My name is Ben and I'm going to teach you how to tie the easy , small and classy half Windsor knot , a great knot for any type pattern .
And for any occasion , the half Windsor is a step up from the foreign hand knot .
It's larger than the foreign hand knot and like the double Windsor , it's symmetrical .
Great for skinny ties but not necessarily thin ties .
Also , it's great for thick but not wide ties .
Does that make sense ?
It works with all patterns , stripes , solids , everything .
And today we're going to learn the variant of the half Windsor that's better because it's self releasing .
My goal is for you to get this knot on your first try .
So this video goes a little bit slower if you're looking for a quick review , check out our other video .
First step is to align and it's probably one of the most important steps of tying a tie , this tie or any tie and one tip that I have to do .
This is I take the tip of the necktie and the tip of my middle finger and I align them , I drop my arm straight down and with the other end , I adjust till the necktie is straight .
Now , with this tie , I'm going to give it a little extra length because it's a thick tie .
It has a thick inner lining and this is one of our King brother Clothiers ties , very good quality tie on our website .
Um But it does need a little extra length when you're tying and if your neck is particularly wide , you'll also want to give it a little more length as well .
Second step , cross it over easy .
Um No need to explain this anymore .
You will notice that my hands have switched and then step number three goes around the back .
I don't even need my right hand .
Now , I'm holding the short end with my thumb .
Step number four , which is in front down and through , in front down and through .
So I take the right end , I go in front of the not down through the hole between my necktie and my neck and uh yeah .
So in front down and through at this point , we have formed the center of the knot and I like to give it a good triangle shape , tighten it up , make sure that it's going to hold its form for future steps on to step number five , which is around the front .
We're basically putting the front cover on what will be our half Windsor very soon .
But before I go on to step number six , I wanna give you a pro tip , I take my middle finger and I just keep that front cover .
I keep the , a little bit of space in that front cover because we're going to need that space in the future .
And then I move on to step six , which is behind up and through .
So you'll notice I pushed the wide end behind up and through the hole between my neck tie and my neck .
And now on to step number seven , which is through the front piece or through the front cover .
And at this point , our knot is tied , we just have to tighten it , which is probably the most important step .
Now , I could , if I wanted to , I could just grab this white in and pull it straight down and it would end up being a semi decent knot and we would all be happy .
But I want to give you another pro tip , pro tip , which is I put my thumb , I take my thumb and I just put it right inside .
Uh that top piece which goes down through the front cover .
And then with my left hand , I grab the wide end and as I pull the wide end down , I keep my thumb there and I kind of twist it and use my thumb to tighten that top and front piece .
See how the front piece is getting tighter as I keep my thumb there .
That's keeping the shape of the knot better by keeping my thumb there and then I just quickly shape the knot and that is the half Windsor , which is probably only half as good as the double Windsor or 1/4 as good actually .
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This is Ben signing out .
Uh , something funny is , uh , uh , getting worse and worse here .
Can you see I'm gonna give this a gift last try .
Keep looking classic as you got it .