withdraws from an exceptional level of charm to dresses – it doesn’t make a difference where it is set – back, front or the sides. These bows can be added to any dress effectively with a scarf. Indeed, even those stunning wedding dresses you find in the wedding magazines include these ideal bands integrated with bows.
You can undoubtedly turn a plain or a somber dress to a sentimental, ladylike outfit with a band bow, much the same as that. You simply need to do some simple moves with the band to integrate it with an excessively charming bow.
Here are some easy ways to tie a perfect bow on a dress:
Keep the bands traversed the correct one.
Raise the left scarf up from under the correct one. Keep the left band there.
Form the right sash into a small loop
Bring the loop to the right side
Bring down the upstanding left loop over the right sash which is a loop now on the right
Now take up the left sash through space under the right sash loop, (through a loop you will find just under the right sash loop)